Longford’s local sports community is set for a boost with a gymnastics club set to open in the new year.
The demand for places at Longford Gymnastics Club is said to be “huge”, with 1200 children on the waiting list for classes.
The club is currently in the process of acquiring specialist equipment and getting the building up to standard, and they recently took on an experienced head coach.
It’s hoped that the club, which is a not-for-profit community initiative, will be open for aspiring gymnasts in February 2020.
Speaking to Shannonside FM, Chairperson of Longford Gymnastics Club Barbara Smyth says there’s still a lot to do, but they’re very excited: