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Kathy Smith resigns due to return of cancer
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Council presses Cabinet on channel dredging
Chief magistrate presses on with court changes
Lawyer receives scathing letter from chief magistrate
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One Nation not registered for Gosford by-election
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Liberal candidate to be announced soon
Best wishes for Kathy Smith
Third MP to resign due to illness or to die in office
Roads Minister visit was 'important', says MacDonald
Seven intersections, nine roads need funds - Chamber
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Nursing student seriously assaulted
Government insists election will be held on September 9
Let administrator merge planning schemes, says Wales
Gosford audit report delayed until March
More water refill stations
Premier confirms election timing
Progress association to hold annual meeting
New member at Rotary
Rotary donates defibrillator
Community fair
Stall raises funds for guide dogs
Cafe owner leaves 20-year fast food career
Travel expo attracts 30 service providers
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No evidence new wharf is needed
Apply jetski ban to Central Coast
Disappointed to have been misquoted
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No wonder Trump is president
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Lifeline offers counselling in Woy Woy
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Eyeing the life of a travelling musician
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Dancers come to Ettalong
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Maintenance backlog tops $3M, say Shadow Minister
Volunteer ethics teachers sought
Former teacher dies
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PCYC gym club is small club of the year
Woy Woy bowler wins Hawaii trip
Women's golf club seeks playing members
Outstanding results in tough conditions
Hayden is junior lifesaver of the year
Social golf club celebrates 50 years
Annual match with blind cricket team
No victories for Peninsula teams

PCYC gym club is small club of the year

Gymnastics NSW has awarded Umina Beach PCYC Small Club of the Year at its gala annual awards night in February.

The club's gymnastics coordinator, Ms Judy Tolhurst, also received an award for her dedication to the sport.

Ms Tolhurst was recruited by the Umina club two years ago to boost the number of members it had who were participating in gymnastics.

Since then Ms Tolhurst has taken the number of PCYC club members participating in gymnastics from 50 to 140.

She said all the gymnasts at Umina PCYC were from the local area and range in age from three to 14.

Children participate once a week in a one or two hour course in recreational gymnastics, women's competitive gymnastics, trampolining or free gymnastics.

The Gymnastics NSW Small Club of the Year Award was open to gymnastics clubs in NSW that had less than 300 members.

The application had to demonstrate the programs that the club had implemented and grown, the education of coaches and how they represented the club in the field of gymnastics.

Umina PCYC was chosen as one of three finalists, the other two were Sydney clubs, "and then we got the gong," Ms Tolhurst said.

Her son, Lachlan, is an accredited gymnastics coach at the PCYC, having joined as a volunteer after helping his mother in her early days with the club.

Ms Tolhurst said she attributed the club's success during the past two years to the "quality of its programs and the passion of its coach".

Lachlan Tolhurst and a former PCYC Umina gymnastics coach and Empire Bay resident, Ms Leela Cross, have been chosen as part of a NSW Performance Gymnastics team.

They will travel to Denmark in July to compete against 16,000 gymnasts from around the world for a week and then they will participate in a week of coach's education.

Mr Tolhurst was also on the NSW Performance team last year.

Performance gymnastics is a team-based mixture of dance, tumbling and acrobatics set to music.

Umina PCYC offers recreational gymnastics Mondays to Thursdays for ages three to 10.

Women's competitive gymnastics is open to children from the year they turn six and involves the traditional combination of bar, beam, floor and vault.

The club had four members participating in competitions in 2016 and expects to have around 12 this year across women's competitive gymnastics and trampolining.

The club also offers Free G.

"Free G involves getting from one point to another as fast as possible across as many obstacles as possible," Ms Tolhurst said.

There are currently 14 boys, mainly in Year 7, participating in Free G at Umina PCYC>

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