Information for Clubs

Benefits of becoming an inclusive Club

  •          Access to more members
  •          Increased awareness of underrepresented groups in the community
  •          Staff training and development opportunities
  •          Access to funding opportunities
  •          Access to resources and support from Gymnastics Victoria
  •          Inclusive community image
  •          Increased promotional opportunities
  •          Increased partnership and support
  •          Increased club access
  •          Sound policies and procedures
  •          Increased communication to a broad audience
  •          Access to awards and recognition
  •          Increased diversity of program delivery

 

Learn more about Inclusive Gymnastics by watching our Gymnastics for Everybody video.

 

 

Becoming an Inclusive Leader Club

    We are working hard towards our vision of “Gymnastics for Everybody”. Part of this is encouraging all our affiliate clubs to be Inclusive Leader Clubs. An Inclusive Leader Club is a gymnastics club that works with their wider community to ensure that inclusive gymnastics opportunities are open for all. To be recognised as an Inclusive Leader Club, clubs will need to complete all of our Inclusive Club Guidelines, now available on our Inclusive Club App

The app is available on Android and Apple devices. You can submit written content, upload photos, and much more.

To download:

1. Go to the "App Store" or "Play Store"

2. Search "Gymnastics Victoria"

3. Scroll until you see an app called "Inclusion" with the Gymnastics Victoria logo.

4. Download the app (it's free!)

5. Become an Inclusive Leader Club!

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@gymnasticsvictoria.org.au or on (03) 9005 4700.

 

Inclusive Resources

    

We have a range of inclusive resources available to clubs. These include communication resources, plain language fact sheets, case studies and more! 

Click here to view our Inclusive Resources

 

Inclusive Awareness Workshop - Free at your club!

Click here to book your Inclusive Awareness Workshop Today!

     We currently offer a free inclusive awareness workshop for gymnastics coaching staff, administrators, committees, volunteers, and sporting organisations. Our inclusion awareness workshop focuses on raising awareness around working with people from underrepresented groups (older adults, people with disability, newly arrived migrant and refugee communities and Aboriginal Australians). The workshop also teaches coaches how to modify activities to include all participants regardless of their background, age, gender and ability. This practical 2hr workshop is fun, interactive and run at your club at a time that works for you.

 You can also contact us at info@gymnasticsvictoria.org.au or on (03) 9005 4700.

 

Current Initiatives and Opportunities

    

Our Indigenous Leaders 

We recently received funding from Sport and Recreation Victoria to increase leaders in our sport from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent. This funding will be used to increase gymnastics opportunities and sponsor leaders through training of their choice in gymnastics.

If you think you would be suitable for this program, or know someone else who would be, please contact us at info@gymnasticsvictoria.org.au or on (03) 9005 4700.

 

Partner with Special Olympics

We are working closely with Special Olympics in increase gymnastics participation in the Special Olympics state and national games for gymnasts with intellectual disabilities.

If your club has gymnasts with intellectual disabilities would may be interested in participating in  Special Olympics, please contact us at info@gymnasticsvictoria.org.au or on (03) 9005 4700.

Alternatively, navigate to the Special Olympics Homepage to view program information for Women's Gymnastics, Men's Gymnastics and Rhythmic Gymnastics. 

 

Partner with Blind Sports Victoria

We are working alongside Blind Sports Victoria to increase sport and recreation opportunities for people who are blind or have a vision impairment. We are working with clubs to create tailored programs for these participants.

If your club would be interested in working with Blind Sports Victoria, please contact us at info@gymnasticsvictoria.org.au or on (03) 9005 4700.

 

Launchpad

The Launchpad programs are all about fundamental movement.  They've been especially designed to support you in giving your gymnasts the opportunity to practise, develop and, most importantly, enjoy moving through a wide range of activities that will help them to develop physically, socially and cognitively. 

For more information please see our Launchpad page.

If your club would be interested in becoming Launchpad accredited, please contact us at info@gymnasticsvictoria.org.au or on (03) 9005 4700. 

 

Keep up to date with our inclusive e-newsletter 'Gymnastics for Everybody'

 

Our Gymnastics for Everybody e-newsletter includes stories about inclusive successes in our clubs, events to look forward to, and keeps all our members up to date with inclusive initiatives and opportunities.

To subscribe click here or contact us at info@gymnasticsvictoria.org.au or on (03) 9005 4700.