Friday 4 November 2016
There’s a spring in the step at Sheffield’s newly developed Graves Health and Sports Centre as they welcome Olympic Trampoline Silver Medallist, Bryony Page to her new training home.
Page, who took the trampolining silver medal for Team GB in Rio this June, made the move to Graves following the opening of a brand new gymnastics and trampolining hall a month ago.
The facility, which provides state of the art equipment in a purpose built hall, is one of only three centres in the UK to be titled a Centre of Excellence for trampolining, offering four elite trampolines, five sunken trampolines and a foam pit.
Councillor Mary Lea, Cabinet Member for Culture, Sport and Leisure at Sheffield City Council said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Bryony to train here at Graves and proud to offer Olympic standard facilities in Sheffield.
“Graves has top class facilities across all sports and fitness areas making it the perfect home for nurturing our sports stars of the future and increasing activity levels across our communities. Bryony is a great asset for the centre and following her inspirational silver medal performance in Rio, I’m sure it’s going to be packed out.”
The dedicated gymnastics and trampoline hall has been designed and funded by British Gymnastics investing £200,000 to support the construction, fit out and equipment of the hall.
Olympic Trampoline silver medallist Bryony Page will be using the facilities at Graves Health and Sports Centre as her home training ground along with her coach Paul Greaves.
Paul Greaves British Gymnastics High Performance Coach said: “The new trampoline and gymnastics centre is one of the best purpose built facilities in the country and indeed Europe. Any budding future Olympians will have every opportunity of achieving their dreams in a facility like this. I’ve dedicated my life to the sport for the last 24 years and began pushing for amazing facilities 15 years ago and now it’s finally here!
“Sheffield has a great history in trampoline with many British and International Champions as well as my current top performer Olympic Silver medallist Bryony Page, let’s hope we have many more future Olympic medallists coming through the centre”.
Graves Health and Sports Centre opened its doors to the public on 1 September following a £16m expansion of the former Graves Tennis and Leisure Centre to include two swimming pools, three workout studios, 100+ station gym and additional strength gym plus two additional indoor tennis courts equalling eight in total and now the mentioned gymnastics and trampoline hall.
Participants in the gymnastics and trampolining programme have more than doubled with the number bouncing from 300 to 700 in just a month of the new facilities opening.
Graves Health and Sports Centre General Manager Alex Greaves said: “We’re very excited to have Bryony training here and look forward to following her amazing journey. I hope that many more up and coming gymnasts will follow in her footsteps and look forward to supporting them all in achieving their goals.
“These facilities provide great opportunities for people in our local communities and across Sheffield and after just one month the programme is going from strength to strength. I would encourage anyone who’s not been to see us yet to pop in and try out all of the top class facilities on offer”.
Graves Health and Sports Centre offer gymnastics and trampoline lessons for both children and adults of all abilities and experience levels. People who are interested for fun, fitness or a career will be helped to reach their goals by experienced British Gymnastics coaches.
More information on the gymnastics and trampolining programmes plus all other activities and membership at Graves Health and Sports Centre is available at www.graveshealthandsportscentre.org or people can call the centre on 0114 283 9900.