PICTURES: Wickers Gymnastics Club celebrates new home in Lancing

YOUNG gymnasts have an extra spring in their step, as their club now has its very own home.

Wickers Gymnastics Club was founded in 1988 by Katy Hodgson and was the first club in Sussex to gain the prestigious GymMark and ClubMark accreditation.

The club started at King's Manor Community College, Shoreham, and also met at Boundstone Community College, Lancing, and a school in Worthing.

In 2007, it moved to Lancing and Southwick leisure centres, but Katy's dream was to have a purpose-built gymnasium for the club.

Gymnastics

Last year, Katy's dream came true, when Adur council planners granted permission for a unit on the Lancing Business Park to be converted into a gym.

The gym is now the only permanent, dedicated gymnastics facility for youngsters in the Adur district, and Katy said she was delighted the club had its very own home.

"This new home means the world to the club," she added.

"For the last 20 years, we have worked really hard to develop a successful programme of gymnastic activity for children and young people of all abilities, and we have developed a good rapport and reputation within the local community."

For more information, call Katy, on 01273 465554, or visit the website www.wickersgymclub.com

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