Johannesburg Gymnastics Centre
The Johannesburg Gymnastics Centre (JGC) was established in 1993 and is officially registered as a non-profit company. JGC is currently considered the leading Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Club in South Africa and has, since inception, produced:
- 28 Female Protea/Springbok gymnasts who have all represented their country at various International Competitions.
- 12 National Champions in the Senior Olympic section, since 1993.
- National Champion in the Junior Olympic section for the past four consecutive years.
- Senior National champion in 2005, 2006, 2012, 2013 & 2014.
JGC’s main branch is situated in Newlands, where our gymnasts hail from areas such as Rosebank, Illovo, Randburg, Linden, Parktown, Westbury, Triomf, Northcliff, Quelerina, Greymont, Roodepoort, Soweto, Krugersdorp, Eldorado Park and Florida.
We have two satellite branches – one in Discovery and another in Fairland. Both of these clubs have shown fantastic growth since opening in October 2015 and September 2016, respectively.
Currently, 75-80% of the South African National Gymnastics team originates from JGC and train under the watchful eyes of former Protea gymnast, Ilse Roets-Pelser and assistant coaches, Glen Hlongwane and Candice Cronje.
Our organization prides itself in the fact that we welcome young girls with a dream and turn them into women with vision.
We have also recently furthered our reach to welcome boys – we currently have 10 competitive boys training at JGC Gymnastics in our Discovery & Newlands branches as well as a handful of boys at our Fairland branch.
Our boys coaches are highly qualified and very dedicated to these young lads.
Our mission is to provide a self-sustaining gymnastics program, promote the value of gymnastics as a means of human development and encourage safe techniques and excellence in all aspects of gymnastics.
We want to help the gymnasts grow into happy and healthy individuals, who are self-confident with good self-esteems.
We continuously strive to maintain a professional coaching staff with a high level of integrity, knowledge and experience, helping our gymnasts to achieve their personal best.
Some children choose gymnastics for recreation, some train to enhance their health, coordination and overall physical well-being. Others train to participate in the competitive aspect of the sport coupled with their Olympic dreams. We are proud to claim that we have a healthy mixture of all of the above children in one top-class gymnastics facility.
Mainstream Gymnastics Programs
Apart from our leading High-Performance program, our Main Stream program is also widely regarded as one of the best in the country.
Not only are we focused on results, but we realize the importance of our role in shaping these young girls to becoming women of vision.
Gymnastics is a highly disciplined sport and our level 4 and higher gymnasts train anywhere from 10 to 34 hours per week. These girls learn how to balance their sport with their school work and other extramural activities, whilst at the same time focusing on their individual goals. In essence, acquiring valuable life skills that will stand them in good stead for their bright futures.