About

Woden Valley Gymnastics Club provides a safe and secure environment that creates a positive attitude to learning of the sport of gymnastics and provides all participants with equal opportunities to achieve the highest possible level of skills on all apparatus, commensurate with their ability and with their will to achieve.
The mission of the Woden Valley Gymnastics Club is to provide quality gymnastics programs for people of all ages and abilities in the Canberra region. We do this by

  • providing suitably qualified and experienced coaches in all possible gymnastic disciplines
  • providing a safe and challenging environment for learning
  • providing positive encouragement to enhance  self-confidence, self-esteem, self-discipline and personal character in all our participants
  • teaching programs developed under the auspices of the GA and Gymnastics ACT (GACT) to develop gross motor skills, such as balance, agility and spatial awareness, physical fitness, including flexibility, strength and endurance, body coordination and concentration and mental alertness
  • assisting all our participants to achieve the highest possible level commensurate with their ability.

Venues

Office hours
Mon-Fri 9:30am-6:00pm | Sat 8:00am-12:00pm
Public Holidays: CLOSED

Gymnastics   27 Mulley St, Holder, ACT
Trampolining   Tuggeranong Archery Club, Soward Way, Tuggeranong ACT

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Rules & Regulations

To help ensure your safe use and enjoyment of our facilities, we have established the following rules and regulations that we require everyone to follow. Please note that from time to time we may find it necessary to amend or add to these rules and regulations. Rules and regulations may also be orally communicated to you or contained on signs posted in the club. Please review and familiarise yourself with them. Please contact our club manager if you have any questions.

Facilities

Woden Valley Gymnastics Club is a fully equipped gymnasium to cater for competitive and recreational gymnastics, acrobatics, kindergym, and aerial dance. This consists of equipment such as:

  • Uneven bars
  • Vault
  • Beams
  • Sprung Jansen Fritzen floor
  • Parallel bars
  • Rings
  • Mini trampoline
  • Metal high bar
  • Trampoline
  • Foam pits

Our trampolining facility in Tuggeranong caters for competitive and recreational trampoline and consists of equipment such as:

  • Double Mini Trampoline
  • Above Ground Trampolines

Volunteers

While the Club pays its coaches and judges, volunteers are critical to the smooth and efficient running of the Club and are actively encouraged to participate. Besides being members of the Club Committee which manages the day-to-day running of the Club, volunteers can:

  • maintain and improve Club equipment and facilities
  • support teams traveling inter-state by acting as drivers, support staff or chaperones
  • run fund raising activities
  • set up and pack up competition equipment for National gymnastics events held at the AIS Arena
  • support National events by in the AIS Arena by running the Score Table announcing providing meals for officials, etc.
  • become officials, for example, judges, floor manager, competition director, etc, at all competitions which includes local inter Club, State, National and International events.

Fundraising

The Club is continually trying to find different ways of raising money so as to keep costs to parents at an affordable level.   We have many volunteer parents and friends who raise money by:

  • conducting regular sausage sizzles at the gym
  • conducting functions for Club members
  • conducting raffles
  • identifying or becoming a possible sponsor.

The club may also place a fundraising levy on families which indicate that they do not wish to participate in fundraising. Money raised by fundraising and the fundraising levy is used for:

  • subsidising gymnasts’ competition trips away interstate and overseas
  • providing cash incentives for outstanding gymnastics achievement
  • helping to pay for new equipment and upgrade of facilities
  • providing training scholarships.

If you are interested in helping with fundraising, please have a chat with one of our friendly staff.

Rules & Regulations

Gym Rules

  1. No food or drink in the Gym.
  2. No chewing gum in the Gym.
  3. No jewellery in the Gym.
  4. Long hair must be tied back in the Gym.
  5. Bare feet or socks only when training in the Gym.
  6. Gymnasts only allowed in the Gym with a Coach.
  7. No parents in the Gym unless as part of a Class.
  8. No running except when directed by a Coach.
  9. Don’t endanger yourself or anyone else.
  10. Always follow directions given by your Coach.
  11. Tell a Coach whenever you hurt yourself.
  12. Gymnasts are to follow the “Hands Off” policy.
  13. Gymnasts are to wait inside to be picked up.
  14. Gymnasts to use footwear and warm clothing when going outside.

Parents Code of Conduct

As a parent of a participant in any activity held by or under Woden Valley Gymnastics Club,  Gymnastics ACT or Gymnastics Australia, you must meet the following requirements in regards to your conduct during any such activity or event. Our parents code of conduct is outlined below.

  1. Respect everyone’s rights, dignity and worth.
  2. Remember that children do gymnastics for the challenge and their own enjoyment, not yours.
  3. Focus on the efforts, achievements and performance rather than winning or losing.
  4. Never ridicule or yell at any child for making or appearing to make a mistake.
  5. Show appreciation for a good performance and high achievement by all participants and competitors.
  6. Demonstrate a high degree of individual responsibility, especially when dealing with, or in the vicinity of children, as your words and actions will be taken as an example of correct behavior.
  7. Do not act or talk in a negative or derogatory manner about any child, coach, judge or parent at any time.
  8. Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from all sporting activities. The ‘hands off’ policy applies to all parents as well as gymnasts and coaches.
  9. Encourage your child to always participate according to the rules.
  10. Respect the judge’s decisions and teach your child to do likewise.
  11. Show appreciation of coaches, officials and administrators, because without them, your child could not participate.
  12. Respect fellow parents as they watch or are involved in their child’s participation.
  13. Remember that you have given the care of your child to the coach, so respect his/her ability to get the best out of your child and those that train and compete together.
  14. Please be a positive role model in all things.

Our history

The Woden Valley Gymnastics Club (WVGC) was formed in 1979 and Incorporated in 1992. The Club, as an entity, prides itself on its ‘family values’, being people orientated, friendly and community based.

In its early stages the Club was small and had to operate in a variety of school halls such as Woden Valley High and Alfred Deakin High Schools. As a result of this, WVGC was restricted to evening training and could not operate any day time classes (such as Kinder Gym), as there weren’t any permanent facilities. The coaches and gymnasts were required to set up and then pack up the equipment for every training session.

In late 1994, the ACTGA, on behalf of WVGC, was successful in gaining a lease from the ACT Government for the utilisation of the empty Holder High School assembly hall.

After a considerable effort by an enthusiastic group of volunteers, WVGC commenced training in its permanent gymnasium in January 1996. At this time WVGC became the primary training facility for all Senior National MAG gymnasts in the ACT.

While the gymnasium was given to WVGC specifically for the training and development of men’s gymnastics in the ACT, the new facility in Holder enabled the club to offer gymnastics to a number of other programs.

In 1996 the club had 260 registered gymnasts; now there are currently over 1200 gymnasts enrolled in various programs. These include men’s artistic gymnastics (MAG), women’s artistic gymnastics (WAG), Gymnastics for All (GfA), Team Gym, ACT Display Team, Adult Gym and Kinder gym. We are currently the only Club in the ACT with the capacity to run programs such as Trampolining, Acrobatics, Aerial Dance, and Enable Gym (a program designed for special needs children).

As a not-for-profit organisation, the Club is run by an elected Committee of volunteers. Funds from fees are used to pay registration and insurance, to pay coaches, to administer the Club and to maintain and to purchase new equipment. WVGC is managed by our Club President, Administration staff, and Gymsport specific Program Managers, as well as the elected Committee. The balance of our team comprises over 50 coaches, each with a particular level of experience matched to the specific coaching requirements of each class.

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