The Academy shall be known as SEAFORD GYMNASTICS ACADEMY

The Academy shall be affiliated to British Gymnastics Association

The Academy shall be affiliated to South East Region and Sussex Gymnastics

All members must be individually affiliated to British Gymnastics

All parents/guardians of members must sign the photography policy attached to a members application form to make it clear that they agree or not to photo's being taken from time to time whether directly or indirectly at such events that the Academy holds.

The Academy will always provide qualified coaches for each and every session

The Academy's aims are to provide General Gymnastics and competitive gymnastics (the later applies if criteria's for competitions received are applicable to the ability of any gymnast whether they are a squad member or NOT) and also that there are coaches available to be able to escort gymnasts to any applicable competition.

Just because a gymnast is a member of the squad does NOT automatically mean they have the right to be chosen for any competitions the Academy receives. These decisions are strictly made at the discretion of the Senior Coaching Committee and they take into account many factors other than ability.

All requested payments must be made when due

Any member's fees or British Gymnastics Membership which are not paid when due may be deemed as not being a member of the Academy

Refunds will only be issued at the discretion of the Academy

The Academy reserves the right to refuse membership to any applicant

Applications to the Academy may be initially offered a trial period before being offered membership

The Academy reserves the right to suspend any member for inappropriate behaviour or any action that may bring the Academy into disrepute this also applies to member's Parents/Guardians

If the cost of the hire facilities rises (currently Seahaven Academy) or other costs incur, the Academy reserves the right to increase their fees accordingly

All gymnasts must arrive on time for the warm up. Any gymnasts arriving more than 10 minutes after the start of a session may not participate in that session

All gymnasts must wear the official Academy strip. There is a reasonable choice of this - please ask a coach for details

Gymnasts must have long hair securely tied back, have bare feet and no jewellery must be worn during training.

The Academy will not be responsible for the loss or damage to any personal belongings

No gymnasts are allowed on any apparatus unless supervised by a coach or given specific instructions to do so by a coach

Gymnasts must only work on the instructions given by the coach

Gymnasts/parents must notify a coach of any injury or medication being taken before commencement of a session. All accidents must be reported to a coach

Gymnasts must always observe good working practices

All gymnasts and parent/carers must be aware of other gymnasts at all times and not distract them

Gymnasts must notify their coach if they are leaving the training area but also MUST NEVER LEAVE THE BUILDING WITH OR WITHOUT THEIR PARENT OR GUARDIAN NOT HAVING TOLD THEIR COACH.

In matters of teaching the coach's word is final

The coach's decision of how they arrange their groups for the sake of safety, numbers and the smooth running of their sessions is final and no gymnast or their parent/guardian is allowed to question their decisions.

Should you wish your child to train at an alternative club (even if on a trial basis) you must notify their coach at Seaford Gymnastics Academy prior to doing so

Any person coming into contact with the Academy must adhere to the Academies code of conduct

SGA adopts the BG Child Protection Policy, does not tolerate bullying and operates as an equal opportunities Academy

The Academy has a British Gymnastics Recognised Welfare Officer (Claire Judd) and any problems or concerns regarding aspects of the Academy and its members will involve the Welfare Officer.

All information pertaining to gymnasts is kept confidential and only shared when necessary with authorised organisations (ie) BG.

© Copyright Seaford Gymnastics Academy 2015 CODES OF CONDUCT

For coaches, officials and volunteers
For parents, guardians and carers
For participants


Consider the well-being and safety of participants before the development or performance. Praise for good effort and performance and not just for results.
Develop an appropriate working relationship with gymnasts based on mutual trust and respect.
Hold British Gymnastics associate or full membership insurance cover.
Make sure all activities are appropriate to the age, ability and experience of those taking part and ensure all participants are suitably prepared physically and mentally when learning skills.
Display consistently high standards of behaviour and appearance, dressing suitably and using respectful and appropriate language at any time whilst involved with academy's activities. Arriving for sessions punctually allowing sufficient time to set up and prepare as necessary.
Coaches and volunteers should ensure that they are not under the influence of alcohol or drugs whilst conducting the business of the Academy (SGA)
Never exert undue influence over gymnasts to obtain personal benefit or reward.
Always share and report any incidents, referrals or disclosures immediately, following the appropriate guidelines set out in the BG Child Protection policy 2004.
Strive to be a suitable role model for the Academy's members
Make sure that confidential information is not divulged unless with the express approval of the individual concerned (unless this is a Child Welfare issue)
Promote the positive aspects of gymnasts (e.g. fair play, respect for others)
Encourage gymnasts to value their performance and not just results.
Follow the Academy guidelines and training rules laid down by Seaford Gymnastics Academy.
Mobile phones must not be used in the gym casually but only for emergences.
SGA follows BG's Policy and Procedures of staff/volunteers


