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Worcester club gets £50,000 facilities cash boost
WORCESTER Gymnastics Club are set to benefit from a £50,000 grant to improve their facilities.
The club, based in Stock Wood near Inkberrow, have been awarded the money from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities Fund.
They are one of 29 groups in the West Midlands sharing £1.5million of National Lottery cash as part of the Olympic legacy.
Ledbury Rugby Club have received £38,000 and Chaddesley Corbett Sports Club £48,954.
Worcester Gymnastics Club will use the money to repair their roof, build a viewing area and create storage space as well as fitting a pit filled with foam to allow the safe practice of difficult manoeuvres.
Chairman Sally Everest said she hoped the improvements would encourage more people to take up the sport.
The spotlight was thrown on gymnastics during London 2012 when the Great Britain men’s team took bronze.
“We are delighted to have secured this investment, which means we can upgrade the quality of our premises to match the quality of coaches,” Everest said.
“It is the cornerstone of our strategy to have an outstanding club from the 2012 Olympics legacy.”
The club have helped more than 1,000 local youngsters get into the sport since they opened their doors in 1998.
It has gone from a small club for boys to expanding over the last decade to include all ages both male and female.