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YMCA Barry has been awarded the Bronze Insport Award for its dedication to inclusion and disability provisions for gymnasts.

The award, which was presented by Disability Sport Wales, recognises those clubs committed to providing inclusive classes and programmes for all children wanted to participate within sport.

The Bronze Insport Award is given only when a club has proven inclusivity through providing up to date policies on safe and efficient practices, as well as having the correct safeguarding procedures in place.

The team at YMCA Barry demonstrated commitment to providing education for coaches so that they can deliver high quality gymnastics lessons for all levels and abilities in male and female gymnastics, and also proved that as a club they are inclusive to all and treat each child as an individual - taking their specific needs into consideration.

Sophie Erickson, Gymnastics Manager at the club said: “I am extremely proud that YMCA Barry has been recognised for its ongoing hard work and commitment in providing the community with opportunities to experience gymnastics in a safe and enjoyable environment.”

The Bronze Insport Award is part of a series, and the team at Barry are now working towards achieving Silver standard results, which they hope to complete before the New Year.

For more information on YMCA Barry, visit www.ymcabarry.org.uk