A disability gymnastics programme has been in place at British Gymnastics since 1985. Previously known as GMPD; (Gymnastics & Movement for People with Disabilities) it now has the new name of ‘Disability Gymnastics’.
The disability gymnastics programme ensures that gymnastics is adapted to meet the needs of each gymnast. Through the delivery of disability gymnastics, coaches can enable all disabled gymnasts to achieve their full potential, focusing on what they can do, not on what they can’t do. From fundamental movement activity to elite gymnastics skills, disability gymnastics has something exciting, fun and engaging for all disabled people to enjoy; it is also widely recognised as providing many physical and social benefits for participants, such as developing increased coordination skills and building confidence.
Disability gymnastics is a far more recognisable and inclusive title for this exciting programme. It also follows the social model terminology for disability, which is socially acceptable and truly reflects the inclusive nature of the programme.
Our goal is to allow every participant to maximise their potential as a gymnast. All our coaches have attended courses which will enable them to cater to each individuals needs. Your first session is free of charge to enable both you and your child to decide if you would like to continue with our session.
Big well done to all our gymnasts over the weekend and for their hard work in the gym.
If you have any queries for Park Wrekin Gymnastics club, please email [email protected] – we are happy to help.