Men's artistic


Fantastic Weekend for Notts boys at Pipers Vale Challenge

Categories // Men's artistic

11th - 13th May 2018

On Friday 11th May our U8, U12 and U16 boys kicked off the weekend in Ipswich at the annual Pipers Vale Challenge. 
This was the very first national competition for our U8’s including Tom Dingley, Oliver Bamford, Charlie White, Olly Fletcher, Callum Sellers, Danny Collett and Sonny-John Breffitt who all competed very well in what was a great experience for them. Huge congratulations to all of the boys and a special mention to Tom Dingley with an impressive 15th place AA finish and 4th place on floor, and Oliver Bamford with 18th AA finish. Harry Norman competed in the U16 category in what was his first ever competition competing on the full high bar and pommel horse. Harry competed with confidence on all 6 pieces, with a fantastic performance on parallel bars earning him a bronze medal! Congratulations Harry! Well done to Oscar Sampson, Kaydon Kennedy and Jack who competed in the U12 category. Special mention to Kaydon for competing his Tsukahara vault for the first time!
Saturday morning began with the U9 competition with Phoenix Frost, Jude Irons and Jack Tomlinson. This was also Jack’s first ever national competition and he did himself and his coach proud with a great performance which will give him confidence going into the national competitions later in the year. Despite an uncharacteristic fall on pommel first piece, Phoenix finished strong with a solid AA performance achieving 19th AA and powerful vault with a solid landing earned him the bronze medal! Jude produced a brilliant AA performance and finished an impressive 7th place AA. A stunning parallel bar routine earned him 1st place and the gold medal! Congratulations Jude!
The U10’s then followed up in style. In a strong field of 62 competitors Lucas Bowen finished in 2nd place after a fantastic AA performance claiming the silver medal! Following closely behind was Zakaine Fawzi-Mccaffrey who achieved an impressive 3rd place AA. As well as his AA bronze, Zakaine achieved 2nd place on Pommel, Parallel Bars and High Bar! Congratulations to Marty Jackson who achieved an 8th place AA finish with a confident performance. An incredible Tsukahara vault secured him 1st place and the gold medal! A brilliant Parallel Bar routine from Alfie Heard secured 3rd place and the bronze medal on top of a strong 17th AA finish. Well done to Callum Haywood and Noah Farnsworth for their performances and Judah-David Kofi who competed well in his first national competition.
Sunday saw Kian Keogh and Bailey Yates compete in the U12 and U14 Cup competitions. As was the case with Harry, this was the first time Kian competed on the full high bar and pommel horse. Kian competed with confidence across all 6 pieces and also competed a Tsukahara for the first time. Despite an inconsistent warm up Kian stuck the Tsukahara! Well done Kian! Bailey also competed with confidence and showed great maturity throughout the competition. Bailey demonstrated some great work and achieved 15th place AA. 
Huge congratulations to all of the boys and their coaches!

Men's and Women's Artistic Trial Sessions - March 2018

Categories // Men's artistic, Women's artistic

Do you have a budding young gymnast who would like to trial for Notts Gymnastics Academy's Mens or Women's artistic disciplines?

We are holding Men's Artistic trials for boys born in 2012 and 2013 on Sunday 4th March and Women's artistic trials for girls born in 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010 on Sunday 25th March.

The trial sessions will last 90 minutes and cost £10 per participant.

To register for these event please follow the below links to fill in the registration form:

Men's Artistic Trial Registration Form

Women's Artistic Trial Registration Form

We look forward to meeting your new young gymnasts soon!


NGA Wall of fame

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

Notts Gymnastics Academy – Wall of Fame

Notts Gymnastics Academy’s Wall of Fame is now open for photo submissions.

The wall is located in our new reception area and is there to celebrate the fantastic achievements of all the gymnasts within the Academy.  If your child has placed Gold, Silver or Bronze at a recent competition, please consider submitting your photo to be displayed on the wall. We will display individual photos or groups where appropriate.


Please state: Name of child, competition attended and Medals achieved
A4 Photo (portrait or landscape)
Colour or Black and White
Individual or Group

Photos will be displayed and rotated on a regular basis.

Please submit your photo stating to the Main Office for the attention of the Fundraising & Social Committee as all photos must be approved before being placed on the wall.


Communication from the Board - GFA Organisational Changes

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

We are writing to inform you that Jack Duggan will be leaving NGA and as a result share with you some organisational changes. 

We would like to take a moment first though to thank Jack for his creative ideas & hard work since joining us. He has successfully helped us to grow our GFA disciplineenabling access to the sport for many new participants as well as launching our in-house GFA competition and tireless work behind the scenes. We wish him all the best in his future endeavours.

