The club has adopted and works closely within the policies and guidelines of British Gymnastics. Despite our good communication & our caring approach there may be times when parents and / or gymnasts, volunteers and coaches have concerns regarding the club. In order to provide knowledgeable, experienced support the club has recruited and trained our own welfare officer.
My name is Teresa Andrassy and I have been involved with Waterside Gymnastics Club as a coach since 2002 when my two daughters were in the minis section. I help coach TeamGym girls and have recently achieved my TeamGym Level 3 qualification in Tumble and Trampette.
I have many years of Child Protection knowledge and experience through my career as a Nursery Nurse in a children’s day nursery, having worked in childcare for the last 18 years.
I have been the Welfare Officer at Waterside Gymnastics Club, since 2018 and work in line with British Gymnastics Child Protection policies and procedures. I also attend the mandatory ‘Time to Listen’ course every three years to ensure the Club and myself are fully compliant with all new advice and regulations.
My aim as Welfare Officer is to provide a safe, enjoyable and inclusive experience for all coaches and gymnasts, whilst we all learn and take part in the amazing sport of gymnastics.
I strongly believe that all children have the right to be protected and that it’s everyone’s duty to protect them.
If anyone has any concerns or issues regarding Safeguarding at Waterside, please contact me at the gym or via my email –
Lucy Doyle is the regional welfare officer for the British Gymnastics South region. Please feel free to contact Lucy if you would like any advice, or have any questions or queries at all – firstname.lastname@example.org.