Gymnasts launch Special Olympics Suffolk


Wednesday 19th November 2014

Gymnasts help to launch Special Olympics Suffolk

Gymnasts from Suffolk and Norfolk took centre stage at the launch of Special Olympics Suffolk on Sunday at Waveney Gymnasts Club, Lowestoft. The club, having hosted international gymnastics teams in the lead in to the London 2012 Olympic Games, offered a superb venue for this historic occasion. The Deputy Mayor and Mayoress of Lowestoft, as principal guests, together with a host of other guests, family, friends and spectators were treated to an excellent 3 hour gymnastics competition. This was the first Special Olympics gymnastics competition to be held in Suffolk. Results may be found at

The Chair of Special Olympics Great Britain, Murton Mann, said ‘On behalf of Special Olympics Great Britain I congratulate and thank all those who have been involved in bringing Special Olympics to Suffolk.

Rachel Baylis, Chair of Waveney Sportsability, said ‘We are incredibly proud to have hosted the Launch and gymnastics competition at Waveney Gymnastics Club which is now one of the leading gymnastics clubs nationally in the provision of coaching and competition for disabled people’

With athletics and gymnastics now involved, plans are underway to introduce more Special Olympics sports over the coming year. For further information or to have an informal chat either as a participant or to volunteer please contact either Terry McEntee on  07775 557784 or Matt Abbott on  07846 510139


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