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Star gymnasts present medals to Sports Minister
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Wednesday, 21 March 2012 07:00

The Bahamas Star Team; Dance Coach Idania, Assistant Coach Marshall, Head Coach Mayet, Minister Maynard; Ferguson-McKenzie; Director of Sports Tim Munnings; Tracey Cash, Bahamas Gymnastics Federation representative; Miles Yallop, Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture; and (front row) Bahamas Star team gymnasts and team hopefuls.NASSAU, Bahamas -- Bahamas Star Gymnastics' competitive team paid a courtesy call on Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Charles Maynard, recently. The nine-member squad arrived adorned with an impressive collection of medals earned at the recent American Twisters Tim Rand Invitational in Fort Lauderdale, FL and the Wolverine Classic in Ann Arbor, MI, and joined by coaches and other team hopefuls.  

Head Coach Alexander Mayet, a former international gymnastics competitor himself, described the stellar performances in the USAG forum, and spoke of his high expectations for their continued growth toward Olympic success.  

Minister Maynard praised the team for recent accomplishments, encouraged them to stay the course and told them he looked forward to seeing them among a first-ever Bahamas Olympic Team of Gymnasts competing in the 2016 games. To further encourage them, Minister Maynard invited celebrated Olympian Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie to share a few words of support with the team. Afterwards, the team was excited to get signatures from the kind Olympian.

Photo: The Bahamas Star Team; Dance Coach Idania, Assistant Coach Marshall, Head Coach Mayet, Minister Maynard; Ferguson-McKenzie; Director of Sports Tim Munnings; Tracey Cash, Bahamas Gymnastics Federation representative; Miles Yallop, Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture; and (front row) Bahamas Star team gymnasts and team hopefuls.

Bahamas Gymnastics Parent Booster Club (“BGPBC”) was formed as a non-profit entity in 2009 with one of its primary goals of supporting gymnasts.  Bahamas Star Gymnastics (“BSG”), also a non-profit entity, operates the training facility at The Source River Center, formerly Bacardi Plant and home of other talented gym stars from levels 1-9.  Classes for boys and girls are scheduled weekly. While incorporated as separate entities, both clubs work jointly to promote the sport of gymnastics in the country. The relationship established by both BGPBC and BSG with clubs in the United States led to the hosting of Atlantis Crown Gymnastics Invitational in December 2011 on Paradise Island.  For more information email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 242-677-3125.


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