SCOTTISH Gymnastics, the National Governing Body for Gymnastics in Scotland, have officially partnered with Glasgow-based software company ClassForKids, in a two-year agreement.
The partnership brings together Scottish Gymnastics’ network of gymnastics clubs across the country and ClassForKids’ expertise in providing booking software and resources for kids activity clubs. Clubs already visited as part of the partnership include Sparta Trampoline Club in Glasgow and Ayrshire Gymnastics in Kilmarnock.
On the partnership, Doc McKelvey, CEO at Scottish Gymnastics, comments,
“From the first introduction we realised it was going to be a great match. We’re both so focused on supporting clubs to be the best they can and provide a great opportunity for people across the country to get involved in gymnastics.
“Through the partnership we’ll be able to provide lots of clubs with access to the ClassForKids software and resources. That’s going to help them save time on club admin and help them grow their business. Together we can also showcase some of the great things clubs and coaches are doing across the country.
“Gymnastics is a foundation sport and we want to make it easier to run gymnastics efficiently so clubs and coaches can focus more time on the gymnasts.”
The partnership aims to:
Tell the stories of gymnasts by giving them a platform – the relationship will explore how clubs are enhancing the everyday lives of gymnasts, both in and out of the gym.
Help both Scottish Gymnastics and ClassForKids maintain strong relationships with gymnastics clubs locally, nationally and internationally to enhance the growth and sustainability of the gymnastics industry.
Make it easier for member clubs and delivery partners (of Scottish Gymnastics) to run gymnastics sessions more efficiently, allowing them to focus on providing great experiences.
See both Scottish Gymnastics and ClassForKids share ideas and collaborate to create new and improved experiences across the industry.
On the agreement, Tracey McBain, Head of Marketing at ClassForKids, said:
“We’ve been aware of the great work that Scottish Gymnastics have been doing over the years with many of our own gymnastics clubs, so it made sense for us to have a conversation and share ideas.
It’s about helping to level up clubs with the right tools and knowledge and ultimately help them achieve their goals. It’s also about the recognition of the incredible work that the coaches do, week in week out and their dedication and commitment to the children.
That package of club, community and child is just incredibly compelling.”
ClassForKids are a Glasgow-based technology company who provide cutting-edge booking and management software created specifically for kids activity clubs to manage and grow their businesses. Alongside genius booking software, ClassForKids also deliver valuable business advice and tools to help kids activity clubs achieve growth.
A simple to use system, the software is packed full of all the features kids club owners need. The platform has been created by those who have run activity classes, those who take their children to classes and improved by those who use the system every day. ClassForKids are the largest platform in the UK serving thousands of businesses who run kids activity businesses. From gymnastics clubs and dance schools, to football academies and performing arts schools, ClassForKids caters for just about the clubs in-between, too.
About Scottish Gymnastics
Established in 1890, Scottish Gymnastics is the national governing body for gymnastics in Scotland, responsible for the governance and development of gymnastics across the country. Scottish Gymnastics is committed to making sure everyone can learn and enjoy gymnastics in a positive, safe and welcoming environment.
Scottish Gymnastics has a membership of around 160 clubs with 30,000 gymnasts, coaches and officials. Scottish Gymnastics staff work across key functional areas: club development, performance and participation gymnastics programmes and events, coach and judge education, wellbeing and protection, and corporate operations.
The governing body receives support and funding from sportscotland, the national agency for sport in Scotland and is recognised by UK Sport. It is an affiliated member of British Gymnastics which represents the four home countries at the Olympics, Federation of International Gymnastics (FIG) and European Gymnastics.