Posted on 02/08/2017 in Acrobatic


With the imminent changes to the membership system and compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Scottish Gymnastics has introduced a new membership category and price to help clubs with temporary members through to Sunday 1 October and the new membership year.

We are offering a new temporary membership category for the period 1 August 2017 – 30 September 2017 at a cost of £5.00 per member.

Steve Paige, Head of Development, said: “It’s great that we are able to offer a new service to our clubs and that we are able to do this at such a fantastic price.  The temporary membership offer will assist clubs to register their new members before the new membership year starts on 1 October when all members can be renewed.” 

To take advantage of the offer clubs need to register their new gymnasts via GymNET and select temporary membership as the level. 

Membership 2017/18 - a new join and renew process

We have had to update our membership join and renew process due to the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which affects every member of Scottish Gymnastics. 

We have worked with a variety of clubs on how to minimise the disruption to our clubs and members, and to make the process simple and effective.

From Sunday 1 October 2017, gymnasts (or their parents if under 16) must complete their Scottish Gymnastics membership online, directly with us. Working with British Gymnastics, the new Scottish Gymnastics online membership system assists clubs in complying with the GDPR principles related to data sharing.  


For data sharing to be legal, any organisation who shares personal data with another organisation is required to provide extensive and transparent information about how the information will be used. By collecting membership data directly, Scottish Gymnastics will be accountable instead, ensuring the use of a member's personal information is GDPR compliant.

The new direct membership registration process means clubs no longer need to upload their members onto GymNET and they have a choice of how to administer the membership process: either the club can continue to take Scottish Gymnastics membership payment, or Scottish Gymnastics takes payment directly when a gymnast/parent registers online. 

Clubs will have received information about this, and can find all the information and FAQs in the GDPR section of GymNET's Resource Centre.

All members can log in to GymNET by clicking on the ‘members area’ button which you'll find at the top of every page on the Scottish Gymnastics website.

Support and Training

During the transition to the new Scottish Gymnastics membership process, we will provide help and support for clubs in achieving GDPR compliance which includes: 

  • A dedicated team working within the community to help guide you through the steps to compliance.
  • Training opportunities for your club including online modules, face to face workshops, webinars and 1-2-1 support.
  • Online resources for clubs to share with their teams which can be found in the GDPR menu in the Resource Centre of GymNET
  • A GDPR helpline and specialist support in the British Gymnastics Customer Service department who will be able to guide you through any assistance you need by phone, email or Live Chat.  

Scottish Gymnastics is committed to working closely with our clubs to implement these important changes which will have wide ranging benefits for individuals regarding their privacy. We seek your support.

If your club has not received an email about GDPR and the new membership process, please email and they can forward you a copy.  

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