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Ellie and Becky Downie compete for Team GB at the Rio Olympics!

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In the summer of 2016 Ellie and Becky Downie travelled to Rio for the Olympic games, as members of team GB's gymnastic team. After a series of training days and a tough days qualification Team GB qualified for the team final, whilst Ellie (who was unable to finish her floor in qualifying due to a fall) qualfiied for the AA final. Becky narrowley missed out on the bars final, her big routine hit without a fall gained a qualifying score of 15.233 (with a brush of her feet on the apparatus). Ellie also narrowley missed out on vault and beam finals.



On the team final day, Team GB performed fabulously to make history yet again. Team GB finished 5th. For a full report please see the link below - 



Congratulations all girls and coaches!

Following on from the team final Ellie Downie competed in the AA final, with a fantastic floor and vault Ellie put herself in a good position, she fought hard through her bar routine to avoid coming off and showed strong determination on beam. Even with the injury from qualifying Ellie performed her hard double arabian dismount and just over rotated. Ellie at only 17 finished 13th showing there is much more to come from her in the future. For a full report -



Well done Ellie and coach Jo Miller!


Double Downie Cup Entry now OPEN!!

Categories // Gymnastics For All, Women's artistic

OCTOBER 29TH - 30TH 2016 PRESENTS THE DOUBLE DOWNIE CUP. Entries are now open. Please download the entry form and email or post FAO Jemma Wilson.

Double Downie Cup




Categories // Acro, Gymnastics For All, Men's artistic, Women's artistic


Congratulations to the following gymnasts 

  Girls - Katie Watson, Naomi Williams, Tess Billingham  - medals in Malta and county champs 

Boys - Sam Plant - new skills 

Gymnastics For All - TBC

Acro - TBC


Large Notts Girls Representation at County Championships!

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Sunday 24th July saw Notts girls across a variety of competitive and squad groups compete in the annual county championships. The morning competition saw one Elite gymnast Laura Kaletha compete in the Junior catorgory, on her return to full fitness she competed all 4 apparatus and won the overall title. In other catorgories Lucy Allen placed 6th in the OA level 3 competition, whilst in the level 4 OA competition Jessie Mitchell placed 8th and Tanith Beresford 9th. Tanith also acheived the highest vault score.

In a large level 5 catorgory in age Lexi Siddons placed 5th, Violet Billingham 6th, Lottie Darby 7th and Bella Saunders-Lucas 8th. In the out of age competition (9-10yrs) Niamh Lehane placed 4th (2nd highest beam score), Lucy WIllis 8th (2nd highest vault score), Joanna Darby 9th, Molly Nicholls 13th, D'arcy Jackson 15th, Lori Prentice 17th, Scarlette Swannick 18th, Sophia Checkely 19th and Lucy Beech 21st, over in the 11yrs competition Eve Humphreys placed 7th and Kiyomi Topham 12th.


in the afternnon competition some of our youngest gymnasts from Development, Development Elite and Regional competed. in the level 6 in age catorgory Naomi Williams won the silver medal, Katie Donaghey bronze, Cadie Munday placed 4th, Diaz Hector 5th, Erin Prentice 6th and Lily Reyes 9th. Cadie recieved the 2nd highest vault score, Diaz and Erin scored the highest bar scores of 14.15, whilst Naomi and Katie achieved the 2nd highest beam scores and Diaz a superb 13.25 for her floor routine. For the OA (8yrs) catorgory Adele Brown won the silver medal, with Katie Hyland 8th and Anna Bianchi 10th, Adele also achieved the 2nd highest beam and floor score. in the OA (9yrs) catorgory Amelia Coventry won the bronze medal, also achieving the highest vault score,

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In the level 7 catorgory for in age gymnasts Freya Lacey won the silver medal and Tess Billingham bronze, Xyla Parris placed 4th, Jessica Stevens 5th, Matilda Rayner 8th, Lilo Sharpe 9th, Kieley Brown 10th, Faith Wright 11th and Isla Skedge (3 pieces) 15th. Freya recieved the highest vault score. In the OA (7yrs) catorgory Stephanie Booth won the silver medal, Hattie Jackson placed 4th, Layla Lehane 5th, Imogen Bore 8th adn Ella Dean 11th. Stephanie also recieved the highest bar and beam score, whilst Imogen scored highest on floor. For the 8yrs catorgory Lily Hawthorne placed 10th and Antonia Crofts 13th.

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BREAKING NEWS - Becky & Ellie selected for Rio 2016 Olympic Team!

Categories // GFA News & Competitions, Gymnastics For All, Men's artistic, Women's artistic

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The Downie sisters Becky (2008 Olympian) and Ellie become the first British gymnastics sisters to compete together in an Olympic Games. Becky the 2016 European bars champion competed at Beijing whilst for Ellie, the 2016 vault and floor European silver medallist, this is her first Games. British all-around champion Claudia Fragapane and World Championships team bronze medal winners Ruby Harrold and Amy Tinkler complete the line-up.

Becky Downie: “I’m really, really excited and pleased to be selected. I can’t wait to get out there now; all of the team have worked so hard and are so excited. For me personally it was a big decision to carry on for this Olympic cycle but I knew I had more to give and feel like I’ve proved that. Being part of Team GB is amazing, we’re so excited to get our kit, to be in Rio, to see all the other athletes and be on that Olympic stage.”

Women’s Head National Coach, Amanda Reddin: “We have selected a team of gymnasts who have experience at the very top level. All the of team members were part of our line-up that made history by taking World Championship team bronze in 2015 and we have continued with further successes at this year’s European Championships - so we go in to the Games full of confidence. The balance of the line-up means we have a strong team set up and also individual chances for success.  The priority now is to fine tune the routines in the next four weeks as we build up to Rio.”

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