About the Centre

South Manchester Gymnastics Centre was part of the campus of  Sharston High School and then transformed into a modern fully equipped gymnastics centre.

The aim of the centre is to provide classes for all ages and all abilities, from parent and toddler  pre-school classes to adult classes. The centre also houses the very successful Manchester South Gymnastics Club who compete at county, regional and national level


Gymnastics in the south Manchester area began in the early 70′s at Didsbury Teachers Training College. It soon grew into a very successful club competing initially in Northwest competitions progressing to National championships.

As the popularity and success continued to grow the gymnasts were training at four venues in the south Manchester area. It was the dream of the Director of Coaching Trevor Pugh to bring all the gymnasts together at one centre.

This was achieved at our present centre on the edge of Wythenshawe. The club initially shared the premises with the high school, however with the falling rolls in Manchester the school closed and the school became obsolete.

Trevor Pugh with a proactive group of parents fought for ten years to gain use of the gyms for a dedicated gymnastics centre. The premises were secured by the early 90’s. The outstanding contribution made by architects Jonathan and Joyce Bolchover parents of gymnasts within the club, saw the approval of a quarter million project transforming the former South Manchester High School gyms into a fully equipped gymnastics centre