News Archive 2020
How the tiers effect us?
16th December 2020
As of tomorrow, London is classified as Tier 3. We have added some important information so that you have some clear guidance on how each tier effects us as a club and a sport.
We are continuing training sessions until the last day of gym, which is Saturday 19th December 2020. Our gymnasts are under 18 so we remain exempt from any closures.
Please click this link for more information on each of the three tiers, and how and if it affects your area of where you live: Frequently asked on the return of Sport and activity
Click here for tiers 1, 2, & 3: Winter plan
Stay safe as always
When to Self-isolate
4th November 2020
We know that the rules & guidelines of Covid-19 can sometimes be slightly confusing. We have linked a document that should help on when to self isolate and stay home, and who should do so.
As always stay safe, be well and take care.
When to self isolate click link here for further details: Contacts, self-isolation, symptoms and tests
Save Community Sports Clubs Petition
4th November 2020
As you may know due to the current global pandemic clubs and sports facilities are struggling to stay afloat. We at Flying Angels ask for your help in signing the "Save Community Sports Clubs and Leisure Facilities with a Sports Recovery Fund" petition.
Thank you in advance for helping by signing this petition. Every signature helps.
Save community Sports
Second lockdown 2020
2nd November 2020
Following the announcement from the government on Saturday 31st October 2020, there will be a temporary closure of Flying Angels Gymnastics Club from Thursday 5th November 2020 to Wednesday 2nd December 2020. We are still waiting for confirmation and clarification from British Gymnastics on how the restrictions will affect our training going forward.
Upon receiving an update from British Gymnastics, we will update you as soon as possible. All members, and recently booked in trials will receive an email of confirmation.
Please email if you have changed any contact details at firstname.lastname@example.org
All sessions will resume as normal on Thursday 3rd December 2020 once confirmed by BG, if we close. For all Covid-19 updates please check here
Thank you as always for your patience,
Time changes to training hours
23rd October 2020
We have bee informed that there are some changes to our start and finishing times. This is due to staggered finishing times at the school.
Tuesdays remain at the same time 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Thursdays and Fridays have shifted by half an hour and are running now at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Saturday remains a 10:00 am start time, but now finishes at 3:30 pm.
Apologies for any inconveniences caused, we hope this does not cause any issues.
Stay safe, see you soon everyone.
13th October 2020
Thank you to everyone who has waited patiently for our return, as you know by now we are back in training starting today. We are at a new venue until Christmas at least, all members should have received the update last week. The address can be found on the bottom of the page, along with the times that we will be open. There is an obvious inconvenience for some, but we are trying our best to accommodate all. If for any reason your child cannot participate because of the new times, days, or location, please let us know and we will try our best to come up with a solution.
Places are still guaranteed, so for anyone who has any concerns you can email us and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
For those who are not continuing on the Flying Angels journey, we wish you luck and all the best. For everyone else, we look forward to seeing you this week.
Take care as always
News update in members emails
7th October 2020
Hello to our wonderful members,
A new member update will be in your inboxes on the 8th October 2020. This email contains information about an official start date this Autumn and a few important changes within the club due to Covid-19.
As always we thank you for your patience, and we will see you very soon.
Training guidance latest update for when we return this term, & the rule of six
19th September 2020
we have an updated return to the training guide linked. We will update and review if there are any government changes to the rules.
We also would like to confirm that the rule of six will have no effect on our training currently.
Please click the link for the returning back to training guide Click here,
Keep checking back for updates, and stay safe.
September update part 2
8th September 2020
Hello to you all,
Yesterday we received some good news, we will be officially returning to training in less than three weeks. Emails with session fees, membership & training days will follow shortly.
Any members who have not been receiving our emails from us over the past six months, please get in touch as soon as possible. We will forward all the information that we have been sending out.
Download the returning back to training guide CLICK HERE
As always we can't wait to see you all
7th September 2020
We hope your summer was amazing, and that you had a much-needed break. With all that is going on, we are still waiting for an official start date, and as always your patience is very much appreciated. Trial dates will be set as soon as the gym is open.
We also hope that all of our members have had a smooth start returning back to school.
Keep up to date with the government guidelines with face coverings, for when we return, as it affects everyone differently, CLICK HERE.
Also, click the link for the returning back to training guide CLICK HERE
We can't wait to see you soon, keep checking back for the latest updates, and stay safe.
