Arabian School of Gymnastics is 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.
July 21st 2014 Sunday December 14th 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 21st Alan has secured tickets with the BBC to take 5 senior gymnasts to the television studios for the pilot recording of the new Saturday night gymnastic programme called Tumble.
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 Sophie 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.
APRIL WINNINGS: Girls win more medals in an International event. Lucy Thompson wins silver on beam, Kyla Howton also wins silver on beam plus Bronze on floor. Sophie Fretwell also wins Bronze for her vault. Tionne Cumberbatch was unlucky coming just outside the medals.
Jan 23rd Girls return from Hawaii after an amazing 10 day trip taking
4th, 6th 7th and 11th places in a round that had 65 gymnasts taking part
from Australia, USA, Canada and Hawaii.
Club has 4 movies in place showing some classes. Tricksters, Salto, high fives and Vaulters to date have been done and by the weekend it is hoped at least 2 more movies will be in place. High fives now completed. 11/03/14
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.