Arabian School of Gymnastics is a non profit children's charity situated within a new modern leisure centre in the famous Code Breakers town of Bletchley, near Milton Keynes. The club a predominately girls club has 500 registered gymnasts on its books, with another 300 un- registered. Having said this, there are many boys that attend the recreational classes daily. The club operates many recreational tutored classes 6 days a week.
European event November 30th Arabian who host the Gymnastics Invitation has attracted 300 gymnasts to this years event held at Spalding. Times and details will be listed by Friday.
November 4th Sophie Fretwell Win another Gold medal this time in Colchester with Tayla Cattini winning bronze on Vault. click here for report
October 23rd CLUB SPONSOR Arabian is rocking with excitement as Alan has secured a local business to sponsor the club and be a part of its longterm future. Details will be released soon but its a massive boost to the club and to Alan who has been on this quest for 15 years.
October 10th Every member of the charity and every new member will be getting a great Gymnastic shoulder / back bag. Within this they will get a free car or window sticker and an Arabian gym pen to use in school.
October 10th: Gymnasts are booked to compete in Chicago in February. Molly, Poppy, Tionne & Sophie are excited to be invited into the worlds largest event
Sept 15th: NEW SUNDAY afternoon class to start this coming Sunday the 21st...two thirds full already without any promoting for the Sunday Tricksters class for girls over 8 years old. No experience needed, there are only 7 places available of the 21, so if your interested please call 647060 or e-mail the club to gain a place in this 2 hours tutored session.
Sept 15th 2014: Alan has introduced into Baby and Toddler classes a treat every morning and also on Sunday's as the club offers a free gift to a lucky parent. Alan & Donna will be releasing information soon on another exciting addition to the pay as you go sessions starting in October/November. A first in Great Britain and it will be right here in Bletchley! Keep an eye out for the release which will also be in the Press as well, in a couple of weeks time.
Sept 15th 2014: Alan has made sweeping changes within the club with coaches taking on new classes. " It's important to have change as it gives the coaches a fresh new challenge and also the kids get a new challenge. I have brought in tutors to assist my team and there will be more delivery from myself to the coaches
September 1st 2014: Alan has created a sponsorship pack which has has Businesses interested in Milton Keynes as well as a couple of very big players Nationally. The fact the club now has outside premises totally separate to the centre, which are an ideal window to advertise to the hundreds who weekly attend the fitness studio, has doubled the interest and request for packs.
Sept 1st 2014 USA Chicago event shows an interest to Milton Keynes Arabian top gymnasts for Feb next year, with Poppy Gibbs, Sophie Fretwell, Molly Harris and Tionne Cumberbatch lined up to be taking part in the Windy City. click here for more
August 28th 2014 The club has taken in two new Notice boards that are to go up in the centre. They have been billed by the AGTC as possibly the best hi-tec noticeboards ever seen to do with gymnastics anywhere in the world. The special designed boards made in Bletchley, Milton Keynes by Format are indeed now in place
August 6th 2014: Arabian has secured an additional office space and are starting their admin move across to the two floored office which will greatly enhance how the charity operates.
August 5th 2014: Alan has secured two of the countries best British Gymnastic names to help tutor his coaches with further education. The private clinics will be held at the club in the week of August 18th. one is Judy Wooton & Alberto Cacace
July 21st 2014
Sunday December 7th will see a special recreational Christmas
competition at the club. After the success of the recent Club champs,
some parents asked if there would be another chance for the children to
compete. So the club has selected this date.
July 3rd The National Roses 2015 will be held locally in Milton Keynes after deal was thrashed out between MK Gary Winder and Alan at Arabian.
July 20th 201410 year old's Tayla Cattini, Dagmara Koziolek, and 15 year old's Poppy Gibbs and Kyla Howton are booked on an International gymnastics camp in November in California. The gymnasts will train in the Palm Springs area prior to attending the camp.
May 14 Arabian wins team of the quarter with Sport Milton Keynes for their collective results in Hawaii and team win in the National tulips.
May 14Sophie Fretwell creates club record with Gold & Bronze medal win in Canada by winning at least one medal in every event she has been in this year. The most successful winning gymnast with 7 comps all podium finishes. International medals won in Hawaii, Colchester and Canada..STORY HERE
May 14 The month of May has been prolific and non stop for the club with an over seas trip to Canada and Belgium, The National Roses Hosted and the visit of Flavia & her photographers. Winning best team as well !!
May 14 National Roses was a huge successful day for the 315 gymnasts who were lucky enough to take part. From Arabian 35 gymnasts had a great day. Many medals won by the Arabian girls.
May 14Flavia from Strictly come dancing was the hushed up star attending the club. Alan happily picked her up from Milton Keynes and brought her into the club where the girls performed routines for her to watch. Milton keynes council representative Paul Sanders was also in attendance of the very private show.
Bletchley Leisure Centre Princes Way, Milton Keynes MK2 2HQ
The club has pay as you go baby and toddler sessions where parents /guardian may attend the venue to play with their child and often socialize with others. The club has a quite wonderful family feel to it with many staff that have been with the club for many years and the bright vibrant colours and clean smelling facility is a huge draw to the 650 additional children and parents that attend these sessions from all areas of Milton Keynes.
In 2006 it was famously awarded sports club of the year for the whole of Buckinghamshire being the only gymnastic club to reap such a prestigious high award. It has also gained SportMK awards of team of the year in Milton Keynes and many other awards for individual successes. The club is a registered children’s charity and has like many charities it depends on business people or kind individuals to make donations to assist the club with its high costs of rent, equipment and re-furbishment costs.
Gymnasts from Arabian have gone on to represent their country in Rugby, Football and Martial arts. The sport is the foundation of development for children to perform in many others sports, a great deal of the top level girls at the club do Athletics, Martial Arts, Korfball, Dancing, Football, Netball. As a club although we want to develop girls to the best of their abilities, we also promote their involvement in other sports offered at schools.