SAADI gymnasts regularly compete in the following competitions:competition picture

Hertfordshire Gymnastic Association Grades (HGA)

These are set work on all four pieces of apparatus: vault, bar, beam and floor and include a conditioning routine at the highest grade. The first grade is 1 and the highest is 6. When they are ready, squad gymnasts may enter HGA gradings, provided they have not competed in a Level 4 or higher County competition or taken part in the NDP Club Grades 13 or above..


Hertfordshire County and Regional competitions (Levels)

Gymnasts perform routines on all four pieces of apparatus. The regulations define the difficulty for each competition level while allowing an individual choice of elements and choreography. These are known as voluntary competitions. Squad gymnasts progress through the levels according to age, experience and ability. Both individual and team competitions are held in age bands within levels. Gymnasts achieving or exceeding a threshold score in individual or team competitions move up to the next level. From Level 4 onwards the first 3 placed gymnasts will qualify for the regional final.

National Development Plan (
NDP) Club Grades

Squad gymnasts are entered progressively for British Club Grade competitions that are based on set exercises. The first grade is 14 and the highest Grade is 1. The competitions are held in age bands within each grade. Certificates will be presented to all gymnasts who have achieved an overall score of 40.0 + 10.0 for conditioning. The first 3 gymnasts in each age group/level go forward to the Regional Final, funded by the County.


SAADI Club Championships

All SAADI gymnasts get the opportunity to perform in Club Championships annually.  The Club Championships take place on two dates during the year, the beginners championships is held in July and the competition classes compete in November.  Competitions are split into age categories, with medals and ribbons awarded for each age group.  The competition girls compete their optional levels routines; whilst beginners compete the HGA 1 routines in preparation for external competitions.



Competition Venues
Competitions are held at local gymnastics centres.  For directions to these click the link below:

Directions to Marriotts, Stevenage


Competition Dates

Competition dates are available on the dates page. 


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