THE
CLUB

Our club has roots that span back to the 1980’s, Lorraine Lyon was the first Liverpool gymnast to compete at Senior World & European Championships winning medals and titles at both. Lorraine was coach to the now Head Coach Jay Scouler, the pair worked together at Everton Park Sports Centre in the 1990’s where Lorraine herself had done most of her training as a gymnast under coaches Paul Abrahams & lan Moscrop.

PRE-
SCHOOL

BEGINNER
CLASSES

INTERNATIONAL
CHAMPIONSHIPS

Liverpool’s Best

In 2002 Jay founded the club in its current form starting off in Everton Park, Croxteth & Peter Lloyds that summer.  In October 2002 an opportunity arose for Jay and a group of 3 gymnasts to start training at Park Road Gymnastics Centre.  From that original group of 4 including Jay the club grew little by little year on year, one of the founding gymnasts, Jack Helme, went on to represent Great Britain at World & European Championships in 2009 ending a 17 year gap for Liverpool representation at Senior international level.

Opening Our Doors

By 2015 Liverpool had established itself as the leading domestic club program for production of senior & junior international gymnasts.  It was clear that the club would be unable to maintain growth sharing a gym with the enormously successful Women’s Artistic program at Park Road.  Strategically it was decided that the Trampoline club would separate after 15 years working side by side, British Gymnastics, Sport England & Liverpool City Council provided funding to enable us to set up Liverpool’s first & only full time High Performance Centre.  We opened our doors on 25th July 2016 and have never looked back!

“As a passionate, driven and sometimes overzealous 18 year old, the opportunity that arose to work within and learn from City of Liverpool Gymnastics Club was undoubtedly the biggest single factor that influenced the trajectory Trampoline took in Liverpool.  Amanda, Sarah, Claire, Gary, Judith & Shi Ma all took me under their wing and helped me adapt proven training methods from Artistic Gymnastics to Trampoline Gymnastics.  Forever grateful.”
-Jay Scouler

Since 2016 the club has exploded from what was still very small in number, 24 gymnasts, 3 coaches to over 300 competitive gymnasts and 26 coaches (more than the number of gymnasts when we opened)! We are very proud that most of our staff are former international gymnasts that came through the sport in our early days.  Daniel, Zoe, Luke, Steven all represented GBR winning medals at World and European level, continuing this tradition many of our younger coaches are still competing or recently retired.

Our Mission

Dedicated Team

Organised Classes

Supportive Coaches

Club Rules

We follow the standards set by British Gymnastics on areas such as Safeguarding, Coaching Excellence and Health & Safety. We take the welfare of our members very seriously and have a team of 2 qualified Welfare Officers here at the club. We also have strict codes of conduct; that must be followed by all members, staff/coaches, families and customers alike. Full details of our Welfare Team, as well as all our policies/codes of conduct, can be found within our Club Rules section on our website.

At PBSC, we consider safety to be of paramount importance. Our club is affiliated with British Gymnastics, and all members of our coaching team are also registered, qualified, DBS checked and insured through BG.

This means we follow BG rules, policies, code of conduct.

BG British Gymnastics Health, Safety and Welfare Policy

Please download the Child Protection Policy here:

Download British Gymnastics Health, Safety & Welfare Policy

BG Safeguarding Protecting Policy

Please download the Child Protection Policy here:

Download British Gymnastics Safeguarding Protecting policy

Terms and Conditions

Liverpool Trampoline Academy -” Terms and Conditions”

LTGA is a ‘private club established in Liverpool, with a community interest status. The terms and conditions apply to all parents/guardians and members of the Academy.

Enrolment

  • Parents/Guardians/Adult Members must set up a ‘membership account’ by completing the registration form, via the Perform Better website, ensuring that it is accurate and kept up-to-date. We use Club Manager as our online booking provider which includes Centre data management software and ClubLink (the name of the app).
  • It is the parent/guardian/adult member’s responsibility to ensure that the Club has the gymnast’s current contact details and emergency contact details.
  • It is the parent/guardian/adult member’s responsibility to ensure that medical records are kept up-to-date.
  • It is the parent/guardian/adult member’s responsibility to disclose any medical condition, allergies or disability.

LTGA Kit:

