13th September 2016
Oliver is a member of Uttoxeter Gymnastics Club’s National Development Squad and attends regular training sessions at both the club’s training facilities in Uttoxeter and at the National Sports Centre at Lilleshall. Oliver is an extremely talented young gymnast with a superb commitment to training and this year has represented both the club and the West Midlands at national competitions.
His talent for sport was spotted when he first started at the club and he was invited to join the National Development Squad. This squad of around ten boys are training to compete at National level. Several members of this squad represent the West Midlands and have competed at National Finals. As you can imagine, gymnastics is a very difficult and technical sport and requires a lot of dedication and commitment from both the gymnasts and their parents.
A small group of boys who show exceptional talent have been attending out of school training as part of the Gifted and Talented scheme and Oliver is a current member of this group, receiving intensive training to further develop his skills with a National Standard Coaching staff.