B.C.'s Flicka Gymnastics one of six Canadian Clubs of Excellence

Flicka LogoFlicka Gymnastics has been named one of six, Clubs of Excellence for women's artistic gymnastics by Gymnastics Canada for 2013. With their bronze level status, Flicka is the only club west of Ontario to achieve this status.

Club of Excellence status is earned through a point system which takes several criteria into consideration over a two to four year period, depending on the criterion. The successful clubs receive a level (Gold, Silver, Bronze) commensurate with the number of points they earned.

The other clubs receiving this status are: Bluewater Gymnastics (gold, Sarnia, Ont.), Dynamo Gymnastics (gold, Cambridge, Ont.), Gemini Gymnastics (gold, Oshawa, Ont.), Gymnix (silver, Montreal, Que.) and Gym-Richelieu (silver, Saint-Hubert, Que.).

A Club of Excellence is expected to:

  • Maintain and strongly support the La Relève (LR), National Team (NT) and the High Performance (HP) programs
  • Provide adequate training facilities for its current and potential LR/NT/HP athletes
  • Provide ongoing education opportunities for its LR/NT/HP coaches
  • Serve as a host for LR/HP/NT training camps, preparation camps, trials and selection activities
  • Upon agreement, share pertinent and current LR/HP/NT information with potential LR/NT/HP clubs in its vicinity/region; allow these clubs access to its facility to observe training or train

The criteria for granting Club of Excellence status include the production of carded, national team, and high performance athletes, participation to National and International competitions, coaches with NCCP Level 4 certification, club support of GCG Women’s programs and an assessment by the National Coach.

Congratulations to everyone at Flicka Gymnastics!!