The East Kilbride (And District) Gymnastics Club - SCIO Number: - SC039629 - Incorporated: - 30th October 2013
Greenhills Sports Centre, Stroud Road, East Kilbride, G75 0YA
East Kilbride Gymnastics Club was established in 1972 by Foster McLean, with just 50 gymnasts and four Council employed coaches. The numbers of gymnasts at the club slowwly rose over the next few years but the council withdrew their own paid coaches. For many years the gymnasts were coached by volunteer coaches who willingly gave up their time to offer the gymnasts the best tuition they could give.
The gymnast numbers rose very quickly around the time the club moved into the Dollan Baths, partly as a response to the performances being witnessed at the 1976 Olympic Games.
After losing the use of the Dollan Baths, the club moved around various sports centres before settling at the Greenhills Sports Centre. The club now has sole use of this facitlity with some of the best equipment of any gymnastics club in Scotland.
The club is very proud of the gymnasts that have brought acclaim and success to the club. Most recently Yvonne Welsh and Kelly Anne Anderson became the first ever Scottish Sports Acrobats to achieve any medal at the Junior World Acro Championships, leaving the competition with a bronze medal.
Other EKGC gymnasts who have been selected to represent Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in the past have included:
Ruth Gibson, Faith Arnot (in Womens Artistic);
Stuart Whiting, Stuart Glendinning, Gary Cross (all in Mens Artistic)
The club is now a registered charity and is overseen by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator.
The club worked towards and was successful in attaining Gymmark certification in 2010. Gymmark is accreditation from our governing body, Scottish Gymnastics, confirming that EKGC is a safe, effective and child friendly club.