Stawell Gymnastics Club to install new sprung floor

Stawell will have a new high quality sprung floor. Picture: Peter Klaunzer
Stawell will have a new high quality sprung floor. Picture: Peter Klaunzer

Years of fundraising have paid off for the Stawell Gymnastics Club, with the group set to install a new sprung floor this weekend. 

The club will replace its old and “dead” sprung floor with a brand new, top quality surface this weekend.

Stawell Gymnastics Club head coach Elissa Chalmers said replacing the floor has been crucial for the safety of the club’s members.

“Our old sprung floor has lots its rebound and is what we call dead,” she said.

“With no rebound we were having more injuries and it was not conducive to a safe gymnastics environment.

“This new surface is the same as what they use at the Olympics so it is definitely of a much higher quality.”

Tiahna on Stawell's old sprung floor

Tiahna on Stawell's old sprung floor

The club has continued to grow in recent months, with “huge numbers” taking part in recreation, competition and boys classes.

Chalmers said the new floor will be “extremely beneficial” to teaching new-comers.

“Our members will now be able to try a whole range of techniques that they might not have been able to before,” she said.

“It was quite an expensive upgrade but I am sure it will pay off in the long run.”