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HANDBOOK 2006/2007
                             CONTENTS



President’s Message                     ……………………………   2


What is Gymnastics                      ……………………………   3


Office Contacts                         ……………………………   4


Honorary Status & Panel Contacts        ……………………………   5


Other Useful Contacts & Addresses       ……………………………   7


General Information                     ……………………………   8


Constitution                            ……………………………   9


Rules & Regulations                     ……………………………   22


Judging Lists                           ……………………………   26


Membership Fees                         ……………………………   27


Benefits to Members                     ……………………………   28


Organisational Trees                    ……………………………   29




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                               Message from the President 2006-07

In my last message I wished our Commonwealth Gymnasts well for Melbourne. The competition
proved to be a huge success for Scottish Gymnastics with full teams representing us in both artistic
disciplines and Adam Cox achieving a well deserved bronze on the High bar as well as a 9th all
around placing. The Men’s team also managed a strong 4th overall placing with the Women’s 5th
overall. What was even more encouraging was that 9 out of 10 of our gymnasts made finals with
Jenny Hannah unfortunate not to take a medal on floor where she finished 4th.

We are now putting in place plans to expand our performance programme as Scotland bid for the
2014 Commonwealth Games and hopefully we will be able to produce even stronger results moving
forward.

On the development side Paula and her team are working hard on promoting the sport across
Scotland and as well as the Irvine Gymfest in 2007 we also hope to run a second one in Inverness to
cater for the increasing number of display teams. The team is also working with British Gymnastics
on a GymMark programme tailored to help our clubs develop while meeting the legal requirements
of Scottish law which the current BGA standard doesn’t. We hope to launch this later in 2007.

The Tayside & Fife Sports Partnership has now also been rolled out and Scottish Gymnastics has
been included as one of five core sports which mean that a Gymnastics Development Manager,
Jackie Archibald, has now been recruited into post to cover the area. Recruitment is also underway
for a similar post in Central which is the second trial area. Involvement in this programme
demonstrates the increasing importance of gymnastics in the national sporting framework and at
last gives us a co-ordinated development function within local areas.

Things continue to move apace for the Association and as noted last year we must all be ready to
move with the times and help to make our Association even stronger in the coming year.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their continued hard work and
commitment and further updates will be provided in the SGA magazine on an ongoing basis. If you
have any articles you would like put in the magazine please forward them to Jackie at the office.


Lynn Milne
President, Scottish Gymnastics Association




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                                       WHAT IS GYMNASTICS?

Gymnastics is an exhibition of strength and artistry that illustrates how the human body can be tuned to a
peak of physical condition and performance. It is one of the most graceful sports and is hugely popular all
over the world.

The origin of gymnastics can be traced back to the ancient civilisations of China, Persia, India and Greece.
It has developed into its present form, as a modern competitive sport, since the Second World War.
Gymnastics is popular with younger children and is practised in clubs, schools and leisure centres.

The sport is divided into five main disciplines: artistic gymnastics, general gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics,
trampolining and sports acrobatics. Both men and women compete in artistic gymnastics although the
apparatus used differs. Men’s exercises include the floor, pommel, rings, vault, parallel bars and high bar,
while women use the vault, asymmetric bars, balance beam and floor. Rhythmic gymnastics is one of the
most graceful disciplines involving a mixture of gymnastics, dance and hand apparatus (clubs, ribbon, rope,
ball and hope) performed to music on a floor area. Sports acrobatics is gymnastics on a floor area, and
consists of tumbling; pairs and groups of three or four persons performing in Balance, Tempo and combined
exercises to music. Tumbling takes place on a 25m sprung floor strip. Trampolining is a recent addition to
the gymnastics family and is a popular recreational sport. It is based upon good spatial awareness and
comprises individual skills of multiple somersaults and twists linked together to form routines.
General gymnastics incorporates all the disciplines at foundation level, introducing gymnastics at grassroots
and increasing opportunities for participation in the sport at all ages

Getting Started

Gymnastics is a physically demanding sport which requires agility, flexibility and strength. Artistic
gymnastics in particular should be practised under proper supervision especially when you are first learning
the exercises. It is a good idea to join one of over 137 clubs in Scotland, with experienced gymnasts and
instructors available to help you. Rhythmic gymnastics, sports acrobatics and general gymnastics require no
fixed apparatus, and can be practised on a simple floor area.

The sport’s growing popularity has meant that many sports centres and schools are running gymnastics
classes for training and coaching.

Getting Better

You need constant practice in the exercises to develop physical fitness, and your standards will also improve
through competition, proficiency awards and coaching.

The Scottish Gymnastics Association (SGA) organise competitions.     Participants can measure their
improvement through proficiency award schemes in each of the sport’s five branches. SGA’s Gymnastic
Award Scheme provides the basis for development of all areas of gymnastics. Coaching courses are run
periodically throughout the year for each branch of the sport.

Finding Out More

For those who are interested in taking up gymnastics by joining a club. SGA will provide you with the
answers to any enquiries you may have and tell you about clubs in your area. If you take part at schools,
your PE teacher should be able to recommend a local sports centre and enquire whether gymnastics classes
or beginners’ courses are held there.
A number of publications are available from SGA including awards scheme and a monthly development
update.

       Leaflets on other sports and sporting organisations are generally available from SportScotland




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                                                       SCOTTISH GYMNASTICS
                                                            2 Lint Riggs
                                                               Falkirk
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                                                    info@scottishgymnastics.com
                                                    www.scottishgymnastics.com



       NAME                                    POSITION                           TELEPHONE               E-MAIL

    Mike Roberts                         Chief Executive Officer                  01324 886504    mike@scottishgym.co.uk

  Caitriona O’Shea                   Coaching Development Director                01324 886504   caitriona@scottishgym.co.uk

    Jackie Lawrie                        Administration Manager                   01324 886504    jackie@scottishgym.co.uk

   Susan Sinclair        Membership Administrator (WA, Schools, Rhythmic, Gen)    01324 886505    susan@scottishgym.co.uk

  Andrea Milligan        Membership Administrator (MA, Trampoline, Acro, GMPD)    01324 886505   andrea@scottishgym.co.uk

   Marion McKay                       Finance Assistant (Part-time)               01324 886508   marion@scottishgym.co.uk

    Paula Jardine                    National Development Manager                 01324 886505    paula@scottishgym.co.uk

   Sarah Wallace                    Trainee Development Coordinator               01324 886508    sarah@scottishgym.co.uk

    Lorna Whyte                        Ethics & Welfare Manager                   01324 886509    lorna@scottishgym.co.uk

  Gloria Rogerson                 Ethics & Welfare Assistant (part-time)          01324 886509    gloria@scottishgym.co.uk

