Thursday, 15 January 2009

ECGA Regional Awards

The club was recently surprised to learn that it had been nominated for an Eastern Counties Gymnastics Association annual award.  

To date we are still not sure who it was that nominated us but the icing was certainly put on the cake when we received a certificate for being "Small Club of 2008" because of our success in "getting gymnasts selected for international competition as well as providing general classes for the community", together with a cheque for £100.

Scott at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival

Scott Gregory is one of the young future Olympians representing Team GB in the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) this week. Time lags and cost of telephone calls mean we have been getting little information back but there are some reports and interviews online as follows:
  • Interview with Scott and his trampolining partner Steven Williams - click here;
  • Report on the opening ceremony with Scott pictured top left (also shown on the right on this blog) - click here;
The actual trampoline competition takes part on 17th January, still a couple of days away.  As and when more reports become available I will link them in from here.

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Hitchin Grading

This grade G - D competition held on 11th January saw 16 of our members travelling to Hitchin with traces of snow still on the ground and the inside of the hall didn't get much warmer - fortunately our members' performances were good and warmed us all up.
  • Antony Wyman, O15M G, came 1st and qualified to E,
  • Abbie-Jo Goldsmith, U15F G, came 2nd (of 27!) and also qualified to E,
  • Jamie Perry, U15M G, came 2nd,
  • Kendra Sherlock (14th), Megan Gannon (10th), Victoria Webb (11th) & Georgia Tyrell (21st), U13F G, took team 1st against 3 other teams in this large, 2-flight, group whilst Tegan Roycroft in the same group overcame her mid-week gremlins to end in 12th place,
  • Joseph Dulieu-Hasler, U13M G, came 2nd,
  • Lizzie Nicholls, O15F E, came 7th,
  • Mark Hardiman, O15M E, came 6th scoring a new PB,
  • Kallum Sherlock, U15M E, came 2nd
  • Chrissie Law and Emma Frost, O15F D, came 1st and 6th,
  • Daniel Frost, O15M D, came 2nd with two new PBs and a qualification point,
  • Kensie Sherlock, U15F D, came 3rd.
Detail scores etc... are on our website here.