Tunbridge Wells gymnastics academy basks in Olympic glow

Fran Taylor

Team GB’s success in the gymnastics hall at the Rio Olympics led to an immediate increase in membership applications and enquiries at the Next Dimension Gymnastic Academy (NDGA) in Tunbridge Wells.

Such has been the demand, a Floor & Vault trial for boys aged five to ten took place last week.

“In the week following Max Whitlock’s gold medals on the Floor and Pommel Horse, we welcomed ten new members and noticed a large increase in the number of general enquiries about the academy, particularly from men,” said Amelia Page of the NDGA.

“It’s really exciting that the performances of Max Whitlock and Louis Smith – who opened our extension here last year – have prompted such interest in the sport.”

The NDGA has a track record of success, boasting among its members Julia Kirk, who was recently crowned Women’s Artistic Novice Over-60s champion while representing the NDGA in the British Veterans competition.

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