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Pipers Vale: Gymnastics club which offered pre-Olympic training facilities will now host youth games

PUBLISHED: 10:00 23 May 2013

Representatives from Brazil meeting members of  Ipswich Borough Council and Pipers Vale Gymnastic Team ahead of their pre-Olympic training

Representatives from Brazil meeting members of Ipswich Borough Council and Pipers Vale Gymnastic Team ahead of their pre-Olympic training

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Some of the top gymnasts in the UK and Brazil will be descending on Ipswich to take part in an international competition.

Pipers Vale Gymnastics Club is the chosen venue for the qualifying competition of the European Youth Olympics.

Three teams from Brazil will be competing, as part of a 2012 legacy project being run by the gymnastics centre.

They will be joining 11 teams from across Great Britain – and among them will be two rising stars from Ipswich, Chloe Wood and Stevie Harrow.

It will be the second time in nearly a year that the club has hosted a team from the country after the full Brazil gymnastic team, which gained a gold in artistic gymnastics in 2012, trained there in July.

After the Olympics, all of the pre-games training camps were asked to use the visits of the national teams to set up legacy projects.

The Brazilian team will arrive on June 1 and train at Pipers Vale Gymnastics Centre up until the competition on June 8.

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