Olympic gymnast and medallist Beth Tweddle recently opened ‘Ready Steady Gymnastics’ new facility at Saint Augustine’s Sports Centre in Radford.

Ready Steady Gymnastics started two years ago with equipment being kept in a trailer before finally being able to use the centre.

Beth Tweddle opened the facility in February, and said as the profile of the sport has increased in recent years, it was important children could get access to facilities like this.

Ready Steady Gymnastics Head coach, Sophie Gregory, said she wants all children to have the chance at trying the sport.

She said it had “taken over 14 months of rejection, council planning applications and appeals” to finally move into its new base.

“Nevertheless, we persisted and were presented with the opportunity of moving into Saint Augustine’s Sports Centre which we can now call home for many gymnasts of Coventry,” she added.

Parish Priest, Canon Tom Farrell, said: “I am happy to support this new venture at St Augustine’s Sports Centre. I am sure that new facilities and equipment will be well used.”

For more information, the sports centre can be contacted on 024 7660118.