Sporting hopes need funding lift

Members of the Fylde Sports and Acro Club.
Members of the Fylde Sports and Acro Club.
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Youngsters at a Fylde coast club are bidding to raise enough cash to help their sporting dreams take off.

The Fylde Sports and Acro Club, based at the YMCA in Lytham, needs to raise £4,000 for a new gymnastics track, and has so far reached half its target.

Members of the Fylde Sports and Acro Club.  Pictured is Jasmine Tang.

Members of the Fylde Sports and Acro Club. Pictured is Jasmine Tang.

The track is needed to help children perform various stunts and routines.

Club members include Patrick Hills, 10, and Courtney Bryan, nine, who recently tasted success when they came second in their event at the British Gymnastics Championships at Fenton Park, near Stoke.

Courtney said: “We all love our gymnastics and I practice nine hours a week.

“But we really need a new track to help us with our training, and so we are trying to raise the money.”

Courtney’s dad Alex, who is spearheading the fund-raising campaign, said: “The money will go towards a new track as the original one is very old and has gone through various repairs. Compared to other clubs that we have visited, our track seems to be behind.

“The youngsters have been helping with the fundraising, for example they recently did a flash mob event in St Annes.

“They are all training really hard and really love taking part in gymnastics so we are determined to help them get the new track.”

The gymnasts at the club range in age from five to 20 and come from all over the Fylde coast.

Anyone who would like to find out more about the club or help with fund-raising can contact Alex on 07768 802339.

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