The Angus Area Gymnastics Squad and Senior Gymnastics Squads are put together through partnership working between ANGUSalive Sport & Leisure, Angus Gymnastics Development Group, SportTayside & Fife Regional Partnership and local leisure facilities.
Being part of the squad provides the ideal opportunity for gymnasts to develop existing skills and techniques and provides pathway opportunities to advance further in gymnastics.
The Angus Area Gymnastics Squad works alongside the Regional Academy guidelines and criteria. The age range for the Area Squad is 7-10 years old. The gymnasts are coached by highly qualified coaches with assistance from the various Angus gymnastics clubs.
As the Area Squad runs with the guidelines of the Regional Academy held in Auchterarder, Angus Gymnastics Development Group felt that there should be an avenue for gymnasts who are out with this specific age bracket.
Therefore we worked together to establish an Angus Senior Area squad. This squad is open to gymnasts who are 11 years and over.
Gymnasts attend a trial to be selected into either of these squads. The trial has set criteria which gymnasts must meet in order to be invited to the squad sessions.
The Angus Area Squad meet once a month and the Senior Squad meet every 6 weeks.