A GYMNASTICS club from Clydebank will be representing their country this week when they take part in the World Gymnaestrada in Dornbirn, Austria.

World Gymnaestrada is the largest global gymnastics festival and will see more than 23,000 individuals from a record-breaking 60 countries join forces to take part in the week-long, non-competitive festival.

Dynamite Gymnastics Club have been working hard for the last two years in preparation for the event and the gymnasts, parents and coaches have all regularly fundraised to achieve their goal.

The Clydebank gymnasts will join the 800 British gymnasts flying out to Austria - the largest team taken to date and nearly double the number who participated in Helsinki at the last Gymnaestrada in 2015.

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Dynamite Gymnastics Club’s head coach, Claire Devitt, said: “We are all very excited about attending Gymnaestrada this week and are putting together the final preparations. The girls do not normally train together as a group so have been attending extra training over the last two years to prepare for the event and are excited that it is finally here.

“It will be a busy week but exciting and full of new experiences.”

World Gymnaestrada, which kicked off at the weekend, takes place every four years and is a fantastic opportunity for the world gymnastics community to celebrate their sport.

Thirteen-year-old Jodie Metters will be part of the Dyna team in Austria. She said: “I am looking forward to performing with all my friends, meeting people from different parts of the world and just being able to perform in a different county.”

Looking ahead to the event, British Gymnastics’ CEO, Jane Allen, added: “Gymnaestrada is a unique opportunity and I have no doubt that Dynamite will have a fantastic experience.”