    Helen Dickie                       Coach Education Manager                    01324 886590    helen@scottishgym.co.uk

  Gemma Burrows                       Coach Education Coordinator                 01324 886590   gemma@scottishgym.co.uk

Alison Sinclair-Kerray               Fitness Scotland Administrator               01324 886506    alison@scottishgym.co.uk




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                            HONORARY STATUS


Honorary President:                 Earl of Elgin

Honorary Vice Presidents:           Mrs Louise Martin
                                    Mr Jimmy Livingstone
                                    Mr David Watt

Honorary Life Members:              Mrs Pat Reith                Mr Ron Jevons
                                    Mr Gordon Forster            Mrs Sally Flint
                                    Mr John Ridge                Mr Chris Rankin
                                    Mr R Callahan                Mr D Scollon
                                    Mrs M Brady-Scollon          Val Casely
                                    Mrs Ina Drummond             Mr John Johnston
                                    Mr John Beeton

Honorary Member:                    Mr I Martin

                            BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President:                          Mrs Lynn Milne
Vice President:                     Mr John Morrison
CEO/Company Secretary:              Mr Mike Roberts
Finance Director:                   Mr Robert Callahan
Legal Director:                     Mrs Chris Ashton
Technical Director:
Performance Director:               Mr Mitch Dolphin
Marketing Director:                 Mr David Watt


                      WOMEN‘S TECHNICAL PANEL

Chairperson:                        Mrs Sally Flint
Judging Co-ordinator & Secretary:   Mrs Katrina Harper
Treasurer:                          Mr Scott Harper
General Member:                     Mrs Jane Edwards (Representative Comp Organiser)
General Member:                     Mr Sandy Richardson (Coach Education)
General Member:                     Mrs Ruth Griffin (Coordination of Squads)
General Member:                     Mrs Pauline Clark (Comp Programmes)

                       MEN‘S TECHNICAL PANEL

Chairperson:                        Mr Tommy McGill
Secretary:                          Mr Alain Rabaeijs
Treasurer:                          Mr Robert Keys
Judging Convenor:                   Mr Andrew Webb
Judging Convenor Assistant:         Mr Neil Robertson
Competition Organiser:              Mr Paul Thewlis
Competition Organiser Assistant:    Mrs Kay Ross
General Member:                     Christine Mason
General Member:                     Jackie Archibald




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                     RHYTHMIC TECHNICAL PANEL

Chairperson:                     Mrs Sue Morgan
Secretary & Coach Development:   Ms Ruth Wilson
Competition Organiser:           Mrs Liz McNeil
Treasurer:                       Mr Richard Clow
General Member:                  Anne Forfar
General Member:                  Avril Innes
General Member:                  Claire Morgan
General Member:                  Evelyn Delbos
General Member:                  Judy Warrack
General Member:                  Marilyn Vlachos


            ACRO GYMNASTICS TECHNICAL PANEL

Chairperson:                     Mr Jimmy Livingstone
Treasurer:                       Mrs Pat Reith
Secretary:                       Mrs Caroline Gourlay
Competition Organiser:           Mrs Gillian McDonald
Judging Convenor:                Tracey Coulton
General Member:                  Ms Liz Welsh
General Member:                  Ms Shona Clark


                     GENERAL TECHNICAL PANEL

Chairperson:                     Mrs   Donna Crowther
Team Gym Co-ordinator:           Mrs   Nicola Fielding
Scottish Formers:                Mrs   Shona Neal
Scottish Display/Treasurer:      Mrs   Penny Kilbane
Pre-School Representative:       Mrs   Eleanor Knight


                     SCHOOLS TECHNICAL PANEL

Chairperson:                     Mrs Val Oswald
Treasurer:                       Mrs Jackie Lawrie
Minutes Secretary:               Miss Susan Sinclair
General member:                  Jennifer Collins
General member:                  Ros Findlay
General Member:                  Beth Ferrier
General member:                  Tricia Morrison




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                  TRAMPOLINE TECHNICAL PANEL

Chairperson:                     Debbie Adams
Treasurer:                       Bianca McAulay
Secretary:                       Alastair Stewart
Coaching Development:            Mike McGhee
Competition Organiser:           Patricia Morrison
Performance Dev. / Nat. Coach:   Bruce Craig
Judging Development:             Helen Smith
General Member                   Olivia Sorbie
General Member:                  Jane Morrison

                 DISABILITIES TECHNICAL PANEL

Chairperson:                     Joan Foulner
Treasurer:                       Fiona McDougall
General member:                  Angela Turner
General Member:                  Kirsty Sime
General Member:                  Mhairi Benson
General Member:                  Pam Cantrill




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               OTHER USEFUL CONTACTS & ADDRESSES

Gymnastics Organisations outside Scotland:
British Gymnastics                0845 1297129
English Gymnastics                0121 779 4511
Welsh Gymnastics                  02920 624321
Northern Ireland Gymnastics       02890 301699
Irish Gymnastics                  00 353 1 450 1805

Sports Partnerships; Gymnastics Development Managers
Tayside & Fife       Jackie Archibald   07957 427251
                                        jackie.archibald@dundeecity.gov.uk
Central              Andrew Webb        07717 545498
                                        webban@sportcentral.org.uk

Development Officers Dealing with Gymnastics:

Katrin Devonald                         Alistair Mitchell
UK Development Officer                  Falkirk Council
British Gymnastics                      Kenny McAdam
Janine Lloyd                            Renfrewshire Council
Aberdeenshire Council                   Scott Montgomery
Perrotine Orr                           Midlothian Council
Edinburgh Leisure                       Jackie Lynn
TBC                                     Active Stirling
City of Dundee Council                  Hilary Templeton
Fiona Sinclair                          South Lanarkshire Council
Glasgow City Council                    Caroline Maxwell
Julia Kirk                              East Dunbartonshire Council
North Ayrshire Council
Fiona McGregor
Perth & Kinross Council

British Gymnastics                                      SportScotland
Ford Hall                                               Caledonia House
Lillieshall National Sports Centre                      1 Redheughs Place
Nr Newport                                              South Gyle
Shropshire                                              Edinburgh
TF10 9ND                                                EH12 9DG

Tel:           01952 822300                             Tel:   0131 317 7200
Fax:           01952 820326                             Fax:   0131 317 7202
Website:       http://www.british-gymnastics.org        Website: http://www.sportscotland.org.uk
Email:         information@british-gymnastics.org       Email: info@sportscotland.org.uk


Perkins Slade                                           Inverclyde
3 Broadway                                              Burnside Road
Broad Street                                            Largs
Birmingham                                              KA30 8RW
B15 1BQ

Tel:           0121 698 8000                            Tel:   01475 674666
Fax:           0121 625 9000
Email:         info@perkins-slade.com


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                            GENERAL INFORMATION


Scottish Gymnastics is the governing body for the sport of Gymnastics in Scotland and is an affiliate
association of British Gymnastics.

