Cheshire Academy Gymnastics Club
Gymnasts getting their gymnastics awards
The Cheshire Academy runs a number of different types of gymnastics classes for boys and girls, for gymnasts with and without disabilities. Children have the opportunity to train on a full range of gymnastics equipment. Boys can train on Floor, Parallel Bars, Single Bar, Reuther Board, Vault, Pommels and Rings. Girls can train on Floor, Beam, Reuther board, Vault and Uneven Bars.
Omar Haddad and Tracey Jones World Special Olympic Games gold medallists
Gymnast Charlott Kay who is visually impaired
When was the club founded
The club was founded in 1993 and is a club is open to children without disabilities and to children with disabilities enabling all children to train and practice and enjoy the sport of gymnastics.
What ages do we cater for
These gymnastics classes are for children of school age. We have Junior classes for children aged 5-8 years old and classes for children older. Younger children are invited to start in one of our many pre-school classes.
Do we cater for children with disability
The Academy runs a very comprehensive set of classes for children with disabilities. We work with children with Downs syndrome, autism, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, and children with learning and intellectual disabilities. We use gymnastics s a framework for teaching a whole range of skills to improve balance, coordination, sequencing and listening skills. We also use the classes to teach social skills such as 'patience' and 'waiting' and teach appropriate behaviour.
What about athletes who partially sighted or registered blind
The Cheshire Academy has many years of experience working with children and young adults who are partially sighted or registered blind. A number have gone on to compete locally and regionally.
How successful is the club
The Cheshire Academy is one of the most successful disability gymnastics clubs in Great Britain . We have won titles at regional, national, European and world levels. Our disability gymnasts recently returned from the XIII World Special Olympic Games with 7 golds 2 silver and 2 bronze medals and two 'All Round Gold medals.
Claire Pool Special Olympics European Gymnastics champion
Mark Hughes Gold Medallist World Special Olympic games Shanghai
Is this sport appropriate for use in Schools
Very appropriate. The Cheshire Academy can advise and assist teachers and SEN teachers with structuring gymnastics classes to ensure they are full inclusive and enable children with disabilities to be integrated into whole class activities. Please see our page on Schools
Are the coaches fully qualified
All classes are coached by fully qualified coaches who have been CRB checked and who follow strict British Gymnastics governing body guidelines.
Does the club do any awards schemes
Children have the opportunity to work and gain badges and certificates as part of the British Gymnastics Association Gymnastics Proficiency Awards Scheme.
How to contact the club
For more in formation about gymnastics classes please contact the Cheshire Academy of Integrated Sport and Arts at email@example.com or telephone Jane on (01270) 255355 or alternatively come in and have a chat with us at the Cheshire Academy on Macon Way in Crewe.