Cheshire Gymnastics Club’s brand new state-of-the-art gymnastics training centre has been officially opened by HRH the Duke of Gloucester.
The project to develop one of the largest gymnastics centres in Britain began more than a year ago, and thanks to funding from British Gymnastics and Sport England, the centre was opened last weekend, with current tumbling world bronze medallist Elliott Browne present to help with the celebrations.
Managing Director at Cheshire Gymnastics, Mark Hudson is delighted that the hard work has paid off: "Having this superb facility is the culmination of many years of work from my wife Laura and I. We are so pleased and excited to offer such a great environment for all our members and coaches for them to enjoy and reach their full potential.
"We are grateful to all the partners and volunteers who helped us get there."
Over the course of the year the club received major funding from multiple sources. The club were successful in their application for £75,000 of Sport England Community Asset Funding, and received an additional £9,500 for freestyle gym equipment. We were also delighted to assist in the project, putting £90,000 of funding towards the works.
Neil Moulster, British Gymnastics Facilities Manager said: "We’re delighted to have been able to support Cheshire Gymnastics Club with their facility project. We first became involved in discussions about this back in 2014 and have worked with Mark and Laura since to support both the development and with funding the project.
"In that time the club has successfully grown its membership by over 1000 and now has an opportunity to continue growth along with delivery of a high quality gymnastics programme."