North County Gymnastics Club was established in 2007 by sisters Leone and Lisa Ray, in Rolestown. The club started out with a handful of kids and has since grown to a well established, fully kitted out gymnastics club with gymnasts competing at national level and also performing in the likes of London and Paris. The club recently celebrated their birthday in style in Rolestown Community Centre.
Lisa Ray, told the County Leader, “North County Gymnastics Club recently celebrated our 10 year birthday with a Family Fun Day, where all the gymnasts, cheerleaders, their families and other members of the community joined us to help celebrate. The day was a huge success with plenty to keep everyone occupied between Wolly Wards Farm, an ice cream van, face and nail painting and lots more. The hard work and dedication that goes into the club is a credit to the gymnasts who work very hard all year round and go from strength to strength. It is a pleasure to work in such a great community and have such dedicated pupils, teachers, families and locals to enjoy this growing sport.”
In 2011 ‘Twisters Elite’ were formed, focusing on the popular and fast growing sport of cheer leading. The Twisters thrived from an early stage taking home a number of national titles in all age categories, from minis to seniors with their most recent accomplishments of National Champions 2016 and 2017. The club is based in Rolestown and are a big part of the community and have a number of dedicated and focused coaches most of whom have been with the club from the start. There is also a junior coaching programme in place which allows older gymnasts and cheerleaders the opportunity to gain experience in coaching while being mentored by senior coaches and work towards gaining coaching qualifications.