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You Saw it At The Olympics ,Now Try It For Yourself.

By Lynne247  |  Posted: September 10, 2012

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You Saw It At The Olympics, Now Try It For Yourself!


In celebration of the official opening of their newgymnastics sprung floor, the North Devon Display Gymnastics Club,based in Bideford, are offeringlocal community groups the opportunity  to come along and try it out. The £12,000funding for the floor and associated safety padding has been generously donatedby Devon County Councillor, Alison Boyle as part of the funding from the saleof Exeter Airport. Councillor Boyle will cut the ribbon and declare the floor officiallyopen on Sunday, September 30 at twelve o' clock and then the rest of theafternoon will be available for groups to come along and experience a freethirty minute session of gymnastics or free running in the fully equipped gymcentre. Lead Coach, Michelle Gordon said "We are absolutely over the moon withthe sprung floor. It is making a huge difference to all that the gymnasts andfree runners can achieve. The club is so grateful to Councillor Boyle for hersupport and encouragement and we cannot thank her enough. Between them,Bideford Town Council, The Bideford Bridge Trust and Councillor Boyle, haveenabled us to create Bideford's own Olympic gymnastics legacy for all membersof the community to use and enjoy".

During the afternoon, ten, thirty minute slots are availablefor groups of up to thirty participants to come along and have a go. This isopen to any community group of type, age, boys and girls, men and women, on afirst come, first served basis. No special equipment is needed other thanwearing shorts/leggings and a T shirt. Michelle continued" Gymnastics, as wellas being a great sport in itself, is brilliant for improving the flexibility, balance, core stability andstrength needed in all sport so we want as many people as possible to come alongand give it a try. If we fill all the slots it will mean that 300 participantswho watched it at the Olympics have been able to try it for themselves"

To book a session on the Sunday either ring Joy on 0776524846or email nddgymclub@yahoo.co.uk

Sessions will be allocated on a first come first servedbasis. If there is a big demand  the clubwill run another community day in October [ Date to be confirmed].

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