How it all started
Our gym club was born in February 1997, here is how it happened...
In March 1997, Charlie Oakes fulfilled his dream and opened the doors of his very own gymnastics club.
Prior to that Charlie had been coaching gymnastics for 10 years at a club in Crewe.
Charlie spotted an old school building with very limited space and a very low ceiling, but this was somewhere he and his coaching team called their second home!
We continued to work hard with our gymnasts and coaches, helping them to achieve their goals and to gain coaching qualifications.
After 7 years had passed it was obvious that we were outgrowing our building not only in membership numbers but our gymnasts were getting taller too.
On February 1st 2004 we moved to our new home in Anderton where the vault could run alongside the floor and the gymnasts didn't need to bend their legs when they went around the bars.
Our gym family helped us to make the club a friendly and enjoyable place to be and we couldn't run it without them.
Our governing body, British Gymnastics introduced their GymMark accreditation which when awarded shows that a club is a safe, child friendly environment, regularly audited by a British Gymnastics Official. We achieved
this status in 2008.
Our club has continued to grow not only in membership and our depth in coaching, but in the level of gymnastics we achieve.
As well as holding our own club competitions, we have so far produced :-
County and Regional Womens Artistic 4 piece Champions
County and Regional Womens Club Grades Champions
Womens Club Grades National Team qualifiers
Womens Artistic County Floor and Vault champions
Mens Artistic Regional Assessment qualifiers
Mens 2 piece Regional Champions
National Over 18 Intermediate Womens Artistic Champions
A National Over 18 Novice Trampoline Champion
A National Over 40 Novice Trampoline Champion
National Over 30 Newbie Womens Artistic Champions
Runner up medals in all of the above categories
A National Disabilities Under 12 Artistic Champion
A National Disabilities Junior Artistic Champion
A National Disabilities Womens Artistic Champion
A National Disabilities Under 14 Mens Artistic Champion
County Trampoline Champions
A Nationally recognised Gymnastic Display Team
A British Gymnastics Ceremonies Team
and we are always continuing to work towards achieving more.
Our club motto remains the same throughout... "Who Grins, Wins!"