All our volunteers enroll into our Welsh Gymnastics Leadership Academy and follow a structured mentored pathway of development. Along with their volunteer work, each leader benefits from our Professional Development Programme. The day they step into the gym, they step into a professional learning environment and begin to work towards their future coaching qualifications - supported by Sports Wales funding.
The Academy programme reflects the needs of the club and offers the volunteer practical and theoretical learning within an evolving environment.
The feedback from our younger coaches has been overwhelmingly positive - they really feel they are learning ‘skills for life’. Our parent volunteers say we provide an environment where they can be confident and feel supported in the new skills that they are learning.
"Now in it's 8th year, the aim of the Academy is to encourage long term commitment to the sport of gymnastics, by developing a programme of Structured Mentored Professional Development, which creates pathways and opportunities for volunteers to develop their coaching within a WG affiliated club setting".
Tamsin Jones, Director
Ruthin & Denbigh Gymnastics Club are always looking for ways in which we can further the prospects of the gymnasts who train with us.
We have been working with Myddelton College, Denbigh, who have provided us with a number of scholarship opportunities for our gymnasts.
These scholarships have allowed a number of 6th form students from our club to study at Myddelton College with reduced fees. These students receive training in our Clwyd House Gymnastics Centre as part of the strong emphasis on gymnastics in their curriculum of study.