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These young leaders have become Fenland Gymnastics Academy’s first six girls aged between 12-16 years who will volunteer their time to help the club and its younger gymnasts with coaching, assisting events and competitions and will learn all about the role of a gymnastics coach.

They are all FGA gymnasts themselves and wanted to give something back to the club and share their love of gymnastics with younger members.

They had their first session on February 8 where they supported FGA lead coaches to coach gymnastics to recreational groups on a Saturday morning.

FGA Young Leaders Academy L-R Maisie MacDonald (14 yrs), Kacia Craigen (13), Emilija Stonkute (12), Michelle Thorn (FGA Young Leaders Academy Captain), Erin Clark (13), Leona Ryan (14), Lilia Riley (15). (29447861)
FGA Young Leaders Academy L-R Maisie MacDonald (14 yrs), Kacia Craigen (13), Emilija Stonkute (12), Michelle Thorn (FGA Young Leaders Academy Captain), Erin Clark (13), Leona Ryan (14), Lilia Riley (15). (29447861)

FGA said: “Our recreational gymnasts loved having the older girls assist them and parents have commented on how their children are inspired by our young leaders. They will also support our coaches throughout the week to learn how to coach our development and squad groups.

“Throughout the next year they will aim to volunteer at county, regional and national gymnastics events and will attend various courses delivered by British Gymnastics including an intro to coaching and intro to judging.

“They will also help to arrange and be a part of our club events, including our awards evening and camp out nights at the gym.”

Once they have completed their training they will achieve a Leadership Award with British Gymnastics.

• From left: Maisie MacDonald (14 years), Kacia Craigen (13), Emilija Stonkute (12), Michelle Thorn (FGA Young Leaders Academy captain), Erin Clark (13), Leona Ryan (14), Lilia Riley (15).

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