Our aim is to provide quality coaching in a happy and safe environment where each gymnast has the opportunity to fulfil their gymnastic potential.
Please find below some ‘house admin’ which we hope will answer any initial queries. If however you have any further questions please email [email protected] or telephone 01952 257646.
- DROP OFF & COLLECTION
Please aim to arrive 5-10 minutes before the class start time and report to reception for registration. Your child will then proceed downstairs to wash their hands prior to the lesson. A coach will be on hand for introductions and guide them to the appropriate member of staff. Parents are welcome to stay on site and use the café or leave and return at the end of session time.
Please note – Hair should be neatly tied back; jewellery should not be worn – if earrings cannot be removed they should be taped over. At beginner/recreational level there are no specific requirements other than comfortable clothing and a water bottle, although we do not allow crop tops. All other departments will be advised what is required in terms of ‘kit’.
Collection of your child will be from outside – at the bottom of the steps (ground floor). Fire exit doors will open at the end of each session from the main gymnasium hall. Gymnasts will be handed to their appropriate adult. Should you be late collecting your child, there is a bell on the gym door to attract the attention of the staff inside. If collection arrangements change, please let the office know on 01952 257646 which will reassure us and your child!
- PARENTAL ACCESS & VIEWING
Club Rules (and with child protection interest) are such that parents are not allowed to accompany their child downstairs into the gym*. New members will be escorted to class by either a coach or a member of staff. A small viewing gallery is available upstairs, however as there is very limited window area we ask that our ‘spectators’ are considerate to all.
*Exception – Pre-school classes – please refer to reception for guidelines.
- DINK’S CAFÉ
The café is run by Davina and is an independent business. Dinks offers a wide variety of wholesome foods at great value. Orders are welcome and as a customer, you can watch the CCTV of the gym activity whilst enjoying your refreshments.
Opening times are displayed at the entrance of the café but are subject to change from time to time.
- ELECTRICAL DEVICES
Unfortunately we are no longer able to allow members to charge their devices within the building. The recent increase in energy costs is very concerning for us and we hope you understand. In addition, it has proved impossible to manage/control PAT testing on guest devices. Of course in the event of an emergency, please talk to a member of staff if this causes you any problems.
- PHOTOGRAPHY & FILMING
Filming of gymnasts is strictly prohibited. Please do not attempt to photography/film your child either directly or via the screens around the building – we adhere to all British Gymnastics guidelines and policies. By exception – any requests for photographs / should be made via the office.
- CLUB MEMBERSHIP
Annual Park Wrekin Club membership fee is currently £25 – 1 April to 31st March.
The fee is calculated pro-rata upon date of joining and will be shown on your first invoice. This is renewable on the April invoice.
- BRITISH GYMNASTICS MEMBERSHIP – *PREREQUISITE
BG membership offers a wide range of membership benefits including merchandise discounts, but most importantly it ensures, in the event of an accident, your child has the appropriate insurance. The first 2 gymnastics sessions are covered by our club’s own British Gymnastics Insurance, thereafter you will be expected to arrange membership in order for your child to train – please visit:-https://www.british-gymnastics.org/gymnet/register/registerstart
Charged termly in advance. Our regular billing cycle is April-June, July-September, October-December & January-March. Invoices are calculated from your first session until the end of the term. Approx cost 1hr class @£7.56 = £90.75/ 2hrs Class @ £14.12 = £169.40
For all squad / development fees +2hrs details will be communicated upon invitation to squad. We operate a no refunds policy, however, for new members we offer a two week ‘exit clause’ – if after two weeks your child does not wish to continue, we will refund the remaining sessions of that term.
- HOLIDAYS & MISSED SESSIONS
Classes run throughout the year including bank holidays and school holidays – with the exception of Christmas. Invoices are calculated accordingly.
- No credits are given for missed lessons due to holiday/ short term illness or other external commitments.
- CONTINUED MEMBERSHIP
For all ‘non squad’ members (Beg/Rec/Adv) at the end of each term you will be sent an invitation to ‘re-join’ your class, acceptance of the invitation and payment of the invoice raised will secure your place in the class moving forward. Please be aware that both the invitation and the invoice are time ‘limited’ and will expire if not accepted/paid within 3 days of being generated. Unfortunately, failure to action may result in your child losing their place.
- ASSESSMENT & PATHWAY
All gymnasts undergo continual coach assessment during their sessions. We are currently updating our management system to incorporate a live progress record of your child. Please look out for updates. Those demonstrating the skills to move to the next stage will be invited to change class.
If you require further information or if you have a specific query regarding your child’s progress please email [email protected] and this will be forwarded to the Head of Department.
- COMMUNICATION & CORRESPONDENCE
All correspondence is by EMAIL – please ensure we are in your ‘contacts’ as our emails can often end up in ‘junk’.
The PW kit shop, is based at Park reception and has a selection of leotards, PW T-shirts, hoodies, onesies and water bottles. Squad competition kit is also available.
Please email [email protected] with any enquiries or orders.
We also welcome donations of ‘pre-loved’ items for our occasional club sales.
- CAR PARK – Please note, the car park is locked 15 minutes after the last session of the day. Any cars left unattended will be locked in. We take no responsibility for any vehicle left overnight – entirely at the owners risk.