Retford Gymnastics Club
Terms & Conditions

      Terms and conditions.

Parent’s code of conduct for Parents/Carers

  • ·         Encourage your child to understand the rules and play with them
  • ·         Set a good example by recognizing good sportsmanship and applauding the good performances of all
  • ·         Never compare your gymnast to another
  • ·         Respect the decision of your child’s coach
  • ·         Never force your child to take part in the sport
  • ·         Keep the club informed if your child is ill or unable to attend sessions
  • ·         Support you child’s involvement in the sport and help them enjoy their sport
  • ·         Never belittle a child for a poor performance or making mistakes  
  • ·         Always ensure your child has the appropriate clothing
  • ·         Make sure your child arrives on time for their sessions (unless you have told the coach otherwise) and only when your child is admitted into the gym and registered, you can leave them in the care of the coaches.
  • ·         Endeavour to establish good communications with the club, coaches and officials for the benefit of all
  • ·         Use correct and proper language at all times
  • ·         Ensure that children in your care are behaving appropriately while on the premises
  • ·         You are required to pay any fees for training or events promptly


Code of Conduct for Club Officials and volunteers

  • ·         Consider the well being and safety of participants before the development of performance
  • ·         Develop and appropriate working relationship with participants based on mutual trust and respect
  • ·         Ensure that all activities are appropriate to the age, ability and experience of the gymnasts
  • ·         Promote positive aspects of gymnastics, for example, fair play
  • ·         Display consistently high standards of behaviour and appearance
  • ·         Follow all guidelines laid down by British Gymnastics
  • ·         Hold appropriate valid qualifications and insurance cover
  • ·         Never exert undue influence over participants to obtain personal benefit or reward
  • ·         Never condone rule violations rough play or the use of prohibited substances
  • ·         Encourage participants to value their performance and not just results
  • ·         Encourage and guide gymnasts to accept responsibility for their own performance and behaviour



Code of Conduct for Junior and Adult members

As a member of Retford Gymnastics Club you are expected to abide by the following code of conduct


  • ·         All members must follow the code of conduct and respect officials and their decisions
  • ·         All members must respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants, regardless of gender, ability, cultural background or religion
  • ·         Members should keep to agreed timings for training and competitions or inform their coach if they are going to be late.
  • ·         Members must wear suitable kit. The kit will consist of:

Clothing that is deemed suitable for training:

·         Full leotard - No crop tops

·         Tee shirt/ shorts/leggings/ no denim

·         A club uniform is available to purchase through the club

·         Long hair must be tied back and no jewellery to be worn

·         Any piercings must be removed after 6 weeks of being done, until that time, tape must be worn over the piercing.



Retford Gymnastics Club is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well being of all its members. The club believes that it is important that members, coaches, administrators, parents and carers associated with the club should at all times show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of others. Therefore, members are encouraged to be open at all times to share any complaints or concerns they have about any aspect of the club with the Head Coach Pam Rose and Welfare Officer Philippa Thornton.


< Back