Our mission here at EVGC is to offer Gymnastics for all by delivering a range of different classes for all ages and abilities
Our aim is to provide fitness, fun and friendship at an affordable price, offering places to all boys and girls, regardless of age, ability or economic circumstances. We currently have over 1150 members aged 2 to 18 years, training weekly from babies and recreational to our elite gymnasts' programmes.
Erewash Valley Gymnastics Club (EVGC) was established in 1974 and is a private limited company with charity status.
Our club began with 1 coach and 6 gymnasts in a leisure centre. Today we house over 1150 gymnasts across two sites, one of which we now own.
Nottingham School of Rhythmic Gymnastics joined us in 2001 making our club the largest non-profit making gymnastics club in Erewash.
In 2001 coaches and committee began discussing the viability of finding our own premises to train in and by 2002 groups were nearing capacity and the hunt for suitable premises started.
In 2003 we found Unit 2 Acton Road, Long Eaton and in January 2004 it opened.
In September 2009 we officially opened the extension at Acton Road. This doubled the floor size to 14000sq ft and enabled the club to once again increase the places offered to children in the local community to encourage wider participation in gymnastics and to offer a training venue to third party clubs in other disciplines and sports.
In 2017 EVGC moved from Acton Road in Long Eaton to newer premises in New Tythe Street and in the same year we moved into a newly purchased building on Hallam Fields Road in Ilkeston, increasing our participation once again across a wider community base.
2019 will see further development of our Ilkeston location into a regional centre of excellence, and when completed EVGC will be able to offer over 1800 places for children in our local communities.