At Boroondara Sports Complex, we're determined to make gymnastics accessible for everyone. We offer a range of programs for children with intellectual disabilities of preschool age and throughout their school years.
Our state of the art gymnastics facility is fully equipped with a sprung floor, trampolines, swinging ropes, rings, bars, balance beams and more.
Children who participate in gymnastics will benefit from:
- Enhanced development of fundamental movement patterns
- Enhanced flexibility
- The ability to learn how to jump, land and fall safely
- Increase in balance
- An increase to both aerobic and anaerobic endurance
- Unique long-term bone forming and strengthening advantages
- Building self-esteem, preparing the body and mind for life’s challenges
5 years +
GoZone is a therapeutic gymnastics program providing children with physical or intellectual disabilities the opportunity to participate in gymnastics.
GoZone is tailored to the individual needs of each participant, providing an engaging and supportive environment for children to develop balance, confident body movement, functional strength and flexibility.
PlayGym - Autism Spectrum Friendly (ASD)
9 months*- 5 years
Duration: 1 hour
ASD PlayGym is an inclusive gymnastics session designed for children who are on the Autism Spectrum. Children are provided a space to climb, jump, swing and explore activities at their own pace. No music plays during the classes, a sensory calm-down room is available, and classes are limited to 15 children. A staff member is available throughout the session to offer assistance and guidance where needed, however active supervision and participation from a parent or guardian is required.
*Please be aware that children under the age of 9 months will not be permitted into the gymnastics facility during PlayGym sessions under any circumstances.
8 years +
Duration: 1 hour
Our Special Olympics Gymnastics program is designed for gymnasts with intellectual disabilities and allows the opportunity to develop physical fitness, strength, balance, flexibility, coordination, confidence and friendships. Participants learn routines which they can perform at various Special Olympics competitions throughout the year.
Gymnastics information, prices and FAQ
Participants wishing to cancel their enrolment must do so by completing a cancellation request form at reception.
There will be a period of notice of 14 days, unless otherwise specified, between the date of request and the date of actual termination, during which any payments due must still be paid in full.
Fees, payment and refunds
Membership fees are paid fortnightly by direct debit.
The gymnastics program runs for 46 weeks over the course of the year. The cost of the 46 week program is divided evenly over 50 weeks (25 fortnightly payments).
For example: $20.25 per class x 46 weeks / 25 fortnights = $37.25 per fortnight.
Debits therefore occur beyond the program dates. The intent behind the 25 fortnightly debits per year is to minimise the cost impact to families by reducing the value of each debit.
Gymnastics membership fees
Fortnightly Direct Debit 1 hour class $37.25 1.25 hour class $46.55 1.5 hour class
$48.50 2 hour class $67.05 2.5 hour class $83.80 Gymnastics Victoria Membership Fees
Yearly fee: $52.40
All participants of the gymnastics program will be charged an annual membership fee pertaining to the state body for gymnastics, Gymnastics Victoria. This fee covers the development of the gymnastics programs and insurance.
This membership fee is to be paid in full upon enrolment, and then in your child’s first direct debit each year thereafter. This fee includes registration with Gymnastics Victoria/Australia for the calendar year. This fee is not refundable, but may be transferable between affiliated Victorian gymnastics clubs.
Refunds We do not offer refunds for classes missed. Any credit provided is at the discretion of the gymnastics club. Cash refunds are not provided for account credits.
What is a make-up class? If your child misses their usual class and you advise us with at least 2 hours-notice that you can’t attend, you are eligible for a make-up class. Members can access a maximum of four make-up classes per calendar year. A make-up class allows your child to participate in another class of the same level. Make-up class availability is dependent on vacancies in other classes. We wish we could, but unfortunately we can’t always give you the same teacher or a time that you may ideally prefer.
What classes are available for a make-up?
All classes will have a make-up option available, however some make-up classes will need to be arranged through the Gymnastics Teacher in Charge or Team Leader given the nature of the class. To enquire about make-up classes please email email@example.com Can I book my make-up class now for it to occur in 2 weeks?
Enrolments in each class change frequently, this is due to a number of reasons such as children progressing to the next level and families needing to move to another day. In order to provide families with continued program flexibility for permanent class enrolments, make-up classes can only be booked a maximum 6 days in advance. What happens if I’m not able to attend my make-up class?
A make-up class cannot be made for a make-up class. Unfortunately, a make-up class that is unattended is forfeited.
I forgot to cancel my attendance. Can I still use my make-up class?
