Welcome to Mansfield Olympic Gymnastics
Our club is based in Mansfield, a former mining and textile town of around 100,000 people. The town is still recovering from huge job losses and is still one of the most deprived areas in the UK.
The Club was founded by Geoff Davies and his daughter Nicola in the Village of Edwinstowe. They coached recreational gymnastics for about two years. The decision to move came when a larger recreational centre on the Notts Derbyshire Boarder became available and they had more equipment, this took them to Kissingate Leisure centre in Shirebrook. Initially they continued with recreational gymnastics but decided to try competitive gymnastics and affiliated to Derbyshire Gymnastics Association.Within one year the first medal was won at the county championships, the first of many.
In 1998/99 we moved to Mansfield and although the centre was smaller the levels of coaching and training improved at an incredible rate as Geoff and Nicola attended regular coaching and training courses and summer training camps.
2005 was our 3rd year of winning the Derbyshire Championships along with 17 county titles and numerous regional titles. We have also had a share of National finalists. Our best achievement was with Leah Herbert who reached 7th place on the elite world class start squad in spite of only working half the hours the top 6 worked. (The top 6 get funding and special training)
2008 was the first time we competed in the Rushmoor Rosebowl International invitation at RGA in Aldershot.
2010 was the first year that we had two gymnasts compete in the English Championships and both gymnasts gave great displays.
In 2010 we moved from River Maun Recreational centre to a full time gymnastics centre on Chesterfield Road North, Mansfield which instantly allowed the club to expand to over 180 members.We have also started to expand our great coaching team and now have 5 coaches working alongside Geoff and Nicola.
Our vision is to build a new permanent gym in Mansfield to offer schools and children the same opportunities here that more affluent areas take for granted.
Mansfield gymnastics