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The legacy of Alberton Gymnastics Club lives on

After 46 years of coaching and having a massive influence on so many gymnasts, Cecile Prinsloo is slowly stepping back to hand over the reigns to a competent team of coaches and judges.

They will, in the future, uphold the legacy of Alberton Gymnastics Club through excellence, hard work, loyalty, experience and discipline.

Legacy Gymnastics Alberton is not only well known in South Africa but abroad too. They have competed in two gymnaestradas, namely Berlin and Gothenburg Sweden.

They have also attended training camps in Blackpool, Malta, and Dubai, therefore broadening the gymnasts’ horizons by giving them countless opportunities.

These gymnasts performed exceptionally well at the Gym Games last year, winning medals in their level and age group. Front: Dineo Moloto (third overall) and Letitia de Smidt (first overall). Middle: Lillian Beckett (second overall), Akhile Mashego (second overall) and Goapele Moatshe (second overall). Back: Isabella Vanner (first overall).

Throughout the years, the club’s gymnasts won multiple medals at Ekurhuleni District and Gauteng championships, as well as the SA Games. In 2023 alone, they’ve entered 120 level 1-3 gymnasts, with enormous success. In addition, they won 26 medals out of 26 gymnasts entered in Level 4-9.

The club’s top achiever, Nicky Smook, (learner from Marais Viljoen Höerskool) competed in two international competitions in 2023. One was the SA vs Wales International Competition, and the other was at the Rosebowl International Competition, where at both competitions their teams walked away with an overall second place.

If you are interested in joining Legacy Gymnastics Alberton, contact Chandré Smook at 082 878 0809.

The coaches and judges are registered through Gymnastics SA and are highly qualified. Front: Robyn-Lynn Posthumus (International FIG Level 1 coach, Level 1 judge), Leaché Morgan (Level 1 coach, Level 1 judge) and Kim Lategan (International Brevet judge and Level 1 coach). Middle: Chandré Smook (International FIG Level 2 coach, National Level 3 judge), Cecile Prinsloo (club owner). Back: Lischen Grobler (general leader coach). Absent Jordan Hand (Level 1 coach, Level 1 judge), and Shobna Sawry

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