Posted on 28/08/2015 in
• 5 medals won at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games
• Scottish gymnasts continue to gain podium success at a number of levels across a variety of gymnastics disciplines
• 13% growth in membership to 18,133 members
• 12 year 2015-2027 strategy finalised
• 4 year 2015/19 sportscotland funding application approved
• 24% increase in cash reserves as Scottish Gymnastics begins to rebuild unrestricted cash reserves
Scottish Gymnastics is today delighted to report on a highly successful year for the organisation ahead of its 2015 AGM to be held on Saturday 29th at Stirling Management Centre.
Success has been achieved both on and off the field of play as Scottish Gymnastics continue to progress, and gymnastics across Scotland goes from strength to strength.
Chairman Scott Harper said,
“2014/15 was a highly successful year for Scottish Gymnastics. We are pleased to report a number of key successes which include securing sportscotland investment for the next four years until 2019 and the launch of our 2015-2027 organisational strategy.
Gymnastics in Scotland continues to rise in popularity and our membership has grown by 13%. In order to allow us to better support this growth and focus on core gymnastics activity, we have signed a joint partnership agreement with British Gymnastics. We have also taken further steps to improve our governance by setting up the independent “Conduct in Sport” panel to ensure we can deal with issues in a quick, efficient professional and informed manner.
On the field of play, the 2014 Commonwealth Games were our most successful ever. Furthermore Scottish gymnasts continue to progress as part of the BG pathways. Scotland also claimed the 2015 Acrobatic Celtic Cup, and Trampoline Home Nations titles respectively.
In order to help deliver the 12 year strategy, the Board implemented a revised discipline specific technical structure to aid the development of gymnastics in Scotland.”
Chief Executive Euan Lowe continued,
“It has been a busy and productive year for Scottish Gymnastics. Internally we made the necessary staffing changes to better meet the needs of our membership. Clubs are at the heart of our strategy, this year we have supported clubs in areas such as business planning, facilities and funding to support club growth and drive enhanced gymnastics participation.
We also began to restructure our performance programme putting a greater emphasis on performance development to support gymnasts earlier on in the performance pathway in line with our long term strategy.
Commercially this year we have made significant progress, commercial revenues continue to increase across a number of key business areas. This has enabled us to begin to increase our unrestricted cash reserves which can be reinvested back in to our sport."
You can read the 2014/15 annual report in full HERE