AAAsports are set to host their first ever Virtual Championships throughout January and February 2021, bringing back the opportunity to compete and perform to all of their Members!
With Tier 4 restrictions now in place, all AAAsports Classes will move back online as Members will be taken through a series of pre-designed Classes with our Coaches to prepare every Member for their opportunity to take part in the Virtual Championships! And thanks to our friends at MyPetStop, the AAAsports Virtual Championships will be available at NO EXTRA COST to AAAsports Members!
Members will have the opportunity to perform their routine for our judges and a virtual audience, with every Member receiving a medal based on their own performance! Meanwhile, we will be looking to crown our first ever Virtual Champion in our Elite event!
All Members who take part in the Virtual Championships will receive a medal of participation, plus an invite to our Virtual Presentation Ceremony to be held later in the year!
If you're already a AAAsports Member, you'll automatically be signed up to take part in the Virtual Championships - check your email for more information! If you're new to AAAsports, simply enrol online now and you can take part too!
We may be moving to Tier 4, but that's not going to stop our big plans for 2021! We've been working on this secret project for a while now and we can't wait to share it will all of our Members!
Under the current restrictions, our physical Classes will be suspended until further notice, but we have huge, exciting plans for all of our Members starting from 4th January 2021!
Keep checking your email, our website and social media for more information on this unique opportunity!
Following extensive discussions with the management at both Raich Carter SC and the Lakeside Centre, we are delighted to announce that we are planning on relaunching our weekend Classes at these locations when we return from our Christmas break on 4th January 2021!
All Classes will run in line with all UK Government and Sport England guidance, and are subject to no further changes in the Tier status for the region. More information will be sent to all Members from January 2021, including details on how to restart your Classes at these locations - please keep checking your email and our social media for more information!
We are continuing to work with our partner locations at the Louisa Centre and Barnwell Academy, with a view to relaunching Classes at these locations in early 2021!
There's exciting times ahead for AAAsports Members as we build up to our legendary Christmas Fancy Dress Classes!
From 14th to 20th December, all AAAsports Classes will see Members play a variety of Christmas games while winning prizes, with Members and Coaches all in Fancy Dress!
AAAsports Sunderland will be throwing open it's doors again to Members from Thursday 3rd December!
Classes will restart at their normal times, following all social distancing measures and in line with our COVID-19 policy.
We can't wait to see our Members again soon!
Following guidance from British Gymnastics, we are happy to provide our Members with a handy flowchart to help them determine whether they are able to attend our Classes once we can return to physical activities!
Please note - this flowchart is a guide only and any Members who are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms MUST NOT attend our Classes. For more information on our COVID-19 policies, please visit our dedicated COVID-19 page here.
AAAsports Members have the chance to win some great prizes simply by taking part in our fun, exciting Virtual Classes over the next few weeks!
In partnership with our friends at The Zone, we will be giving away a whole range of prizes during our Virtual Classes including leotards, shorts, bags and more! To be in with a chance of winning some of these great prizes, simply log in to your Virtual Class and impress your Coaches!
We'll be looking for Members who work the hardest, engage the most and display the amazing attitude that AAAsports Members are known for! Then keep an eye on our social media pages for the latest winners! Good luck!
Hundreds of AAAsports Members have embraced the lockdown and continued their Classes with us virtually! In just a few short days since lockdown began, hundreds of AAAsports Members have fired up their laptops and performed skills, improved their strength and developed their flexibility with our Virtual Classes!
Led by our qualified and fully insured Coaches, our Members have been taken through a syllabus specifically designed to challenge and entertain within the confines of home. This has included elements from our own coaching programme and high performance programmes, meaning there really has been a challenge for everyone! Images have been used from a fantastic content library that has been developed over the last few months to make sure everyone understands exactly what they need to do!
