Another group that has benefited from Your Wirral funding is the Castle Sports Acro Gymnastics Club which trains out of Oldershaw School in Wallasey. The Club applied for funding in 2008 to help them buy an inflatable tumble track and crash mats so that they could encourage more girls to take part in gymnastics.
Head Coach Carol O’Hare said:”The Tumble Track is a really robust piece of equipment and is still going strong four years on. It has been money well spent for our group and has enabled us to offer more places to girls who enjoy gymnastics. A lot of our older girls have gone to university now and we’ve got lots of youngsters coming through who are now benefiting from using the tumble track. I think Your Wirral is such a good fund for Clubs like ours and we will apply again in June for funding towards sending more of our gymnasts on coaching courses and judging courses as we are expecting an increase in numbers on the back of the Olympics. Your Wirral will help us to meet that demand.”