Save Loughborough Gymnastics Club

Save Loughborough Gymnastics Club

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George Honnor started this petition to Loughborough University

Loughborough University have made the decision to close our gymnastics facility in March 2022 in order to "review opportunities for different use of the space". Other encounters have revealed that the reason behind this is that although the gymnastics facility is profitable for the university, other use would be more profitable. Loughborough claims to be the 'Sports University Of The Year', however values profit over the 98 athletes of this club, not to mention the hundreds of other athletes in clubs such as cheerleading, trampolining and ski and snow sports who also use the facilities.

Our members consist of athletes that have competed in the Commonwealth games (and likely will again) and alumni who have competed in the Olympic games. We have gymnasts who aim to compete in the 2022 World Student Games in China, who will not get this opportunity if the facility is closed. We have members who attend this university simply for the gymnastics facility, including freshers who will now be stuck here for the next 3-4 years if not longer!

This process was done with no consultation of any of our committee, coach or any members and most importantly with no contingency plan for our club after the club will close in less than 6 months, it is not viable to find a reasonable contingency plan in this time. It is clear the University have no regard for its athletes in this sport, even though we are providing them with a profound legacy in the sport. Please help us save our club!

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