This week, Dick McTaggart Regional Gymnastic Centre has been celebrating Dundee’s sporting connections with Europe ahead of the city’s bid to become European City of Culture in 2023. A group of 22 talented young gymnasts from Sweden have been making the most of the quality facilities on offer at the centre during a 5 day summer camp.
The Vanersborgs Gymnastikforening club were attracted to Dundee after finding online videos of the facility and arranged the visit through Leisure & Culture Dundee who run the venue. The centre is highly rated, having two full artistic sprung floors, men’s and women’s apparatus, sunken trampoline and tumble track.
Markus Norberger, Camp Organiser at Vanersborgs Gymnastikforening said
“We’ve been to Iceland, Italy and Denmark and were looking for a quality location for our summer camp this year. We require special facilities such as tumbling, trampoline and floor equipment and our coach really liked the facilities in Dundee.”
The club now hope to bring some of the ideas they have seen at McTaggart home to Sweden where they hope to build a similar centre.
“The facilities here are of a high standard in terms of what is available in Europe and we would like to replicate what Dundee has in our home town because it has been really well planned.”
Stewart Murdoch, Chairman of DUNDEE2023 said
“This is another example of how well Dundee is connected to Europe. We are delighted that this club from Vanersborg is visiting Dundee and are making the most of what we have on offer. Many of the city's European connections come through sport and this visit shows that we can be brilliant in Dundee at connecting people, inspiring new futures and encouraging creativity.”
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