Frequently Asked Questions
Please see below a list of Frequently Asked Questions that we receive at the Club which may help to answer some of your own thoughts or queries:
What should my child wear to their gymnastics session?
Participants should wear tight fitting clothing for their class with no zips, hoods or pockets. This should be activewear, refraining from jeans, denim clothing or skirts and all jewellery should be removed. Hair should also be tied up out of your child’s face and socks should be removed.
Does my child need to bring anything with them?
It is essential that your child brings a named water bottle to the session to be placed inside the door in the water bucket. This enables your child to have a quick drink when required, without having to leave the facility. We also recommend that your child arrives at the session wearing the correct attire and avoid bring any valuables or additional items.
Who are British Gymnastics? Why does my child need an insurance with them?
British Gymnastics are our National Governing Body for Gymnastics and provide membership support and insurance for all our coaches, volunteers and our gymnasts. We are unable to let gymnasts participate in sessions without membership in place because it includes their insurance. For GDPR reasons we are unable to purchase this for gymnasts, coaches or volunteers.
Is there a cost for a taster session? How much is my child’s session?
The cost for the taster session is £6.50, this is the same hourly rate for all those enrolled in sessions at Worthing Gymnastics Club. This cost has been set to enable the club to continue to run efficiently and for us to deliver the best provision of gymnastics possible. WGC will continue to operate as a not for profit, reinvesting money into the future development of the club.
How do the fees work? How often and how do I pay?
All fees are requested a month in advance over a ten month period beginning in August and ending in May. Fees are paid via direct debit on or around the 16th of each month which has to be pre authorised. If you join part way through the year there will be an adjustment to bring your account up to date ready for the next members’ monthly payment.
What is WGC Membership?
Worthing gymnastics club membership is an annual fee of £20.00 per gymnast. For current members this is requested in July, to book their place in advance ready for September. For new members, this is paid upon joining. This proceed is put towards our dedicated facility.
How do I register my child for a taster session?
We use an external club management system powered by Love Admin – please head over to our ‘Register & Join Us’ page and follow the link.
How can I update my contact details?
To update your contact details, you need to log in to Love Admin where your contact details will be available to view and update. Please update these regularly according to T&Cs.
If I’m an existing member of WGC how do I add an additional child?
Please go to our online registration page and fill in the form for your new child and let us know in the ‘additional information’ section who your existing child is and we’ll link the accounts together.
Where can I go to watch my child?
You can watch your child within their gymnastics session in the designated spectator area. Please ask a member of the team for further details. Please don’t use phones and food and drink is not allowed within the sports hall. We ask that you spectate quietly so that the gymnasts are not distracted.
How much notice do I need to give?
We require a notice period of one month for rearranging groups, additional training hours and any period of absence. Please note that, if you wish to leave Worthing Gymnastics Club, we require a month’s notice in writing.
Who is the best contact for me?
Head Coach Heather Sampford – email@example.com
Welfare Officer – firstname.lastname@example.org or 07710 169310
Admin and Payment Information – email@example.com
General enquires – firstname.lastname@example.org
If you query is urgent, please telephone Heather Sampford on 07872 451517