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Excelsior ADC Gymnastics
“I think gymnastics laid the best foundation I could have developed for any sport“. Mark Schultz, Olympic Gold Medallist, World Champion wrestler.
We are a recreational club offering gymnastics for children in the Willand, Cullompton and Uffculme area of Devon as well as Wellington, Somerset.
If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact James Marshall. Places will be limited to 16 per class.
Timetable resumes September 2017.
Spaces available in Willand and Wellington
Tuesdays in school term time at Village Hall
- 16:00 -17:00 for KS1 children in years 1-2,3.
- 17:00-18:00 for children in years 3-7
- FreeG 1800-1915,
Wednesdays at Court Fields School, Wellington, Somerset from
- 1530:1630 FreeG (yr 7+)
- 1630:1730 General Gymnastics (Primary School, years 1-6).
Most people don’t know it, but gymnastics isn’t just one sport. It’s a whole range of different types (or ‘disciplines’, as you’ll often hear them called).
The best gymnasts move with incredible strength, control and flexibility. Which means they can perform amazing jumps, tricks, balances and holds.
Is it easy to learn?
You probably already do some basic moves at the moment. Whether that’s bouncing on a trampoline, doing cartwheels, hanging from bars or stretching. Of course, there’s a lot more to it than that. But if you decide to learn, you’ll be supported every step of the way by expert coaches.
What is FreeStyle Gymnastics (FreeG).
We offer FreeG at both our Wellington and Willand venues. It is especially popular with teenage boys, but many girls prefer it to formal gymnastics. This video shows some of our freestylers in action at a recent camp:
Excelsior and British Gymnastics
Our club is a member of British Gymnastics (BG). This means we provide a safe, friendly environment with professional coaches to help you learn.
BG insists on the highest standard of coach education and the safest environment for all our gymnastics activities.
You don’t have to be a member of our club or BG before arrive for your first session, but if you decide gymnastics is for you there’s an opportunity for you to become a member of our club and BG.
Sessions are run by James Marshall, who is a Level 2 coach in general gymnastics.
Alongside Laura Lane, Holly Walker, Tom Trowbridge, Megan Flloyd, Cherie Chambers and Tom Hardy who are volunteer helpers.
You can try the classes out for £4 per session, up to two sessions. If you then decide that it is for you, you can join the club which is £22 per year and everyone renews on October 1st (BG rule, not ours!)
FreeG in Willand
James has provided a wealth of experience and expertise to the Academy set up at London Welsh RFC in recent years. He has addressed both the physical and mental development of the players through innovative, player and position specific programmes which have resulted in each individual within the group developing towards their potential.
19 Aug 2017
Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Course – Kensington, London. 19-20 August 2017. Venue: Westway Sport & Fitness Centre, 1 Crowthorne Rd, London W10 6RP Asessment Day – Sunday 1 October 2017. Cost: £280 including materials and access to online resources. To book send a deposit of £100 here. The deposit is non refundable. Once the full balance has been paid and […]