22 February 2011>
Female fitness continues to thrive in the Caerphilly County Borough as two recent developments clearly demonstrate.
A club boasting more than 200 gymnasts has set up a base in the area and, secondly, a CCBC employee has secured yet another gold medal for her sporting achievements.
Valleys Gymnastic Academy feared their club would come to an end after 11 years when they heard their premises in Ebbw Vale and Abertillery were both closing. It was when Wendy Penson, the club's Chairperson, sent a heartfelt letter to Caerphilly County Borough Council asking for help that news of the Border Group's generous offer was known and the Academy secured new premises for their 200 members. Now the Council's planning process needs to approve change of use.
On the other side of the Caerphilly County Borough, Zoe Anthony a valued member of the council's Outdoor Education Team, spends her days helping and encouraging people to face fears and achieve goals - and she has proved that she also takes her own advice! After 10 years of attending the Aberfan Canoe Club, Zoe is now the proud owner of her sixth gold medal after scooping the top honour at a World Canoe Polo Championship in Milan.
"I'd like to congratulate Zoe on this fantastic achievement," said Cllr. Phil Bevan, Cabinet Member for Education and Leisure, "I am also very pleased that the gymnastic club following Border Group's offer has chosen to come to Croespenmaen to grow and continue to flourish and I'm hopeful that many of our residents will attend this award winning club."
If you are interested in finding out more information about the gymnastics club, now based in a Business Unit in Croespenmaen please e-mail email@example.com
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