The NW WTC held a Zoom meeting on 26th May 2020 and have decided that with these challenging times and with the interests of not only the gymnasts but all of those involved in the sport, we have no option but to cancel the rest of the NW WTC events for 2020.
There is currently no time scale for gymnastics to resume within clubs, and when it does, there are likely to be significant changes needed which are likely to impact on numbers in each facility. It is expected that gymnasts will need a considerable period of time to become competition ready, and even if training was resumed before the summer break, it is unlikely they would be ready to compete this year.
These factors were considered in our decision so that coaches/managers can primarily concentrate on getting their clubs up and running again without having the pressure of competition forefront in their minds. We believe that this would allow competitive gymnasts time to resume their fitness levels and skills safely and in a timely manner, without additional pressure.
We will be approaching the NW Executive Committee proposing that NW membership fees be held over for next year.
We will continue to follow Government and British Gymnastics guidance, and hopefully we will be able to prepare for a return to competition from early 2021.