Gym Academy’s funding boost

Gymnast Damien Quinton tests out the new equipment as staff and gymnasts look on at the Scarborough Gymnastics Academy         Picture by Richard Ponter

Gymnast Damien Quinton tests out the new equipment as staff and gymnasts look on at the Scarborough Gymnastics Academy Picture by Richard Ponter

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Scarborough Gymnastics Academy members will have a spring in their step after a hefty donation from Yorventure.

The club’s specialist facility on Barry’s Lane will be given a boost by the money from funds generated by Yorwaste Ltd, operators of the Seamer Carr landfill site.

The grant of £9,450 has been used towards the flying high project to purchase a fast Acro track and new generation pit mat landing area.

The installation of a specialist fast track trampoline will create an additional area to run activities in addition to all the existing equipment.

The new exciting activity area will offer all current and future gymnasts of SGA a safe and valuable learning experience in their particular gymnastics discipline from pre-school age to adult gymnasts and can be used to set up skill progressions, body preparation, learn new moves or as an item of play in freestyle to master new tricks.

Participants will have the opportunity to progress through different pathways, giving talented performers the chance to excel and compete in the sport as well as offering the opportunity for participants to just enjoy the physicality of the sport.

Head coach Nikii Walker said: “With the support of Yorventure we’re now able to offer a wider range of gymnastics and related activities, maintaining our ‘Gym for All’ ethos.

“The new fast Acro track and new generation pit landing area will be a fantastic addition to the club and will help create exciting learning opportunities, increase experiences and skills for all ages and abilities.”

If anyone wants any information about joining the club or its activities during school holidays they should contact info@scarboroughgymnastics.co.uk or visit www.scarboroughgymnastics.co.uk