Club thanks supporters for new site

Taylar AmoniniNorth West Telegraph

After 12 months of blood, sweat and tears, Hedland Gymnastics Club celebrated its successes and thanked supporters at a showcase night at its new Wedgefield premises.

Supporters — including Hedland Riders Association, Inline Engineering and Qube Logistics — were invited to the clubhouse to see what their money, hard work and support had gone in to.

President Claire Wellbeloved said the past 12 months had been some of the most eventful in the club’s history thanks to the support it had received from the community.

“Our stand-out achievement for the year is undeniably the move to our current venue at Harwell Way, Wedgefield. This move has allowed the club to grow significantly in numbers, service offerings and has triggered many other opportunities for development,” she said.

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“As a result of the move, and for the first time in the past five years, the club was able to accommodate every single child on our wait list.

“We have also more than doubled our service offering by increasing the number of sessions available per week as well as the variety of coaching we offer.”

This year, the club has been able to grow in all areas of gymnastics, hiring specialists in men’s coaching, recreational coaching, strength and flexibility, as well as increasing numbers of former gymnasts returning to coach.

“With increased success and a bigger facility, our need for equipment has skyrocketed, and for the first time in the club’s history, we have netted around $10,000 in community-based sponsorship,” Wellbeloved said.

“This has been ploughed directly back into the club, paying for our fixture points for the equipment, as well as introducing new items to our collection.”

Supporters were also treated to a first-hand showcase of their support, with more than 30 gymnasts showing off their skills in a series of tumbles, backflips and jumps on the showroom floor.

To become involved in the club, whether as a gymnast or supporter, contact the club at its Facebook page or email hedlandgymnastics@gmail.com.

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