We require you to cancel your class to be eligible for a make-up. Cancelling with as much notice as possible also creates more opportunities for other students to have their make-up classes.
Can I purchase more make-up classes?
Four make-up classes is the maximum for each student. Medical suspensions are available if your child is unwell for 2 successive weeks or more (a medical certificate is required). You are not able to purchase more make-up classes.
If I cancel my gymnastics class membership and re-join in the same calendar year, do I get four more make-up classes?
The maximum of four make-up classes for each child per year remains the same even if your enrolment changes during the year.
Medical suspensions must be submitted at the centre or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy of the Doctor's Certificate. Medical suspensions can only be backdated for one month and must last a minimum of two weeks in duration. Participants wishing to maintain their place in their class must remain enrolled and pay gymnastics fees during voluntary absences (school camps, holidays etc.)
Alternatively, participants are able to cancel and re-enrol at a time convenient for them without guarantee that their position will be maintained. There are no additional fees associated with re-enrolment.
- Downloads and forms
How can my child change or upgrade to a new class?
Participants may change their class day or time, or upgrade to a new level at any time during or at the end of a term. Once the participant displays 70-80% competency in the skills for their current level, as per the Gymsafe/LaunchPad curriculum, the coach will issue them with a ‘level transfer’ notice and ‘level passed’ certificate. This notice must then be taken to reception to make and confirm the relevant changes. Changes will not be made automatically. Upgrades and changes are dependent on class availability. Additional fees may be applicable when changing classes or increasing the number of training hours.
What should my child wear?
Balwyn Gymnastics Club requires participants to wear comfortable, appropriately sized active wear to all gymnastics programs. Participants are not permitted to wear socks, shoes, denim, dresses, skirts or stockings while participating in classes. No jewellery should be worn by participants, as this has the potential to cause injury to the gymnast/coach and may damage apparatus. Earrings should not be worn, however small studs are acceptable.
Hair should be tied back neatly and should not get into the participants eyes or face. Coloured hair spray is not permitted. For older gymnasts, deodorant is required.
A club hoodie, leotard (sleeveless or long sleeved design) and club T-shirt are available for all participants in the program to purchase at an additional cost. Please see reception for further information.
Can I take photos of my child?
Balwyn Gymnastics Club does not permit parents, guardians, spectators or participants to take photographs of children participating in gymnastics programs. YMCA is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people. We are aware that photography and video can be misused for inappropriate purposes, and by prohibiting this behaviour, can minimise the risk of misuse within our programs.
Full details of the YMCA Safeguarding Children and Young People can be obtained on request at the centre, or online at victoria.ymca.org.au/privacy-policy/safeguarding-children.html
Personal accident insurance is included in the Gymnastics Victoria membership fee paid annually by each participant. Accident insurance is provided by Marsh Advantage Insurance and may cover injuries sustained whilst doing gymnastics at/with Balwyn Gymnastics Club. All claims must be notified to March Advantage insurance within 30 days of the accident. Further information is available via the March Advantage Insurance website.
Liability and Acceptance of Risk
Any activity involving height or motion, including gymnastics and related activities, and/or involving gymnastics equipment, including trampolines, sprung floors, bars, balance beams, vaulting equipment, and/or physical activity in general, involves significant risk of participants suffering personal injury, including the possibility of serious injury, permanent disability or death. All participants who engage in such activities do so at their own risk.
Parents are responsible for ensuring that Balwyn Gymnastics Club is given all relevant contact details in the event of a medical emergency. Where immediate medical attention is required, and neither parents nor the emergency contact can be contacted, the parent/guardian of the participant gives consent for the child to be treated by a medical professional as arranged by Balwyn Gymnastics Club. Balwyn Gymnastics Club will contact emergency services (e.g. ambulance) in the event of any major injuries. All fees associated with seeking medical attention (including ambulance costs) on behalf of your child are the responsibility of the parent/guardian of the participant concerned. Parents/guardians are strongly encouraged to consider ambulance cover and private health insurance in the event of an emergency involving your child.
Inappropriate physical, verbal or other behaviour towards any employee, contractor, guest or participant of Balwyn Gymnastics Club, may result in removal from the facility and cancellation of enrolment. Management reserves the right to refuse entry to any individual at its discretion. Participants in Balwyn Gymnastics Club programs are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with the Balwyn Gymnastics Club Rules, displayed in centre and available on the Balwyn Gymnastics Club website. Failure to comply with the Balwyn Gymnastics Club Rules may result in disciplinary action and/or the cancellation of enrolment.