Start a club

Why start a club?

Gymnastics is the foundation of all sport and recreation activities. Not only will your club add to the health and well being of the community but you will have a great time too. Gymnastics clubs can be set up as a business or a not for profit organisation. There are many different ways of operating a club however they can all be difficult to do on your own. Gymnastics Victoria provides support for all clubs big and small and will help you achieve your club's goals. 

Starting your own club and becoming affiliated with Gymnastics Victoria is a great way to develop your community. Whether you are an individual, group of parents or a business operator we are here to help you succeed.

For more information and to arrange an appointment on how becoming a Gymnastics Victoria Club can boost your club please contact Senior Manager - Gymnastics Development Alison Lyons on 9021 8481 or email alyons@gymnasticsvictoria.org.au 

GV Affiliation

To reaffiliate your club for 2016 please contact the Gymnastics Victoria office for your affiliation form on 03 9005 4700 

If you are a new club wanting to affiliate please contact Senior Manager - Gymnastics Development Alison Lyons on 9021 8481 or email alyons@gymnasticsvictoria.org.au 

Click here to view the 2016 Affiliation Manual 

Affiliating your club with Gymnastics Victoria provides substantial benefits for all areas of your club:

Club Development:

  • Individual Club Development Plans developed in partnership with you to ensure your club will prosper
  • A designated Club Relationship Manager for your club to provide personalised service and support
  • The latest Work Place Health and Safety training, advice and support
  • Inclusion resources and expert advice
  • Advice and support regarding insurance, incorporation, developing facilities, sponsorship, liaison with councils and stakeholders
  • Letters of Support and assistance for accessing funding
  • Benefit from GV funded projects and Government funding

Education:

  • Host coaching workshops at your club
  • Coach education courses including nationally recognised qualifications such as Cert III in Sport Coaching
  • Ongoing coach education to continue the development of coaches to ensure they are delivering programs at a best practice standard
  • Judging courses
  • Business and club development workshops

Business:

  • Affiliation with National and State body
  • Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) and Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) licences. These licences allow you to play and use recorded music at your club
  • Voting rights and attendance at AGM
  • Gymnastics Australia’s (GA)online data base to register and record participants
  • Public Liability Insurance including Directors cover for clubs and Professional Indemnity Insurance for coaches and officials
  • Personal Accident cover for members & voluntary workers
  • HR support through HR plus
  • Business support through 3rd Level Consulting

Events:

  • Eligibility to participate in State Championships and other State Events
  • Eligibility to participate in Level Award Tests / NLP (Trampoline Sports)
  • Eligibility to host events
  • Co-present state events
  • Professional development and volunteer opportunities at state and national events

Sport:

  • Eligibility to represent Victoria at National and International Competitions
  • Talent Identification programs providing pathways for gymnasts
  • Information and clarification of issues from Sports Technical Committees
  • Provision of training and competition facilities
  • Ongoing technical information to ensure your club, coaches and officials are up to date with changes with in the sport

Promotion:

  • Promotion on the GV and GA websites
  • Your club featuring in the ‘Club Search’ function on both websites
  • Referral to your club from telephone calls made to GV
  • Use of GV logos
  • Marketing and promotion materials