In light of the Whyte Review, which we wholly welcome, we are very disappointed to read about the bad practice out there with certain clubs or coaches, we would like to remind our gymnastics community, which includes our gymnasts, their families, our coaches, young leaders, volunteers and visitors, that our aim as a club is to continue to abide by all of the current Governing Body rules and continue to provide full transparency as we feel this is  crucial to us maintaining a safe and fun environment where everybody can thrive.
If you have not yet had the chance to read the Whyte Review please do so.
The British Gymnastics Board have noted:
“We know that the vast majority of you, as stated by Anne Whyte QC are doing a good job and are committed to ensuring we have a positive, safe and healthy environment for everyone involved in our sport. We see many great examples in our clubs, and we want to be able to showcase these. However, as the review has shown there are significant improvements needed to ensure everyone is protected. We all must play a role in ensuring we take on board the recommendations and to consider where we can make improvements.”
The publication of the Whyte Review is a critical moment for gymnastics. All of us must play our part in changing our sport for the better.
By empowering our community to freely communicate, report and to feel confident they will be listened to means everything to us as a club.
Since 2011 as a club we have operated, without exception, an open door policy, which means as our club members you can pop in and observe your child in their sessions without booking in advance at anytime, subject to any recent Covid restrictions being in place. We continue to encourage it and have confidence to offer this level of transparency as we strive to create the safest and most professional environment for our gymnasts and our team.
With all of this in mind if you or others are worried about behaviours and conduct in gymnastics, please email the clubs welfare officers at welfare@cheshiregymnastics.com or contact integrity@british-gymnastics.org for help and assistance.
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