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Young gymnasts try out big top tricks
TEN Knutsford gymnasts put their acrobatic skills to the test this week as they were invited to a special training session with visiting circus performers.
Moscow State Circus came to Tatton Park, and children from Knutsford-based club Gymfinity Gymnastics were keen to see the show.
When the club’s founder, Ruth Chapman, phoned up to buy group tickets she received a surprise offer – for the children to not only see the show but try out the tricks of the trade first hand.
Ruth, who started the club three years ago, said: “They had brilliant fun. They did some different stuff, including juggling, balancing and circus performer tricks.
“We do some circus acrobats in class and it’s given us some inspiration.”
The squad of 10 girls, aged seven to nine, got to grips with a variety of techniques, and after the training session on Tuesday enjoyed the show with the rest of the spectators.
Ruth said it was a nice reward as the girls spend 10 hours a week in the gym training to compete in regional competitions.
Some of the girls already represent Cheshire and Merseyside and most will be competing at a national level when they become of age.
The British Gymnastics Registered Club, which has around 200 members, have also announced additional classes to their existing timetable – pre-school and tumbling classes.
Ruth said: “The tumbling class is by popular demand. All of the children want to be able to do back-flips and we have a massive waiting list for it.”
To find out more about Gymfinity Gymnastics visit gymfinitygymnastics.co.uk or call Ruth on 07545 186 281.
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