Karl Wharton - Senior Lecturer: Northumbria University International Performance Coach – British Gymnastics. ‘ Re-developing volunteering at Deerness Gymnastics Academy: Strategy and Action ’. Background.
‘Re-developing volunteering at Deerness Gymnastics Academy: Strategy and Action’
Hugh Robertson – Minister for Sport visits the centre in January 2012 to see how we have managed to save the centre. A real life example of ‘The Big Society’.
This initiative has been based upon the principles of empowering communities, redistributing power and fostering a culture of volunteerism.
We take on the challenge!
* Names have been changed the facility!
What did we get for 2012?
50% course fees for four
Volunteer coaches (£1000)
Developed a mentorship
Programme for volunteer
Coaches at grass roots and
Elite level – funding
Support £1000 used to put
on two Mentorship
workshops and Invest in
a club mentor.
In October 2011 Deerness Gymnastics Academy was saved from closure with the support of volunteers who now help to run the leisure centre.
The future of the club depends on recruiting new members and volunteers. An emphasis has been placed on gaining coverage for all levels of gymnastics not just elite and promoting our volunteers in all articles.
As a charitable body raising funds and run by volunteers is vital and assisted