New digs for the new year

THE TALENTED young gymnasts that spend part of their weekends training at Hervey Bay’s PCYC have a lot to look forward to.

In a few months’ time the group will have their own building to train in – and to celebrate the girls will hold a grand opening and show the community exactly what they can do.

Training on Saturday at the PCYC, the girls showed off a range of manoeuvres and their coach, Stacey Parsons, said that, while they do not compete, their dedication to the sport meant the girls had reached a high standard.

They only train for about two hours a week but that belies what they are capable of.

“It’s their dedication that has gotten them as far as they have gotten,” Parsons said.

“And then in the new year when school goes back they will have their own purpose-built building.”

The girls are busy training now so they can put on the best performance possible when it comes time for the grand opening.

It’s not just the girls that get a lot out of the sport, however – Parsons does too – and she has helped them to build their confidence every step of the way.

“It’s not a job – it’s who I am,” she said of her dedication to her role at the centre.

Her passion for the sport has definitely rubbed off on the girls, some of whom she has been training for more than four years.

“They just give it their best because they love it so much.”



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