About Elite Gymnastics
Elite Gymnastics Club was started by Olga Berzing in January 2007 in Hadley Wood Primary school with 8 students, the demand has quickly lead to us taking on a bigger facility at Grange Park Primary School and more classes and we now have over 400 members. With the waiting list still growing and the size of classes restricted by the facilities available we am now offering classes in the newly built Edmonton Leisure Centre.
We operate from three venues: Edmonton Leisure Centre, Grange Park Hill and Hadley Wood. Various classes are offered right across the week delivered by fully qualified British Gymnastics Coaches who have undergone all of the stringent child protection checks.
Rhythmic Coaching Team: left to right Eva, Carlota, Head Coach Olga
- The level of the coach will be appropriate for the class and the coach to gymnast ratio will be as per the British Gymnastics’ recommendation
- Appropriate and comprehensive insurance cover is available
- Policies and procedures exist in case of accidents, complaints etc…
- All coaches, new staff and volunteers for regulated positions have an approved British Gymnastics Criminal Records Bureau disclosure
- The club has a code of ethics and conduct for coaches, judges, volunteers, parents and gymnasts
- The club is actively involved in development
- The club actively recognizes its volunteers
What is GymMark?
The GymMark Scheme has been developed by British Gymnastics (BG), in partnership with Sport England and the Home Country Sports Councils. Its purpose is to provide recognition for clubs that are committed to providing quality experiences, encouraging young people to take up sport, whilst focusing on improving their talent and maintaining a life long participation in sport. GymMarkhas helped clubs to grow and develop, improving membership numbers and levels of performance.
What does it mean to the club?
Gaining GymMark accreditation means that your club is recognized by British Gymnastics and their partners as a safe, effective and child friendly club, providing a service in the community that children and young people, their parents/carers and others with a passion for Gymnastics can trust. The foundation of most clubs is its youth structure, so by attracting and encouraging young members we can help you develop the sport by improving gymnasts and developing a quality workforce. Acquiring GymMark demonstrates the confidence and commitment that British Gymnastics and Sport England have in your club, which will not only maintain existing members but hopefully attract new .
What is Club Mark?
Sport England recognises and values the commitment made by sports clubs to develop high quality, welcoming environments for young participants. The development of clubs that encourage young people to take-up sport, improve their talents, possibly play a leadership role and give them the option to initiate and maintain life-long participation in sport is an essential part of supporting the sporting infrastructure in England.
Clubmark was introduced in 2002 by Sport England to:
- Ensure that accrediting partners apply core common criteria to ensure that consistent good practice and minimum operating standards are delivered through all club development and accreditation schemes.
- To empower parent(s)/carer(s) when choosing a club for their children.
- To ensure that Clubmark accredited clubs are recognised through a common approach to branding.
- To provide a focus around which all organisations involved in sport can come together to support good practice in sports clubs working with children and young people.
Clubmark accreditation is awarded to clubs that comply with minimum operating standards in four areas:
- The playing programme
- Duty of care and safeguarding and protecting children and young people
- Knowing your club and its community
- Club management
by Olga Berzing