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Gymnastic club may take over Deerness Valley Leisure Centre

April 23, 2011 Leave a comment

A GYMNASTICS club training aspiring Olympic stars could help take over its home leisure centre to save it from closure, it has emerged.

Leaders of Deerness Gymnastics Club, which has produced several national champions, have joined an action group to save Deerness leisure centre, in Ushaw Moor, near Durham.

The centre is one of six facing the axe under Durham County Council plans to save 1.3m a year.

The Deerness campaigners, who also include parish councillors, residents and centre users, hope to convince the council to spare its facility or – if that fails – to run it themselves as a social enterprise.

More than 150 people packed out a hall in the leisure centre on Saturday, as a public meeting was held to discuss its future.

via Gymnastic club may take over threatened leisure centre (From The Northern Echo).

Gold-en girls are a Brit good – Sport – Shields Gazette

April 23, 2011 Leave a comment

At a recent floor competition at Deerness Valley Gym Club, 43 gymnasts ranging from four to 10 years old represented the club, and returned with no fewer than 32 medals.

The club also took part in the regional Prep Grade Competition, and three of its acro partnerships came away with gold medals.

Sue added: “We are delighted with the way things are going, but there is still a lot of hard work ahead.”

The self-funding club is planning to hold a massive international event at Temple Park later this year.

Anyone interested in sponsoring the event can contact Sue on 07919 520 586.

via Gold-en girls are a Brit good – Sport – Shields Gazette.

Deerness Acrobatic Gymnasts « Where Sport Meets Art

April 23, 2011 Leave a comment

The Acrobatic Gymnastics group ‘Deerness’ perform at the Gym Fusion National Festivals Programme at the Albert Hall Nottingham on April 9th 2011.

via Deerness 2 « Where Sport Meets Art.

YouTube – Deerness Valley Gymnastics WG Combined Junior

April 16, 2011 Leave a comment
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YouTube – Deerness Valley Gymnastics MG combined – Senior

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YouTube – Deerness Valley Gymnastics MXP Combined Junior

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Press Release-Durham County Council

April 15, 2011 Leave a comment

Published April 14, 2011.

The Chairman of Durham County Council has presented a much-needed cash windfall to a North East charity.

As his year in office nears an end, Cllr Mac Williams JP, has this week handed over cheques to both of his chosen charities.

Following a £10,000 cash boosat to the George Elmy Lifeboat Restoration Fund, Cllr Williams presented the Down’s Syndrome Association North East with a cheque for £5,000.

Ros Collinson on behalf of the Association, said: “This is a wonderful gesture and every penny received from Cllr Williams will be used to enrich the lives of many people.

“The charity is entirely parent and volunteer led and this donation will help enrich the lives of children and adults across the North East.”

The presentation took place at the Sir Bobby Robson Centre at Ushaw Moor, Durham.

via Press Release-Durham County Council.