NorthamptonGymnastics Academy new floor a springboard to success

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A Northampton gymnastics centre has going from strength to strength after a £30,000 grant to improve their facilities.

Northampton Gymnastics Academy (NGA) outgrew its previous venue due to the increased number of new gymnastic recruits.

NGA relocated to new premises to increase their capacity and tackle their extensive waiting list which now has more than 100 people.

Having operated from Benham Sports Arena, Moulton Park for many years the move to 10 North Portway Close, Round Spinney Industrial Estate marks a new milestone for the club.

The move was made possible with a ‘significant’ £30,000 grant from construction specialists Huntington-basedMick George Ltd, to fund the installation of a brand-new multi-use spring floor.

James Kikta, Director of Northampton Gymnastic Academy said: “We have received nothing but positive feedback in respect of the new spring floor, which is the centrepiece of the gym.

“The spring floor isn’t something that NGA has previously been able to offer but the generous grant from Mick George Ltd has made a significant difference to the quality and volume of gymnastics that we can deliver - all our dreams have come true.

“It is anticipated we can improve every aspect of teaching and participation for all club members and visitors.”

The club, formed over 30 years ago the club, has seen a boom in the sport’s popularity in the last three years and they have estimated a 25 per cent annual increase of people participating.

As well as the traditional gymnastics, the club offers soft-play, pre-school, beginner, youth and adult classes all carried out on the new platform.

Additionally, weekly classes for 60 teenagers and young adults will be held for freestyle sessions that look to boost flip and trick abilities, as well as the more advanced squad members who compete at national level that make use of the enhanced space to further develop their skills.

Stuart Costello, Marketing Director at Mick George Ltd added: “We are extremely pleased to be involved with this traditional gym environment; we have seen the emergence of outdoor gym locations but clearly there is very much still a requirement for this type of amenity.

“We hope generations of people enjoy this facility.”