GYMNASTICS ‘CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE’ PLAN REVEALED FOR NORTHWICH’S MOSS FARM

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An exciting concept to create a gymnastics ‘centre of excellence’ at Northwich’s Moss Farm has been unveiled.

Conservative run Cheshire West and Chester Council is working with Cheshire Gymnastics to develop proposals for the facility – still at concept stage – to occupy the vacant pool building.

The pool will close once the new facilities at Memorial Court, which include a 25-metre six-lane swimming pool, flume and learner pool, are open in May.

The gymnastics proposal has been developed following discussions with Moss Farm User Group about their aspirations for the future of the site.

Artists’ impressions have been released of the proposed facility, which it is anticipated could be the only one of its kind in the North West.

Conservative Councillor Stuart Parker, Executive Member for Culture and Economy, said: “We have always been clear that we regard Moss Farm as one of our flagship sites and that we are committed to its development once the pool is decommissioned.

“We feel the gymnastics proposal would bring exciting new opportunities for all young people and adults, while complementing the outdoor sports currently on the site.

“It is important to emphasise that these proposals are still very much at concept stage. We are working with Cheshire Gymnastics to develop the proposals and expect to be in a position to explore funding opportunities shortly.”

Mark Hudson, Managing Director of Cheshire Gymnastics, said: “This unique centre for the North West will allow Cheshire Gymnastics to continue to provide, for all ages and all abilities, an opportunity to participate and experience this great fundamental sport.

“Our proposals include a state of the art, full competition-standard equipment environment for all disciplines of gymnastics including trampolining and free running.

“The centre will also provide for related sports education and training, fitness, dance and community health, which will be a long term focus for the club and its partners.”

For more information about Cheshire Gymnastics can be found at http://www.cheshiregymnastics.com

NOTES TO EDITORS: Please find attached two concept images of how the proposed gymnastics facility at Moss Farm may look.

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