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The Club have implemented the following rules to ensure the club is run efficiently and to provide a safe and secure environment as is possible for all members and staff.
As a member of Leader Gymnastics Club (LGC) and Gymnastics Ireland (GI), young gymnasts have a responsibility to abide by codes of conduct. It is LGC’s policy to encourage and acknowledge high standards of behaviour for all young gymnasts at our club.
All young gymnasts are encouraged to accept responsibility for their own behaviour, including in training, in competitions and socially. Along with the GI Code of Conduct for Young Gymnasts (copies of which are available at www.gymnasticsireland.com and at the gym), Leader Gymnastics Club has also put in place the following guidelines which young gymnasts should undertake to comply with:
This is in order to protect the focus, concentration and safety of all gymnasts
GI has put in place a code of conduct for parents which is available at www.gymnasticsireland.com. LGC also provides the following guidelines for parents:
Leader Gymnastics Club has both a website and a Facebook page which is used for information and communication purposes and also for promoting the Club and related events. The Club has put in place the following guidelines in respect of its use of social media and photography (including video):
* Please note that the Club do this by way of Consent Agreement on the annual membership form, parents/guardians are required to confirm if they do or do not wish their child’s photo to be displayed on the Club’s website/Facebook page/newspaper throughout the year.
Leader Gymnastics Club considers the safety and well-being as paramount for all children travelling with adults (e.g. leaders, coaches, parents/guardians etc). There is an extra responsibility on any adults when they transport young people to Club training or events. Please note that the below guidelines apply to when an adult is transporting a child/children who are not their own It is advised that adults follow these guidelines when giving lifts/ transporting young athletes to Club training or events:
Bullying is defined as a repeated behaviour that is intentionally aggravating and intimidating. Everybody in the Club has a responsibility to work together to prevent / stop bullying if it arises. Bullying behaviours include the following:
Leader Gymnastics Club promotes self-discipline and a high standard of behaviour from all young gymnasts in order to provide a respectful, safe and secure environment for everyone. It is the Club’s policy not to tolerate unacceptable behaviour from any gymnasts towards fellow gymnasts, coaches, officials, opponents, parents or any other Club members. The Club has therefore put in place sensible rules as per the Codes of Conduct and Club Rules which all members are expected to abide by. In instances where a member of Leader Gymnastics Club is in breach of the Code of Conduct and/or Club Rules, the following sanctions may be applied:
|Sanctions for Inappropriate Behaviour
(the sanctions listed below may be applied
according to the severity of the offence)
|A) Minor Don’ts
- Persistent talking and disruption of classes
- Cheek or disrespect toward coaches or helpers
- ‘Horseplay’ which has not caused injury
- Continuous non-compliance with instructions of Coaches/Staff
|1. General verbal warning is given
2. Taken aside and a 2nd verbal warning is given
3. “Time out” for 5 minutes
4. “Time out” for 15 minutes
|B) Serious Don’ts
- Offensive language or gestures towards another coach, gymnast or official
- ‘Horseplay’ which has caused injury
- Persistent non-compliance of instructions from Coach or helper after receiving sanctions imposed as per A above.
- Telling lies about another person
|1. A formal warning with another Coach/staff member present
2. A 2nd formal verbal warning is given with another Coach/staff member present
3. Verbal notification to parent that formal verbal warnings have been given
|C) Critical Don’ts
- Bullying in any form (physical, verbal etc)
- Wilful damage to any individual or Club property
- Theft of individuals or Club property
- Shouting/arguing with a Coach/Staff Member/Official
|1. Parents conference, where a period of probation or suspension may be enforced.
2. Expulsion from the Club
About this Policy
Leader Gymnastics Club is committed to protecting the security of your personal information (personal data). This Data Protection Statement outlines when and why we collect personal information, how we use it, how we keep it secure and your rights in relation to it.
We hope this statement will help you understand Leader Gymnastics Club data processing activities, however, please contact us if you have any questions in this regard. We reserve the right to amend / update this Data Protection Statement from time to time and without prior notice.
Who are we?
Leader Gymnastics Club. Our facility is located at Unit 1-2 Feltrim Industrial Estate, Swords, Co. Dublin. We may collect and store your personal data when carrying out our role and providing our services. We do this in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Data Protection legislation. Please address any questions, comments and requests regarding our data processing practices to email@example.com
“Personal data” is information relating to a living individual who is or can be, identified by that information, including data that can be combined with other information to identify the individual. Examples of personal data are name, PPS number, home or business address, dates of birth and email address.
“Processing” means performing any operation or set of operations on personal data including obtaining, recording or keeping data, organising or altering data, retrieving, consulting or using data, disclosing data to a third party and erasing or destroying the data.
