Boys' Gymnastics - Beacon Boys Gymnastics Club


The Beacon Boys Gymnastics Club is the largest men’s gymnastics club in Scotland and has a long tradition of providing recreational gymnastics for beginners and novices and also competitive gymnastics for boys who show an aptitude for the sport of Men’s Artistic Gymnastics. The Club is run by a team of dedicated and qualified coaches under the instruction of the Club’s Director of Coaching together with parent volunteers who help with the Club’s fundraising, competitions and events. As we hope all our gymnasts will have a long and happy association with our club, we encourage as many parents as possible to become involved in assisting with our fundraising and events to benefit all our members.

The Beacon Boys Gymnastics Club was the first Club in the North of Scotland to be awarded the British Gymnastics quality assurance kite mark, GymMark and the first gymnastics club in Aberdeen to attain Enhanced ClubCap accreditation for Excellence in Sport.

Gaining GymMark accreditation means that our Club is recognised nationally by British Gymnastics and their partners as a safe, effective and child friendly club, providing a service to the local community that children, their parents and those with a passion for Gymnastics can trust. Acquiring GymMark demonstrates the confidence British Gymnastics has in our club through improving our gymnasts and developing a quality workforce of coaches and officials.

Recreational Gymnastics

Unless your son has taken part in gymnastics at another Club, most boys start their gymnastics in the recreational section of the Club. Here we aim to provide an introduction to the sport of gymnastics and look to develop your son’s body awareness, coordination, strength and flexibility in an enjoyable and friendly setting. During these 2 hour classes we introduce the gymnasts to basic gymnastics skills and elementary apparatus work. Recreational gymnasts are able to participate in both Scottish Beginner & Intermediate 2 piece competitions and also local club competitions.

Our recreational classes for boys currently take place on Thursday afternoons and on Saturday mornings.

If you are interested in a place for your son, then please email with your son's name, date of birth and your contact details. Alternatively, please use the contact form on this website.

Competitive Gymnastics

The Competitive section of the Club is currently divided into a number of training squads based on age and ability. Gymnastics is a physically challenging sport and only those gymnasts demonstrating the necessary capability and commitment will be able to progress into the competitive section of the club. Entry into the club's competitive section is by invitation only.

Our competitive gymnasts have the opportunity to take part in Scottish competitions, British National Development Plan competitions as well as other competitions appropriate to their level of ability.

Squad gymnasts are expected to attend the required amount of weekly training sessions in order to benefit from their training programme, meet their training objectives and to maintain their squad place.

Competitive squad gymnasts may also be invited to trial for places in both Regional and National squads.

Progression for competitive gymnasts involves a large commitment from both gymnasts and parents. Travel to training sessions and overnight stays are a necessary feature of a competitive gymnast's schedule. Regular attendance at training sessions is vital if your son wishes to increase his repertoire of gymnastics skills and both maintain and improve his level of fitness.

Success in gymnastics takes a great deal of dedication and many years of hard work. Gymnastics is the most demanding of all sports, but also one of the most exhilarating and satisfying for both participants and spectators alike.