Gymnastics centre upgrades facilities after flooding

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Alive King’s Lynn Gymnastics has upgraded its facilities at Alive Lynnsport thanks to funding from West Norfolk Council and the King’s Lynn Gymnastics fundraising committee.Over the winter, the gymnastics centre suffered from flooding which meant the foam pits and trampoline had to be taken out of action.The repair work to be undertaken was extensive and Alive West Norfolk took the opportunity to provide a significant upgrade of the facility – the first of its kind since opening.All of the pits and underground voids have been waterproofed to hopefully prevent the flooding from happening again.The centre has also been refreshed, making the facility fit for the future and creating a new vibrant environment for gymnasts to thrive in. Alive’s head of performance and development Tommy Goode said: “We are delighted to welcome everyone back to our fantastic facility and we can’t wait for the gymnasts to see the new environment we have created.”We would like to thank the West Norfolk Council and the King’s Lynn Gymnastics Fund Raising Committee for their support in upgrading this facility. “Thanks to the staff, gymnasts and parents who have contributed to moving equipment, setting up the temporary facility, moving us back again and persevering with us whilst the hall has been out of action.”Alive King’s Lynn Gymnastics, formerly known as Lynn Gymnastics Club, was formed in 1974 and moved to its new home at Lynnsport in 1992. With the growth of the club and an increase in operational demand, the club has since become part of the council’s Lynnsport team.Over the years, thousands of people have attended the popular Tumble Teds sessions, allowing toddlers and pre-school children to develop motor skills through play and gymnastics activities. Currently, the programme has 950 gymnasts starting from pre-school, progressing through the Spring awards scheme into the Development and Elite squads.The club has National level gymnasts in tumbling and Acrobatic gymnastics.It possesses a team of more than 20 coaches, most of whom have been developed within the programme, and also has coaches at Level 3 and the prestigious High-Performance Coach standard.

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