SEAFORD GYMNASTICS ACADEMY
November 17 2012
Rotary Club of Seaford president Paul Vaesen and wife Daphne visited Seaford Gymnastics Academy last Saturday to present them with a cheque for £300 on behalf of the Club. Seaford Gymnastics Academy was formed in January 2008 by Lorraine McKenzie, to provide a friendly club of recreational and squad gymnastics for girls and boys across junior age groups. The Academy holds training sessions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and on Saturday mornings at Newlands School for children aged four years and upwards, and currently has 130 members.
In April this year, seven of the older main squad girls competed in the Chichester four-piece competition and collectively won two gold medals, two silver medals and two bronze medals.
The Rotary Club of Seaford's donation will buy a much-needed modular block, which will enable the gymnasts to practice their hand springs from the vault more effectively. It will also help the coaches to reach the gymnasts on the high bar of the asymmetric bars, which will help the gymnasts with their training on this apparatus.
President Paul said: "The Rotary Club of Seaford is keen to encourage youngsters in the town in their involvement with sports, and we are delighted to provide some help to this thriving Gymnastics Academy."