The Wire Gymnastics Club

Registered Charity Number 1148992

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Our Sport England Inspired Facilities Award

Great News - Our application for funding has been successful!


The Wire Gymnastics Club has just secured a share of £10 million of National Lottery funding from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities fund. Since 2011, Inspired Facilities has been helping breathe new life into tired community sports facilities and converting existing buildings into venues suitable for grassroots sport.


The Wire Gymnastics Club will receive £20,036 of National Lottery funding to install a much needed heating solution for The Club, which will ensure that right through autumn and winter The Club is able to offer a programme of gymnastics for all. In addition, The Club will receive funding for a gymnastics pit which will allow the on-going development and improvement of the gymnast’s skills as well as further enhance the safe environment and enjoyment in which the gymnasts themselves practice and compete.


Sport England Property Director, Charles Johnston, said: “The Inspired Facilities Fund has had a huge impact on grassroots sport across the country. Since 2011, we’ve invested £94 million into more than 1,800 projects to improve and refurbish sports clubs and transform non-sporting venues into vibrant community sports clubs.

“It’s great to see The Wire Gymnastics Club join the long list of successful clubs to benefit from this fund.”


Club Head Coach, Ema Doherty, said: “We are delighted to have secured this investment, which will make such a difference to The Club and the experience for all our gymnasts. To have heating in the gym will mean we can continue to offer sessions for all, from pre-School to our squad gymnasts all through the year. It will also mean we can continue to develop our programme with local schools.

The investment in a gymnastics pit will mean we can develop new skills and enjoy further success as a Club”


Local MP, Helen Jones, said: “This investment by Sport England into The Wire Gymnastics Club is fantastic news. There has always has a strong sporting tradition in the area and this money is an investment in young people for today and for the future; we’ll see top class gymnasts training in top class facilities.”