Alloa Amateur Gymnastics Club in Clackmannanshire is to benefit from a grant of £2,879 from the Coalfields Regeneration Trust to pay for new gym equipment.
The gymnastics club provides training sessions to groups from beginners to elite competition standard at its dedicated premises in Alloa and currently has more than 150 members of all ages.
The training requirements to reach competition standard required a level of equipment which the club did not have, specifically asymmetric bars. The CRT grant means the club can buy new bars to be used by the junior members. It will also be able to increase its membership.
Although the club is run as a not-for-profit group, training is supervised by seven paid qualified coaches, supplemented by four youth volunteer coaches and eight volunteer committee members.
Anna MacDonald, coach at Alloa Gymnastics Club, said: “We would like to thank the Coalfields Regeneration Trust for the grant which makes it possible to buy new equipment and attract new members to the club.”
Nicky Wilson, chair of CRT trustees in Scotland, said: “We’re pleased to make this grant to Alloa Gymnastics Clubs which works with people of all ages and levels and plays a really important role in the community.”
Image shows: Alloa Gymnastics Club members with CRT Trustee chair Nicky Wilson and club coach Anna MacDonald.