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Gymnastics mentor ¬†George Sparkes – iron-fisted, toughFor us boys, it’s Mr Sparkes.

He pushes.

Onto wooden springboards over vaulting horses.

Handsprings, pikes, twists.

Onto mats

Back flips, bend backs, rolls – forward, back.

A stream of compliant boys.

Fearing that failure will incur wrath.

It doesn’t really.

Just feels that way.

The Boys Club ... and the original Penrith Rugby League Club. A small building with multiple uses.




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