The Swindon School of Gymnastics Club who are based on the Isis Industrial Estate, Stratton, recently sent a strong squad of 11 adult members to the British Veterans Championships at Basingstoke. They all entered as individuals in their relevant sections and 4 of them were entered into the mixed team categories.
There was a record 150 competitors from 36 different British Clubs and SSG returned to the Town with an astonishing 7 British Champions, 10 medals and a trophy.
They train exceptionally hard during their 2 hour weekly class with their coach Wendy Payne. She quoted, "I am so proud of them all, they have all improved and for some of them it certainly didn’t look like it was their first national competition. It’s just a shame that the guys have no sponsor and have to fund everything themselves."
This successful registered charity is still looking for a Club Partner, so if anyone who would like to be associated with the Club's marketing and achievements, please contact the Administrator on 01793 480846.
Pictured above, back row left to right: Sabina Ostapska, Wayne Timlin, Amy Doyle, Nathalie Rogers, Laura Fancett, Christine Bishop and Wendy Payne. Front row left to right: Nicky Payne, Laurissa Hyner-Anderson, Gary Burton, John Hall and Chrissie Davies.