Virtual Classes have been offered at a reduced rate, meaning not only to Members know they're having a great time in our Classes, they also know that they're helping to support our reopening as soon as we're able to! Members who wish to opt-out of these Virtual Classes should do so using the link sent to them by email.
We've got an exciting few weeks planned online - we can't wait to see you all!
Due to an urgent Coaches meeting, all Squad classes will start at 6:10pm tonight!
Following discussions with our Partner Locations, unfortunately we are not able to begin reopening any classes at our Partner Locations at this time. This has been hampered by the recent measures introduced at the start of the week, pushing the relaunch negotiations back at all locations.
We are still working closely with all Partner Locations, however given the current climate it has been decided that classes will not relaunch until after the October Half Term holidays at the earliest. We will continue to update all Members with any news regarding classes and aim to provide the next update to Members during w/c 19th October 2020.
In the meantime, we do continue to invite all Members to join us at our dedicated centre, AAAsports Sunderland, where classes are running on a weekly basis. Members transferring to these classes will be able to transfer back to our Partner Locations as soon as we're able to relaunch!
Thank you again for your support any understanding during this strange time, and we hope to see everyone back on our classes again soon!
Classes at AAAsports Sunderland have been given the green light to continue under the latest UK Government guidance. Representatives from AAAsports have received confirmation from Sunderland Council, Tyne & Wear Sport and British Gymnastics that our activities can continue under social distancing rules at AAAsports Sunderland.
Classes at our Partner Locations are not able to relaunch at this time, but we are working with the management of these locations to relaunch as soon as it's safe to do so!
"Our Members and spectators have shown fantastic understanding of these new measures" said AAAsports Welfare Officer, Karen Dodds. "Their support and understanding throughout this strange time has allowed us to keep delivering our activities safely, and we thank everyone in advance for their continued support as we keep our activities running safely in the future!"
Following discussions with our Partner Locations, we will be unable to relaunch classes at our Partner Locations throughout September 2020. We understand that this is an incredibly disappointing and frustrating for our Members at these locations, however the safety and welfare of all of our Members, Coaches and spectators has to be our number one priority.
Classes at our dedicated centre, AAAsports Sunderland, will continue to operate as normal with enhanced cleaning and social distancing measures in place. Members attending at our Partner Locations can join classes at AAAsports Sunderland temporarily - please check your email for further information.
We thank all of our Members for their understanding and support at this time, and we look forward to providing further updates from w/c 28th September 2020.
AAAsports have today launched a brand new COVID-19 updates page on our website, designed to keep everyone up-to-date with the latest policies and procedures we have in place for our classes!
As the UK Government and our sports governing bodies update their information, we will be updating our policies and procedures accordingly. Any updates which affect our Members or spectators will be displayed on this page, therefore please make sure to check the latest information before attending each class!
To view our COVID-19 Update page, click here!
Following the success of our Socially Distanced Open Day, the Sunderland Echo have published a story about our return to classes and the exciting activities we carried out during lockdown. The piece also features quotes from British Gymnastics President Helen Phillips MBE and AAAsports Head Coach, Andi Revell.
To view the full article, click here!
Following our recent Socially Distanced Open Day and AAA Tiger Tryouts, we asked our Members and their parents what they thought of the new policies and procedures which have been implemented in our classes.
From the Members who attended our events across our re-opening weekend, 100% of respondants said that they felt safe in our classes and would be happy to continue with our classes over the coming months! Members also highly praised the cleanliness of our facility, the socially distanced activities we provided and the new equipment available within our facility!
We also received comments including:
* "We felt safe on both visits. Thank you for all the hard work put in by the AAAsports staff!"
* "Well thought out and organised"
* "I was really pleased with the setup and it was great for the girls to be back. Well done to all at AAA!"
* "I felt very safe at the gym. I think you're all doing a fab job!"
* "It's nice to see how much effort was put in to making sure my child was happy!"
Based on the feedback that we've received, we've also streamlined our arrival and collection process to allow more space at the entrance for Members, and will continue to monitor our activities to ensure we're providing the best experience for everyone!
