FIRST WARWICK COMP: The Warwick Gymnastic Club hosted its first sanctioned competition this year.
FIRST WARWICK COMP: The Warwick Gymnastic Club hosted its first sanctioned competition this year. Ken Lawson

Gymnastic club competition news great for our economy

GYMNASTICS: The Warwick Gymnastic Club will open its major extension early next year after more than $170,000 has been spent on its Easey St clubhouse.

Club president Coby Walker said the extension included the construction of international standard facilities.

"We hosted regional championships for the first time this year and Gymnastics Queensland has just announced we will again host the regionals next year along with three other sanctioned competitions,” he said.

"I would estimate the Southern Downs economy is boosted by up to $20,000 from a major competition. Some visitors end up staying in Stanthorpe during a major competition if accommodation is booked out in Warwick.”

Walker said the club was working on making the facility available as a training venue for international teams.

The club has a sign-on for new members on January 19 from 9am to 11.30am and all are welcome.

"All budding gymnasts from kindy age up are welcome to afternoon classes,” Walker said.

"Tiny tumblers from 18 months of age can also be signed on for one or two sessions a week.”

Training for the season finished last week and will resume on January 29.

After the resumption of training, parents with children keen to do gymnastics can call the clubhouse any weekday from 3pm to 6.30pm.

More information from Walker on 0412521438.



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