Irvine Bay Gymnastics Club were presented with a cheque for £200 to support its coach training programme.

David Craig, Irvine Incorporated Trades Deacon of the Cooper Craft, presented the cheque to coaches Jack Gibson, Alice Boucher and Cameryn Havlin at the studio last week.

The generous donation will fund formal training for the club’s youngest up and coming coaches.

A spokesperson said: “In gymnastics, potential coaches cannot undergo formal coaching qualifications until they are 16. However, we have some talented young people aged 14+ who will make fantastic future coaches.

“We will use the donation to fund the start of their coaching journey by investing in Scottish Gymnastics approved “Learn To Coach” training which will allow them to assist in coaching classes. They will also undergo child protection training so that they can help to safeguard all young people at our club.

"This donation allows the club to continue make a valuable investment, not just for our club but for the whole community. These current gymnasts are desperate to contribute to the community and to the sport which has already given them so many life skills and IBGC are delighted to be able to.”