  • Participating gymnasts at LTGAmust be dressed in the club’s t-shirt and club’s grip socks (except children attending the trial session). The “welcome pack” is part of the joining fee and includes the following branded items: T-shirt, grip socks, bag, pen, calendar, headband, bottle, umbrella. This is compulsory for all members joining the club.
  • LTGA’s leotard and Tracksuit (hoodie) are mandatory only when attending organised London Gymnastics competitions.
  • It is a British Gymnastics (BG) ruling that Gymnasts must not wear jewelry of any kind, including earrings.
  • All hair must be tied up neatly to participate in a LTGA class.
  • Belongings: Perform Better cannot accept responsibility for any loss of or damage to personal belongings prior to, during or after a session. However, if we find any items left behind we will keep them in our loss property for approximately a month before we get rid of them.
  • First Aid: At Perform Better, most of our staff are qualified to offer first aid support. In the event of an accident, our designated first aiders can administer the necessary care your child requires. Emergency services will be called if necessary unless advised otherwise. If your child has specific medical needs that may impact their wellbeing or enjoyment of the course, e.g. the use of asthma spray, it is essential that the coaches are aware prior to the commencement of the course.
    We suggest that all parents of children carrying Epipens or inhalers arrange for a qualified medical practitioner to demonstrate the use of these to our Head Coach on their first day. If this is not possible then we will accept a demonstration given by a parent/guardian instead.
  • Photography: We may take photographs and video footage at courses to use for training, marketing, and promotional purposes. To exclude your child, please untick the photography consent box on the membership form, and also we must be informed in writing at the time of booking.
  • Equal opportunities: Perform Better and its staff believes in equal opportunity and also welcomes all children regardless of their gender, ability, race, or religion. Each child-attending course is of equal value and is entitled to equal access to opportunity. We operate a zero-tolerance policy against discrimination or bullying of any kind.
  • Child exclusion: On rare occasions, children can prove incompatible with the general well-being of the course e.g. bullying, disruptive or aggressive behaviour. We reserve the right to exclude such children. No refund will be made for any remaining days booked, and any costs associated with the exclusion will be the parent’s responsibility.
  • Child protection: Perform Better Staff have child protection and safeguarding children certificate, therefore, have a duty to respond if they suspect a child in their care may be suffering from abuse, or if a child makes a disclosure about abuse. Our Club’s welfare officer will be informed and if necessary will report to Safeguarding Local Authority.
  • Insurance: Our club has the appropriate public and employee liability insurance, all our coaches are British Gymnastics qualified, have appropriate membership and insurance.

BG Membership and Insurance:

  • Gymnasts must hold British Gymnastics (BG) membership which includes insurance prior to starting classes.
  • BG membership and insurance must be arranged directly between BG and the parent(s)/guardian(s)/adult member via the BG website – www.british-gymnastics.org
  • Gymnasts must hold the correct membership depending on the class they are attending, and it is the parent/guardian/adult member’s responsibility to ensure this is up to date.

Class Protocol:

  • Aim to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the class.
  • Parents/Guardians are not allowed to enter the sports hall unless asked to do so by a coach.
  • All children should be collected at the end of their class
  • Coaches will not allow children to leave the building unless under the supervision of their parent/guardian.Note: If someone other than the child’s parent/guardian needs to collect the child, written authorisation must be provided to the coach.

LTGA Policies and Standards of Conduct:

Members must abide by the following LTGA and BG policies and Standards of Conduct.
Failure to abide by these policies and standards will result in disciplinary action and may result in withdrawal of the LTGA membership.
Policies:
Safeguarding & Protecting Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy Equality Policy
Health & Safety Policy
Disability Participation Policy
Discrimination, Harassment, Bullying and Victimisation Policy Social Media Policy
Complaints & Disciplinary Policy
Standards of Conduct

Members must not take any action or demonstrate behaviour that would bring the Association into disrepute.
Members must not publish defamatory content in the media, or on social media, which abuses or criticises BG, LG or LTGA.
Parents/Guardians/Members must treat all coaches and staff with courtesy and respect.

Termination of Membership:
LTGA may withdraw the membership of parents, guardians or members who do not comply with BG and LTGA Terms and Conditions.
The LTGA may remove any membership to an individual acting in a manner contrary to the interests of the Academy.
The LTGA may terminate the membership of any individual member whose membership fee or class fees have not been paid by the stipulated deadline.

Photography

It is not the intention of BG or PBSC to prevent parents from taking pictures of their children but rather to ensure photographic practices are carefully monitored to allow the authorities to act if inappropriate imagery is circulated and to deter anyone with undesirable intentions. PBSC adopts BG policy statement for the use of filming via, camera, video or mobile phone at all competition or events. Any parent amateur or professional photographer or any person using picture recording equipment must provide the club with all relevant details and have the permission of the club.

Photography Policy

Click here to download policy (PDF)

Privacy Policy

Liverpool Trampoline Gymnastics Academy privacy notice – members and volunteers

Liverpool Trampoline Gymnastics Academy is the data controller and is committed to complying with our legal responsibilities under data protection law. We take your privacy seriously and will ensure your personal information is kept secure.

When we collect, use, share, retain or do anything else with your personal information (known collectively as ‘processing’) we are regulated under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and are responsible as ‘controller’ of your information.

This notice applies to you if you are:

  • An existing or prospective member of our club;
  • A person with parental responsibility for a member;
  • An existing or prospective club volunteer or official; and
  • We have a separate notice which provides privacy information relating to employees.

It is important that you read this carefully as it contains key information about how we use your personal data and your associated rights.

What is the Clubs responsibility under the Test and Trace system?

As a club, we have a responsibility to ensure a register of all employees and members within the facility with the date and time they have been within our facilities. When someone tests positive for Covid-19, NHS test and trace may ask the individual who has been infected or the carer of this individual for information/details of anyone they may have been in contact with. Reason-being why the registers will be taken as they will help with this process. As a club we may need to provide personal information ( Names and contact number) of members of the club if requested by NHS test and trace.

About us

Liverpool Trampoline Gymnastics Academy is a sports club delivering gymnastics sessions in the Liverpool area. Our members are gymnasts or the parents (if the gymnast is a child). We provide the opportunity for our members to participate in our activities, which include recreational classes, training, camps, competitions, squads and other similar gymnastics activities.

We register with British Gymnastics who govern the sport, provide insurance for clubs and individual members and offer competitions and events. It is a condition of British Gymnastics club registration that all our club members also register as individual members of British Gymnastics.

We also affiliate to London Gymnastics who run competitions and events in which we may participate.