AAAsports brought excitement back to our facility in Sunderland this weekend, welcoming Members back to activity for the first time in almost 5 months! Trampolines sprung to life, the sprung floor bounced in to action and the sound system blasted beats for the first time since lockdown began!
On Saturday, over 100 Members of all ages and abilities joined in our Socially Distanced Open Day and had their first chance to see our brand new facility setup, including our reconfigured sprung floor, brand new FIG-standard Gymnova Beam and our brand new Gymnova Rio Asymmetric Bars!
On Sunday, new and existing Members took part in Tryouts to join the 2020/21 AAA Tigers Teams, with everyone aiming to earn a spot on the teams competing across the UK, with our spectators watching the Tryouts on our brand new viewing screen and entertainment station!
The atmosphere across the weekend was unique, with everyone adapting to new social distancing rules and additional cleaning procedures, designed to keep everyone safe during their activities. Our Coaches were delighted to see our Members back and taking part in activities, and everyone was thrilled with the number of happy smiley faces that left the facility at the end of each day!
Our regular classes won't restart until September 2020, but there's still plenty of chances to get involved with our activities throughout August with our Pay-As-You-Go Summer Classes! These classes are open to everyone, including non-Members! To enrol, simply visit your new-look myAAA account!
Exactly 5 years since receiving the keys to AAAsports Sunderland in Southwick, we are excited to announce that our formal application for a second dedicated location in Sunderland has been submitted! After over 2 years of working with Sunderland Council to find the perfect location for a second site in Sunderland, AAAsports have applied to convert units in Leechmere to a second dedicated Gymnastics, Trampoline and Cheerleading facility!
Plans for this facility have been in development since January 2020, and thanks to the support of our Members through this incredibly difficult time, we're confident that we can bring our high quality classes to the communities of South Sunderland! The launch of the Leechmere site will allow AAAsports to expand our programmes further, offering more dedicated classes at all levels, from beginners right through to national level athletes, complimenting the existing site in Southwick.
We are now awaiting a formal decision from Sunderland Council as to the change-of-use application, and if successful, we hope to be operational in early 2021!
AAAsports are throwing open our doors to welcome our Members back to a day of activity - socially distanced of course! Join us on Saturday 1st August for your first chance to get back on your favourite apparatus pieces, and see what we've been busy setting up on over lockdown!
Members and non-Members of all ages are invited to join us for a fun, FREE, 1 hour slot throughout the day. To allow as many Members as possible to take part in our activities, we're only accepting one booking per Members through the day.
Spaces are very, very strictly limited due to social distancing measures - book your space now through your myAAA account!
Your chance to join the award winning AAA Tigers is here! We will be holding Socially Distanced Tryouts at AAAsports Sunderland on Sunday 2nd August and everyone is welcome to come along for the FREE Tryouts!
Cheerleading is a fun, energetic and challenging activity, combining dance, stunts and tumbling in to fast paced routines set to music. The AAA Tigers have Members of all ages, and no experience is necessary to take part in our Tryouts, just a passion to perform as part of this unique team!
Successful Members will get the chance to perform across the UK and even beyond with the AAA Tigers, hopefully in front of huge crowds once lockdown is lifted!
To apply for your Tryout, complete the form at this link! We will then be in touch to confirm your Tryout time! Good luck!
AAAsports are set to relaunch better than ever with a Socially Distanced Open Day on Saturday 1st August! Read on to discover more about our exciting relaunch plans!
Class Relaunch Dates
Following feedback from our parents plus advice from the UK Government and our governing bodies, AAAsports will delay resuming our regular weekly classes at all locations until September 2020. This gives all of our Members who are still unsure about attending classes again time to assess the safety measures we have in place, and removes the need to commit to regular classes over the summer months, in addition for us ensuring the suitability of our partner locations for our classes.
