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Save the Adult General Gymnastics Classes at Rushcliffe Leisure Centre, Nottingham

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On July 29th 2006 the Adult General Gymnastics classes will be replaced with sessions for TeamGym competitive squad training and Men\'s Artistic gymnastics competitive squad training. The current classes are popular with a wide range of ages and abilities, and provide an excellent opportunity for adults to begin training in gymnastics. The classes are an encouraging and different link to sports and fitness, and currently do not discriminate on the basis of gender. If the current plans go ahead, places will only be offered to \"male gymnasts age 14 and over who are interested in competing\". There is currently an approximately 50/50 split between males and females, and the majority are there for recreation and personal fitness instead of the competitive aspect. The current coaches, Sergei and Lee, will also be removed from teaching, and replaced. Between them they have provided excellent and safe tuition for many years, and we feel that the abrupt manner in which they are being removed is unjust and unfair. We ask that they are retained in their current positions, and given an assurance of job security. We ask for your support in keeping this valuable club open to all adults, and in maintaining a consistent and safe learning environment. This petition will be shown to the head of Nott\'s General Gymnastics by July 29th 2006.


This petition is sponsored by the current members of the Adult General Gymnastics class at the Rushcliffe Leisure Centre, Nottingham. The members are a diverse group, from all walks of life, and include gymnasts, free-runners, martial artists, dancers, professionals, doctors, and many more. Details of the Leisure Centre can be found here: http://www.rushcliffe.gov.uk/doc.aspcat=603
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