gymnast wins free access to sports facilities thanks to 1610
up-and-coming young gymnast from Highbridge is being given free
access to sports facilities by sports leisure trust 1610 to help
her progress further in her sport.
Chan, 13, is a leading member of the elite squad at the Monarchs
Gymnastics club in Highbridge and is a member of British Gymnastics
and has represented her club at international gymnastics competitions
performs in gymnastics competitions as part of a pair or a trio
which sometimes requires her to lift or support team mates which
depends on strength training.
1610 is giving Aaliyah free access to the gym facilities at King
Alfred Sports Centre in Highbridge as part of its FANS scheme (Free
Access to sports facilities for National Sports People).
will enable her to use gym equipment to strengthen and condition
her muscles to improve her performance and ability.
mum, Donna, says that support for young athletes is vital if they
are to improve and progress in a highly competitive sport.
loves gymnastics and is very competitive when it comes to sport.
She performs as part of a pair or trio and will sometimes take the
role of the base which means lifting and supporting other team mates."
takes a lot of strength which requires specialist training so having
free access to a gym will help her enormously. Taking Aaliyah to
events can be expensive, but we as parents do it because we want
to support our children so having any help in this way is very beneficial
and greatly appreciated."
sessions are available at King Alfred Sports Centre on Wednesdays
is a non-profit making leisure trust, formerly known as Somerset
Leisure, which manages 18 leisure centres based on school sites
across Somerset, Devon and Dorset. 1610 aims to help people live
fuller, richer lives through having an active body and an active
13 year old Aaliyah Chan from Highbridge lifts gymnastics partner
Amara Garnwell. Aaliyahs sporting potential in Gymnastics
has earned her free access to gym facilities at 1610 King Alfred
Sports Centre under the FANS scheme