We always welcome new members who can join from 1 September when our new membership year starts. Find out more about the process below or simply click the button to join or renew your membership.
You join Scottish Gymnastics and renew your membership directly with us online to comply with data protection. If you join a club during the year, please be aware you need to renew when the new membership year starts in September. New participants are entitled to two free taster sessions at their club before they join. We do not operate a refund policy if you decide not to continue in gymnastics.
You should only apply for membership once your club has confirmed you have a place in a class. You will not be able to attend gymnastics sessions until you join Scottish Gymnastics so please complete the process as soon as you can. It’s easy to complete the membership process and your club will provide all the information needed, including whether they collect the membership fee or ask us to do it on their behalf. The joining process – or renewing your membership – is complete once payment has been received.
At this point your club will ask you to visit our membership site to complete the process and sign up to your club. Please have a credit or debit card ready if your club has asked us to collect payment. You can sign to receive news updates at this point too. Once you have created your membership, we tell your club you have joined. You become fully insured once you have completed the process so you should be okay to attend classes. You can find details of insurance further down this page.
Scottish Gymnastics then emails you to confirm you have completed your membership and sends a separate email with a unique link to your membership portal. Here you will find your digital membership card showing your name and membership number. You can download this – please keep your digital copy in a safe place as you may need the information to access member benefits and discounts.
Please note, your club may charge an administration fee as well. Clubs come in all sizes from small volunteer-led organisations to larger purpose-built facilities, from charities to community clubs. They all deal with administration to make sure the club runs smoothly including dealing with class fees, completing competition entries or running committee meetings. They may charge a small amount at the start of the membership year to help them do this.
If you have been out of the sport for less than a full membership year, your membership will be treated as continuous and will be back-dated to the start of that membership year when you renew. If you have been out of the sport for one full membership year you will be able to renew online. Members who have been out of the sport for more than two full membership years will need to ‘join’ rather than ‘renew’ their membership.
Members aged under 16
If a gymnast is under 16, registration must be completed by a parent or carer. Only a person with parental responsibility can legally provide consent on their behalf. If a grandparent or other family member is the legal guardian or has parental responsibility, then they can complete the membership process. This is explained during the online process to ensure the information collected is GDPR compliant.
Parents/carers can register more than one child at the same time. You create a ‘master’ account and then attach multiple members to that account. This means parents, including those who coach or carry out a club role, only need to input personal information, such as address once, and can pay for everyone in one transaction.
Members ages 16 and 17
A gymnast aged 16 or 17 can choose to have a parent or carer complete their form. If you plan to do a level 1 coaching course within the membership year, you need to set up your own account.
Members aged 18 and over
You must complete your own registration.
Changing or adding clubs
You can change club or be a member of more than one club at the same time. You do not need to take out a second membership, you simply need to add the club to your membership in GymNET where you first register. Please note that competitive gymnasts cannot compete for two clubs at the same time within the same discipline.
Log into GymNET and in ‘my account’, click on the “membership’ box and scroll down to the list of clubs. You can see your primary club, the club’s declaration and remove the clubs. If you click ‘add new club’ and start typing the name of your club, it will appear and you just need to click ‘add’. A set of questions may be pulled up if the club has asked us to collect data. Once you are finished, click ‘save’.
Upgrading your membership
Members can upgrade their membership by logging in to their member account in GymNet. Clubs can also upgrade a membership on behalf of a member or their parent/carer. Bronze member gymnasts who participate in recreational classes or in beginner level competitions need to upgrade their membership to take part in competitive gymnastics beyond that level. Details are in our membership categories and membership rules.
Renewing your membership
Clubs renew their membership from the start of August each year. Once they have done this, we will email you with a direct link to GymNET so you can renew your membership.
If you have any questions, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.