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YMCA Barry Gymnastics Club has been awarded the Silver InSport Award accredited by Disability Sport Wales.

The award recognises sporting clubs which are committed to providing inclusive classes and programmes for all children who want to participate in sport. The Silver InSport Award is awarded when a club proves its commitment to providing quality, safe and efficient practises, correct safeguarding procedures and engaging in coach education.

The team at YMCA Barry demonstrated commitment to providing education for all coaches so that they can deliver high quality gymnastics lessons for all levels and abilities within the club. It also proved that as a club it is inclusive to all and treat each child as an individual. The club has a dedicated class for young children with additional needs and hopes that many of these gymnasts can enter competitions in the future.

Sophie Erickson, Club Manager, said: “I am extremely proud of the club to have achieved the standard required to attain the Silver InSport accreditation.

“We all work extremely hard to provide safe and effective gymnastics and I look forward to the club achieving the gold award in the future”.

The Silver InSport Award is part of a series, and the team at Barry are now working hard towards achieving the Gold standard award.

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