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Sport

23 January, 2023

Springing onto a new level

RENOWNED local gymnastics club Momentum Gymnastics has taken the leap and opened another club in Townsville after 15 successful years in Atherton.


Momentum Gymnastics director Dianne Stephens inside the new gymnastics centre in Townsville
Momentum Gymnastics director Dianne Stephens inside the new gymnastics centre in Townsville

After spending decades attending a host of different events in Townsville, the thought struck Momentum Gymnastics director Dianne Stephens that the sporting town could use another gymnastics centre.

Dianne, in partnership with Cherrie Mills, have recently opened a second Momentum Gymnastics in Townsville which will also serve as a second base for Atherton gymnasts when they travel away for competitions.

“I’ve always thought they needed another venue down here and that there was an opportunity for another gymnastics centre,” Dianne said.

“In the last couple of years, Cherrie Mills wanted to support it as well and became a partner in the business which partly made this expansion possible.

“Her and I have been actively seeking a locations down in Townsville, it has been a challenge to find an appropriate venue but we’ve had some success and we are really excited.”

The new centre has been operating for just over 14 weeks and Dianne says they have been welcomed by the Townsville community.

“We have been embraced really well so far by the community, it has been very positive right from the get-go, so we are on our way to big things down here,” she said.

“We are doing trampolining and tumbling sports down here as well so we had to find a venue with a high enough ceiling.

“Our membership base is still building so we can provide the op-portunities we want.”

With the Townsville expansion Dianne was able to put on another coach in Atherton who continues to coach the kids and develop their skills.

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