Nile Wilson Gymnastics
Changing the game
Our vision is to run gymnastics clubs around the country that ‘Change the Game’, delivering unique and more engaging activities balanced against requirements of the gymnastics programs.
We are striving to look at things in a different way and increase participation in gymnastics at all levels. From pre-school to adults (yes parents, that means you!), the experience in the gym is based around putting a smile on your and your children's faces.
The recreational program will increase in order to fill spaces on waiting lists and get as many people as possible involved in this incredible sport. We believe we can make your local gymnastics club a centre for your family’s recreational time during any week.
Our venue in Dinnington, Rotherham was our first ever Nile Wilson Gymnastics Club and will be the benchmark for all our clubs in future years.
It is a brand new 12,000 square feet facility with state-of-the-art equipment for all our gymnasts. It has its own custom-built cafeteria, as well as excellent changing and toilet facilities. Its reception area is large and provides a welcome first space in the club for children and parents. The site has the capability and space to vastly increase the number of opportunities for gymnasts, whether child or adult, in the surrounding areas.
Our venue in Bramley, Leeds is a new addition to our club portfolio in 2021. The site was about to be closed so we decided to rescue it in order to provide gymnastics to the Leeds area.
It is an outstanding 11,000 square feet facility with state-of-the-art equipment for all our gymnasts, including climbing walls and slides. It has very good viewing areas with cafeteria facilities, as well as excellent changing and toilet facilities. It is a modern and welcoming club that can provide so many opportunities for gymnasts, whether child or adult, in the surrounding areas of Leeds.
Under 5’s Open Play Session
This is non-coached open sessions for children under 5 years old. It provides a safe and exciting play environment with access to all the Artistic gymnastics apparatus plus an Airtrack. There also access to a trampoline and foam pit plus other incredibly fun activities. Supervised by a qualified British Gymnastics Certified Coach.
Structured class for toddlers aged 18 months to 3 years. Children take part with a parent/guardian. Classes will involve music, hand apparatus, gymnastics circuits and many elements to enhance children’s development in all areas.
Structured class for pre-school children aged 3 to 4 years old. Children perform the class solo from their parent/guardian. Classes will involve music, hand apparatus, gymnastics circuits and many elements to enhance children’s development in all areas.
The development programme is aimed at gymnasts with the ability and interest to train and compete at various levels. This programme follows a progression within the sport from a younger age. Gymnasts are selected through our recreational programme following a continuous review of progression by the coaching team. The development programme includes many different aspects of the sport.
Our new Recreational Gymnastics programme is for children aged 4-16 years and for all abilities to simply enjoy the sport, be active and develop a range of physical and social skills. This is the perfect starting point for newcomers to the gymnastics! All gymnasts will get the opportunity to work across a range of equipment including a trampoline and foam pit.
Our adult gymnastics classes vary in length throughout the week. The coach will deliver a warm-up, stretch and basic floor exercises for 30 minutes and after that there will be several circuits set ups for the desired skills/apparatus in which the participants want to learn. The coach will be available to assist with supporting and providing feedback and advice throughout the session. Appropriate for anyone over 16 years old.
During every school holiday, we will be running Holiday Camps that cater for gymnasts from 4 to 16 years of age. The camps are specifically designed to cater for all levels of capability and include all aspects of gymnastics plus other fun activities.
We host and cater Birthday Parties at both our gymnastics clubs. Children can have fun on the equipment and then enjoy food, drinks and, of course, a cake! We are happy to liaise with parents to make it as they want.
Nile Wilson has been a gymnast from the age of 5 years old at Leeds Gymnastics Club. Nile was crowned British Junior Champion in March 2014 and received the Young Sportsman male award at the Leeds Sports Awards. He competed at the 2014 European Championships in Sofia in May, winning five gold medals to become the first British gymnast ever to win five gold medals at the European Junior Gymnastics Championships. He was then selected to compete for the England Commonwealth Games team, graduating to senior level where he won 4 medals, 2 Gold, 1 Silver and a Bronze in the All-Round. In 2015 Nile was part of the team that won GB’s first world team silver medal and was the first British Gymnast to compete in a Parallel Bars final. In 2016 Nile competed in the Rio Olympics where he won a bronze medal in the High Bar final, again a first for GB in gymnastics. In 2017 Nile placed 6th in the All-Round World final and in 2018 he won 5 medals at the Commonwealth Games, 3 Gold and 2 Silver to take his Commonwealth medal total to 9.
As Nile's father, I have obviously walked almost every step with Nile so far in his career, so gymnastics is in my blood as much as it is his. Indeed, as a whole family we are deeply passionate about participation in gymnastics in this country. I am thrilled at the opportunity to work with everybody at Nile Wilson Gymnastics, we have an incredible team of people behind it and are so excited about the future.
Having managed Nile for the last few years I have had the privilege of being involved in this project from idea to our first site in Rotherham. I am incredibly proud of what we are doing and know that we are absolutely changing the game when it comes to participation of gymnastics in this country. We have some very talented people working throughout our organisation and the months and years ahead will be hugely exciting.
It’s fantastic to invest in great businesses but even better when they deliver such a positive impact to the members and local communities. I jumped at the opportunity to work with the team to help expand the business and help ensure the potential of this project is realised. The passion and determination is unrivalled and it comes across in every aspect of what Nile Wilson Gymnastics offer and it has to be felt to be understood.