The City of Liverpool Gymnastics Club is helping to stage the Pink Ladies Invitational from October 4-6.

The aim of the competition is to raise awareness for breast cancer and all of the proceeds go towards further research.

It is the second time the famous gymnastics club has been involved, this year it is taking place at South Durham Gymnastics Club.

Earlier this year, the club hosted the Liverpool Open Championships.

Event organiser Kelly Milnes said: “Preparations are underway at South Durham Gymnastics for the ever-popular Pink Lady Invitational.

“It takes place during the first weekend in October and promises to be another brilliant weekend of gymnastics for all of those involved.

“While this competition is opened to all levels, it is a great opportunity and experience for those gymnasts who intend to follow the compulsory pathway in 2020.”

This is the first path that gymnasts have to take to be able to compete at the highest level.

The club in Liverpool is home to one of Britain’s most successful gymnasts Beth Tweddle, a bronze medalist at the 2012 London Olympics.

It also has a handful of young and talented gymnasts who hope to make it all the way.
The official programme and start lists are still to be released.

More detailed information will be available once the full numbers of gymnasts competing are confirmed.

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