New Gymnastics Performance Centre in Hull
Published by rtownsend for Sanctuary Housing Association in Communities and also in Education
Gymnasts in and around Hull will benefit from brand new training facilities after two clubs in the area have worked together to transform an industrial unit into a regional performance centre.
The City of Hull and South Holderness Gymnastics Clubs have recently joined together to become Aspire Gymnastics Club, which will run classes from the new facility within St Johns Business Park, Hull.
Over the past three years the clubs have worked tirelessly to identify and develop the unit into a centre that will house a full Olympic sized sprung floor and a sponge landing pit, to encourage gymnasts to learn new, advanced skills in a safe environment.
After hearing about the work the clubs were doing Sanctuary Maintenance and the Managed Services Team of Travis Perkins Group worked together to donate materials to Aspire Gymnastics to help towards some of the facilities needed for the new gym.
Natalie Laws, Part of the Aspire Facility Group said: “The sponsorship from Sanctuary Maintenance and Travis Perkins has enabled us to build new bar podiums so that gymnasts will be able to swing from the bars and land in the sponge pit, increasing safety within the gym.”
The new centre will have a positive impact on the local gymnastics community within Hull as previously they would have to travel to either Leeds or Halifax, up to six times a week, to train in a centre with this level of facilities which was both expensive and time consuming.
Nigel Tomlinson, North Operations Manager at Sanctuary Maintenance, said: “We always like to work with Travis Perkins to see where we can help the local community and this was a great opportunity. Having a gymnastic centre of this level within the region will help more kids stay in sport as they will not need to travel and we are delighted to have been able to contribute to that.”
The club will provide classes from pre-school age up, disability gymnastic sessions and general fitness and conditioning sessions through a new gym fit programme.