The Queenstown Lakes District Council has been reminded that
''we do not all play netball, rugby and cricket''.
In the Queenstown Gymnastics Club's submission on the
council's draft annual plan, the club said the more common
sports ''all have their share of specialised space to work
with'', while the popular but minority sport of gymnastics
needed more space.
''The club currently has 122 members and we have capped
growth due to space constraints,'' the club's submission
''To remain viable and sustainable, the club needs to grow.''
The club is based at the Wakatipu High School gym.
The submission said the council should join the Ministry of
Education to build a full-sized indoor court for netball,
basketball and volleyball and tennis at the planned Shotover
Primary School ''but on the basis that all sports, including
minority sports, be catered to.
''The club does not want its own facility but adequate space
to use that allows for the equipment to be kept set up and to
maximise the space through being able to hold more classes.''