We have been working to recruit for a new Head of Gymnastics For All and we are delighted to announce that Fern Ravnkilde has been successfully appointed to the position. Many of you will already know Fern from her great work as Assistant  Head and we are confident that she will transition naturally into her new role.

In the coming weeks we will therefore be  seeking a new Assistant Head, but in the meantime we are pleased to be continuing to add to our growing talent of GFA coaches, with the arrival of Laurence Bow and Susannah Watts. Laurence and Susannah join us with a wealth of experiences and we would like to formally welcome them both to NGA.

Our GFA discipline will continue operating as usual and whilst gymnastsmain coaches are the first port of call for any communication, Fern can now be contacted as the Head of GFA, should parents need to liaise with her. 


Notts boys take 19 regional titles at East Midlands Championships

Categories // Men's artistic

On sunday 30th april, over 20 boys from within the boys squad travelled to leicester for the east midlands championships. In what was a hugely successful competition for the boys, they claimed a total of 19 regional titles as well as many other medals!

The first session of the day saw our under 10's and under 11's compete. In the u10 age group, we had 4 boys that all put in good composed performances. Alfie bull came in 17th place, james norman came 16th, oscar sampson came 13th and lucas booth-clibborn came 20th place. A big well done to all the boys on their performances.

The u11's started their competition on sunday morning and showed some good routines to achieve some respectable results. Charlie gardner competed on 4 pieces of apparatus due to an injury and managed 24th place. Kaydon kennedy achieved a very good 9th place overall and his highlight of the competition was a 3rd place finish on pommel, louis o'keefe showed big improvements to finish in 12th place. Jack reyes had a good clean comp to finish in 13th place. Ethan norris had a consistent competition and managed 20th place. Last of all, kian keogh had a fine competition to finish 2nd overall, just 0.2 off overall gold, he also managed a 3rd on pommels and p bars. Big improvements from the boys in mature performances.

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We had 2 gymnasts in the u8 age group and they stole the show completely! phoenix frost had a fantastic competition and managed to come away with 6 out of 7 gold medals! he won the gold in the overall, pommel, rings, vault, p bars and high bar, and also got 2nd on floor! well done phoenix on a fantastic performance. Jude irons also competed and in what was his first competition for notts, he performed exceptionally well! he managed 2nd overall, and also 2nd on p bars and high bar, 3rd on rings and vault and he got a well deserved gold meal on the floor! well done to both boys on amazing competitions.

In the under 9 age group, we had 9 boys competing in a very competitive age group. Zakaine fawzi-mccaffrey came 6th overall, and managed a fantastic 3rd on rings. Alfie heard put on a composed performance to finish 8th overall. Noah farnsworth had a superb day and came away with 3rd in the overall competition! as well as that he managed 2 excellent golds on floor and rings and also a 3rd place finish on high bar! well done noah! callum haywood had a great competition and managed a 11th place overall finish. Marty jackson had a good clean competition to finish 5th overall and also took the gold medals on his best apparatus, the floor and vault. Lucas bowen put in a great competition to take 4th overall place, he also managed 3rd on pommel and 2nd on rings, with his highlight of the day being a gold medal performance on the parallel bars! elliott bishop did fantastic and managed a 15th place overall. Jack harrington also did great and came 18th overall,and the final gymnast of the day was william borrington who managed a great 22nd place overall. Well done to all the boys in a large and competitive age group!

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In the first under 12 competition, which as the boys competing on all pieces and doing shiny high bar, we had 3 gymnasts competing. Harry clarke did a very consistent job to finish 5th overall and also managed to achieve 3rd on vault and high bar. Harry norman competed very well to achieve 4th overall! with a 3rd place finish on pommel being brilliant for him. Quentin peberdy had a fantastic competition and managed a 7th place overall! 

In the second under 12 competition, which was for gymnasts competing on the full fig chalk bar, we had alex yolshina-cash competing. He managed to have a very good competition and finish 2nd overall. He also won the silver medal on pommel and high bar and won a gold medal on vault! well done to alex on a great performance!

In the u14 competition we had two liam's! jury and parkes competing. Liam parkes was in one of his first 6 piece competitions and he managed a very respectable 12th place overall. Liam jury had a superb competition and managed to win the gold medal in the overall and also floor, pommel, vault, p bars and high bar, with his only non gold coming on rings! well done to both liam's on great performances! 

We had two gymnasts in the u16 age group. Unfortunately oliver kettleborough aggravated a small injury so only managed 1 piece of apparatus, and finished 9th overall. Sam plant had a good competition and finished in 5th overall, also winning the silver medal on parallel bars and the gold medal on floor!!! 

In the over 16 age group, we had daniel bailey competing! daniel had a great competition and managed to come 5th overall! he also won two medals with 3rd places finishes on both floor and vault!

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Well done to all the boys who competed with great performances and where a credit to the club and coaches.



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