Huge grant boost for young gymnasts

131341a  Bethany Morley, one of the top tumblers at Scarborough Gymnastics Academy, shows off her skills to other gymnasts, on the new tumbling track bought with funding for the centre on Barry's Lane.   Photo by Andrew Higgins    29/03/2013
131341a Bethany Morley, one of the top tumblers at Scarborough Gymnastics Academy, shows off her skills to other gymnasts, on the new tumbling track bought with funding for the centre on Barry's Lane. Photo by Andrew Higgins 29/03/2013
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Scarborough Gymnastics Academy members have a spring in their step after landing a hefty cheque from Yorventure.

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

The grant of £17,584 has been used towards the purchase of a specialist state of the art Euro Gym Tumbling Track to help develop the club’s Olympic inspiration project.

The new apparatus enables the club to create additional classes and increasing participation in various different gymnastics disciplines, offering new and exciting opportunities to the community.

One of the new disciplines the club will be offering is freestyle gymnastics. This provides the opportunity for participants from age 10 through to adults to come and practice skills from any gymnastics discipline that they wish in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The general focus is on freedom, individuality and creativity, developing a wide range of acrobatic and vault work practiced within a safe environment.

Coach Nikii Walker said: “While we are known in the town for our achievements as a gymnastics academy, with the support of this grant to buy new equipment we are now in a position whereby we can deliver a much wider portfolio of activities to a much wider section of the community.

“We are sure that the addition of this exciting new equipment will be enjoyed by many people of all ages and abilities for many years to come thanks to the support of Yorventure.”

Angela Pease, of Yorventure, said: “Yorventure and Yorwaste Ltd are delighted to support the Academy, which provides exciting opportunities for young people at all levels of abilities.”