Fenland Gymnastics Academy’s fourth extravaganza

PUBLISHED: 11:59 06 February 2018 | UPDATED: 11:59 06 February 2018

Fenland Gymnastics Club Show. PHOTO: Ian Carter.

Fenland Gymnastics Club Show. PHOTO: Ian Carter.

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Fenland Gymnastics Academy (FGA), held their fourth annual Extravaganza over the last weekend (February 1, 2 and 3).

Fenland Gymnastics Club Show. PHOTO: Ian Carter. Fenland Gymnastics Club Show. PHOTO: Ian Carter.

The event sees over 200 members of the club participate in a display showcasing the skills they learn in their training sessions.

The gymnasts range between 18 months and 14 years old and they have been preparing for the show in their classes since before Christmas. Groups perform routines including dance and gymnastics to music, this year to the theme of Disney.

Fenland Gymnastics Club Show. PHOTO: Ian Carter. Fenland Gymnastics Club Show. PHOTO: Ian Carter.

The show lasts around 2 and a half hours and packs in a full crowd of 250 people per night.

Although the event is primarily to show family and friends what the gymnasts have been learning, it is also used as a fundraising event.

Fenland Gymnastics Club Show. PHOTO: Ian Carter. Fenland Gymnastics Club Show. PHOTO: Ian Carter.

In previous years, the club, which is also a registered charity has been able to buy equipment with the money raised.

This year, they have managed to once again pull in over £4,000 to help buy them new equipment and also start building funds for a larger facility to try and expand their club and clear their 250+ waiting list.

Fenland Gymnastics Club Show. PHOTO: Ian Carter. Fenland Gymnastics Club Show. PHOTO: Ian Carter.

Head coach Claire Stock said: “Huge well done to all the gymnasts, coaches and helpers involved, the extravaganza really is a team event and without the help we receive it wouldn’t be able to take place.

“All the gymnasts love working towards it and did a fantastic job of pulling off some beautiful routines in front of such large audiences.

Fenland Gymnastics Club Show. PHOTO: Ian Carter. Fenland Gymnastics Club Show. PHOTO: Ian Carter.

“Our aim for this year is to move to a larger facility to accommodate more members and clear our waiting lists.

“We would also like to say a big thank you to the Mayor for his support of the club in this last year.”

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