You Saw It At The Olympics, Now Try It For Yourself!
In celebration of the official opening of their new
gymnastics sprung floor, the North Devon Display Gymnastics Club,based in Bideford, are offering
local community groups the opportunity to come along and try it out. The £12,000
funding for the floor and associated safety padding has been generously donated
by Devon County Councillor, Alison Boyle as part of the funding from the sale
of Exeter Airport.
Councillor Boyle will cut the ribbon and declare the floor officially
open on Sunday, September 30 at twelve o' clock and then the rest of the
afternoon will be available for groups to come along and experience a free
thirty minute session of gymnastics or free running in the fully equipped gym
centre. Lead Coach, Michelle Gordon said "We are absolutely over the moon with
the sprung floor. It is making a huge difference to all that the gymnasts and
free runners can achieve. The club is so grateful to Councillor Boyle for her
support and encouragement and we cannot thank her enough. Between them,
Bideford Town Council, The Bideford Bridge Trust and Councillor Boyle, have
enabled us to create Bideford's own Olympic gymnastics legacy for all members
of the community to use and enjoy".
During the afternoon, ten, thirty minute slots are available
for groups of up to thirty participants to come along and have a go. This is
open to any community group of type, age, boys and girls, men and women, on a
first come, first served basis. No special equipment is needed other than
wearing shorts/leggings and a T shirt. Michelle continued" Gymnastics, as well
as being a great sport in itself, is
brilliant for improving the flexibility, balance, core stability and
strength needed in all sport so we want as many people as possible to come along
and give it a try. If we fill all the slots it will mean that 300 participants
who watched it at the Olympics have been able to try it for themselves"
To book a session on the Sunday either ring Joy on 0776524846
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sessions will be allocated on a first come first served
basis. If there is a big demand the club
will run another community day in October [ Date to be confirmed].