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Matt Baker named as patron of Deerness Gymnastics Academy | Easier

Deerness Gymnastics Academy is delighted to announce that one of Durham’s favourite sons has agreed to become the patron of the gymnastic club and charity.

Matt Baker, presenter of The One Show, Countryfile and the Olympic gymnastic coverage, is a former gymnast himself and trained and represented the County Durham club as a youngster in the 90’s, becoming junior British Champion in the acro-gymnastics men’s four in 1994. He will now become the club’s Patron, supporting them in their aim to develop happy, healthy and confident children through the development of sport and gymnastics in particular.

Matt Baker returned to the gymnastics club, last year, after sharing the stage with the Club’s display team at Durham’s Olympic Torch event to record a documentary about his love of gymnastics. Following the visit, where he spent a few hours training with the club’s current gymnasts, he was approached about taking on this new role, which he accepted without hesitation.

“Gymnastics has played a massive part in my life and Deerness Gymnastics Academy, in particular, has a special place in my heart. I am really pleased that I can now play my part in helping the club grow and continue to provide great opportunities for children and young people in Durham and right across the north east,” said Matt Baker.

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