Twisters open new clubhouse tomorrow

WELL DONE TWISTERS!. . . .Lydia Vanhoff, Co-Ordinator, British Gymnastics Association, presents Geraldine McCormick, Parents Committee and Terri Fisher, Head Coach, Twisters, with the award for becoming the first gymnastics club in the north-west to achieve Clubmark NI and Gymmark status on Tuesday night at the Springtown gym. Also in photo are parents, Twisters staff and patrons. 2601JM06
WELL DONE TWISTERS!. . . .Lydia Vanhoff, Co-Ordinator, British Gymnastics Association, presents Geraldine McCormick, Parents Committee and Terri Fisher, Head Coach, Twisters, with the award for becoming the first gymnastics club in the north-west to achieve Clubmark NI and Gymmark status on Tuesday night at the Springtown gym. Also in photo are parents, Twisters staff and patrons. 2601JM06

TWISTERS Gymnastics Club will officially open its impressive new facilities in Pennyburn Industrial Estate tomorrow afternoon as the club responds to the sports’ remarkable success and growth in the North West area in recent years.

With membership of the local club reaching the 400 mark, Head Coach, Terri Fisher decided that in order to take the club forward it was vital to find more suitable premises than their former location in Springtown.

Twisters celebrated its ninth year since its formation last month and now boast two international competitors therefore their new, larger gymnasium in Pennyburn will better meet the needs of the club and its members.

Indeed, the new 11,000 sq. ft. premises facilitates development of elite and recreation performers as all the equipment can be used for competition alongside all other classes.

The children from Twisters Gymnastics have already benefited immensely as each class now has ample space to practice all their activities in their own area.

The club recently became the first gymnastics club in the North West to achieve Clubmark NI and Gymmark status and, Terri who has 26 years coaching experience, believes they will continue to grow.

“It’s four times the size of our old building in Springtown,” said Terri. “We have two girls that have just gone international before Christmas so we’re just aiming to develop that side of things to accommodate everyone.

“We have approximately 400 members at the minute. But it’s the standard that’s growing more than anything. The club numbers have been pretty high for the past two years already.

“At Twisters we would like to get the best out of every child whether that’s for performance or for fun and fitness. There are many classes in our gym that are designed just for fun such as the parent and Baby class, the Freestyle Class, or the Adult Class

“The club is fortunate to have a very committed parents association and a dedicated team of coaches who have worked hard over the last few months to help with the move. Without their help the club would not be progressing as well as it is.”

Terri added that coaches and gymnasts from Twisters are very excited about the London Olympic Games this summer and are planning to watch the Gymnastics events on a large screen in the gym.

The Olympics will encourage many new children to take up the sport of gymnastics and Twisters expect to be fully booked by the end of September.

If you are interested in becoming a member you can contact the club on 71369383 or 07789480290.