The English Gymnastics Association (EGA) was originally formed in 1982 by the English Regions, to ensure that England was represented in the Commonwealth Games and other International events. English Gymnastics is recognised by the Commonwealth Games Council for England and the Commonwealth Gymnastics Confederation. We have also been instrumental in ensuring the English Championships now enjoys a major event status in the British Gymnastics (BGA) calendar.
England has competed in the Commonwealth Games in 1978, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006 and in India in 2010.. England has also competed at Commonwealth Championship events in 1982 in Australia and 1986 in Scotland when gymnastics was not part of the Games.
The political timetable of devolution has affected the way in which sport in the UK is governed and National Governing Bodies of sport have being directed towards a federal system of governance.
The British Gymnastics (BGA)) Policy Board approved in 2005, that in line with the Sport UK and PMP review, an England Home Nation Country Governing Body (incorporating the 10 English Regions and English School Gymnastics Association), be officially recognised and affiliated to BGA.
The EGA, maintain existing programmes including Commonwealth Games, English Championships, England National Squads and International Competition.
The Chairman of Each English Region and the English Schools Gymnastics Association has a seat on the Board of the EGA and Technical Panels are appointed to advise on team selection for events. The EGA is the official voice for the 10 English Regions and has a seat on the BAGA Main board.