The Academy started at Springfield Primary school in Scartho in their school library with only 20 children on the 9th September 2011 with help from Mr Willett & Mr Caulfield by allowing us to set up our academy in the school. These sessions were coached by Nicky Nicol, Jack Nicol & Marian Adamson. With the waiting list rising quickly, plus with us adding additional sessions to meet with the demand and interest, we quickly realised we needed a second venue and more coaches and this where Tom Fields came and joined the academy as a coach.
One of the areas to help with Nicky’s vison was to go into schools via Schools Partnership as Grimsby Twist & Flip by providing CPD & PPA in schools to grow the sport within the local area and make teachers and pupils more aware of how important gymnastics is and over that time we have supported 32 out 36 primary schools in the borough
In 2013 we moved to Oasis Academy Wintringham and for 3 years we were based in the StageCoach Sports Hall and then on the 1st August 2016 we took over The Bailey Sports Hall (based within the school grounds) on a Sub lease agreement with Oasis Academy Wintringham where we have transformed this once old sports hall in to a thriving gymnastic centre with all the latest Gymnova equipment which is used and competed on by all the Olympians and worlds best gymnasts with our own funds. The academy sessions have gone from strength to strength and demand continues to increase
We offer a range of sessions for all abilities, both recreational, competitive and in schools as part of physical education. Grimsby Twist & flip Gymnastics Academy has been approved for the British Gymnastics Gym Mark accreditation certifying our safe, effective and child friendly practices as well as being awarded an accredited British Gymnastics training centre as well as a venue to hold competitions on behalf of British Gymnastics
Our aim is to be inclusive, providing coaching for different styles and abilities in gymnastics, and to promote self-esteem and self-confidence through the improvement of both gymnastic achievement and emotional and social development
Call Mark Nicol on 01472 750012
Alternatively click here to fill in our contact form and we will contact you to discuss availability.
Former competitive gymnast
Lead Mens Coach
General Gymnastics Coach
From the age of 11+ young people who want to develop their leadership skills & gymnastics club development can become Young Leaders. This programme is designed by British Gymnastics to provide a structure for young leaders to follow which will help them progress and develop in all areas of gymnastics. Young Leaders work alongside our coaches and assist with warm-ups and cool downs as well as coaching gymnastic skills. While working with coaches Young Leaders develop experience and knowledge as they work within the club. We also offer courses for our Young Leaders such as Safeguarding, First Aid and Core Proficiency. The scheme encourages teenagers to stick with the sport in other capacities, work towards targets and develop useful life skills, experience and confidence. The experience Young Leaders gain from the programme can be highlighted when writing a CV or personal statement. Becoming a Young Leader could develop into becoming a coach, judge, official, event organiser and much more!
We also run classes in local schools, both as part of the curriculum and as an extracurricular activity. Our spacious venues allow for a number of sub-groups to be coached in each class, particularly during the squad group sessions in which boys and girls train separately.
By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: November 6, 2018
The team took part in a fun run where they ran laps around the field at Oasis Academy Wintringham and the 47 members ran 147 miles. They raised £1,600 and donated £800 to The Health Tree FoundationREAD MORE
By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: April 16th, 2018
A 15-year-old with autism has beaten gymnasts nearly twice his age to win three gold medals and a silver. Oliver Kettleborough, from North Thoresby, won the medals at the 2018 Artistic Gymnastics British Championships in Liverpool. His autism makes it hard for him to deal with bright lights and noises. However, he overcame these on the floor of the Liverpool Echo Arena.READ MORE
By Humber Business | Posted: January 2nd, 2018
A GYMNASTICS business is aiming for centre of excellence status as it explores the possibility of providing a base for training and education of potential future OlympiansREAD MORE
By Grimsby Telegraph - Young Stars | Posted: October 17th, 2017
A great day for the Twist and Flip team after working so hard to achieve greatness.READ MORE
By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: November 1st, 2016
THE OLYMPIC spirit is alive and kicking and twisting and flipping in Grimsby thanks to a new centre.READ MORE
By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: October 13, 2016
GYMNASTS from Grimsby's Twist and Flip team somersaulted to success at a top regional competition.READ MORE
By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: June 03, 2014
