Women's artistic

Jul28

Large Notts Girls Representation at County Championships!

Categories // Gymnastics For All, Women's artistic

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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.

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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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WELL DONE ALL GIRLS AND COACHES!

Jul12

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.”

Jul22

Notts girls compete at Gymstars Invitational competition in Malta

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

The weekend of 9th & 10th July 2016 saw 12 gymnasts from Notts Gymnastics Academy attend the Gymstars Invitational competition in Tarxien, Malta.

Despite the fact that it was the first competition abroad for many of the gymnasts they performed extremely well exceeding all expectations.

Olivia Hackney and Thea Dane competed in Category B against strong opposition including gymnasts from Abingdon, Marriotts and Malta. Liv finishing 5th overall and Thea 6th, Thea also took the gold medal on Floor and Silver on Vault.

Two teams from Notts competed in Category D, In the Individual 10-12 age group category Katie Watson and Olivia Coventry both won medals with Katie, despite being 2 years younger than many of the other competitors, 2nd overall and 3rd on Vault, Olivia produced her best Vault to take the Silver and finish 9th overall in a strong category of 56 gymnasts. Amy Harper - 20th, Erin Scott - 26th and Lara Hill - 27th also helped the team to a 5thplace finish.

The other team consisted of Lucy Willis and JoJo Darby who finished 28th & 46th in the 10-12 age group category, Niamh Lehane 10th in the 7-9 age group category, Lori Prentice 13th (7-9) and the youngest member of the team Amelia Short 20th (7-9).

It was a successful trip for the academy from a relatively inexperienced group of gymnasts, who relaxed with a trip to the waterpark and beach after the competition.

Well done to everyone and thanks to the coaches, Alan Price, Sarah Middleton and Libby Sheard.

Gymnasts:Olivia Hackney, Thea Dane, Olivia Coventry, Katie Watson, Amy Harper, Erin Scott, Lara Hill, Lucy Willis, JoJo Darby, Niamh Lehane, Lori Prentice, Amelia Short

Coaches:Alan Price, Sarah Middleton, Libby Sheard


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Jul22

Office Closure: 4th - 21st August

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

Please note that between the 4th and the 21st August the office will be closed. 

For general inquiries during this time please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will get back to you as soon as possible once the office re-opens. 

Thank you. 

Jul01

GYMNAST OF THE MONTH

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

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Congratulations to the following gymnasts 

  Girls - Becky Downie - gold medal on bars at European championships  

Boys - Oscar Sampson - hard work and improvement

Gymnastics For All - Molly Nicholls -  working hard towards competition particularly bars and floor

Acro - Ffreuer Jones

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