GYMNASTICS: Gymnastics club to join forces, leading to 'gold stamp' from bosses (From Knutsford Guardian)
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GYMNASTICS: Gymnastics club to join forces, leading to 'gold stamp' from bosses
KNUTSFORD Gymnastics Club has been hailed as a model for others to copy by the sport’s governing body.
Head coach Richard Price says joining forces with Northwich-based Gymnastics 4 Cheshire means athletes will have access to a higher standard of training than previously.
Knutsford will also become a GymMark-accredited club as a result.
“We’ve had some amazing feedback already,” said Price.
“What we did was deliver great gymnastics training, but we have taken that to the next level and are proud of it.
“We’ve had the best start to a September ever, with double the number of gymnasts than we had at the end of last term.
“We’re looking at ways we can grow further by putting on more sessions and becoming a truly a Cheshire-wide club.”
GymMark guarantees quality-assured gymnastic sessions at Knutsford Leisure Centre and Holmes Chapel Leisure Centre as Gymnastics 4 Cheshire expands from its established homes in Hartford and Winsford.
Price believes husband and wife team Mark and Laura Hudson is a perfect fit for Knutsford.
“They have got an incredible amount of experience - more than 25 years - between them in delivering high level sessions and that’s something our gymnasts can definitely benefit from,” he said.
“We came together originally when we were first starting out at competitions. From there we decided what we had looked like a good thing and that we could do something amazing.
“The GymMark is the gold stamp of approval from the governing body, it means we’ve met all the criteria and it looks favourably for funding and sponsors which means more money for equipment, training and tournaments.”
The club wants to recruit gymnastics and trampoline members and invites those interested sessions in Holmes Chapel on Monday or to Knutsford every Thursday.
For further details, call Laura Hudson on 07891 669282 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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