Club Development

Clubs are the heart and soul of our sport, they are where our gymnasts train, our coaches provide untold numbers of hours of delivery and where many thousands of members have a great experience.

Through our support we want to ensure that clubs are the best they can be and achieving their ambitions. To achieve this Scottish Gymnastics will assist clubs:

To be stronger, better managed, better financed clubs working to business plans.
Have world class volunteers driving clubs.
Enable more clubs owning or accessing quality gymnastics-specific facilities.
Support more professional members of staff in member clubs.

This will be achieved through clubs developing quality business and action plans based on current and future need; ensuring that clubs have the right committee & governance structure and that clubs are well financed and marketed effectively.  

Effective Club Framework

Our Effective Club Framework is designed to be flexible and simple using club-friendly language. It is not a prescriptive approach to running an effective club as we recognise each club is different. It contains eight principles: 

Planning & Sustainability
Financial Management
Club Operations
Marketing & Communication
Facilities & Equipment
Coaches & Officials
Gymnastics Pathway 

The Effective Club Framework offers things to think about and tips for taking the learning into the club environment. It also points clubs in the direction of where to find out more and get support for their development. 

You can view and downlod a copy of the Effective Club Framework below:

Effective Club Framework

Facility Guidance

We have put together general information to help clubs plan a safe space for classes and members. This list will be updated with a selection of guidance documents which may be useful alongside the effective club framework.

If you need help or resources on running your club, please email

Facility Cleaning Guidance

> Risk assessment form template

> Facility capacity guidance and calulator