Cambridge University Olympic Gymnastics Club

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The 2010 Cambridge University Olympic Gymnastics Club Team. Photo courtesy of the CUOGC

The Cambridge University Olympic Gymnastics Club (CUOGC) is an athletic and social club that encourages its members to indulge in all aspects of gymnastics. From hopeful beginners to experienced competitors, everyone is welcome to practice the skills that make this a fun, challenging, and vigorous sport.

There is no time commitment requirement and each member can decide what the right amount of training sessions is for them, with average attendance varying from four times a week, to every once in a while. More than just training sessions, though, CUOGC also hosts social events several times a term for members to bond and support each other.

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CUOGC trains members in several disciplines that require strength, balance, and elegance. Incorporating moves from various acrobatic exercises, according to the CUOGC website “gymnasts tend to spend as much time in the air and upside down as they do on their feet.”

Cambridge University Olympic Gymnastics Club Membership

All Cambridge University students who are 18 or older are welcome to join CUOGC, and all other 18+ students in Cambridge may be allowed to join, at a committee’s discretion. A £90 membership paid in one installment at the beginning of the academic year includes access to training facilities at the University Sports Centre, Bronze British Gymnastics membership, and compensation for travel costs to Marriotts Gym during term time (which requires an additional £7 per session). Membership can also be paid in different installments for a total annual cost of £100.

If you are not sure whether a GUOGC membership is right for you, you can attend up to two taster sessions either at the University Sports Centre or at Marriotts Gym. is not affiliated with the University of Cambridge.