Our Club Focus this week is Central West Gymnastics, located in Orange NSW. CWG offers a range of classes, from Kinder gym to advanced Acro Sports classes. This week, Coach Brooke has taken time to answer our Club Focus questionnaire.
How did your club start? How many kids train there?
Our club started out at Kinross Wolaroi school with only a handful of members and has now increased to approximately 600 members this year so far.
Do you have any special needs programs?
We don’t run any special needs programs as yet however 2 coaches completed their Rebound Therapy course this year to branch out into special needs. We currently attend a Special Needs school once per week to deliver a gymnastics program within their school environment and it is most rewarding.
What are you most proud of with your club?
We are most proud of our club for its focus on delivering fun, fitness and friendship to a wide variety of children as well as adults. In our competitive stream we have had children compete at Regional, State and National level bringing home significant placings.
Our club hosts many competitions each year and has recently branched out and hosted a FreeG Grand Prix event which was very successful.
Why is gymnastics important to your families and their community?
Gymnastics is so important to our families and community because it brings children together with a similar interest and enables them to learn and grow their confidence regardless of age and level of ability.
We are very fortunate to have a wonderful volunteer base that makes our club run so smoothly and efficiently.
What do kids gain out of gymnastics?
Gymnastics helps our kids to not only be active, strong and flexible but allows children to develop good sportsmanship, determination and confidence in day to day life. We know that gymnastics provides fundamental movement patterns that can be used across all other sports and fitness endeavours that a child may participate in later in life
What is your favourite quote?
Our gymnast favourite quote ‘Being a gymnast means having the courage to hang on and the strength to let go.’
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