News

The Whyte Review

We recognise all of the hard work that has gone into the Whyte review, and, as a club, we will work with and support British Gymnastics to implement the recommendations of the review, and will continue to go above and beyond to ensure our gymnasts, parents and associates are safeguarded at all times.

Congratulations!!

South Devon School of Gymnastics based in Paignton, are proud to announce their Head Coach Rachel Wignall has been selected as one of 12 coaches to be part of the 
Women’s Artistic 2022 Coach Development Programme. 
This is the first in a series of new programmes being established to help develop the elite coaches of the future who have the potential to coach gymnasts competing at the highest level. There will be specific focus on their development in the ‘coaching process’ 
Alongside expertise from the world of gymnastics and other high-performance environments, the programme will cover a range of subjects targeted at developing the skills required to support high-performance gymnasts working towards the highest level of competition. It will be delivered through online workshops, face-to-face seminars, attendance at international events and individual mentoring support. 
British gymnastics said, " it is important that we continue to invest in the next generation to give them the tools to develop and provide the very best support to high-performance gymnasts". The coaches selected for the programme have an opportunity to progress, collaborate and learn alongside their peers, whilst building the future of coaching in our sport in the UK. "We are excited to welcome the first 12 coaches to join the programme and look forward to beginning that journey alongside them.” 
As part of the programme, coaches will have the opportunity to attend both the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and the Artistic World Championships in Liverpool in 2022, to provide unique development and learning opportunities. 

Naturally Healthy May

We know that people feel better when they stay active, and we’re proud to offer a BRAND NEW exercise class. With the help of Active Devon, we are joining the campaign 'Naturally Healthy May' encouraging people to get outside and enjoy our natural environment. From Thursday 5th May we will be at Preston seafront (grass area) to offer an hour of exercise from 1.30-2.30. Please come along and join in, we will be there every Thursday throughout May with the hope to continue back at the club. Everyone is welcome no matter ability or experience, we can be adaptable. We look forward to seeing you there!

Easter

For our Easter Fundraiser this year we held a Chocolate/sweetie tombola. We are proud to announce that this year we made an incredible £279.75!!!!
Thank you to everyone who participated and donated prizes 







2 English titles for Abi

On 13th March, 13 year old Abi Martin competed in her first English championships, she competed against the best Juniors (under 16’s) in England.

Abi placed 4th All around in a field of 55 gymnasts, she excelled on floor with a score of 12.80 and on vault with a score of 12.675 to take both the English Vault and Floor titles.