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If something doesn't feel right, it probably isn't

Gymnastics is a chance to have fun, learn skills and be with your friends.

If anyone stops you feeling safe and happy at gymnastics, you should talk to someone you trust who can help. Read more about what behaviour is NOT ok.

If I'm worried, who can I talk to?

  • It could be whoever looks after you at home, your coach, or someone else at your school or gymnastics club
  • There is also a welfare officer at your club who is there to help - ask, or look for the posters, which tell you who that is
  • Welsh Gymnastics has a Safeguarding Lead Officer to help you to stay safe and you can speak to our office about keeping safe on 029 2033 4960
  • You can also email  If you'd like us to call or email you back, just tell us how and when
  • Childline give advice and support too and you can phone them on 0800 1111 (this number won’t appear on your phone bill; link opens in a new window).  

Problem behaviour - what's not OK?

Most people have a great time in gymnastics, but sometimes people might do things that make you or a friend feel unsafe or unhappy. This is not OK. Some of these things might include someone:

  • Picking on you or bullying you (this could also be online or via text)
  • Hitting you or hurting you
  • Making comments about the way you look or speak
  • Making racist, sexist or homophobic comments
  • Getting you to be friends with them or to meet them or spend time with them when you don't want to
These things are not OK, and you have the right to deal with them.
For more information about how to tackle bullying, contact Kidscape (opens in a new window).
We expect everyone to treat other people with respect.

Who else can help? (Links open in new windows)