Scotmid Co-operative are proud to sponsor the first-ever Disability Gymnastics Training Camp staged on 21-22 July at the Alex Collie Sports Centre in Aberdeen and gymnasts with disabilities from all over Scotland are scheduled to attend.
Organised by Lorna Presly, who is Head coach at City of Aberdeen Gymnastics, after she recognised there was a lack of events targeted at disability gymnasts in Scotland, the event will attract participants from as far afield as Edinburgh and Glasgow as well as from Aberdeen, Elgin and Inverurie.
Lorna said: “The gymnasts get so much out of the Summer Camp. This opportunity gives all the gymnasts a chance to work as a team, and a chance to try all the disciplines in gymnastics: Artistic, TeamGym, Rhythmic and Acro.”
With gymnasts’ experience ranging from recreational to competitive, every participant will benefit from attending the event and the training camp will shine a spotlight on promoting Disability Gymnastics in the north east of Scotland; raising awareness and increasing participation.
The training camp is organised and run solely on a voluntary basis (coaches, chaperones and parent helpers) and run on a non-profit basis, and Lorna believes the volunteers merit special recognition
She added: “We are lucky that so many coaches give up their time and volunteer with their experience to help make it a great fun camp for all.”
Scotmid have sponsored all the event’s merchandise; something Lorna says she is grateful for.
She said: “It is fantastic that we have been sponsored by Scotmid, and I am very grateful for the generous donation given.
“It will be great that we can give all the participants reminders to keep of their involvement in the Disability Gymnastics Summer Camp with the Scotmid logo on it.”
Scotmid Co-operative’s North Region Membership and Community Officer Lynne Ogg said: “Scotmid are delighted to be able to support the Disability Gymnastics Training Camp; it is a fantastic initiative and we look forward to it taking place in Aberdeen next month.”
Image: Children (from left) Pre-school gymnasts Megan Coutts 4, Deborach Okoro 4 and Ella Smith 5 at The Alex Collie Sports Centre, Bridge of Don. Scotmid are supporting and funding equipment for the Disability Gymnastics Training Camp which takes place in July in Aberdeen.
Scotmids Membership Officer Lynne Ogg (centre) with coaches Lorna Presly (left) and Debbie Sherriffs. Image kindly provided by the Press and Journal.