Scottish Gymnastics aims to support the development of gymnastics in Scotland by facilitating
educational programmes, competition, performance and participation structures designed to meet
the needs of members, clubs, partners, coaches and participants.

In essence we aim to provide:

    •   a programme of courses across all disciplines, which, in turn, will increase the number and
        quality of coaches and judges actively involved in gymnastics and trampolining
    •   provide a programme of clinics and workshops across all disciplines which will increase the
        quality of coaching and judging
    •   facilitate a programme of tutor / examiner training courses and clinics which will increase
        the number of qualified tutors and examiners operating in Scotland
    •   promote the status of coaching and coaches, judging and judges in Scotland
    •   endorsement of qualifications which meet United Kingdom Coaching Certificate standards
        (UKCC)
    •   PE teachers awards/recognition programmes in Scotland
    •   training on Anti Doping to squad gymnasts and coaches across all disciplines
    •   and implement a Child Protection Policy which encompasses all areas of child/coach
        protection and ethics.
    •   facilitate a programme of Child Protection training courses and clinics for clubs, coaches,
        officials and members
    •   a structured programme of competitions available to gymnasts at all levels
    •   Supported pathways to ensure all talented gymnasts have an opportunity to fulfill their
        potential
    •   a framework which links to the Long Term Player Development philosophy


All courses are organised by Scottish Gymnastics and advertised through our monthly mailing and
on the Scottish Gymnastics Website.




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                                 THE COMPANIES ACT 1985

      COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE AND NOT HAVE A SHARE CAPITAL

                              ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION OF

                       THE SCOTTISH GYMNASTICS ASSOCIATION

PRELIMINARY

1.   In the following Articles, unless the contest otherwise requires, the singular shall include the
     plural and the masculine shall include the feminine and bodies corporate and unincorporated;
     and reference to the term “gymnastic(s)” will mean a physical activity performed in a
     regulated environment using prescribed fixed: hand: or moveable apparatus either with or
     without other individuals in prescribed formats as recognised by the Federation International
     de Gymnastique (FIG).

     Subject as aforesaid, any words or expressions defined in the Companies Acts shall, if not
     inconsistent with the subject or context, bear the same meaning in these presents.

TITLE

2.   The name of the Association is The Scottish Gymnastics Association (hereinafter referred to in
     these Articles as “the SGA”).

MEMBERSHIP

3.   The subscribers to the Memorandum of Association and such other persons as shall be
     admitted to membership in the manner hereinafter defined shall be the members of the SGA.

     3.1   The classes of membership shall be as follows:

     Individual Memberships

     Within the class of individual membership there shall be the following categories:-

     (a)   Patron and Honorary President – who shall be a special appointment of an individual on
           the recommendation of the Board of Directors and with the approval of the Annual
           General Meeting.

     (b)   Honorary Life Membership – shall be open to those who, in view of their exceptional
           service to the sport of gymnastics, have the recommendation of the Board of Directors.

     Nominations for Honorary Life membership may be made by individual or club members in
     writing to the President. Such nominations must be supported in writing by at least two other
     individual or club members.

     (c)   Full Membership – shall be open to any individual with an interest in gymnastics who
           wishes to support the objectives of the Association.

     (d) Associate Membership – shall be open to gymnasts and assistant club coaches who are
         not currently members of a club registered in Scotland and such membership shall not
         give a right to vote at General Meetings.




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Club Membership

Club Membership - shall be open to all clubs in Scotland who wish to participate in the
regulation and administration of the various sports and competitive activities incorporating
gymnastics at all levels, receive the benefits of membership and wish to have the right to vote
at the General Meeting. It is a requirement of this category of membership that the club’s
gymnasts, office bearers, coaches, judges, technical officials and adult helpers become
members of or are registered with the SGA.

3.2   Admission to Membership

      (a) All applicants for membership shall be required to complete the application for
          membership form provided by the SGA which shall be signed by the person
          responsible for the guarantee as defined in the Memorandum of Association.
          Further, in signing the membership form, the member agrees, where the form is
          signed on behalf of a club, that the member signing and all the members of the
          club shall be deemed to be and in fact be bound by the rules of the SGA and in
          particular the disciplinary rules contained in Article 14 hereof as well as accepting
          the policies, rules and conditions in relation to membership and the payment of
          fees, and generally the terms of these Articles.

      (b) The policy rules and conditions for admission to membership and the payment of
          fees for membership shall be determined and published by the Board of Directors
          but subject to variation at a General Meeting as hereinafter narrated.

      (c)   The rules and conditions for registration of clubs, associations and individuals with
            the SGA shall be determined by the Board of Directors.

      (d) New applications for individual membership must be accompanied by the
          appropriate annual membership fee.

      (e) All applications for new membership must be submitted to the SGA office
          accompanied by the relevant information in support of such application.

      (f)   Applications for renewal of membership for the immediately succeeding year must
            be forwarded to the SGA Office and accompanied by the appropriate annual
            membership fee.

      (g) In all cases the decision of the Board of Directors on applications for membership,
          renewal of membership and decisions on whether or not these should be accepted
          shall be the sole responsibility of the Board, and in the event that any application is
          refused, the Board shall not be under obligation to assign any reason for such
          refusal but shall normally do so in the interests of fairness.

3.3   Registration

      (a) Participating Gymnasts

            All gymnasts participating in gymnastics within member clubs in Scotland shall be
            registered annually with the SGA. Applications for registration must be made to
            the SGA Office accompanied by the appropriate fee and any relevant information.




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      (b) Officials

            All club officials shall be registered annually with SGA.

      (c)   School Registration

            This shall be open to any school in Scotland whose pupils participate in the sport of
            gymnastics. Schools must be registered annually with the SGA to participate in
            schools competitions and festivals governed by the SGA.

      (d) Local Authorities and Leisure Centres

            Local authorities and Leisure centres who offer gymnastics classes may be
            registered annually with SGA.


3.4   Benefits and Entitlements of Membership and Registration

      (a) Honorary and individual members shall receive:

            (i)       an annual report and statement of accounts;

            (ii)      notification of general meetings of the SGA and the right to attend, speak
                      and vote thereat;

            (iii)     membership card, handbook and pin badge (new members only);

            (iv)      the right to participate in competitions, festivals and events organised by
                      or on behalf of the SGA subject to the rules and conditions governing each
                      competition and event;

            (v)       such insurance as is considered necessary by the Board of Directors to
                      provide benefits in case of bodily injury and indemnity for legal liabilities to
                      third parties whilst the member is supervising or participating in approved
                      or permitted activities;

            (vi)      any other relevant information.

