Witham Hill Gymnastics Club, Lincoln
WHGC is run largely on a voluntary basis and with a dedicated committee. As a committee led club, WHGC has just moved to larger premises and wants to develop the facilities.The plan is to build pits that would make activities on trampoline, vault, bars and tumble more accessible to a wider section of the community, allowing them to achieve success.
- To provide a safe training and competition environment for gymnasts of all ages from 18 months upwards and all abilities from recreational to elite competition. A variety of activities would enable the promotion of health, fitness and self esteem..
- Encourage greater diversity within gymnastics through improved facilities. This facility would allow older gymnasts (including adults) to continue to develop new skills as it negates the need for personal support, therefore sustaining participation.
- As this would be the only facility of this standard in the area, community links would be forged with local groups, schools, colleges & universities through the facilities & opportunities available. Special events would be hosted, celebrating achievement.
How we will achieve our goals
One fully foam filled dismount pit, 1.5m deep & approximately 84.82 square metres (including area containing the pit mounted trampoline), comprising 0.3m of solid base foam topped up with flame retardant foam logs. Complete with 62.93m of flame retardant foam and red PVC edge padding 75mm thick, held in position with timber hardwood battens. Including cantilever platforms for asymmetric bars(one pair) and high bar(one pair). Complete with recessed trampoline area with stud wall to retain foam logs within dismount area, a set of 4 trampoline corner protectors and trampoline height packers to bring trampoline bed to level with pit surface. Price also includes additional padding around trampoline to ensure gaps and frame are fully covered. Quote from Continental £23,583
Seal grey needle punch carpet glued to pit walls and stud wall. Quote from Continental £1,003.
Where the money will go
This funding would allow the development of gymnastics pits that would allow young people of all ages and abilities to develop skills in a safe and stimulating environment. This would build links within the community, raise young people’s self esteem, give opportunities for volunteering and provide health opportunities in an area of deprivation.