Registered in England. Company Limited by Guarantee Registration No.09408826
Head office: G&T, 41 Halsall Rd, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 3DB
Ricky Brooks, Head Coach
Gymnastics & Tumbling is operated by Ricky Brooks, a British Gymnastics trained UKCC Level 3 coach in Pre-school Gymnastics and General Gymnastics. Ricky more than 20 years of experience as a gymnastics coach. Ricky has relevant, up to date safeguarding; first aid training; and, a degree from Manchester Metropolitan University where he studied Business Management and Sport Studies. He lives in Southport and is father of two young children who also attend Gymnastics & Tumbling classes in addition to many other Clubs and activities in the Southport area.
Ricky's philosophy is that gymnastics can be fun and fulfilling for all. Gymnastics is an excellent sport to develop strength, coordination, flexibility, and, a focused ability to learn and translate coaching instruction into precise physical movement. Gymnastics training complements learning and development of many other sports.
Everyone at Southport's Gymnastics & Tumbling has an opportunity to experience the thrill and excitement of gymnastics with a focus on tumbling skills such as rolls, cartwheels, flicks, somersaults and many other skills.
Gymnastics & Tumbling members use 15m long air powered tumble tracks, double mini-tramps, vault, trampettes and rebound practices in addition to a 12m x 12m gymnastics floor area. Children have opportunities to earn progressive British Gymnastics approved proficiency awards and our Tiny Tumbler classes focus on developing co-ordination, balance, and, agility.
Classes are led by British Gymnastics qualified coaches with DBS clearance and up to date Safeguarding and First Aid training. Members have lots of time on gymnastics apparatus with classes divided into small groups with at least one coach working with a group of up to seven gymnasts.
Classes take place at Birkdale High School on Windy Harbour Rd in Southport. The venue offers parking spaces for parents and a gymnasium large enough to house lots of Gymnastics & Tumbling equipment and side benches to accommodate parent spectators.