For more than 35 years Huntingdon Gymnastics Club has been providing opportunities for thousands of people to stay healthy, to enjoy sport, to meet new people and to achieve excellence. With elite athletes such as Louis Smith & Daniel Keatings, in the last ten years we have won 3 Olympic, 4 World & over 20 European Medals. We also run activities for everyone from baby sessions to adult classes, freestyle and disability groups.
Here is a look back over the years...
An increase of 50% in gymnasts in the new term thanks to the completion of the recreational gym, the 2012 Hall. Officially opened by the Right Honorable Sir John Major KGCH, on 20th February 2014. Followed by a highly successful display involving all the gymnasts at Huntingdon.
Sir John Major, with Noel Kearns, Chair of Trustees Sir John Major opens the new gym helped by Louis Smith MBE and Dan Keatings.
A great year including Commonwealth success for Dan Keatings - achieving Gold in the Pommell, and Bronze for Louis Smith. Louis also achieved Team Gold, and Dan also achieved Team Silver and Individual silver at the event in Glasgow.
Another big year in the history of Huntingdon Gymnastics Club, as the long awaited new recreational gymnasium is finally started in April. The purpose built facility will enable the club to increase the number of gymnasts it is able to train. Refurbishment of the main building is also undertaken, and a new car park facility is started.
A huge year for the club sees the Olympic Torch come to the gym, and success at the London Olympics follows with Louis Smith winning a Silver on the Pommel Horse. He and Sam Oldham also win Bronze for Team GB in the team event. The Club is closer than ever to achieving its dream of new extension, and in December launches a campaign to raise the final £100k. The year ends in dramatic fashion with Louis Smith winning Strictly Come Dancing, and he and Head Coach Paul Hall are awarded MBEs for services to gymnastics.