I’M IN Disability Gym


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Background to our Disability Vision for our Gymnastic Club

In 2017, as we prepare to extend our gymnastics provision into our new ‘Clwyd House Gymnastics Centre’, we are forming partnerships with Denbighshire County Council Children Services and also reaching out to schools. This will further build and develop our ‘I’M IN’ disability gymnastics.

In 2014, we established links with Barnardo’s, both through educational workshops and the pilot I’M IN Gymnastics holiday sessions which ran over the summer for service users of Barnardo’s.  The “I’M IN Gymnastics” and “GymForAll” are initiatives from British Gymnastics and are fully incorporated into our  club programme, as they truly reflect our inclusive philosophy as a club and will ensure all our gymnasts reach their individual potential.

Tamsin Jones, Head Coach, “highly recommends a buddy partnership to give the coaches the opportunity to concentrate on ‘what the child can do’ and support their needs”. Barnado’s provided support and a platform of confidence through education, for our Coaches and Academy Leaders to adapt our learning environments for gymnasts with a disability. The process was rewarding for all involved and we look forward to continue working with Barnardo’s, in addition to our new links with Denbighshire Children Services and other organisations at our new centre.

IM IN Disability I’M IN – WHAT IS IT?

The new Disability Gymnastics programme from British Gymnastics, aims to create more participation opportunities for more disabled people in Gymnastics. The programme offers support in a network of gymnastics clubs and coaches to plan and deliver quality gymnastics opportunities for disabled people. The programme aims to raise the profile of Disability Gymnastics; increasing the demand for gymnastics by disabled people and enabling them to become involved in our exciting and accessible sport.

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IM INvolved           I’M IN Gymnastics Holiday Taster Events A range of different gymnastics activity and disciplines are on offer at our holiday taster events. So, whether participants want to try different pieces of apparatus we have in our gym, work with hand apparatus, or have a go at trampoline; there is something for everyone. Our taster events run from our Ruthin Leisure Centre venue on a Monday and Tuesday in the half term holidays, except for Xmas and EAster break. Please click ‘interested in joining’ icon on the right of this page to enquire and join us in our next taster event.SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA

IM Inclusive               Once participants have been to a taster session, they will be encouraged to join their local club to learn new gymnastic skills and enjoy being creative in a fun and friendly environment. The club offers sessions that will prepare participants for their 1st experience of competition and festival events where participants can work with others in a team to create exciting performances for an unforgettable experience

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I’M INclusive is the programme strand from British Gymnastics designed to support clubs and coaches with education, guidance & resources to help their delivery of disability gymnastics.

As a club passionate and committed to developing more gymnastics opportunities for disabled people, we will be welcoming the support from Barnardo’s, British Gymnastics, parents and other support networks.

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