Checkers Gymnastics club was established in 1982 by Wendy Lester with the support of her husband Ken. The name ‘Checkers’ originated from the club’s very first training venue, but it quickly outgrew its home.
35 years, and several venue changes later, Checkers moved to its current home at Glevum Works Estate in January 2019. Here the club has really blossomed, delivering gymnastic sessions to over 400 children each week.
We welcome children from the age of 3 years+ no matter what their ability, as the sport can be competitive or just for fun. Today Checkers is run by a committed and professional team of coaches and volunteers. They strive to deliver the best level of coaching to enable our gymnasts to learn. Encouragement is given to all gymnasts to participate in club run competitions or national / international competitions. Every success is celebrated whether it be a winner’s medal at a national championship or a gymnast first cartwheel.
Our Club Welfare Officers are Nicky Crowther, Nicky Gray & Sarah Henderson. Full contact details are on our noticeboards.