• Norwegian Gymnasts welcomed at Falcon Spartak
    During the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd June 2018 we were delighted to welcome 3 Rhythmic and 4 Men’s artistic gymnasts from Norway for a competition as preparation for their participation in the 2019 Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi .  There are very few clubs in Norway offering competitions to these gymnasts so they have to travel to wherever they can to get competition with other similar gymnasts.  We had a great competition and saw some excellent work from all the gymnasts. 

    The Norwegian coaches were keen to learn more about gymnastics in Great Britain and informal meetings were held to discuss the disability and Special Olympics training programs.  The gymnasts were given an invitation to take part in the Poole Open competition in October as further preparation for World Games.

    A very friendly and most enjoyable weekend for everyone.  I would like to offer sincere thanks to the parents from the Saturday morning class that came to the gym on Sunday afternoon to help put the kit away..  photos to follow...

  • "Required URGENTLY a club secretary and treasurer to help with the running and organisation of the club.  Please contract 07967 346060 for further information.

Thursday
Jan042018

2018 - Starting the New Year

  • Start of session:
    Gymnasts/Parents/Family/Carers are reminded that Gymnasts are to arrive 5 minutes before their session starts (we appreciate that factors happen like traffic, parking).  Gymnasts should wait quietly out in the corridor until their session starts.
  • Drink:
    Gymnasts must have a drink with them every session as they need to hydrate throughout their session.  Gymnasts and Parents are reminded that food and drink should not be consumed within the gym.  Gymnasts should leave their drinks out in the corridor.  Coaches don't have spare drinks, that can be given to gymnasts.
  • Jewellery:
    Jewellery is to be removed before entering the gym.  Coaches cannot be held responsible for watches, rings, bracelets, necklaces or earrings.
  • Appearance/Clothing
    Hair must be neatly tied up, as long hair gets in the way when coaches are trying to assist in moves, as well as in the gymnast's way when working floor, apparatus and trampolining.

    Falcon Spartak have a range of clothing available to purchase which is appropriate to wear while training.  Tee shirts/Polo shirts, Tracksuits/Jogging bottoms, sports shorts are the best thing to wear or leotards.  It is safer when using apparatus, especially bars and rings.  Strappy tops, short shorts, jeans, jumpers, crop tops are inappropriate attire.

 

JOIN IN THE FUN PLANNED FOR 2018 

Please let the gym know if you would like to join us for a evening bowl or a challenging fish and chip supper..

1.  A bowling evening for all.  Two rounds of bowling plus a meal.   If you are interested please enter your name on the form in the gym and how many in your party.  Bring your family/friends or come on your own and join the fun.  Once we have an idea of numbers, we will let you know the date and time.

2.  Quiz night with fish and chip supper.  This is again subject to numbers.  Please let the gym know. 

Both events have been great fun and very successful in the past.

Thursday
Dec142017

2017/2018

 Image result for free xmas moving scene for kidsWhat a year 2017 has been.  Every one of our Gymnasts have grown not only in height but in confidence and gained more skills.  Special Olympics showed just how hard our gymnast had worked bringing back a massive haul of medals.  We should also remember our coaches who put so much time and effort into training.  The Display team rocked the London Festival.  WELL DONE EVERYONE! 
   

2018 - Predictions: 

We predict fun that could be right up your alley, it may even bowl you over?  or maybe a challenge!

1.  A bowling evening for all.  Two rounds of bowling plus a meal.   If you are interested please enter your name on the form in the gym and how many in your party.  Bring your family/friends or come on your own and join the fun.  Once we have an idea of numbers, we will let you know the date and time.

2.  Quiz night with fish and chip supper.  This is again subject to numbers.  Please let the gym know. 

Both events have been great fun and very successful in the past. 

Image result for latest xmas gymnastic scene for kids 

 

 

Thank you everyone for your support throughout the year.  We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

 

 

 

Wednesday
Nov012017

The Club needs your help!

  • "Treasurer and Admin/Secretary positions still available" see Vacancies tab for details - good  experience/opportunity for anyone returning to work or looking to enhance their CV.

  • Please let Kay know if you can help (collect fees etc.) on Saturday.

  • Check out our "Shop as you Give" Tab above!! Make a difference!

  • Sunday
    Oct012017

    FALCON SPARTAK GYMNASTICS CLUB

    Poole Open Competition - October 2017

    Just a reminder that the gym is closed on Saturday 7th October as we are all in Poole at the Poole Open Competition.     Good luck to everyone taking part!

    Gymnasts: Warm up times for next weekend are as follows:

    Saturday              1.30 p.m.   Rhythmic and trampoline              
    Sunday                9.00 a.m. 

    Gymnasts should wear club kit.  Sheffield leotards can also be worn.

    ALL GYMNASTS  - EITHER POOLE OR THE LONDON FESTIVAL

    Please remember to register/insure your gymnast on the British Gymnast website.    You should be able to do this from Sunday 1.10.17 and its important that you pay the club first, then register on-line.    BG will inform us once this is complete.     

    Gymnasts taking part in either the Poole competition or the London Festival MUST do this .... your gymnast will not be insured and will not be able to take part if this is not done.

    Please read the letter sent home on Saturday (or during the week) and follow the instructions in this.     If you have any queries please talk to either Kay or Frances.

    Friday
    Jun232017

    FALCON SPARTAK GYMNASTICS CLUB

    Summer Activity Weeks

    Falcon Spartak GC will be holding week long courses during the schools Summer Holiday – we will have access to full men’s and women’s artistic apparatus as well as Rhythmic equipment and trampolining. If you have never tried it before why not come along and join us? The Club is based at Hurstmere School, Hurst Road, Sidcup (in the Sports Hall)

    Monday     14 August to Friday 18 August              10.00 a.m. - 12 noon
    Monday     21 August to Friday 25 August              10.00 a.m. - 12 noon

    If you are interested in joining one (or more) of the classes please telephone Kay, Senior Coach, Falcon Spartak on 07967 346060 to reserve a place.

    2 hr class for 5 days   £25.00 per week
    or £6.50 per session 


    The Activity Weeks will be open to any ability including those with any learning/physical or sensory impairment.

    Wheelchair users are welcome.