Information we collect about you

  • The categories of personal information we process include:
  • Contact details* (gymnast or parent and emergency contacts) – email and telephone number
  • Gymnast date of birth*
  • Gymnast gender
  • Any relevant medical conditions and/or disabilities and additional related information
  • Other relevant individual needs for example, information about learning, religious or other support needs.

British Gymnastics collects the above information on our behalf when you join or renew your British Gymnastics membership.

  • Any individual risk assessments (gymnasts and others if applicable)
  • Details of any reasonable adjustments or steps taken to support your individual needs
  • British Gymnastics membership details* (which are confirmed by British Gymnastics when you join or renew)
  • Gymnast attendance and achievement records
  • Any communications from, to or relating to you
  • Details relating to standards of conduct
  • Any accident or incident reports including details of injuries
  • IP address, browser identifier and the time of access (if you use our website)
  • Bank details (If you are making regular payments to us or we are making payments to you e.g. for volunteer expenses)
  • Tax status (if you have agreed for us to claim gift aid on your donations].
  • Experience, qualifications, training and confirmation that you have completed a criminal record check (prospective or existing volunteers).

The information marked with an * above is essential for us to provide your membership. It is your choice whether you provide all the information we have requested but not providing information may affect our ability to meet you or your child’s needs and to protect their well-being.

If you are a competitive gymnast, we record other information about you to support your training and participation in competition such as:

  • Training and technical information
  • Lifestyle information
  • Nationality (if you are competing at international level)

If you attend an event or trip with the club, we will also collect the following information where relevant:

  • Dietary requirements and any other relevant information that we need to know to ensure your needs are met; and
    Passport information if the trip is abroad
  • Our purposes for processing information about you

We use the information we hold about you for a variety of purposes which are outlined below. Data protection law requires us to tell you what our legal reason is for each purpose.

Contractual purposes

When you ask us to provide you a service, such as club [membership or registration], gymnastics classes, competitions, trips or other activities [or you buy a product from us] we usually need to use information about you to provide this [product] or service, for example:

  • To contact you to confirm arrangements;
  • To notify you about changes to terms and conditions;
  • To tell you when it is time to renew membership or re-register for activities
  • To process payments or send you receipts required.
  • To provide you with the benefits and services to which you have subscribed.
  • We do so because it is necessary for the performance of a contract.

Legal obligations

We have a duty of care to ensure it is safe for you or your child to take part in gymnastics activity and to keep you/them safe while participating. Some individuals may be at risk of harm from participating in gymnastics activity as a result of a pre-existing condition. It is vital that you let us know if there is any reason why taking part in gymnastic activity may be unsafe prior to participation. With your agreement, we will review any information you provide and undertake risk assessments in consultation with yourself and any appropriate trained professionals e.g. medical consultants. When we ask participants to provide relevant health information such as details of medical conditions, medication needs, allergies or injuries, this is because we have a legal obligation.

If you are selected for a role at the club, we will usually obtain a reference from any appropriate organisation or individual you have nominated.

When you tell us about any special needs such as disabilities or other support information we may use relevant information to comply with our legal obligations under the Equality Act 2010. We will review any information you have provided to help us identify any actions we can take to support inclusion. We may need to ask you for more information to help us to best meet your or your child’s needs. We will keep a record of any steps we take to support inclusion.

If you are wishing to volunteer or work for us, we may need to ask you to complete a criminal record check as we have a legal obligation to do so. We jointly control the checking process with [British Gymnastics or Scottish Gymnastics] who is responsible for the assessment of any content on the check and will only share information with us where it is appropriate. For example, if you are considered by British Gymnastics to be unsuitable to take on the role, we may share relevant and proportionate information about criminal offences where it is deemed that while you are not considered unsuitable to take on the role, if it is considered necessary for safeguarding purposes.

When we retain information about you, even after you are no longer taking part in gymnastics activity, this is often because we are required to do so by law such as records we are required to keep for business and accounting purposes. Sometimes we are also legally obliged to share information about you with third parties. More information it provided below.

Legitimate interests

We rely on legitimate interests for the following purposes:

Responding to communications, concerns or complaints and seeking feedback from you about our services.

We will use the information you provide to respond to any comments or questions you raise and where appropriate to undertake investigations into any complaints or concerns. On occasion, we may contact you to seek your views on the services we provide.

Holding emergency contact information

When you join the club, we collect contact details. We also ask you to provide an emergency contact which we will only use in exceptional circumstances if we are unable to contact your primary contact e.g. a parent.

Maintaining attendance registers, achievement records (BG proficiency awards, London GfA levels) and waiting lists

For health and safety purposes and club records, we need to maintain a register of those in attendance at training or other club activities.

If there are no places in the club, we can place you on our waiting list and will contact you using the details you provide to inform you when a place is available.

Entering you into a competition and providing results

If you wish to take part in a club competition, your information (usually your name, date of birth and gender) will be used to enter you into the appropriate category and your score will be recorded. Results of competitions are normally published [on our website].

If you wish to enter a competition organised by another gymnastics body, including [British Gymnastics, home country NGB, Regional and County Gymnastics Association] we will provide your information to the organiser to enable you to take part in the competition or event that they are organising.

Collecting additional information to support a participant attending a club trip

Occasionally we organise residential events or trips. If you or your child registers for one of these events, we will need to collect additional information, that may vary dependent on the specific activities and whether they involve meals and travel. Additional information we require may include passport information and any other relevant information necessary to provide support whilst away from home.

