Groups join forces to set up gymnastics class

Sophie Allan enjoys her time with the class.
Sophie Allan enjoys her time with the class.
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Disability Sport Fife (DSF) has recently joined forces with the Enigma Gymnastics Club in Leven and Active Fife to specifically promote gymnastics for young people with Down Syndrome.

In preparation for the new Sunday sessions, club coaches attended an inclusive coaching workshop organised by DSF and next month there will be a further training course in Fife organised by Scottish Disability Sport and Scottish Gymnastics.

Kirkcaldy and Central Fife Sports Council has helped fund the initiative with a grant for training, equipment and registration to British Gymnastics.

Gymnastics is widely recognised as a fantastic and most appropriate activity for young people with additional support needs.

Movement exploration and learning are important for all children and hugely beneficial for young people with Down Syndrome.

Levenmouth’s Enigma club coaches offer fun activities, quality coaching, challenge and ultimately a competitive pathway in the sport of gymnastics.

Numbers continue to rise steadily and some of the young gymnasts will be taking part in the inclusive coaching course to be held in the west of Fife in mid June.

For further information on the Enigma Gymnastics Club initiative for children with Down Syndrome contact Disability Sport Fife’s active co-ordinator Norma Buchanan who can be reached at norma.buchanan@fife.gov.uk