Last weekend we put on a show for all the parents and friends of the club. Our ‘spooky’ themed Club Display, dubbed “Fright night at the gym”, was held at Oakwood Sports Centre in Horley – one of four local venues we run activities at, and was attended by over 300 spectators and 250 children!
Every gymnastics class at the club performed a routine to music, which took months of preparation and lots of hard work from their dedicated coaching teams. There were trampoline routines by children of all ages and abilities on show, and a spectacular finale by the coaches which won rapturous applause.
Members of our adult classes took centre stage for a well choreographed routine to War of the World’s theme tune, but the stars of the show were advanced gymnasts from five high level classes at the club who dazzled the audience with back somersaults and other technically superior moves. There was even a demonstration from some of the freestyle participants who flipped and twisted their way around the room on and off the apparatus to much amazement.
With a huge spider web backdrop, lights, lasers, smoke machines and an amazing sound system, it was a massive event with challenges and audience participation that won the hearts of family and friends in attendance. Volunteer helpers ran raffle stalls and helped make sure everyone enjoyed their time at Oakwood. Parents commented on how pleased they were to see the coaches doing the activities and how friendly everyone was throughout the afternoon. It helps inspire the young ones to see the advanced gymnasts doing their sport, and provided a great advertisement for the club which has seen membership grow from strength to strength every month throughout Surrey and Sussex.
Pictured below is Ellie Porter during her routine.