Monitoring performance and undertaking fitness assessments

If you or your child are/is a [competitive/elite/squad] gymnast, we will need to collect additional information about you/them. We track and monitor gymnast’s performance in training, trials and competition and undertake regular fitness assessments. We may require additional information about lifestyle and education if you or your child are/is training at an elite level and requires time out of school or lifestyle.

To monitor that you have completed any required safeguarding training and criminal record checks
If you undertake a role where a criminal record check and safeguarding training are required, we will receive confirmation from British Gymnastics if your check is approved and that you have completed the required safeguarding training.

Filming for coaching purposes

On occasion, we may film gymnasts e.g. during a gymnastics session for coaching purposes. Videos taken at training sessions for individual coaching purposes will not be used for any other purpose without prior consent.

To take photographs and video at a small club event or training for publication

We may also take photos during training or at [small] club events to promote the club on our website, club social media account and in communications. All film and photos of children will be published in line with our safeguarding policy.

Photography and filming at large club events to promote the club

We may take photos at club events to promote the club on our website, club social media account and in communications. At our club events such as our annual club competitions and club display we may film the event to create a DVD. Any images of children will be published in line with our safeguarding policy.

Running and monitoring our club website and social media

We do not use any tracking or analytics on our website. Your IP address will be logged by our webserver but we would not be able to identify you from this information alone.

Using CCTV for security and crime detection/prevention

[CCTV systems are in place at most of our leisure centres] We have carried out a legitimate interest assessment (LIA) to ensure that the above processing is necessary and is carried out in a way that ensures a balance between the club’s interests and your individual interests, rights and freedoms with appropriate safeguards, especially to protect the interest of data subjects who are children. We can provide details of these assessments on request.

You have a right to object to the use of your information for any purposes we undertake based on legitimate interests. Further information is provided in the section below on individual rights.

When you have given us your consent for your personal information to be used for a particular purpose, you have the right to withdraw this consent at any time, which you may do by contacting us using the contact details below. If you provided (any) consent(s) for a specific purpose as part of the information you provided on our behalf through the British Gymnastics membership platform, this (these) consents can be withdrawn at any time by logging into your British Gymnastics account. Your withdrawal of consent will not affect any use of the data that was made before you withdrew your consent.

Special categories of personal data

Special categories of personal data are a category of information that is more sensitive and requires greater protection. Some of the information we process falls into this category (e.g. health/medical data or any information you provide to us about a disability or your religion, race or gender identity). It is unlawful for organisations to process this type of information unless an additional legal condition applies. We will only process this type of information if one of the following applies:

  • You have given your explicit consent or have made this information public;
  • We are required to do so to establish, exercise or defend a legal claim;
  • We are required to do so to comply with employment or social security or social protection law;
  • There is a substantial public interest in doing so; or
  • It is in your vital interests and you are unable to provide consent e.g. if you are unconscious or do not have sufficient mental capacity.

Marketing

We may send you information about our activities, services and products that we think might be of interest to you based on your age, interests and experience. We will send you this information by email [or SMS or by a private messaging service] (subject to your communication preferences).

You can ask us to stop sending you this information at any point by [using the/responding to the relevant communication with the word ‘STOP’ by email or SMS. It may take up to [21 days] for this to take place.

Why we share information about you

We have a legitimate interest in sharing your personal information with British Gymnastics and London Gymnastics to ensure the sport is safe and well-governed and where relevant to access support and advice.

We may also be required to share your personal information in the following reasons:

  • Complying with legal and/or regulatory responsibilities

We may be required to share information with bodies such as Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC), Health & Safety Executive (HSE), Police and Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). We may also share information with other organisations to safeguard children. Any information that is shared will be strictly limited to what is required to ensure children are protected from harm and will be carried out in accordance with the law and relevant government guidance.

  • Insurance
  • Obtaining legal or professional advice
  • Obtaining a service from a third party

All service providers are contractually required to ensure your information is secure and cannot use this information for their own purposes. Where we are required to share information with them to provide the service, we only disclose information that is strictly necessary to deliver the service.

Except for the above, will only share your information with any other third parties with your prior agreement.

Transfers of data out of the EEA

We will not transfer or store your personal data outside the UK or the European Economic Area (EEA).

  • Individual rights

You have important rights under data protection law. In summary these include:

  • To be informed about how your information is processed (set out above)
  • To access any personal data held about you

You have the right to access the personal information we hold about you. You can log in to ‘My Account’ on the British Gymnastics website at any time to view/amend/delete the information we hold about you that has been collected by the British Gymnastics system. You can also request a copy of any other information we hold by writing to us using the contact details below.

To have your data rectified if it is inaccurate

If you think that any of the information we hold is inaccurate, you can ask by email that corrections are made. We will either make the requested amendments or provide an explanation as to why we are not making changes

To have your data deleted (except if there is a valid lawful reason to retain it)

If you do not renew your membership or cease to have a relationship with the club, or you request by email to unsubscribe we will delete any information you provided within one month except for any financial/accounting records which need to be retained for six years in line with UK tax law. Additional information that has been provided solely for the purpose of participating in a specific activity will be deleted after the event

Video footage that has only been taken for coaching purposes will be retained only for as long as it is required for that purpose and in most cases, will be deleted within [one month].

Photographs and other video footage captured for promotional purposes will be retained for up to [4 years old]. After this time, they will be deleted unless we consider them to be of public interest and should consequently be archived for historical purposes. Where images have been published on social media, these platform providers may continue to process your data after the retention period has lapsed.