PAYG Classes - Throughout August
We will be running Pay-As-You-Go classes at AAAsports Sunderland throughout August - Members can take part in as many or as few classes as they'd like by simply booking through their myAAA accounts! All classes will be run under relevant guidelines, which may change as the year progresses! Rest assured - all AAAsports classes have been fully risk assessed with safety being our main priority!
Due to the COVID crisis, we have had to make significant changes to our classes to take in to account new regulations and requirements. As a result, we are restructuring all of our classes to ensure that we can continue to provide the high service levels our Members have come to expect. This does mean that class times will be altered for many Members once we restart in September 2020 - our team will be in touch with Members over the summer who are part of affected classes.
There will be a number of changes within classes to continue improving the classes we offer, allowing an increased focus on fun activities, additional apparatus pieces and new competition and reward opportunities! Keep checking your email for more information on these exciting new developments!
Our automated charging system was disabled throughout lockdown to ensure our Members didn't pay for classes we weren't able to deliver. As Members were still technically enrolled though, our system continued to add charges to Members accounts. Our team will now work on manually correcting the accounts of all of our Members to bring them back up to date with our September relaunch date - please bear with us!
All fees paid for April 2020 classes will be transferred to September 2020 instead to ensure that our Members don't lose out, meaning most Members will next pay for classes on 15th September 2020. This payment date will also include the 2020/21 Memberships, which have been substantially reduced for existing Members to compensate for the lockdown closures.
Our team are beginning to increase their office hours right now, however this will still not be the hours which were in place pre-lockdown. We are asking that any Members send their questions via email and we will respond as soon as we can, but please be aware this may take a little longer than usual!
After months of lockdown, AAAsports classes are finally set to restart very soon, better than ever before!
With a whole host of exciting changes and so many questions from parents, we will be holding Virtual Parents Meetings on Monday 20th July, from 6pm for Participation Members and from 7pm for Squad Members.
During the meeting, we will explain the measures we have in place and try to answer as many questions as possible. If you have a question that you would like answering, please send them to us and we will answer as many as we can!
To enrol in the meeting, click here and enrol through your myAAA account, then simply check your emails 5 minutes before the meeting is scheduled to start!
We hope to see you all on Monday!
Whilst the UK Government have announced indoor physical activity can re-open from 25th July, we want to make sure that our Members feel safe and comfortable to return to their activities whilst we provide the highest quality experience our Members have come to expect.
We are therefore asking Members to let us know their thoughts on re-opening opportunities by completing a simple survey here. The survey will take only a few minutes and will help us to make sure that we can provide classes suitable for everyone again as quickly as possible!
We look forward to hearing your thoughts!
Exciting announcements from the UK Government tonight as they announce that indoor sports activities can restart from 25th July! AAAsports will now begin working with our governing bodies and delivery partners to plan to resume our classes in a way that can allow every one to enjoy their classes and stay safe at the same time.
There will undoubtedly be some big changes to how we run classes in the future - some which had previously been decided before lockdown began and others which will be essential for the welfare of everyone involved in our sport. Once these have been confirmed and more information becomes available, we will make this available as soon as possible.
We ask that all Members continue to check our website, social media and newsletters for more information in the build-up to our return, and we hope to see everyone back in our classes again very soon!
AAAsports Members have demonstrated their overwhelming support and generosity by helping us smash our Crowdfunder campaign targets and securing matched funding, which will help us to make sure we can reopen safely!
AAAsports Members absolutely smashed our target and are still continuing to make payments - thank you to everyone who has donated! To follow our progress, click here!
We really appreciate all the donations our Members have made to ensuring they can continue with their activities as soon as possible, and all donations made towards our campaign can be converted in to credit in their myAAA accounts. Information on how to convert your donation will be sent out by email once the campaign officially closes and the funding is processed.
We're now preparing to reopen better than ever, and we can't wait to see all of our Members back in our classes soon!
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