Training guidance for when we return update
25th July 2020
We recently sent out all of our members an email about what to expect when returning to training. Unfortunately, we still haven't been given an official start date. However, to prepare our members we have a link with a short guide.
Please click the link for the returning back to training guide Click here,
Keep checking back for updates, and stay safe.
Return to training
15th July 2020
We are sure you have heard that GYMNASTICS has been finally cleared to go back to training. Hooray...
We know our gymnasts are so excited to come on back, and so are we. However, although the government has set the 25th July 2020 as a reopening date, there is just one last hurdle and that is our training facility the school where currently reside.
As soon as we get the go-ahead from Bishop Thomas Grant, rest assured emails to members, and everyone who unfortunately missed out on the last set of trials will receive all the return dates, fees, trial information, and safety measures that we have put in place. Plus what our Summer term will look like.
We are very much looking forward to seeing our members, and new faces soon. In the meantime continue with HOME GYMNASTICS, and don't forget parents, coaches are still doing zoom calls with gymnasts.
See you very soon.
25th June 2020
Hardship Grants funding available for British Gymnastics members
What is a Hardship Grant, and when do applications open?
The Hardship Grants Programme is an initiative from the British Gymnastics Foundation and was initially designed to provide financial assistance to British Gymnastics members to help them continue participating in gymnastics through times of significant financial hardship. The British Gymnastics Foundation has been running the programme for over five years now and has helped over 300 individual British Gymnastics members through the fund.
Due to the current crisis, we have been working hard alongside the Foundation to make more funds available, enabling us to deliver a special round of funding which supports British Gymnastics members suffering financially in these difficult times. The grants can be used to help pay for the costs of participating in gymnastics for individual participants.
Applications will open on 1st July, remaining open throughout July and August.
> Apply through the British Gymnastics Foundation website
Who can apply for a Hardship Grant?
In this special funding round the grants are open to current British Gymnastics members who are in significant financial hardship and are at risk of dropping out of gymnastics as a result of COVID-19.
Funding will not be awarded to any of the following:
British Gymnastics members who are deemed to be financially capable of/or have the means to fund their involvement in gymnastics.
Any person who has made a false claim in the past.
Gymnasts in receipt of UK Sport Lottery funding.
British Gymnastics staff members.
New Home Gymnastics Page
8th April 2020
Due to the current gym closure, a brand new Home Gymnastics Page is now available, where you can find lots of activities to watch, participate in and print off for members and parents to enjoy during this time - Home Gymnastics
We also would like to wish you a Happy Easter, and we are looking forward to seeing you very soon. Stay safe, and keep Healthy.
31st March 2020
Flying Angels Gymnastics Club always wants to protect, and provide club members with up to date information.
Please click the link for Policies & Download page CLICK HERE
Coronavirus affects at Flying Angels Gymnastics Club.
19th March 2020
In light of COVID19, the government have declared all schools MUST be closed from Friday 20th March 2020, ALL Flying Angels members must cease training.
Our facilities will be out of use for the foreseeable future. All gymnastics sessions are cancelled from Saturday 21st March 2020, until further notice!!!
These are unprecedented times, and we thank you for your time and patience.
All updates about how this affects our club can be found on our dedicated COVID-19 page.
Thank you, stay safe, and healthy.
Statement regarding the impact of Coronavirus on London Gymnastics activities.
11th March 2020
London Gymnastics Events and Activities
Like everyone else, the London Gymnastics Management Board is closely monitoring Government and National Governing Body advice.
It’s completely expected that we are receiving increased enquiries with regards to activities and our stance on this.
As of 11th March 2020, we do not plan to postpone or cancel any London Gymnastics events, but we are regularly reviewing government advice and liaising with the venue operators.
Working closely with our venue operators, we are monitoring the situation, and work with them on how to apply necessary prevention measures as advised by official Government advice.
We also have to consider the considerable financial risk of cancelling events at short notice, obligations to venue hire in some of our larger venues, and of course, the disruption and cost to our parents should cancellation become necessary. This is why we are reviewing advice on a regular basis, and any subsequent decision to cancel events will take into consideration the safety of all concerned, and the necessary financial and legal impact.
At this current time, all London Gymnastics event venues have been contacted and remain open for public events, unless Government advice forces a Closure Notice or a Deep Clean of the venue.