      (b) Member Clubs shall receive:-

            (i)       all SGA club mailings;

            (ii)      the right for all club members registered with the SGA to participate in
                      approved or permitted activities under the rules and regulations of the SGA
                      and its associated bodies;

            (iii)     the right to have two adult members of the club attend and cast a
                      maximum of two votes on behalf of the club at General Meetings of the
                      SGA;

            (iv)      Associate membership of the British Gymnastics Association for all club
                      gymnasts registered with the SGA;




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                   (v)     such insurances as are considered necessary by the Board of Directors to
                           provide indemnity for legal liabilities to third parties and their employees
                           whilst the member is participating in approved or permitted activities.

             (c)   Registered Schools, Local Authorities and Leisure Centres shall receive:-

                   (i)     All appropriate mailings;

                   (ii)    The right for any of the school’s pupils registered with the SGA to
                           participate in approved or permitted activities under the rules and
                           regulations of the SGA.

     3.5     Retiral or Resignation of Membership

             (a) Notice

                   Notice of retiral of membership of SGA or from any of its committees should be
                   intimated in writing to the President. Where possible the reasons for doing so
                   should be given and the date from which the retiral or resignation is to be
                   effective. Membership and registration fees for the full year in which the member
                   retires or resigns will be payable.

             (b) Suspension or Termination of Membership

                   All members and registered participants whether individual, club, school and
                   including also for the avoidance of doubt, office bearers, coaches, judges, technical
                   officers or adult helpers of the SGA, Local Authorities or Leisure Centres shall by
                   becoming members or becoming registered be bound by the regulations contained
                   herein in Article 14 hereof in relation to the discipline, suspension or termination of
                   members and/or membership. Membership and registration fees for the full year
                   in which the membership is suspended or terminated will be payable.

4.   DIRECTORS

     The Directors of the SGA shall be the following:-

     (i)       The President
     (ii)      The Vice-President
     (iii)     The Treasurer who is Finance Director,
     (iii)     A Director who will act as Legal Advisor,
     (iv)      A Director who will be responsible for marketing,
     (v)       A Director who will be responsible for technical issues, and
     (vi)      A Director who will be responsible for development issues.

     The Chief Executive Officer shall act as the Company Secretary.

     4.1     The President shall be an individual member or shall be registered with the SGA and
             shall be elected by the membership at an Annual General Meeting and serve for a period
             of three years.

     4.2     The Vice President shall be an individual member or shall be registered with the SGA
             and shall be elected by the membership at an Annual General Meeting also to serve for
             a period of three years. Where however, the circumstances arise that both the
             President and the Vice President would finish office at the same time, the term of office
             of the Vice President may be varied to two years.



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     4.3   Saving the President and Vice President, all other Directors shall be individual members
           or shall be registered with the SGA and shall be nominated by the Council for approval
           by the Annual General Meeting for a period of two years. For the first Board of Directors
           appointed under this Article at the Annual General Meeting in 2003, the Treasurer and
           the Director responsible for marketing shall serve for one year and shall retire at the
           Annual General Meeting held in 2004. Thereafter the terms of office of these two
           Directors shall be two years. The other three Directors shall serve for a period of two
           years from the Annual General Meeting in 2003. All Directors appointed from 2004 shall
           be subject to a selection process and all retiring Directors shall be eligible for re-
           selection..

     4.4   Nominations for election for President or Vice-President must be made by SGA members
           with the written consent of the nominees and shall be in writing signed by the proposer
           and seconder and lodged with the SGA office not later than four weeks prior to the
           Annual General Meeting. The serving President or Vice-President shall be eligible for re-
           election or re-appointment on the expiry of their term of office.

     4.5   In the event of there being no nominations for any directorship, the Board shall have
           the power to appoint a suitable candidate to the vacant post(s). In the event of there
           being a casual vacancy in any of the above offices, the Board shall have the power to
           co-opt a suitable candidate to fill the vacancy until the next Annual General Meeting
           when the person appointed or co-opted in terms of this sub-clause shall be required to
           stand for election or appointment, if they so wish, and must be approved at the next
           AGM.

     4.6   If the approval of the Annual General Meeting is not obtained for any nomination for a
           director, the Board has the power to co-opt a suitable alternative candidate who will
           hold office until the conclusion of the next Annual General Meeting.

5.   BOARD OF DIRECTORS

     5.1   The day to day management and conduct of operations of the SGA will be carried out by
           the Board of Directors which shall consist of: -

           (i) the President, who shall chair the meetings;
           (ii) the Vice President;
           (iii) the Treasurer and Finance Director, those Directors responsible for Legal Affairs,
                 Marketing, Technical Issues and Development Issues;
           (iv) the Chief Executive Officer;
           (v) a nominee from SportScotland, who shall be ex officio.

           The Board of Directors shall consult with other members or employees of the
           Association as appropriate from time to time and shall report to the Annual General
           Meeting on all matters delegated to it.

           All members of the Board of Directors who are not employees of the SGA must hold
           individual membership of the SGA or be a member of a club which is a member of the
           SGA.




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5.2   Quorum

      A Quorum for the meetings of the Board of Directors shall be five Members.

5.3   Functions

The Board of Directors shall be responsible for: -

(a)   membership and registration; and

(b)   finance.

In addition, the Board of Directors shall have power to carry out the objectives of the SGA as
specified in the Memorandum of Association, to make, maintain and publish all necessary
policy statements, codes of conduct, standing orders, byelaws, rules and regulations in
connection therewith and generally to act for the SGA in any matters not reserved under these
articles for a General Meeting. Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing the Board
of Directors shall have the power:

      (i)    to nominate representatives to other bodies to represent the SGA;

      (ii)   to prohibit any act or practice by members, clubs, schools, coaches, judges,
             technical officials and adult helpers and other organisations, committees or persons
             who are under its jurisdiction which, in the opinion of the Board, is detrimental to
             the interests of the sport and to inflict penalties for any infringement of the rules of
             the Association and, in particular, to delegate to a disciplinary committee and to an
             appeal committee the powers of the Board to deal with discipline in terms of Article
             13 herein;

      (iii) To delegate any of its powers to a duly appointed sub-committee, working group
            or individuals whether or not the person to whom the powers are delegated is a
            member of the Board of Directors.


5.4   Meetings

The Board of Directors shall meet as often as is deemed necessary by the President but shall
meet a minimum of six times a year.

5.5   Notice of Meeting

      Prior written notification of at least five working days must be given to all members of
      the Board of Directors before any Board meeting can be held.