A GRIMSBY gymnastics academy is coming on leaps and bounds having only started three years ago.READ MORE
By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: August 19, 2014
GRIMSBY Twist and Flip Gymnastics Academy's Boys squad celebrated remarkable success at their first ever competition.READ MORE
By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: November 10, 2015
A CLEETHORPES schoolboy has risen to the top of his class after being selected to compete in a national gymnastics competition.READ MORE
Posted: October 2017
Whether you are just starting out, or have been involved in gymnastics for some time, there is a whole range of benefits to being a part of the British Gymnastics community.DOWNLOAD
Posted: 25th April 2017
View items of clothing and accessories available to purchase, including prices and an order form which must be completed if you prefer not to order online.DOWNLOAD
Posted: 24th June 2016
Please print, sign, date and return this form to a member of coaching staff.DOWNLOAD
Posted: 24th June 2016
Gymnasts personal, contact and health details form, to be printed, completed, signed and returned to a member of coaching staff.DOWNLOAD
Posted: 24th June 2016
Parent/Guardian Code of Conduct form, please print, sign, date and return to a member of coaching staff.DOWNLOAD
Posted: 7th September 2018
The handbook should be read fully, including printing and completion of pages at the back of the book which must be completed by new members. This is also a useful document for all members to refer to should they need to in the future.DOWNLOAD
Posted: 3rd May 2016
Looking for an Apprenticeship? Read our role description for Apprentice Sports Coaches at the Academy, please get in touch with Mark Nicol if this is something you would be interested in.DOWNLOAD
Posted: 24th June 2016
This form must be signed by all parent/s, guardians before any child can take part in any of our sessions.DOWNLOAD
Posted: 15th October 2018
Party Booking Form for hire.DOWNLOAD
Posted: 2nd February 2017
A new menu for 2017 for Birthdays, Parties, and Events.DOWNLOAD
No. Our fees are worked out across a 50 week year, which takes into account the Christmas holiday. This means, 1 hour of training per week by standing order is £5.00 x 50 / 12 = £20.83 (per month) to be paid on the 1st of each month.
Yes. We are open from Monday to Saturday for fifty weeks of the year, closing only for two weeks at Christmas.
Please dress your child in comfortable clothing such as a T-shirt and shorts or leggings. Clothing must be neither too loose nor too restrictive. Jewellery must be removed and long hair must be tied back. Gymnasts will have bare feet for their session. Please click here to visit our shop if you would like to buy Academy clothing.
Yes. Please ensure that your child comes to their sessions with water or a soft drink in a sealable bottle as we have frequent drink breaks to avoid dehydration.
No. All jewellery must be removed prior to the start of the session. We allow plasters to cover new piercings for the first six weeks after piercing, although they must be removed after this point in accordance with the British Gymnastics insurance policy. Due to legislative restrictions, we cannot apply plasters, therefore gymnasts must arrive at each session with any necessary covering in place.
We have a range of Academy clothing available including leotards, T-shirts, hoodies, joggers and scrunchies. Please click here to see our full range of clothing and to make a purchase. If you would like to buy the tracksuit top exclusively available to our squad group gymnasts, please see Mark Nicol.
Our preferred method of payment is by standing order, which will result in a fee reduction from £6.00 per hour to £5.00 per hour. Please see Mark Nicol for a standing order form if you would like to use this method. Alternatively, we accept payment of £6.00 per hour by cash and you pay a month in advance to secure your gymnast place or by cheque in sessions (minimum cheque transaction £15.00). Please click here to pay online secure payments by PayPal.
For new gymnasts, we allow the first month of training to be paid by cash at the beginning of each session. However, if the gymnast would like to continue training after this point, we then ask that payments are made a month in advance of the sessions.
Your monthly fees are payable on the first of each month. Please ensure that payments are made promptly, as there will be an administration charge for those persistently paying late.
No. We ask that parents and guardians stay on site for the first few sessions until the gymnast is settled and comfortable in the group, although we do not allow spectators in the sports hall. You will be notified in advance of our parent viewing sessions and displays. We have just got the CCTV connected across in the main building so parents can sit in the comfort of the Cafe area with a warm drink and watch the gymnasts on the big screen rather than sitting in the car or the corridor.
New members need to add their name to the club waiting list. Please click Join us at the top of the website or see the Interested in joining section to complete the form required to register yours or your childs interest.