Encourage your child to remember to behave in an acceptable manner and point out the rules for participants
Encourage your child to treat their gymnast piers and coaches with kindness and respect
Help your child to recognise good performance, not just results
Set a good example yourself be recognising good sportsmanship and applauding the good performances of all
Never forces your child to participate in gymnastics
Always ensure your child is dressed in the official Academy strip and appropriately for the activity of gymnastics and has plenty to drink. Ensure they are punctual and are dropped off and picked up from the gym
Keep the Academy informed if your child is ill or unable to attend sessions
Endeavour to establish good communications with the Academy, coaches and officials for the benefit of all complaints about any aspects of the club through the approved channels. Any concerns regarding a child's welfare. PLEASE CONTACT Claire Judd phone 07875401511.
Use correct, respectful and appropriate proper language at all times
Support your child's involvement and help them to do this by always encouraging good behaviour in the gym and respect for their coaches and the coaches decisions.


We are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all our members. The Academy believes it is important that members, coaches, administrators and parents associated with the Academy should, at all times, show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of others.
As a member of Seaford Gymnastics Academy you are expected to abide by the following Academy rules:
All members must participate within the Academy and Training rules and respect coaches and judges and their decisions
All members must respect opponents and fellow Academy members.
All members will be treated equally and no bullying within the club will be tolerated.
Members should keep to agreed timings for training and competitions or inform their coach, or if they are going to be late.
Members must wear the Academy strip which is flexible as there are a number of choices of attire - for training and events as agreed with their coach.
Members must not smoke, consume alcohol or take drugs of any kind whilst representing the Academy.
Members should treat all equipment with respect.
Members must inform a coach of any injury or illness they have before warm-up begins
Members should not eat or chew gum during a session



Name: the name of the Club shall be the Seaford Gymnastics Academy

Objectives of the Academy: the Academy will aim to provide high quality gymnastics coaching at a recreational and Club level, encouraging good exercise , team working and access to all irrespective of their ability

Powers: The Academy will charge termly fees, payable at the start of the term. The Academy has the right to vary fees from term to term, and reserves the right to waive fees.

Separate fees will be paid for BAGA badges and certificates, competitions and BAGA Personal insurance.

Membership: the Academy will be open to all children in and beyond the Seaford area, regardless
of school, race gender, creed or ability. It shall offer equal opportunity to all children‘s NEEDS where possible.

Where demand for places exceeds places available a waiting list will be available . Places to the Academy will be allocated based on a criteria determined by the head coach.

Officers and Management: The Officers of the Academy will be appointed annually through an Annual General Meeting . The officers will be the head coach acting as the Secretary a chairman, a Treasurer and a general secretary.

The committee and the coaching staff will meet at least once a year to discuss key business issues. Minutes of formal meetings will be taken by the Events Secretary.

The AGM will have the power to change the Academies modus operandi as set out below:

The Academy will operate principally at Seahaven Academy.
The Academy will keep a register of children’s details, attendance and progress and accident and incident logs.
The Academy will hold a public liability scheme (Registered with British Gymnastics) and all children are required by BAGA to hold their own personal insurance. No child will be allowed to participate in the sessions without adequate insurance cover.
The Academy will provide and maintain its own equipment. These assets will be owned by the Academy
Wherever possible a minimum of three coaches will be available for any sessions. At all times a head coach will be present or a coach with the appropriate qualification
Gymnasts will be expected to wear the Academy official strip.
The Academy will administer an award scheme and internal competitions.

Academy Child Welfare Policy is as the approved recognition of British Gymnastics. Currently Claire Judd.

The finances of the Academy raised by sponsorship and other activities will be held in a separate account for this purpose of providing new equipment/ up keep of equipment and associated costs. Two members of the Academy will be named on the fund raising account.


Changes to this constitution may be made at any time as deemed necessary or desirable.


In the event of the Academy ceasing operation, the assists gained through sponsorship funds will be donated to other clubs/academies with the same aims and objectives.