Registration for the spring session at the Quesnel Technics Gymnastics Club is underway.
Club president Jade Kotzer said the club took a small hit from COVID-19, but has rebounded nicely.
“We’re pretty much where we were 15 years ago when we didn’t have a nice club at Maple Drive,” Kotzer said.
“That’s probably the bigger problem, we don’t have a proper building.”
The Technics has three main coaches and two part-time coaches. Kotzer said the club would need a new facility to take the next step, but doesn’t anticipate it coming anytime soon.
“Gymnastics is the foundation for all sports,” Kotzer said, reading from the Technics’ website.
“Study after study confirms children involved in gymnastics are more likely to stay in school, have greater self-esteem and live healthier lifestyles.”
Throughout COVID-19, the club has not participated in competitions. That could change as soon as this April, as the club is hoping to travel down to the Lower Mainland to compete at provincials, as long as provincial rules allow.
“We are prepared to compete, but the problem is the roads now,” Kotzer joked.
The club has around 45 competitive athletes and 100 recreational athletes.
Limited spots are available, for the club’s trampoline, parent and tot, kindergym (3-5 years old), recreational (6-plus) and high school programs. For more information, email the club at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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