We are not taking on any new academies at the moment.

To apply to join the waiting list, please email Michelle, why you would like to become an academy and what skills you could bring to the club.

[email protected]

The Northwood Gymnastics (NG) Academy Coaching Programme

The NG Coaching Academy Programme is now only available to 16 year old and 17 year olds who may be interested in learning about gymnastic coaching, working with children or even wanting to do some work experience in a gymnastics setting.

We offer the opportunity to volunteer alongside our experienced coaches, delivering coaching to a range of ages and abilities, all the way to paid work prospects and UKCC coaching qualifications.

To apply all academy coaches must:

1. Be aged between 16 years and 17 years old to be part of the academy coaching programme.

2.  An applicant cannot be accepted into the official programme until they are 16 years old.

3. Complete at least one term probation period (Unpaid). At the end of this period, they will be accepted or not accepted into the programme, by Paul Turner (Head Coach).

If accepted into the programme all academy coaches must:

1. Hold appropriate valid qualifications  

- At 13 years plus - attend and pass the ‘British Gymnastics Proficiency Course’.  The outcomes of the Award Scheme courses are:

Assist with the teaching of skills and activities within the proficiency scheme

Tailor the material to be suitable for the age group, provide stimulating sessions and essentially, make sessions fun.

- At 16 years plus - attend and pass the ‘British Gymnastics Level 1 - General Gymnastics course’ (The cost of this course will be subsidised by Northwood Gymnastics).

2. Consider the well-being and safety of participants.

3. Develop an appropriate working relationship with others in the gymnastics setting.

4. Hold the appropriate ‘British Gymnastics Insurance’ cover. (Minimum Bronze level).

5. When we return to under 16's - they will need to - Apply for and provide a copy of their work permit when they pass their probation period and are eligible to invoice.  Rates of pay are available from [email protected]

To download the work permit please click here

Please note that all Academy Coaches are self employed - so they must complete the form with their own details. They do not work for Northwood Gymnastics.

6. Display consistently high standards of behaviour and appearance, dress suitably,

removing jewellery and not using inappropriate language at any time whilst involved with

club activities.

7. Never consume alcohol or drugs immediately before or during training or events.

8 . Promote the positive aspects of the sport (e.g. fair play) .

9. Do not use their mobile phones at any time during a coaching session.

10. Submit all invoices promptly, as late ones may not be processed. A separate invoice must be submitted for each venue.

11. All invoices must include the following statement “I am responsible for my income tax and National Insurance and include their 10 digit UTR Number”

12. Tick in every session they are assisting at the club.