Netherhall Gymnastics Club, formerly Homerton Gymnastics Club, was established by Trish Maude 36 years ago in 1974 and met in the gymnasium at Homerton College until the turn of the century when the gymnasium there closed and a new home was offered in the Blue Gym at the Netherhall School Sports College.From the outset, the key objectives of the Club have been to enable trainee teachers and other adults to gain coaching experience and to enable children to enjoy sport and to become independent learners through participating in gymnastics.
The Club meets weekly during term-time on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and offers General Gymnastics and Acrobatic Gymnastics. Holiday classes are run in conjunction with City Sport in school holidays.
Netherhall Gymnastics Club is affiliated to British Gymnastics and also to the ECAGA (Eastern Counties) and Cambridgeshire regions.
We achieved GymMark status in June 2014 and aim to continually progress and develop all aspects of the club in accordance with BG's standards and their GymMark accredition scheme.
Patricia Maude was awarded an MBE for services to physical education in 2001. Formerly a full-time principal lecturer in teacher education at Homerton College, University of Cambridge, she is now a part-time tutor and physical education consultant. Patricia has completed extensive research into movement development for young children and has contributed regionally and nationally as advisor, author, coach, judge and tutor for British Gymnastics. Her major contribution has been in general gymnastics and teacher/tutor training. Patricia's leading-edge contributions to interactive resource materials for teachers have included Observing Children Moving (2003) and Observing and Analysing Learners' Movement (2006). Her most recent publication is "A Practical Guide to Teaching Gymnastics (2008)" commissioned by the Association for Physical Education, endorsed by British Gymnastics and published by 1st 4 sport. www.1st4sport.com