TALENTED youngsters have been leaping and vaulting into action in the Vale of Clwyd.

Parents from Denbighshire and the surrounding area once again flocked to the Clwyd House Gymnastics Centre in Denbigh in support of the Ruthin & Denbigh Gymnastics Club Team Gym Championships.

There was a buzz or excitement as the gymnasts performed their routines over three rounds.

There were over 400 visitors to the site over the weekend, with beaming faces from parents as they enjoyed the friendly, fun atmosphere of the clubs annual event.

This was the largest gathering of the club since the Covid-19 pandemic.

The year nine Ruthin & Denbigh Gymnastics Clubs coaching academy was also on hand to offer valuable support and encouragement.

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Head coach Tamsin Jones described the event as "just perfect".

She said: "The children had practised for many weeks to perform their skills and to watch the children remembering such key details in their performance and simply smiling and enjoying the day together was so rewarding as their coaches."

The gymnasts attend weekly classes, working to a scheme that develops their physical skills but, importantly, also gives an opportunity to develop new friendships.

As gymnasts move on to university, they describe to the club as having been their second family. 

The Ruthin and Denbigh club moved to its own fit-for-purpose 4,500 square feet gymnastics unit in Denbigh in 2017, after 17 years working from the leisure centres, and whilst developing talent encourage gymnasts into their coaching academy.

When they reach the age of 16, academy coaches then take formal UKCC courses to move into the qualified positions of those moving onto university. 

Ruthin and Denbigh gymnasts commit to weekly classes all year round and coaches and academy commit their hours to teach, help and working closely with gymnasts to understand their individual needs, to develop their confidence and encourage every child to reach their potential.

Club championships offer an opportunity for youngsters to practice and gain valuable life skills and memories to take forward into the future. 

Ruthin & Denbigh Gymnastics Club has a busy few months ahead, as the artistic gymnasts represent the club in the North Area grades.

In May, team gymnasts will travel to Cardiff for the Nations League and following this, the Denbigh Carnival and Gymfest which will be amazing opportunities for parents to see all ages of the club's competitive gymnasts come together and perform as one.

Anyone seeking more information about Ruthin & Denbigh Gymnastics Club and the classes on offer can visit www.ruthin-denbighgymnasticsclub.co.uk