SOUTHWARK GYMNASTICS Club is celebrating one of the biggest achievements in their history after three of their gymnasts earned their team second place at the recent Team Gym British Championships.
Myles Thomas-Ellis, Carlton Fontaine-Nowell and Luke Sinclair, all aged 16, grabbed second on the podium after receiving gold in the qualifying rounds.
Along with their training, they have all recently passed their British Gymnastics Level 0 coaching courses and two of them, Fontaine-Nowell and Sinclair, have gone a step further by taking their Level 1 coaching courses. After both passed their exams they are now fully qualified British Gymnastics coaches.
The club currently have funded coaching courses for eight of their senior gymnasts aged 14-17 who are now qualified as Level 0 coaches, meaning they can assist the head coaches.
A club representative said: “We currently have a waiting list of up to 1000 young children in and out of Southwark.
“We run three centres – Camberwell Leisure Centre, Brunswick Park Primary School and we recently opened our third satellite venue in Charles Dickens Primary School, Borough. We are now on the search for potential venues and schools that may want to create more opportunities for the members of our community.”
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