5.6   Voting

      Voting shall be by simple majority on all matters and the Chairman shall have a casting
      vote as well as a deliberative vote.




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6.   REMOVAL OR SUSPENSION OF MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

     In addition to the Directors being subject to the provisions of regulation 81 of Table A to the
     Companies Act 1985, any member of the Board who fails or refuses to carry out duties
     incumbent upon him, or who fails to attend (without reasonable excuse) meetings of the
     Board for a period of six months, may be relieved of such duties and/or suspended from
     membership of the Board and from any committee on which he serves which is responsible to
     the Board. The power to suspend or remove shall be a matter for a meeting of the Board of
     Directors where a minimum of six members are present and a motion to that effect has
     been proposed, seconded and carried by at least five of those present and voting. It shall be
     open to the member of the Board who is thus suspended or removed to appeal to a General
     Meeting of the SGA. Notice of appeal may be made to the President within four weeks of the
     relevant decision and the President shall then proceed to convene a General Meeting for a
     date not later than eight weeks after the receipt of the notice of appeal. In the event that an
     Annual General Meeting has already been called which will fall within the period of eight
     weeks, the appeal may be heard at a General Meeting convened to follow immediately after
     the close of the Annual General Meeting.


7.   GENERAL MEETINGS

     7.1   Annual General Meeting

     (a)   Time

           The Annual General Meeting of the SGA shall be held not more than five months after
           the end of the financial year, at such date and time as arranged by the Board of
           Directors.

     (b)   Preliminary Notice

           Preliminary notice of the date inviting notices of motion and nominations shall be
           intimated to members not less than six weeks prior to the date of the AGM.

     (c)   Notice of Motions and Nominations

           Notice of motions and nominations shall be sent to the SGA Office in writing to arrive
           not less than four weeks prior to the date of the AGM.
     (d)   Notice of Meeting

           Individual and Club Members shall receive, not less than two weeks prior to the AGM, a
           copy of the Agenda, audited Statement of Accounts, Notices of Motions and any other
           relevant papers.

           Such notice shall be sent to the last recorded address of the member held by the SGA
           and shall be deemed to be sufficient notice for the purposes of this constitution.




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(e) Agenda

          The order of business at the Annual General Meeting shall be: -

          (i)    apologies for absence;

          (ii)   adoption of Minutes of the previous AGM;

          (iii) matters arising;

          (iv) presentation and adoption of President’s Report;

          (v) the presentation and adoption of other annual reports;

          (vi) presentation and adoption of the Accounts;

          (vii) report by the Board of Directors of those appointed to Honorary membership;

          (viii) election of President or Vice-President, as appropriate;

          (ix) approval of nominations of Directors;

          (x) election of auditors;

          (xi) consideration of Notices of Motion;

          (xii) discussion of any other competent business intimated in writing to the Vice
                President prior to the start of the meeting;

    7.2   Extraordinary General Meetings

          All General Meetings other than the Annual General Meeting shall be called
          Extraordinary General Meetings. The Board of Directors may call General Meetings on its
          own volition or on a requisition signed by at least one representative from, in aggregate,
          one third of the total number of member clubs. The Board of Directors shall forthwith
          proceed to convene an Extraordinary General Meeting for a date not later than eight
          weeks after the receipt of the requisition. Such requisition shall be submitted in writing
          to the SGA office giving the reasons for calling the meeting and the motion to be
          proposed. If the President fails to convene the meeting and give notice thereof within
          six weeks of the date of receipt of the requisition, the requisitionists may themselves
          convene the meeting, which must take place within nine weeks of the date of deposit of
          the requisition. No business other than that specified in the notice of an Extraordinary
          General Meeting shall be conducted at the said Extraordinary General Meeting.


7.3 Proceedings at General Meetings

          (a) No Business shall be transacted at any meeting unless a quorum is present. A
              quorum shall be a number of members present representing not less than one fifth
              of the member clubs of the SGA.




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           (b) The President (whom failing the Vice President) shall be entitled to preside as
               Chairman of any General Meeting but if neither the President nor the Vice
               President is present within fifteen minutes after the time appointed for holding the
               meeting, the members of the Board present shall elect one of their number to be
               chairman. If there is no Board member present willing to act as Chairman the
               members present entitled to vote will choose one of their number to be Chairman.
               The Chairman shall have a casting vote as well as a deliberate vote.

           (c)   Voting rights at General Meetings shall be as follows: -

                 Clubs                            2
                 Individual members               1
                 Honorary members                 1

                 A club wishing to exercise its right to use both votes must be represented by two
                 delegates and no person may vote as a delegate representing more than one club.

           (d) Voting for the President, Vice-President shall be by a show of hands or by a ballot
               which may be called for by any two members present and eligible to vote and shall
               be held in such manner as the Chairman shall direct, and decisions taken whether
               by show of hands or by ballot, shall be reached by means of a majority of the
               members present, entitled to vote and voting


8.   FINANCIAL MATTERS

     Financial records to be maintained as follows: -

     8.1   The financial year of the SGA shall be from 1st July to 30th June in each year.

     8.2   The Treasurer and Finance Director will be required to maintain full financial records and
           accounts (including responsibility for the keeping and reconciling of the bank accounts
           of the SGA) in accordance with the requirements of the Companies Act 1985 and shall
           be responsible for the preparation of the annual Income and Expenditure Accounts and
           Balance Sheet produced for audit.

     8.3   No expenditure shall be met or incurred from the funds and bank accounts of the
           Association without the authority of the Treasurer and Finance Director. The
           procedures for authorising expenditure shall comply with those set out in the Financial
           Procedures Manual of the Association.

     8.4   No funds shall be held by any committee, group or panel of the Association except by
           the express agreement of the Board of Directors.




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9.   OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE

     9.1   All communications to the SGA must be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer.

     9.2   The only correspondence of the SGA which shall be accepted as official shall be that
           conducted on the Association notepaper bearing its logo and the signature of a Director
           or an employee of the Association who has written authority so to act.


     9.3   The Chief Executive Officer shall in addition to the responsibilities in relation to the
           official correspondence be responsible to the Board of Directors, in the first instance, for
           the recording of filing and maintaining of complete and accurate records of all business
           of the SGA other than those dealt with by the Director responsible for financial matters.


10. ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP

     10.1 Membership fees

           Membership fees shall be due from 1 October annually. Fees will be set by the Board of
           Directors prior to this date and will be required to be ratified at the next following
           Annual General Meeting. The result of this motion setting out such fees shall be
           determined by a simple majority of those present, entitled to vote and voting. In the
           event that the motion is not accepted, those present at the AGM will agree fees. Any
           fees already paid will be adjusted as necessary.

