The Southern Canberra Gymnastic Club (SCGC) is an Incorporated community (not for profit) sporting organisation that was established in 1983 (for more detailed history go to the History page). The club is affiliated with Gymnastics ACT and through it to Gymnastics Australia.
SCGC’s organisation comprises a Committee, a management team led by the senior program managers and a number of part time and casual coaches.
The club achieved its Star 3 rating under Gymnastics Australia’s Club 10 quality assurance program in 2009. To achieve this rating the club’s operations, policies, procedures, facilities and a range of other requirements were independently audited. We are in the process of gaining Star 4 rating.
While having strong competitive programs the club prides itself on its commitment to its recreational programs that allow for kids of all sporting abilities to participate in a fun environment. We currently provide programs in the following Gymsports:
- Men’s Artistic Gymnastics (MAG);
- Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG);
- General Gymnastics and Kindergyym (GG); and
- Trampoline Sports (TRP).
Gymnastics physically and mentally prepares children for all sports and is extremely beneficial in their personal development. It develops co-ordination, strength, flexibility and quickness, while it promotes concentration skills and self-discipline in the young child. Many former Southern Canberra kids have gone on to excel in other sports and in the academic world.
The club is also committed to the life-skills development of its gymnasts by providing those that wish to with valuable work experience through its coaches apprenticeship program. This program takes those gymnasts who wish to take up coaching and assigns them to a more experienced coach to gain coaching skills and experience until they reach the age requirement to achieve formal coaching accreditation. This work experience, we believe, is also of significant benefit to the on-going life-skill development of those involved.
The club currently has some of the best coaches in Australia and we continually strive to provide the best coaching experience for the children, regardless of their skill levels. The club has produced top class gymnasts representing the ACT at Australian Championships with a number of these winning individual and team medals. In local state and National Clubs competitions Southern Canberra has also been a leader, producing many State Champions and National Club team award winners.
The club has been honoured with the prestigious Tuggeranong Valley Coach of the Year award three times.