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Safe landings for gymnasts

Huntingdon gymnasts aiming for the Olympic Games will have safer landings after lockdown thanks to a grant that will be spent on improving their foam pit.

From Press releases - 1 March 2021 12:00 AM

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UK Power Networks awarded £250 to Huntingdon Gymnastics Club under their Team Sports Award scheme. It was awarded through Stephen Davison who is a projects designer based in St Neots.

Stephen volunteers as a coach and judge, coaching Elite Junior Boys and helping with coaching senior male gymnasts. They compete at both national and international level.

In his role as a judge he works at national championships and is hoping to gain his international judging qualification in the future.

The club has a national and international reputation and has had gymnasts representing Great Britain at all the Olympic Games since 2000 including Louis Smith and Daniel Keatings. 

Two members of the men’s programme competed for Great Britain and England in 2019. The club are hoping that one of its members will get to compete for GB later this year in an international competition with the aim of competing at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. 

Stephen said; “The edging of our foam safety pit suffers from wear and tear and is in need of replacing. I think the scheme is a great way to help clubs that employees are part of and both myself and the club are grateful for the money granted by UK Power Networks.”

Hundreds of community and sports groups have benefited from grants since the scheme was set up. Last year teams benefitted from a total of more than £15,000.