     10.2 Registration Fees

           Registration fees shall be due on 1 October annually. Fees will be set by the Board of
           Directors prior to this date and will be required to be ratified at the next following
           Annual General Meeting. The result of this motion setting out such fees shall be
           determined by a simple majority of those present, entitled to vote and voting. In the
           event that the motion is not accepted, those present at the AGM will agree fees. Any
           fees already paid will be adjusted as necessary.

     10.3 Members joining the Association or persons registering with the Association after 30
          June shall be deemed to be in membership until 30 September of the following year.

     10.4 Financial Affairs

           The Treasurer and Finance Director shall give notice to members whose membership
           fees are more than one month in arrears and the Board of Directors shall have power to
           remove from the membership any member whose fees are more than three months in
           arrears.

11. APPROVED ACTIVITIES AND PERMITS

     11.1 Club Activities

           All activities within member clubs in which gymnastics activity is included must be
           registered with the SGA. Once registered, activities are deemed to be accepted for the
           purposes of insurance.




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   11.2 Permits and Permitted Events

         Competitions, demonstrations or displays being organised by a registered SGA club in
         which one or more participants from other SGA clubs are to be represented require the
         promoting club to complete the appropriate permit form and submit it to the relevant
         SGA panel for approval.
         Any Individual, Club, Group, Association or Organisation affiliated to SGA wishing to
         take part in a Competition, Demonstration or Display being organised by an individual or
         group who are not affiliated to SGA must notify SGA in writing with details of the event
         and the organisers, or where said details are unknown, complete the appropriate permit
         form and submit it to SGA for approval where possible three months prior to the start of
         the event. This requirement shall not apply to a competition, demonstration or display
         organised by BGA.

   11.3 The Board of Directors has the authority to impose conditions on any such permit or to
        refuse a permit if the event is deemed detrimental to the members of the Association.

12. APPOINTMENT OF TECHNICAL PANELS

   12.1 Election of Technical Panels

         Members of each gymnastic discipline shall meet annually on a date which shall be up to
         one month in advance of the Annual General Meeting of the SGA. Each club registered
         as offering that gymnastic discipline shall have one vote. The annual meeting shall be
         called the Annual Technical Assembly and members shall elect a technical panel
         comprising not less than five members. Each club present shall have one vote. The
         panel may co-opt appropriate persons to assist in the work of the panel. The number of
         co-opted members shall not exceed two. Technical Panel members must be current
         members of or registered with SGA. The President and Vice-President shall be ex-officio
         members of all technical panels.

   12.2 Powers and Duties of Technical Panels

         The technical panels shall be responsible for the organisation of their discipline so as to
         promote their area of gymnastics in line with the development plan of the SGA. The
         panel will ensure compliance with the Rules of the SGA and recommend, through the
         Joint Technical Panel, any changes they deem necessary to the Board of Directors.

   12.3 Joint Technical Panel

         Each technical panel shall nominate one member to represent them at meetings of the
         Joint Technical Panel. The Chairman of the Joint Technical Panel shall be the Director
         who has responsibility for technical issues who shall have a casting as well as a
         deliberative vote.

13. DISCIPLINARY MATTERS

   13.1 All members whether individual, club, or individual members of a club, school,
        association or group together with all Directors, coaches, judges, technical officials or
        adult helpers of a club, school or association shall be bound to observe not only the
        policies rules and regulations of the SGA but also of the British Gymnastics Association
        and the Federation Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG) as well as the regulations for
        doping control as specified by the BGA.



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13.2 Any member, club, school, association or group registered or associated with the SGA
     may ask the Chief Executive Officer of the Association in writing to investigate the
     conduct of any member, person or organisation which it considers may be injurious to
     the interests of the SGA or Gymnastics in Scotland.

13.3 If the Chief Executive Officer is asked to investigate the conduct of any member, person
     or organisation, s/he will initiate an investigation according to the SGA Code of Practice
     on Disciplinary Matters. If the investigation officer finds that there is a case to answer,
     the President shall be informed and within fourteen days of being informed of the result
     of the investigation, shall appoint a disciplinary panel (the “Disciplinary Panel”) to carry
     out a formal investigation. The membership of the Disciplinary Panel shall comprise at
     least three members, including one Director, one member of Joint Technical Panel and
     one other appropriate person. The Disciplinary Panel shall furthermore include one
     male and one female person within its membership. The President, in consultation with
     one other Director, may immediately suspend the member, person or organisation
     pending the outcome of any hearing or investigation held under this Article. Such
     suspension shall be notified in writing to the member, person or organisation and shall
     last until the decision of the disciplinary hearing is notified to the member, person or
     organisation.

13.4 The President, in consultation with one other Director, may immediately suspend the
     member, person or organisation pending the outcome of a hearing or investigation of
     any external organisation. Such suspension shall be notified in writing to the member,
     person or organisation and shall last until the decision of the disciplinary hearing is
     notified to the member, person or organisation.

13.5 The President on the behalf of the Disciplinary Panel shall, when any investigation under
     14.4 is completed, within a further twenty-one days inform the member, person or
     secretary of the organisation in question of the complaint and shall invite such member,
     person or secretary of the organisation to attend a hearing by sending a recorded
     delivery letter to the last known address of the member, person or secretary of the
     organisation to arrive at least seven clear days prior to the date fixed for the hearing.
     Such member, person or secretary of the organisation shall be informed that they may
     be accompanied by a person who may not be their legal representative.

13.6 The Disciplinary Panel shall make such procedural provisions as shall be necessary for
     the just and efficient disposal of the hearing. These provisions shall be notified to the
     member, person or secretary of the organisation in question at or before the
     commencement of the hearing.

13.7 The Disciplinary Panel shall within seven days of the hearing notify the member, person
     or secretary of the organisation of its decision in writing. The Disciplinary Panel may
     dismiss the complaint, suspend, expel or disqualify the member, person or organisation
     or impose such other penalty whether financial or otherwise as it considers fit.

13.8 Any member, person, or organisation suspended, expelled, disqualified or otherwise
     penalized by the Disciplinary Panel may within thirty days of the date of the notice,
     referred to in Article 13.7 above, appeal against such decision or apply for re-
     instatement, by intimating an application in writing to the Sports Dispute Resolution
     Panel, a company limited by guarantee registered number 3351039 and having its
     registered office at 4th Floor, Burwood House, 14-16 Caxton Street, London, SW1H 0QT
     or such body as might subsequently be established to provide a similar service to sport
     in the UK, who shall be entitled to consider and deal with the appeal under their
     independent rules.


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   13.9 The member, person or secretary of the organisation submitting the appeal shall be
        notified in writing of the decision of the said Sports Dispute Resolution Panel Limited
        which decision shall be final and binding on all parties and there shall be no further right
        of appeal.

