CEO of British Gymnastics responds

The Guardian posted an article stating British Gymnastics was in crisis.

BBC – Dan Keatings: ‘The climate of fear is real in British Gymnastics’

CEO of British Gymnastics Jane Allen:

NGBs are under increased public scrutiny and we welcome this. We are held accountable by our membership, the public and the government, and our actions must always demonstrate we are worthy of their support and investment. We must operate in a transparent way …

Athlete agreements

We are currently in consultation with elite athletes regarding their athlete agreements …

To date, over fifty-percent of the athletes have already signed the agreement. No athlete has refused to sign and the consultation process is still on-going. We do not believe that there is any serious conflict with our athletes, who are valued members of British Gymnastics.

Safeguarding

Our safeguarding processes are robust and I can assure people that complaints and appeals, regardless of their nature, are dealt with fairly and effectively where we have the authority to act.  …

British Gymnastics 

Let’s see if media attention helps the gymnasts and coaches. I do appreciate the personal and forthright response, especially compared with the tepid statements of USA Gymnastics.

That statement is on the homepage of british-gymnastics.org right now not buried as was the USAG response to the Aly Raisman 60 Minutes interview.

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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