It’s with great sadness that we have to share the news of the passing of Mr Stan Buckley who will be forever remembered by our club.
He has been key to the club’s success and has helped to train countless gymnasts and coaches since 1979, only stepping down as coaching director last year.
Club board director Ceri Sass, a former club gymnast and head coach, said Mr Buckley’s “passion for gymnastics and Buckley Girls’ Gymnastics Club was second to none”.
“People always asked if the club was named after him – it easily could have been,” she said.
“He was the driving force behind the club for more than 40 years.”
Ceri said: “‘Mr B’ – we will endeavour to keep your passion burning in the gym and we will strive to make you proud.
“My coach, my mentor and my friend for over 30 years – thank you.”
We wish to pass on our sincere condolences to Diane and family.
Mr Buckley will be sorely missed but never forgotten.
In its own tribute, Welsh Gymnastics said: “Stan made an impression on everyone he met and was an integral part of our gymnastics community. He will be deeply missed.”