Park Wrekin Gymnastics Club acquires a new Olympic-standard Gymnasium
Park Wrekin Gymnastics Club has invested in renovating the former Charlton School Sports Hall into a brand new Olympic-standard Gymnasium, which includes a competition quality sprung floor, similar to those being used in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and the first of its type in the country.
The new Gymnasium includes a fully sprung tumbling track, four competition balance beams, three sets of competition quality asymmetric bars, a trampoline, a seated viewing area and coffee shop.
Christine Still, head coach at Park Wrekin and a member of the club’s board of trustees, said: “We are all very excited.It will be a state-of-the-art, Olympic-quality gymnasium, fully equipped by Gymnova. It has enabled us to open our waiting lists and expand the club to better meet the needs of young and aspiring gymnasts from Telford and the West Midlands”
The work has mainly been funded by the club’s financial reserves and grant from the National Lottery. The new gym now covers 6,500 square feet.
Park Wrekin, a charitable trust, currently has over 500 members, from preschool to Olympic hopefuls, and is home to international stars including, Alice Kinsella, Ellesse Oates, Charlie Fellows, Isla Warr and Laura Beasley.