CCTV footage will be deleted within one month unless it is required to prevent or detect a crime.

You have a right to request the deletion of your information in advance of the above retention periods. We will delete this information unless there is a lawful reason for the information to be retained.

To have your information restricted or blocked from processing

If you object to processing, we will restrict the processing of your information for the purpose to which you are objecting whilst we review your objection.

To portability

If you wish to move to another club, you can transfer your information to another club registration by logging into ‘My Account’ on the British Gymnastics system. Alternatively, if you wish to leave the club, the information you provided on behalf of our club will be archived on the British Gymnastics system for 60 days and will be deleted after this has lapsed. During this period, you can transfer your information to another club. This may be limited to your club membership

To object to

Any processing based on legitimate interests.

The right to object is specific to the data subject’s particular situation. We will stop processing your personal data by email request unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing, which override your individual interests, rights and freedoms or we need to continue to process your information in connection with a legal claim.

Your personal information being used for direct marketing activities

You can object to our direct marketing activities by unsubscribing from the relevant communication as described above in the marketing section of this notice.

Click here https://ico.org.uk to learn more about your rights.

To exercise any of your rights or if you have any questions about our privacy notice please contact:

 

While we hope to be able to resolve any concerns you have about the way that we are processing your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) if you believe your data has been processed in a way that does not comply with the GDPR or have any wider concerns about our compliance with data protection law. You can do so by calling the ICO helpline on 0303 123 1113 or via their website.

Changes to the privacy notice

We keep our privacy notices under regular review. This privacy notice was published on 24 May 2018.

We may change this privacy notice from time to time. When we do, we will inform you via email and our website.

BG British Gymnastics Health, Safety and Welfare Policy

Please download the Child Protection Policy here:

Download British Gymnastics Health, Safety & Welfare Policy

BG Safeguarding Protecting Policy

Please download the Child Protection Policy here:

Download British Gymnastics Safeguarding Protecting policy

Photography

It is not the intention of BG or PBSC to prevent parents from taking pictures of their children but rather to ensure photographic practices are carefully monitored to allow the authorities to act if inappropriate imagery is circulated and to deter anyone with undesirable intentions. PBSC adopts BG policy statement for the use of filming via, camera, video or mobile phone at all competition or events. Any parent amateur or professional photographer or any person using picture recording equipment must provide the club with all relevant details and have the permission of the club.

Photography Policy

Click here to download policy (PDF)

Terms and Conditions

Liverpool Trampoline Academy -” Terms and Conditions” LTGA is a ‘private club established in Liverpool, with a community interest status. The terms and conditions apply to all parents/guardians and members of the Academy. Enrolment
  • Parents/Guardians/Adult Members must set up a ‘membership account’ by completing the registration form, via the Perform Better website, ensuring that it is accurate and kept up-to-date. We use Club Manager as our online booking provider which includes Centre data management software and ClubLink (the name of the app).
  • It is the parent/guardian/adult member’s responsibility to ensure that the Club has the gymnast’s current contact details and emergency contact details.
  • It is the parent/guardian/adult member’s responsibility to ensure that medical records are kept up-to-date.
  • It is the parent/guardian/adult member’s responsibility to disclose any medical condition, allergies or disability.
LTGA Kit:
  • Participating gymnasts at LTGAmust be dressed in the club’s t-shirt and club’s grip socks (except children attending the trial session). The “welcome pack” is part of the joining fee and includes the following branded items: T-shirt, grip socks, bag, pen, calendar, headband, bottle, umbrella. This is compulsory for all members joining the club.
  • LTGA’s leotard and Tracksuit (hoodie) are mandatory only when attending organised London Gymnastics competitions.
  • It is a British Gymnastics (BG) ruling that Gymnasts must not wear jewelry of any kind, including earrings.
  • All hair must be tied up neatly to participate in a LTGA class.
  • Belongings: Perform Better cannot accept responsibility for any loss of or damage to personal belongings prior to, during or after a session. However, if we find any items left behind we will keep them in our loss property for approximately a month before we get rid of them.
  • First Aid: At Perform Better, most of our staff are qualified to offer first aid support. In the event of an accident, our designated first aiders can administer the necessary care your child requires. Emergency services will be called if necessary unless advised otherwise. If your child has specific medical needs that may impact their wellbeing or enjoyment of the course, e.g. the use of asthma spray, it is essential that the coaches are aware prior to the commencement of the course. We suggest that all parents of children carrying Epipens or inhalers arrange for a qualified medical practitioner to demonstrate the use of these to our Head Coach on their first day. If this is not possible then we will accept a demonstration given by a parent/guardian instead.
  • Photography: We may take photographs and video footage at courses to use for training, marketing, and promotional purposes. To exclude your child, please untick the photography consent box on the membership form, and also we must be informed in writing at the time of booking.
  • Equal opportunities: Perform Better and its staff believes in equal opportunity and also welcomes all children regardless of their gender, ability, race, or religion. Each child-attending course is of equal value and is entitled to equal access to opportunity. We operate a zero-tolerance policy against discrimination or bullying of any kind.
  • Child exclusion: On rare occasions, children can prove incompatible with the general well-being of the course e.g. bullying, disruptive or aggressive behaviour. We reserve the right to exclude such children. No refund will be made for any remaining days booked, and any costs associated with the exclusion will be the parent’s responsibility.
  • Child protection: Perform Better Staff have child protection and safeguarding children certificate, therefore, have a duty to respond if they suspect a child in their care may be suffering from abuse, or if a child makes a disclosure about abuse. Our Club’s welfare officer will be informed and if necessary will report to Safeguarding Local Authority.
  • Insurance: Our club has the appropriate public and employee liability insurance, all our coaches are British Gymnastics qualified, have appropriate membership and insurance.
BG Membership and Insurance:
  • Gymnasts must hold British Gymnastics (BG) membership which includes insurance prior to starting classes.
  • BG membership and insurance must be arranged directly between BG and the parent(s)/guardian(s)/adult member via the BG website – www.british-gymnastics.org
  • Gymnasts must hold the correct membership depending on the class they are attending, and it is the parent/guardian/adult member’s responsibility to ensure this is up to date.
Class Protocol:
  • Aim to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the class.
  • Parents/Guardians are not allowed to enter the sports hall unless asked to do so by a coach.
  • All children should be collected at the end of their class
  • Coaches will not allow children to leave the building unless under the supervision of their parent/guardian.Note: If someone other than the child’s parent/guardian needs to collect the child, written authorisation must be provided to the coach.
LTGA Policies and Standards of Conduct: Members must abide by the following LTGA and BG policies and Standards of Conduct. Failure to abide by these policies and standards will result in disciplinary action and may result in withdrawal of the LTGA membership. Policies: Safeguarding & Protecting Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy Equality Policy Health & Safety Policy Disability Participation Policy Discrimination, Harassment, Bullying and Victimisation Policy Social Media Policy Complaints & Disciplinary Policy Standards of Conduct Members must not take any action or demonstrate behaviour that would bring the Association into disrepute. Members must not publish defamatory content in the media, or on social media, which abuses or criticises BG, LG or LTGA. Parents/Guardians/Members must treat all coaches and staff with courtesy and respect. Termination of Membership: LTGA may withdraw the membership of parents, guardians or members who do not comply with BG and LTGA Terms and Conditions. The LTGA may remove any membership to an individual acting in a manner contrary to the interests of the Academy. The LTGA may terminate the membership of any individual member whose membership fee or class fees have not been paid by the stipulated deadline.

