A GYMNASTICS club has revealed plans to move to a new, permanent base for the first time.

Kinetic Gymnastics Club has submitted a planning application to convert an industrial unit in East Challow, near Wantage.

The club, formed 15 years ago at King Alfred's school in Wantage, has never had a permanent home, but now has 100 gymnasts and more than 150 on its waiting list.

Writing to Vale of White Horse District Council, head coach Chris Seelig said the unit at W and G Industrial Estate would help the growing club keep its momentum.

He wrote: "Our club was originally formed about 15 years ago, as Cre-8 Gymnastics, as part of an initiative by King Alfred’s School, Wantage to encourage and then keep children in sport who might otherwise not otherwise have the opportunity.

"We had such success that the children started competing in British Gymnastics’ competitions against much bigger clubs which had their own permanent training venues.

"Over the years the club has continued to grow and has produced gymnasts to compete at National grades level competitions, but whilst striving to maintain the original ethos of encouraging all children to achieve their potential at whatever level they participate.

"During its life the club has had to move several times as public venues have changed their availability, policies, prices etc. Therefore it has been decided that in order to keep the momentum going and to provide better support for our very loyal base of around 100 gymnasts currently as well as over 150 on our waiting list, which grows every week, it is time to locate to a permanent facility."

Members of public can see the full plans at whitehorsedc.gov.uk using application reference number P19/V1946/FUL