   13.10 No member, person or organisation suspended or disqualified by any other recognized
         governing body in Gymnastics is eligible to take part in, organize or officiate at any
         Gymnastics competition, display or event or become a member of a club or a technical
         official, coach, office bearer or adult helper of a club within the SGA for the period of
         suspension or disqualification.


14. AMENDMENT

   Amendments or alterations to these Articles of Association shall only be made at an Annual
   General or Extraordinary General Meeting called for that purpose and then only by a Motion to
   that effect being carried by a three quarters majority of those members present, entitled to
   vote and voting.


15. DISSOLUTION

   The SGA may at any time be dissolved by a resolution passed by a three quarters majority of
   those present, entitled to vote and voting at the General Meeting called for that purpose.
   Clause 8 of the Memorandum of Association relating to the winding up and dissolution of the
   company shall have effect as if the provisions thereof were repeated in these Articles.

16. INDEMNITY

   Subject to the provisions of the Companies Act 1985, but without prejudice to any indemnity
   to which a Director may otherwise be entitled, every Director or other officer or auditor of the
   company shall be indemnified out of the assets of the SGA against any liability incurred by him
   in defending any proceedings whether civil or criminal in which judgement is given in his
   favour or in which he is acquitted or in connection with any application in which relief is
   granted to him by the Court from the liability for negligence, default, breach of duty or breach
   of trust in relation to the affairs of the SGA.




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Rules and Regulations Governing Competitions


1.      Scottish Gymnastics Membership

     a) Gymnasts – must be Recreational, Competitive or Life members of Scottish Gymnastics in
        order to enter a Scottish Gymnastics competition. All competitors must be members
        of a club or organisation which is affiliated to the SGA.

     b) Coaches – must be Full or Life members of Scottish Gymnastics and qualified to Club
        Coach or above before being allowed to participate in a Scottish Gymnastics competitions

     c) Judges – all Judges at Scottish Gymnastics competitions must be Full or Life members of
        Scottish Gymnastics.

2.       Nationality – the following constitutes eligibility to compete in Scottish Gymnastics
         Championship Events:

a)      Scottish Birth
b)      Scottish Parentage
c)      Being resident in Scotland for a period of six months prior to the date of the competition

3.      Entry – no late entries will be accepted after the Closing Date for a competition. The
Closing Date is usually six weeks before the date of the competition.

4.        Fees – fees for each competition will be stated on the entry form and must accompany
the official entry form. All cheques should be made payable to Scottish Gymnastics Association.

5.       Use of Video Cameras – it is the policy of Scottish Gymnastics that the use of video
     cameras, mobile phones with video attachments and all other cameras at events be strictly
     controlled: this is in order to minimise the risk of person’s unknown altering images for
     pornographic purposes. Please see separate policy statement.




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Competition Rules and Regulations

Schools Gymnastics


AIM               To encourage school gymnasts to participate and compete at the
                  level appropriate to their ability.

FORMAT            A team competition in Floor and Vault.

AGE GROUPS        Primary or Secondary Level 1 and level 2

TEAMS             A team will consist of 3 or 4 competitors with three scores to count on
                  each apparatus. Teams can comprise 4 boys, 4 girls or any combination
                  of the two.


FLOOR RULES       Using a strip of mats 2m. wide and 12m. long perform SIX
                  skills selected from the categories listed below.
                  Sequence MUST include ONE JUMP and ONE BALANCE
                  The six moves should be linked to give continuity. Linkages have to be
                  sufficient to show a flowing routine. There is no need for an “Artistic
                  “beam routine approach in composition. Skills must not be repeated
                  though link moves may be. No other agilities may be used as links.


VAULT RULES       Primary children will vault over a box at 1metre or as near this
                  height as the equipment will allow.

                  Secondary children will vault over a box at either 1 metre or
                  1 metre 20 cms. Or as near this height as the equipment will
                  allow.

                  Each team member will be allowed TWO attempts. Different vaults may
                  be attempted. The higher score to count.




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                                     POLICY STATEMENTS


Child Protection

Sport can and does have a very powerful and positive influence on people - especially young
people and vulnerable adults. Not only can sport provide opportunities for enjoyment and
achievement, it can also help those who participate to develop valuable qualities and skills such as
self-esteem, leadership and teamwork. These positive effects can only take place if sport is in the
right hands - in the hands of those who place the welfare of all young people and vulnerable
adults first and adopt practices that support, protect and empower them.

It is the policy of Scottish Gymnastics to ensure that every child, young person or
vulnerable adult who takes part in the sport of gymnastics and trampolining should be
able to participate in an enjoyable and safe environment. In addition they should be
protected from neglect, bullying, physical, emotional and sexual abuse. Any actions
and comments made whilst dealing with young people should always be well
considered and should never give rise to misinterpretation.

The Scottish Gymnastics Child Protection Policy is included on the Scottish Gymnastics
web.
Safe Recruitment

The vast majority of coaches, officials and helpers are committed, dedicated people who are
motivated to work within the sport for commendable reasons. However it is important that all
reasonable steps are taken to ensure that unsuitable people or people with an inappropriate
motivation are prevented from working with children. Procedures, which all member clubs should
adopt and apply consistently, are contained within the Scottish Gymnastics Child Protection Policy.
Use of cameras, videos and mobile phones with video attachment

It is the policy of Scottish Gymnastics that the use of video cameras, cameras and
mobile phones with video attachments at events be strictly controlled in order to
minimise the risk of person’s unknown altering images for pornographic purposes.
Procedures, which all member clubs should adopt and apply consistently, are
contained within the Scottish Gymnastics Child Protection Policy.
Children or Vulnerable Adults in Publications and on the Internet

Sport websites and publications provide excellent opportunities to broadcast achievements of
individuals to the world and to provide a showcase for the activities of young people or vulnerable
adults. In some cases, however, displaying certain information about children and vulnerable
adults could place them at risk.
It is the policy of Scottish Gymnastics that the use of websites and publications on
web sites be strictly controlled in order to minimise the risk of person’s unknown
altering images for pornographic purposes. Procedures, which all member clubs
should adopt and apply consistently, are contained within the Scottish Gymnastics
Child Protection Policy.




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Jewellery
It is the policy of Scottish Gymnastics that, in the interest of health and safety, those participating
in gymnastics and trampolining (gymnasts & coaches), remove all jewellery and body piercing’s.

Drug Abuse

Scottish Gymnastics confirm their support for a drug free sport and have adopted UK Sport anti
Doping Policy, which applies to all participating in the sport of gymnastics and trampolining.
Coaches and Officials, as well as Medical and Paramedical personnel working with, or treating
gymnasts or trampolinists, who participate or are preparing to participate in the sport, must be
aware that:

• All members accept that any gymnast age 16 years and over (14 years in certain international
competitions) may be subjected to a test for illegal substances within the list of prohibited drugs
prepared and published by the IOC.

