Congratulations to Barney

Malden Centre's Gymnast of the year

After a challenging 2022 we wanted to round the year off with some good news stories. We asked our Gymnastics Teachers to nominate those distinctive, very special people who deserved a bit of recognition.

They were asked to identify gymnasts on our lesson programmes (children and adults) who have displayed positive attitudes, unyielding determination or, have put in efforts over and above their peers.  They may have overcome personal adversity or achieved something unexpected or challenging. 

Barney Payne - Malden Centre's Gymnast of the Year 2022

He found it difficult to join in before the summer when he found the class to be very busy. Since September, he's been joining in more and more, trying new things and improving at his own pace.


Well done Barney!