2020 – 2021 Event dates
Following a British Schools Gymnastics Association (BSGA) executive committee meeting, and in consultation with the BSGA individual discipline technical committees, BSGA has taken the tough decision to cancel all competitions/events for the 2020/21 season (1 Sep 20 to Aug 21).
As a result, we have also taken the decision to cancel all schools competition/ events for the 2020/21 year too. However, we may run Schools Gymfest in June 2021. This decision was not taken lightly but we have the welfare of our schools, gymnasts and colleagues at the forefront of all decisions that we make during these uniquely unprecedented times.
It’s expected that indoor school sporting activities and events, will be one of the last stages in a return to normality, and even when schools are able to resume their gymnastic activities, we anticipate there will be a period of time for schools to adjust their training patterns, and the necessary time for gymnasts to regain fitness and prepare for competition.
Furthermore, it’s clear that adjustment to a new normal will take time, there will be much anxiety for travel and close contact even as social distancing measures are eased. This will impact availability of gymnasts and key personnel at events as well as the willingness of schools and parents to enter their gymnasts into competitions.
By cancelling all events for the 2020/21 academic year, we remove all uncertainty for you, our schools. This allows you to focus on your own challenges, to deal with the return of gymnastics in your schools, and what restrictions may be put in place.
As we get some clarity in the coming months, further information will be shared around the option of Schools Gymfest. This is a non-competitive, fun event which would be just what we all need to celebrate the amazing gymnastics happening within our schools.
Participation in future events is exclusive to schools registered with Scottish Gymnastics.
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Please contact events@scottishgymnastics for more information.