Established as a region of British Gymnastics in 1980 comprising the counties of Surrey, East & West Sussex and Kent it has grown to a position of pre-eminence becoming the first region to break the 20,000 /100 plus clubs in the UK.
The South East prides itself on having many ‘first' in its record book these including:
The first region the be given the status of Sports Council Centres of Excellence in the 1980s in a range of disciplines:
Womens Artistic Leatherhead & Dorking
Mens Artistic Woking
This was followed in 2001 with two of its centres being designated British Gymnastics High Performance Centres these being for Trampolining at Gillingham and for WA at Leatherhead.
The Region is proud of its record of having the greatest number of dedicated gymnastics centres established by clubs. In addition to those stated above we have to add Horsham, Brighton, Crawley (Hawth), Hastings (Summerfield), Uckfield, Deal, Tolworth, Gymnastics Factory (Guildford), Meapa, Pegasus (Maidstone) with more being planned.
Development support is provided through British Gymnastics by a team comprising of an Area Manager and three Club Development Co-ordinators who between them cover the South East and South Regions. British Gymnastics also provides the services of South East Region dedicated Workforce Development Co-ordinator who is responsible for the organisation and administration of coaching and judging courses.
The region has a well structured organisation from Bord through to its technical committees and training squads these providing an opportunity for young gymnasts to experience development en route to national squad selection.
The performance of coaches and their gymnasts has resulted in selections to represent Great Britain at the highest international levels from the Olympic Games, through World and European Championships to Commonwealth Games in many instances the gymnasts achieving medal positions including gold.
The region holds gymnastics championships in its own right as well as hosting British championships and International Events.
South East Gymnastics is proud of its record, it is proud of its clubs, its gymnasts, its coaches and judges. It maintains a standard for others to follow.
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Honorary President SE Region
Vice President European Gymnastics(UEG)