BGA Leadership Academy

(01529) 968080

Unit 20 and 21

97a East Road


NG34 7EH


SEGC Leadership Academy

Academy Captain:

Sports Activities Manager: Michael Shields

BSc Sports Science and Coaching

A fantastics new inovation for our club, great for our young members to be involve and let's face it the future of our team.

Thank you all.

Logan our British and English Champion, Rachel British Silver medallist and Oliver, Bronze medallist at the National Development Plan finals are memebers of the Leadership Academy.

This gymnast along side other members of the Leadership academy, help the club by motivating the younger generation of gymnast. They are our pride and joy of the sport, such a comitment and dedication is to be admire. 

We are so lucky to have such a strong team. 

What is a Leadership Academy?

A Leadership Academy is a group of young people aged 11+ within a club, school, or leisure centre who want to develop their leadership skills.

What do Leadership Academies do?

Academy members follow the MY Leadership Academy Programme. The leaders meet throughout the year to help plan events, complete training and socialise as a group.

MY Leadership programme

What is the MY Leadership Academy Programme?

The MY Leadership Academy Programme is designed to create a structure which young people can follow to help them develop as leaders within gymnastics environments (schools, clubs and leisure centres). The programme encourages leaders to complete five different ‘topic’ areas:

MY Learning: Leaders are tasked with completing a number of different courses, both generic and sport specific.

MY Development: Leaders are tasked with identifying a mentor and learning from working alongside them.

MY Volunteering: Leaders are tasked with volunteering their time at events and meetings.

MY Future: Leaders are tasked with producing a development plan and working towards completing their goals.

MY Projects: Leaders are tasked with identifying appropriate needs, and running a project to add benefits to themselves and their club.

The programme introduces Young Leaders to the various roles and opportunities available within gymnastics, helps them to identify their strengths and the aspects of gymnastics they enjoy and encourages leaders to stay within the sport for longer, creating a larger and stronger workforce for the future.

The programme is specifically targeted at Young Leaders aged 11-17, but is equally open to anyone over the age of 17. The MY Leadership Academy booklet is available free to members of British Gymnastics.

The programme is structured, yet flexible in that it can be adapted to suit the needs of individuals and different environments. There are awards, rewards and recognition available at various stages of completion to encourage the leaders to continue to develop.

Who runs the Academy?

Each Academy will elect an Academy Captain. This person is usually an older leader or a coach at the club.

The Captain is responsible for organising meetings and keeping all members on track with their development.

Some Academies have more than one captain to share this responsibility.

What support is provided?

The Academy Captain is provided with a support pack, consisting of a guide booklet and a memory stick full of useful documents, to assist with running a successful academy. British Gymnastics are able to offer additional support and guidance throughout the programme.

We provide a facebook group for leaders wanting to find volunteer opportunities:

I am BG - I am a Volunteer.

MY Leadership Academy