A “Data Subject” is the individual the personal data relates to. Our members are data subjects.
A “Data Controller” is the person or organisation who decides the purposes for which, and the means by which, personal data is processed.
A “Data Processor” is a person or organisation that processes personal data on behalf of a Controller. This typically means a third party who is used by the Controller to process their data (e.g. Gymnastics Ireland, National Governing Body for gymnastics).
Information we collect and why
To carry out our functions and services as a gymnastics club, we may process, including collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal information. Personal information includes details such as our members names, address, phone number, email address, date of birth, relevant medical information (such as known conditions/allergies etc).
|Type of Personal Data collected
|Purpose for which personal data is collected and processed
|Lawful basis for processing personal data
|Prospective members Name, Gender, Date of Birth, Next of Kin contact details
|Management and maintenance of our waiting lists.
Making contact regarding availability.
|For the purposes of managing membership waiting lists.
|Members Name, Address, Gender, Date of Birth, Next of Kin & emergency contact details
|Management and maintenance of our membership.
Registration with Gymnastics Ireland, our National Governing Body.
Potential entry into events/competitions.
Planning of classes and club related activities/events.
Provision of information to our members re classes, events, registration, general updates etc.
|For the purposes of our legitimate interests in operating the Club.
For the purposes of our legitimate interests in holding events and planning and structuring classes for the benefit of members of the Club.
For the purposes of contacting parents/guardians/next of kin/emergency contact person in the event of illness, injury or emergency
|Sensitive Data: Health, medical details or injuries that are relevant to performance and participation in Club activities
|Staff can be aware of any medical conditions/allergies etc that may require medical attention while participating in Club gymnastics activities/events.
|For the purposes of the safety, welfare and performance of members while participating in classes or Club related activities/events.
|For uploading to the Club’s website, social media pages (Facebook/Instagram) for press releases, promotion etc
|Consent. We will seek the Member’s consent on their membership application form and each membership renewal form. Members may withdraw their consent at any time.
|Performance & Technical data related to gymnastics performance.
|Competitive members performance testing results, scores and participation in events/competitions.
|For the purposes of our legitimate interests in operating the Club.
For the purposes of our legitimate interests in holding events and structuring classes for the benefit of members of the Club.
|For the safety and security of our members, staff, volunteers, buildings and assets.
|For the purposes of our legitimate interests in ensuring the health, safety and security of employees, users and visitors to our facility and protecting our buildings and assets.
|Coaches/Volunteer/Official’s name, address, email addresses, phone numbers and relevant qualifications and/or experience.
|Managing our staff, coaching, and delivery of services.
|For the purposes of our legitimate interests in operating and promoting the Club and ensuring that we can contact those volunteering and coaching at the club.
|Employees and representatives of suppliers and service providers to the Club.
|Entering into and managing arrangements with suppliers and service providers.
|Entering into and performing contracts with suppliers and service providers for the operating of the Club and delivery of our services
All personal information provided by our members will be treated in the strictest confidence and maintained securely. We limit access to your personal data only to employees, contractors and other third parties as required and have a need to know. We have reviewed our GDPR compliance in relation to our internal policies and procedures and have implemented protocols to ensure the security of your personal information.
How we protect your personal data
How information may be shared
On applying for membership of Leader Gymnastics Club, members are subsequently registered with Gymnastics Ireland, (the National Governing Body) as is a requirement under the rules and regulations of all clubs who are members of GI. A Mandatory Membership Agreement/opt-in is required to be signed as part of Leader Gymnastics Club annual membership.
We are required to pass our members personal data to Gymnastics Ireland for the purposes of carrying out their duties as National Governing Body for gymnastics in Ireland, and as holders of our group public liability, and personal accident insurance policies. Gymnastics Ireland may use third parties for data processing and will have a contract in place that require the third party to keep your information secure and not to use it for their own purposes.
We do this for the purpose of our legitimate interests in operating the Club and for performing our services with you. However, we disclose only the personal data that is necessary for the third party to deliver the service and we have agreements in place that requires them to keep your information secure and not to use it for their own purposes. It is possible that third parties may themselves engage others (sub-processors) to process your data. Where this is the case third parties will be required to have contractual arrangements with their sub-processor(s) that ensure your information is kept secure and not used for their own purposes.
How long do we keep your information?
We will hold your personal data on our systems for as long as you are a member of the Club and for the remaining membership year to the end of the relevant calendar year in the event that a previous member should return to the Club.
We will review our records of personal data annually to establish whether we are still entitled to process it. If we decide that we are not entitled to do so, we will stop processing your personal data. We securely destroy all information once we determine that it is no longer needed.
Under the GDPR, you have the right to:
Please note that copies of the Club’s Code of Conducts and Club Rules are available on the Club notice board and on the Club website.