Training Day - 6th August 2014
There was no rest for Claire and Becky on their return from Commonwealth Games, as 20 young gymnasts were eagerly waiting to join them and the elites at Notts. The elites - Becky, Ellie, Jess, Katy, Georgia and Laura were ready to meet and help the gymnasts for a three hour training session..
The gymnasts were able to spend time talking to Claire and the elites and were able to ask the elites important questions such as "How many leotards have you got?" and "How many hours do you train for?"
Gymnasts had the chance to work on each piece of apparatus and to spend time with each elite. The elites and Claire were on hand to offer their top tips and advice on how the gymnasts could improve their skills.
After the GB teams Commonwealth success, the gymnasts attending were eager to see the Commonwealth medals and Becky was able to share both her European and Commonwealth medals, to show the gymnasts what happens when all the hard work and dedication works! The session ended with the girls being able to have photographs with the elites and Claire and to have postcards and t-shirts from their goodie bags signed.
There was some lovely feedback from gymnasts and parents attending the event. Participants came from near and far including Cheshire, Lincoln and some even landing at 4.30am in the morning from the Isle of Man to attend!
"It was amazing to train with the elites and to see the medals." (gymnast)
"Thank you for the amazing opportunity! It was a great day!" (Parent)
"Becky is amazing and it's made my summer holiday very special!" (gymnast)
Thank you to everyone involved in organising the event and especially to Claire and the elites for their support and time. The training day is one way we are able to raise funds and is a great opportunity for gymnasts to meet and train with those elite gymnasts that they look up to and are inspired by. Maybe seeing the medals and meeting our elites, will inspire one of the gymnasts attending to strive to have their own Commonwealth medal one day!
Chair of Womens Artistic Fundraising Committee