How do I become an Athlete Member of Gymnastics Australia?
Gymnastics Australia welcomes membership of all gymnastics participants, taking part in recognised Gymsports, within affiliated Gymnastics Clubs throughout Australia. Affiliated Gymnastics Clubs are those clubs who have affiliated with their State Gymnastic Association Member.
Participants should be invited membership of their State Association and Gymnastics Australia upon enrollment with their affiliated Gymnastics Club. Each State Gymnastic Association is responsible for setting their own annual athlete membership fee, with Gymnastics Australia setting an annual athlete membership fee (which includes Personal Accident Insurance Cover as part of the National Risk Protection Programme) per athlete. The State Association and Gymnastics Australia athlete membership fee is usually presented to the member as one annual fee.
Why become an Athlete Member of Gymnastics Australia?
Gymnastics Australia has in excess of 140,000 registered athlete members operating in over 500 Gymnastics Clubs throughout Australia. Collectively, the strength in athlete numbers provides Gymnastics Australia, with an opportunity to lobby the Australian Sports Commission for funding to conduct the activities of all gymsports.
By becoming a member of your State Association (and in turn Gymnastics Australia) you are being counted as an active participant in Gymnastics and assisting Gymnastics Australia to meet your growing needs as an athlete.
It is only when Gymnastics Australia knows who its members are, that it can actively contribute to improving the quality and standard of services to its members. There is much truth in the old adage... "strength in numbers".
The Benefits of Athlete Membership for 2013
In addition to being counted as a member of a sport that boasts 140,000 members nationally, by becoming an athlete member of Gymnastics Australia you will receive the following benefits:-
Additional benefits are also provided by your State Gymnastic Association.
Looking after our Athlete Members
Gymnastics Australia is serious about the rights and responsibilities of all its members. With this in mind Gymnastics Australia has developed a range of policies to ensure that participants in the sport are able to enjoy safe sporting opportunities.
Link to Gymnastics Australia's Member Protection Policy
Link to Gymnastics Australia's Privacy Statement
For further information, please review your State Association's Member Protection Policy or contact one of Gymnastics Australia's Member Protection Information Officers:
Brooke Irvine - National Club 10 Manager