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:
Under the current conditions please read our new WOW (ways of working)
What should my child wear to their gymnastics session?
Participants to wear tight fitting clothing for their class with no zips, hoods or pockets. This should be active wear, refraining from jeans, denim clothing or skirts and all jewellery to be removed at home before coming to the gym. Under current conditions there are no changing facilities participants are to come along in their gym kit and please ensure hair is tied up securely so children can see and perform gymnastics safely. Gym shoes can be worn and socks to be removed.
Does my child need to bring anything with them?
It is essential that your child brings a named water bottle that is full. There are no facilities for refilling and this enables your child to have a drink when required. Please ensure that your child arrives at their class wearing the correct attire and leave any valuables or additional items at home.
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 classes without membership in place because it includes their insurance. For GDPR compliance we are unable to purchase BG membership for gymnasts, coaches or volunteers. For more information click here.
Is there a cost for a taster session? How much is my child’s class?
The cost for the taster session is £7.00, this is the same hourly rate for all members who attend classes at Worthing Gymnastics Club. On confirming your taster you will be invoiced £7.00, this payment is to be paid by bank transfer before attending. WGC will continue to deliver quality instruction at an affordable cost to all. Operating as a not for profit organisation ensures that every penny is reinvested 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 invoiced adjustment to to bring your account up to date ready for the next WGC members’ monthly payment, requested on the 16th of the month.
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 invoiced and paid upon joining by bank transfer. This proceed is put towards our dedicated facility.
How do I register my child for a taster class?
We use an external club management system powered by Love Admin – please head over to our ‘Register & Join Us‘ page and follow the link.
If I’m an existing member of WGC how do I add an additional child for a taster class?
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.
How can I update my contact details?
To update your contact details, you need to log in to Love Admin where your personal contact details will be available to view and update. Please update these regularly according to T&Cs.
Where can I go to watch my child?
Under the current ways of working (WOW) parents and guardians aren’t spectating. We hope to be able to welcome you back into our facility again once our national governing body British Gymnastics gives clubs the go ahead based on the governments guidance.
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Welfare Officer – email@example.com or 07710 169310
Admin and Payment Information – firstname.lastname@example.org
General enquires – email@example.com
If you query is urgent, please telephone Heather Sampford on 07872 451517