Privacy Policy

Liverpool Trampoline Gymnastics Academy privacy notice – members and volunteers Liverpool Trampoline Gymnastics Academy is the data controller and is committed to complying with our legal responsibilities under data protection law. We take your privacy seriously and will ensure your personal information is kept secure. When we collect, use, share, retain or do anything else with your personal information (known collectively as ‘processing’) we are regulated under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and are responsible as ‘controller’ of your information. This notice applies to you if you are:
  • An existing or prospective member of our club;
  • A person with parental responsibility for a member;
  • An existing or prospective club volunteer or official; and
  • We have a separate notice which provides privacy information relating to employees.
It is important that you read this carefully as it contains key information about how we use your personal data and your associated rights. What is the Clubs responsibility under the Test and Trace system? As a club, we have a responsibility to ensure a register of all employees and members within the facility with the date and time they have been within our facilities. When someone tests positive for Covid-19, NHS test and trace may ask the individual who has been infected or the carer of this individual for information/details of anyone they may have been in contact with. Reason-being why the registers will be taken as they will help with this process. As a club we may need to provide personal information ( Names and contact number) of members of the club if requested by NHS test and trace. About us Liverpool Trampoline Gymnastics Academy is a sports club delivering gymnastics sessions in the Liverpool area. Our members are gymnasts or the parents (if the gymnast is a child). We provide the opportunity for our members to participate in our activities, which include recreational classes, training, camps, competitions, squads and other similar gymnastics activities. We register with British Gymnastics who govern the sport, provide insurance for clubs and individual members and offer competitions and events. It is a condition of British Gymnastics club registration that all our club members also register as individual members of British Gymnastics. We also affiliate to London Gymnastics who run competitions and events in which we may participate. Information we collect about you
  • The categories of personal information we process include:
  • Contact details* (gymnast or parent and emergency contacts) – email and telephone number
  • Gymnast date of birth*
  • Gymnast gender
  • Any relevant medical conditions and/or disabilities and additional related information
  • Other relevant individual needs for example, information about learning, religious or other support needs.
British Gymnastics collects the above information on our behalf when you join or renew your British Gymnastics membership.
  • Any individual risk assessments (gymnasts and others if applicable)
  • Details of any reasonable adjustments or steps taken to support your individual needs
  • British Gymnastics membership details* (which are confirmed by British Gymnastics when you join or renew)
  • Gymnast attendance and achievement records
  • Any communications from, to or relating to you
  • Details relating to standards of conduct
  • Any accident or incident reports including details of injuries
  • IP address, browser identifier and the time of access (if you use our website)
  • Bank details (If you are making regular payments to us or we are making payments to you e.g. for volunteer expenses)
  • Tax status (if you have agreed for us to claim gift aid on your donations].
  • Experience, qualifications, training and confirmation that you have completed a criminal record check (prospective or existing volunteers).
The information marked with an * above is essential for us to provide your membership. It is your choice whether you provide all the information we have requested but not providing information may affect our ability to meet you or your child’s needs and to protect their well-being. If you are a competitive gymnast, we record other information about you to support your training and participation in competition such as:
  • Training and technical information
  • Lifestyle information
  • Nationality (if you are competing at international level)
If you attend an event or trip with the club, we will also collect the following information where relevant:
  • Dietary requirements and any other relevant information that we need to know to ensure your needs are met; and Passport information if the trip is abroad
  • Our purposes for processing information about you
We use the information we hold about you for a variety of purposes which are outlined below. Data protection law requires us to tell you what our legal reason is for each purpose. Contractual purposes When you ask us to provide you a service, such as club [membership or registration], gymnastics classes, competitions, trips or other activities [or you buy a product from us] we usually need to use information about you to provide this [product] or service, for example:
  • To contact you to confirm arrangements;
  • To notify you about changes to terms and conditions;
  • To tell you when it is time to renew membership or re-register for activities
  • To process payments or send you receipts required.
  • To provide you with the benefits and services to which you have subscribed.
  • We do so because it is necessary for the performance of a contract.
Legal obligations We have a duty of care to ensure it is safe for you or your child to take part in gymnastics activity and to keep you/them safe while participating. Some individuals may be at risk of harm from participating in gymnastics activity as a result of a pre-existing condition. It is vital that you let us know if there is any reason why taking part in gymnastic activity may be unsafe prior to participation. With your agreement, we will review any information you provide and undertake risk assessments in consultation with yourself and any appropriate trained professionals e.g. medical consultants. When we ask participants to provide relevant health information such as details of medical conditions, medication needs, allergies or injuries, this is because we have a legal obligation. If you are selected for a role at the club, we will usually obtain a reference from any appropriate organisation or individual you have nominated. When you tell us about any special needs such as disabilities or other support information we may use relevant information to comply with our legal obligations under the Equality Act 2010. We will review any information you have provided to help us identify any actions we can take to support inclusion. We may need to ask you for more information to help us to best meet your or your child’s needs. We will keep a record of any