• All gymnasts will abstain from the use of any and all drugs included in the list together with
chemically and pharmacologically related compounds.

• All gymnasts will abstain from the practice know as “blood doping” and adhere to the SGA
Testing Policy as laid down.

• A drugs disciplinary committee when required will be appointed by the Board of Directors of
the SGA.




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                               WOMEN’S ARTISTIC JUDGES

Due to the re-validation of al Women’s Artistic judges, names will not be available until later in
the 2006 year. Full details will be available for the 2006/07 handbook. Any queries please contact
the Scottish Gymnastics office.

                                    RHYTHMIC JUDGES
Liz McNeil                      Laura Hamilton
Judy Warrack                    Marlyn Vlachos
Sue Morgan                      Helena Atkins

                           TRAMPOLINE GYMNASTIC JUDGES
Mitch Dolphin                   Janice Grubb
Jane Morrison                   Bruce Craig
Gavin Hands                     Patricia Milne
Katrina Hands                   John Wills
Patricia Morrison               John Beeton
Morven Cameron                  John Morrison

                            ACROBATIC GYMNASTIC JUDGES
Tracey Coulton                  Shona Clark                      Gillian Grove
Jill Livingston                 Patricia Ross                    Morven Gemmill
James Livingston                Elaine Mulgrew                   Rhianne Muir
Patricia Reith                  Caroline Hendry                  Ann Rundell
Evelyn Robertson                Gillian McDonald                 Michelle Struthers
Suzanne Fraser                  Jacqueline Brand                 Lindsay Hammond
Laura Jennings                  Denise Devlin                    Lorna Fraser
Amy Greenlaw                    Susan Provan

                                 GENERAL PANEL JUDGES
Donna Crowther                           Katrina Harper
Margaret Jackson                Nicola Fielding

                                 MEN’S ARTISTIC JUDGES
Paul Johnston                   Bob Cox
Beverley Isdale                 Jim McAneny                      Neil Robertson
Andrew Webb                     Janette Pow                      Thomas McGill
Gethin Evens                    Denis O’Brien                    Claire McAneny
Paul Thewlis                    Mitch Dolphin                    Pauline Montgomerie
John Kelly                      Christina Mason                  Brian Paterson
Keith Tonge                     John Lawson                      Wilson Muirison
Anne-Marie Jones                John Kelly                       Jane Lobban




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                   Registration Fees
                                 2006/2007

Club                   ............................................................................................. £55.50
School                 ............................................................................................. £16.00
Individual Full Member ...................................................................................... £31.00


Club & Non-Club Affilliated categories:-
Judge                  ............................................................................................. £15.50
Gymnastics Club Coach & above / Trampoline Coach & above .............................. £22.50
Assistant Coach / Foundation Assistant /
Foundation Leader 1 ......................................................................................... £15.50
Competitive Gymnasts / Trampolinist.................................................................. £31.00
Recreational Gymnast / Trampolinist................................................................... £15.50
Club Helper            ............................................................................................. £12.50
Pre-School             ............................................................................................. FREE
Pre-School with Personal Accident Insurance....................................................... £2.50




Temporary – 13 weeks ...................................................................................... £8.00
Temporary – 6 weeks........................................................................................ £5.00
Upgrade Temporary -> Recreational
                       From 13 wks .......................................................................... £8.00
                       From 6 wks ............................................................................ £11.50
Upgrade Recreational -> Competitive ................................................................. £16.00




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                             BENEFITS TO MEMBERS


All coaches trained under QCA Validated Coach Education Scheme
All tutors QCA Validated
Insurance cover as detailed in separate information sheet
Mentor Coaches trained to assist trainee coaches
Eligibility of members to enter competitions in all disciplines
Clubs provided with a Child Protection Policy, training & support
Regular Club Mailings
The Scottish Gymnast Magazine
Child Protection Training and Advice
Regular Issues of Development and Education Updates
Scottish Gymnastics Website including news, results and updates
Provision of performance structures including pathways to the
Commonwealth Games, European, World and Olympic Championships

Access to assistance from:          -   Development Team
                                    -   Education Team
                                    -   Ethics & Equity Team
                                    -   Office Administrators
                                    -   Discipline specific panel members

Merchandise:                        -   SG Award Scheme
                                    -   Badges
                                    -   Certificates
                                    -   Web Shop (coming soon)

Access to:                          - A comprehensive education calendar
                                    - School in-service training courses
                                    - Comprehensive competition infrastructure

Scottish Gymnastics is the recognised Governing body for the sport of gymnastics in
Scotland. We provide support, advice and lobby for improved facilities and equipment.
Working in partnerships with Sportscotland, Local Authorities, Clubs and Volunteers to
increase participation and provide opportunities for all in our sport.




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                                           Scottish Gymnastics Staffing/Organisational Structure, March 2007
                                                                                          Chief Executive Officer
                                                                                               Mike Roberts
 Administration
   Manager
 Jackie Lawrie

   F/T Admin
    Assistant
  Susan Sinclair                                                                                                               Coaching & Development Director
                                                                                                                                      Caitriona O’Shea
   F/T Admin
    Assistant
 Andrea Milligan


P/T Self Employed                                                                                                                     WA Technical         WA
    Accounts                                                                                                                          Director (p/t)     National
  Administrator                                                                                                                       Christine Still   Youth Coach
  Marion McKay                                                                                                                                             TBC

                                                                                                                                          WA
                                                                                                                                      Choregrapher
                                                                                                                                          (p/t)
                    Ethics & Welfare      Development                        National                            National
                        Manager            Co-ordinator                     Education                          Development                                               WA           MA
                                        (Fitness Scotland)                  Manager                             Manager                                                National     National
                                                                                                                                                                       Academy      Academy
                     Lorna Whyte         Alison Sinclair-                  Helen Dickie                        Paula Jardine                                            Coach        Coach
                                             Kerray                                                                                                                     TBC          TBC


                                                                                                                                         SP
                                                                                                                                     Development                      WA Regional   MA Regional
                                                                                                                                      Managers                        Development   Development
                                                                                                                                    Jackie Archibald                    Coaches       Coaches
                   Ethics & Welfare                           National                       National            National            Andrew Webb
                   Co-ordinator P/T                          Education                      Education          Development
                                                            Co-ordinator                   Co-ordinator        Co-ordinator
                    Gloria Rogerson                          (Fitness &                    (Gymnastics)
                                                            Gymnastics)                   Gemma Burrows             TBC
                                                                TBC




       Employed Positions              Contracted/Indirect Report

								
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