Building work for Falcons Gymnastics Academy’s new facility at Barnstable Tennis Centre is progressing well, with the venue opening in the Summer. The purpose built centre will provide increased space for the club who have outgrown their current facility based in an industrial unit on the outskirts of town.
The £1,000,000+ Project offers a full range of men’s and women’s artistic equipment and will enable to club to offer various disciplines and activities including Acrobatics & Display gymnastics, Trampolining, Cheerleading & freestyle gymnastics and will be able to expand its already thriving pre-school. The venue will have seating to enable it to host regional level competitions and provides this region with an additional performance centre catering for gymnastics taking part in participation activities through to national squads.
British Gymnastics has invested £325,000 to support the project. This funding has been matched by the local council. Once fully operational the club hopes to grow its membership to over 1000. Sharing the site with the local tennis centre will add value to the club, helping to offer an alternative activity to customers and utilising the knowledge and experience of staff at the site.
Club Manager, Mike Beagley said this is a fantastic opportunity for the local area. This facility will be one of the best in the country allowing the users to reach their full potential.
This facility will add to the growing number of fantastic venues being developed throughout the UK. British Gymnastics are delighted that they have been able to support this project and help make this happen. The hard work, vision and enthusiasm of Mike and others at the club are the ones that have driven the development and this summer will move into their great new home.
British Gymnastics will be announcing shortly those projects who have been successful in their application for Facility Funding 2012/13. As always the funding is in high demand and many quality projects applied for a share of the £700,000.