steps we take to support inclusion. If you are wishing to volunteer or work for us, we may need to ask you to complete a criminal record check as we have a legal obligation to do so. We jointly control the checking process with [British Gymnastics or Scottish Gymnastics] who is responsible for the assessment of any content on the check and will only share information with us where it is appropriate. For example, if you are considered by British Gymnastics to be unsuitable to take on the role, we may share relevant and proportionate information about criminal offences where it is deemed that while you are not considered unsuitable to take on the role, if it is considered necessary for safeguarding purposes. When we retain information about you, even after you are no longer taking part in gymnastics activity, this is often because we are required to do so by law such as records we are required to keep for business and accounting purposes. Sometimes we are also legally obliged to share information about you with third parties. More information it provided below. Legitimate interests We rely on legitimate interests for the following purposes: Responding to communications, concerns or complaints and seeking feedback from you about our services. We will use the information you provide to respond to any comments or questions you raise and where appropriate to undertake investigations into any complaints or concerns. On occasion, we may contact you to seek your views on the services we provide. Holding emergency contact information When you join the club, we collect contact details. We also ask you to provide an emergency contact which we will only use in exceptional circumstances if we are unable to contact your primary contact e.g. a parent. Maintaining attendance registers, achievement records (BG proficiency awards, London GfA levels) and waiting lists For health and safety purposes and club records, we need to maintain a register of those in attendance at training or other club activities. If there are no places in the club, we can place you on our waiting list and will contact you using the details you provide to inform you when a place is available. Entering you into a competition and providing results If you wish to take part in a club competition, your information (usually your name, date of birth and gender) will be used to enter you into the appropriate category and your score will be recorded. Results of competitions are normally published [on our website]. If you wish to enter a competition organised by another gymnastics body, including [British Gymnastics, home country NGB, Regional and County Gymnastics Association] we will provide your information to the organiser to enable you to take part in the competition or event that they are organising. Collecting additional information to support a participant attending a club trip Occasionally we organise residential events or trips. If you or your child registers for one of these events, we will need to collect additional information, that may vary dependent on the specific activities and whether they involve meals and travel. Additional information we require may include passport information and any other relevant information necessary to provide support whilst away from home. Monitoring performance and undertaking fitness assessments If you or your child are/is a [competitive/elite/squad] gymnast, we will need to collect additional information about you/them. We track and monitor gymnast’s performance in training, trials and competition and undertake regular fitness assessments. We may require additional information about lifestyle and education if you or your child are/is training at an elite level and requires time out of school or lifestyle. To monitor that you have completed any required safeguarding training and criminal record checks If you undertake a role where a criminal record check and safeguarding training are required, we will receive confirmation from British Gymnastics if your check is approved and that you have completed the required safeguarding training. Filming for coaching purposes On occasion, we may film gymnasts e.g. during a gymnastics session for coaching purposes. Videos taken at training sessions for individual coaching purposes will not be used for any other purpose without prior consent. To take photographs and video at a small club event or training for publication We may also take photos during training or at [small] club events to promote the club on our website, club social media account and in communications. All film and photos of children will be published in line with our safeguarding policy. Photography and filming at large club events to promote the club We may take photos at club events to promote the club on our website, club social media account and in communications. At our club events such as our annual club competitions and club display we may film the event to create a DVD. Any images of children will be published in line with our safeguarding policy. Running and monitoring our club website and social media We do not use any tracking or analytics on our website. Your IP address will be logged by our webserver but we would not be able to identify you from this information alone. Using CCTV for security and crime detection/prevention [CCTV systems are in place at most of our leisure centres] We have carried out a legitimate interest assessment (LIA) to ensure that the above processing is necessary and is carried out in a way that ensures a balance between the club’s interests and your individual interests, rights and freedoms with appropriate safeguards, especially to protect the interest of data subjects who are children. We can provide details of these assessments on request. You have a right to object to the use of your information for any purposes we undertake based on legitimate interests. Further information is provided in the section below on individual rights. When you have given us your consent for your personal information to be used for a particular purpose, you have the right to withdraw this consent at any time, which you may do by contacting us using the contact details below. If you provided (any) consent(s) for a specific purpose as part of the information you provided on our behalf through the British Gymnastics membership platform, this (these) consents can be withdrawn at any time by logging into your British Gymnastics account. Your withdrawal of consent will not affect any use of the data that was made before you withdrew your consent. Special categories of personal data Special categories of personal data are a category of information that is more sensitive and requires greater protection. Some of the information we process falls into this category (e.g. health/medical data or any information you provide to us about a disability or your religion, race or gender identity). It is unlawful for organisations to process this type of information unless an additional legal condition applies. We will only process this type of information if one of the following applies:
  • You have given your explicit consent or have made this information public;
  • We are required to do so to establish, exercise or defend a legal claim;
  • We are required to do so to comply with employment or social security or social protection law;
  • There is a substantial public interest in doing so; or
  • It is in your vital interests and you are unable to provide consent e.g. if you are unconscious or do not have sufficient mental capacity.
Marketing We may send you information about our activities, services and products that we think might be of interest to you based on your age, interests and experience. We will send you this information by email [or SMS or by a private messaging service] (subject to your communication preferences). You can ask us to stop sending you this information at any point by [using the/responding to the relevant communication with the word ‘STOP’ by email or SMS. It may take up to [21 days] for this to take place. Why we share information about you We have a legitimate interest in sharing your personal information with British Gymnastics and London Gymnastics to ensure the sport is safe and well-governed and where relevant to access support and advice. We may also be required to share your personal information in the following reasons:
  • Complying with legal and/or regulatory responsibilities
We may be required to share information with bodies such as Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC), Health & Safety Executive (HSE), Police and Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). We may also share information with other organisations to safeguard children. Any information that is shared will be strictly limited to what is required to ensure children are protected from harm and will be carried out in accordance with the law and relevant government guidance.
  • Insurance
  • Obtaining legal or professional advice
  • Obtaining a service from a third party
All service providers are contractually required to ensure your information is secure and cannot use this information for their own purposes. Where we are required to share information with them to provide the service, we only disclose information that is strictly necessary to deliver the service. Except for the above, will only share your information with any other third parties with your prior agreement. Transfers of data out of the EEA We will not transfer or store your personal data outside the UK or the European Economic Area (EEA).
  • Individual rights
You have important rights under data protection law. In summary these include:
  • To be informed about how your information is processed (set out above)
  • To access any personal data held about you
You have the right to access the personal information we hold about you. You can log in to ‘My Account’ on the British Gymnastics website at any time to view/amend/delete the information we hold about you that has been collected by the British Gymnastics system. You can also request a copy of any other information we hold by writing to us using the contact details below. To have your data rectified if it is inaccurate If you think that any of the information we hold is inaccurate, you can ask by email that corrections are made. We will either make the requested amendments or provide an explanation as to why we are not making changes To have your data deleted (except if there is a valid lawful reason to retain it) If you do not renew your membership or cease to have a relationship with the club, or you request by email to unsubscribe we will delete any information you provided within one month except for any financial/accounting records which need to be retained for six years in line with UK tax law. Additional information that has been provided solely for the purpose of participating in a specific activity will be deleted after the event Video footage that has only been taken for coaching purposes will be retained only for as long as it is required for that purpose and in most cases, will be deleted within [one month]. Photographs and other video footage captured for promotional purposes will be retained for up to [4 years old]. After this time, they will be deleted unless we consider them to be of public interest and should consequently be archived for historical purposes. Where images have been published on social media, these platform providers may continue to process your data after the retention period has lapsed. CCTV footage will be deleted within one month unless it is required to prevent or detect a crime. You have a right to request the deletion of your information in advance of the above retention periods. We will delete this information unless there is a lawful reason for the information to be retained. To have your information restricted or blocked from processing If you object to processing, we will restrict the processing of your information for the purpose to which you are objecting whilst we review your objection. To portability If you wish to move to another club, you can transfer your information to another club registration by logging into ‘My Account’ on the British Gymnastics system. Alternatively, if you wish to leave the club, the information you provided on behalf of our club will be archived on the British Gymnastics system for 60 days and will be deleted after this has lapsed. During this period, you can transfer your information to another club. This may be limited to your club membership To object to Any processing based on legitimate interests. The right to object is specific to the data subject’s particular situation. We will stop processing your personal data by email request unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing, which override your individual interests, rights and freedoms or we need to continue to process your information in connection with a legal claim. Your personal information being used for direct marketing activities You can object to our direct marketing activities by unsubscribing from the relevant communication as described above in the marketing section of this notice. Click here https://ico.org.uk to learn more about your rights. To exercise any of your rights or if you have any questions about our privacy notice please contact:   While we hope to be able to resolve any concerns you have about the way that we are processing your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) if you believe your data has been processed in a way that does not comply with the GDPR or have any wider concerns about our compliance with data protection law. You can do so by calling the ICO helpline on 0303 123 1113 or via their website. Changes to the privacy notice We keep our privacy notices under regular review. This privacy notice was published on 24 May 2018. We may change this privacy notice from time to time. When we do, we will inform you via email and our website.

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