If this was to happen London Gymnastics Management Board would move into a crisis management mode and work closely with venues to consider cancellation or rescheduling of events and immediately communicate with our members, this would include issuing details of any refund policies.
At the current time, all entry conditions for participants in these events, along with terms and conditions for ticket holders remain in place.
As you are aware the UK Government has recently published its action plan on dealing with the spread of the coronavirus.
We advise clubs and members who have concerns about coronavirus to read and follow the current advice published by the UK Government. This advice is updated regularly and includes the latest information about the virus, preventing the spread of infection, the current risk level, advice for and about returning travellers and what to do if you believe you have symptoms associated with the virus.
The Government’s current advice is available online and you can access it by clicking one of the following links.
NHS information about risks, symptoms and avoiding the spread of the virus
Travel advise from the Foreign & Commonwealth office
Department of Health & Social Care latest information & advice
In addition, British Gymnastics now has a page set up to regularly update members on its own activities.
6th March 2020
Our next Bake-sale starts next week on the 9th March, finishing on the 14th March.
Our next fundraiser is our annual odd socks week starting on the 27th April, with the last day finishing on 2nd May 2020.
Every penny raised goes to a brand new mini apparatus set which benefits every member of the club. We appreciate everyone who has helped so far, and we thank you in advance for all donations for the Bake-sales. Our goal is £3000.
£750 has been raised so far, which is 25% of our goal via JUSTGIVING Now let's see if we can reach 50% of our goal before Easter. All of the Bake-Sales, Onesie week, Halloween week, and Odd Socks week money raised will be added to the total to purchase the mini apparatus.
Cheam Competition update
4th March 2020
To all the parents of gymnasts competing in the Cheam Competition this Sunday, 8th March 2020.
All the latest information is available on the Cheam competition page. This includes times and rounds.
Please check all details carefully, as it is important that gymnasts arrive on time, and with the correct kit, gymnasts with the incorrect kit WILL NOT be allowed to compete.
We wish everyone luck for Sunday, see you there.
3rd March 2020
Congratulations to coach Sofiya who passed her Womens Artistic Club judging exam.
Well done, we are all very proud of your achievements, and hard work.
Well done again,
Corona Virus updates
27th February 2020
We know there is a lot of news recently on the Corona Virus. We have added a link on the lastest NHS news on how to keep yourselves safe, and what precautions to take.
cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
put used tissues in the bin immediately
wash your hands with soap and water often – use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
We wish everyone good health, and that you all stay well.
Click here for the latest NHS news on the Corona Virus NHS link
3rd February 2020
It's Onesie week
Every year for one whole week, we ask the gymnasts to come in with a onesie. This year from the 3rd to February to the 8th February 2020, we are raising money for brand new freestanding mini apparatus for the club. We need your help by donating £3.00 per gymnast and wearing a onesie.
All monies raised will go towards purchasing brand new freestanding mini apparatus. There is more information to see by clicking here on this website for more information.
All donations of £3.00 per gymnast will help the club to raise money. This is a week-long event and our goal is £3000.
Click here for more annual events Fundraising Page
31st January 2020
We have the latest 2020 calendar now available on the calendar page.
To access the calendar page you must be a member and have a password.
All members are given the password at the beginning of the academic year. If you have not been given the password, please ask admin via either email or ask at the front desk. Competition, fundraising, and other important dates can be found there. You can find Calendar in the menu under updates, or you can click here
We hope this helps with your future planning.
25th January 2020
Just a gentle reminder that the deadline for entrances for the Cheam Competition on the 8th March 2020, is on the 1st February 2020, 11:59 pm.
All payments must reach the club via BACS payment only to be accepted. All details of the competition can be found here - click the link
We look forward to the first competition in 2020.
6th January 2020
we hope you had a lovely break over the Christmas holidays.
Welcome back to 2020, term two at Flying Angels Gymnastics Club.
Just a couple of reminders; Fees are now due for term two, please do not leave it late, otherwise, you will incur late fee charges. Also, Competition season has now started, so please look out for emailed letters with further information. All gymnasts that compete must have the full kit, along with competition leotards, please ensure you have everything that is required to participate, as this could mean your child will not be able to compete.
Lastly Happy New Year, we look forward to seeing you all this term.