The club currently runs from temporary facilities over two sites and thus restricts the number of children that can benefit. Gwynjim aims to develop an inclusive and inspiring sports facility and an open door policy for the local community that allows families to congregate improving cohesion with spirt and within the local area. The new facility will attract 600 children from the Gwynedd and Anglesey area.
The priority issues that we aim to address at the facility are:
Welsh language development through sport.
Access to gymnastics for children with special education, physical and emotional needs.
Multi agency working in the community.
Obesity and Nutrition
Excluded and vulnerable children and young people.
Encouraging children in a 'Lifetime of sport' mentality.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Research predicts that 50% of the population is expected to be obese by 2050 and that 20% of children today are classed as obese. Obesity costs the NHS 6 billion a year. Gwynjim will be teach health and nutrition to young people with the facility.
Health in Gwynedd and Anglesey has been identified as being affected by rurality and lack of access to services. The gym will access more families.
There is a significant need for a venue specialising in Gymnastics, demonstrated by long waiting lists, and distances that people travel.
We will develop long time healthy attitudes, reducing numbers of children smoking and becoming over weight in later life. Smoking rates in Gwynedd and Anglesey are one of the highest in Wales.
The gym will be responding to 10 recommendations on 'the social use of Welsh by Gwynedd's primary sector children' (hunan iaith), by improving linguistic and cultural identity through the encouragement of welsh language use out of school hours in a sport activity.
Steps to get it done:
About the space
A large industrial unit
Gwynedd county council