Gwernaffield: new gym

Gwernaffield gym

Buckley Girls’ Gymnastics Club moved into its new facilities on 29 April 2017.

The club launched a £25,000 appeal in 2015 to open its own training centre after 40 years at Buckley Leisure Centre – and we hit the target in March 2016.

To continue to meet demand from aspiring gymnasts, the club needed to move to larger facilities, according to coaching director Stan Buckley.

Will the business structure of the club change?

It already has done.  The committee have been working very hard in the background to change the structure of the administration of the club and the club is now a Company Limited by Guarantee which is still not for profit.  Not for profit means that if there are any profits made throughout each year, then these are all invested back into the club.

Is the waiting list open?

Yes, the waiting list opened in February 2016. In order to apply for funding from Sport Wales we need to prove a need and since then we have been receiving expressions of interest.

How will fundraising change once we reach £25,000?

Now we have our first £25,000 the emphasis of the fundraising will change, moving towards funding of specific projects within the gym.  There will be opportunities for local businesses to sponsor pieces of equipment and other projects such as the provision of practise pits.

What about coaches?

We have a dedicated team of coaches and young leaders and we will be continuing to expand our numbers and expertise as we move into the future.  We are always looking for committed people who are happy to volunteer their time. We realise and appreciate that becoming a coach requires a big personal and financial commitment.  We will continue to encourage our older gymnasts to become young leaders and develop their coaching skills

Check for updates on our plans via the search category: newgym