Who is Scottish Gymnastics?
Scottish Gymnastics is the national governing body of gymnastics in Scotland, responsible for the governance and development of gymnastics across Scotland.
Scottish Gymnastics is a membership of around 170 clubs and more than 30,000 gymnasts, coaches and officials.
Scottish Gymnastics staff work across four key functional areas, Club Development, Performance Gymnastics, Coach and Judge Education and Corporate Operations. Our performance directorate are responsible for the development of world class gymnasts and coaches.
Our gymnastics development directorate are responsible for the development of grassroots gymnastics, developing stronger sustainable clubs and our education & pathways directorate are responsible for ensuring the pathways are in place to increase the quality and quantity of gymnastics coaches and officials in Scotland.
Scottish Gymnastics staff work toward achieving the strategy set out within the strategic plan. An overview of the Scottish Gymnastics teams and functions are outlined below.
Development & Participation
The development team have a remit to support gymnastics clubs in their development activities ensuring that we have a network of strong, sustainable and ambitious clubs. We will work with partners to ensure that clubs have a structure of good governance aligned to progressive and enterprising business plans. This is outlined in our effective club framework. The participation team deliver programmes to encourage different ways of accessing fantastic gymnastics across the country. They are also responsible for delivering the two major non-competitive events per year, Gymfest.
The education team’s primary function is to support and develop coaches and judges across the country by offering quality, meaningful and accessible education and continuous professional development opportunities across the disciplines to promote the development of a talented and professional gymnastics workforce.
Performance & Events
The performance team leads and directs the implementation of the performance strategic plan, in line with the operations plan to establish long terms goals with clear performance indicators. We oversee the international competitions programme and lead an innovative structure of sports science support in conjunction with the Institute of Sport. The events team plan, and deliver the domestic competition events programme.
Communications and Marketing
The communications and marketing team are responsible for the management and coordination of all marketing, communications & sponsorship activity for Scottish Gymnastics. Providing support across the organisation, activity includes, creation & implementation of strategic marketing plans, promotion of initiatives, membership communications (via our website, social media and newsletters), media management, event management and accountability for managing existing sponsorship relationships and developing new partners for the association.
The Safeguarding team is responsible for ensuring both the organisation and its member clubs comply with legislation surrounding the protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Developing, writing and implementing, relevant policies, procedures and providing education and training support, guidance and bespoke support to clubs, coaches, officials and parents/guardians.
Scottish Gymnastics corporate departments provide essential business support across the organisation. These areas include, HR, Information Technology and Office Management, and Finance, these areas ensure that Scottish Gymnastics meets its commitment to the organisation's strategic priorities.