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News SAPPHIRE TEAMS - 29 SEPTEMBER 2012
The club entered two teams, one in each level.
The Level 5 team competed first and consisted of Natasha Fisk, Natasha Lobley, Georgina Borchard and Evie White. The team was relatively inexperienced at this level and all four gymnasts were competing in their very first competition out of the region. They did very well performing some nice routines and despite a few falls on beam team managed 8th place overall.
The Level 4 team were up next and consisted of Jess London, Hannah Merrick, Katherine Roddham and Lara Coyle. Once again the girls performed very well despite falls on beam.
Notable performances were from Natasha Fisk who came 3rd overall on floor in Level 5 and Hannah Merrick who came 4th overall on bars Level 4.
A fantastic competition with lots of fun and entertainment provided throughout the day. The commentator was even dressed up as Spongebob Square Pants! Once again very well done to all girls!
Yorkshire Junior FIG Competition - 23rd September 2012
Well done to Alice McCorry who entered the Yorkshire Junior FIG competition. She was the youngest competitor not officially being a in the Junior age category until next year. Alice performed well on all 4 pieces despite a few falls trying out some new moves on the Beam and Vault. She finished 3rd overall 1st on bars and 1st on floor! A fantastic achievement and the first gymnast from the club to compete at this level well done Alice!
We have two teams competing at the Isle of man the level 3 team consisted of Amelia M, Amelia D, Rebecca , McLain and Nicole H. The level 4 team was made up of Alice, Jess, Nicole C, Natasha F and Natasha L. The level 3ís went first starting on Vault with some very nicely executed vaults, bars was next and unfortunately did not go so well all of the girls apart from 1 fell off on their clear to handstand!, Beam was not much better with two people coming off ! Determined to make amends the girls really pulled out everything they could on floor with some very nice performances. Final positions Team 1st place Mclain 4th on Vault, Amelia Mearns 2nd on Floor 4th overall and Rebecca Borchard 3rd Vault 1st on Floor and beam. The Level 4ís competed on the Sunday and started on beam due to a mistake by the competition organiser Jess and Alice had to change their routines after they had warmed them up however did the best they could do under the circumstances Nicole and Natasha did some lovely routines on the beam starting us of with some good scores, Floor was next where all of the girls really performed well vault was third and again they all did the best they could Jess and Alice performing almost faultless handsprings. Bars was last piece and unfortunately the first two up fell Jess and Alice then under a lot of pressure to complete some nice routines for the team did exactly that! Team finished in 4th despite the falls only .01 from 3rd place! Alice finished 1st overall, 1st on Bars and floor, Jess 3rd on Vault and 6th overall (despite falling on the beam!) Fantastic results again for the club!
Trampolining Grades Sunday 16th
!! A nice early start, just what every parent wishes for on a Sunday morning when
they have to take their children to the Bonus Arena in sunny Hull.
Day started off in a typical fashion- one panel
running late, but eventually O15 Grade girls G-E comp started. Grade E were first
and out of the 4 gymnasts Ellen Brown prevailed with a qualifying score of 49.3
and a gold medal to take her up to Grade D. Katie Emmett competing in Grade G
wasnít far behind but fortunately even though her 44.3 score wasnít enough to
qualify to F, her silver medal soon cheered her up.
Up next was Neave Gorman U15 girls Grade G with
a great start including 3 scores of 8.0, which helped her to qualify to F and
gave her 10th place out of 51 gymnasts.
Noble U15 Grade E finished the morning with an excellent 50.4 Grade D
qualifying score and a fantastic 10th place against a very high
The afternoon saw the boys taking charge with
Jack Mcfarlen in U15 Grade F gaining a score of 48.3 that saw him collect yet
another silver medal and a qualifying to E!
Grade G boys did us proud with a gold team medal each and 2 qualifying out of
3. Robert Southby came 6th with 45.3, Zak Anctil came 8th
with 45.2 and Owen Davies despite nerves came 11th with 44.1 just
0.9 off qualifying but that wonít stop him next time!
Eden Brown U15 girls Grade F finished the day
with a nail biting qualifying that had me panicking and attempting to work out
tariffs whilst they all kept asking is it above 2???? Fortunately with a tariff
of 2.3 Eden zoomed straight to Grade E with a score of 47.1 in 14th
Overall a fantastic day which saw 7 out of my 9
gymnasts entered qualifying to their next grade and a total of 6 medals (4
gold, 2 silver) lets hope the next competitions are as successful.
Yorkshire Level 5, 4 and 3 Teams - 16th October 2011
The club had a team in each level the Level 4 team was first to take part the girls were the youngest team in the competition and for most it was their first level 4 competition they did very well performing some very nice routines however did not quite have the difficulty to challenge for the medals just yet. The level 5 team was also a relatively inexperienced team at this level and despite a few falls on beam performed very well lots of 1sts for the girls most performing somersaults on the floor for the first time as well as upstarts on bars and new vaults. They finished in a very respectable 3rd place. Last up was the level 3 team with the youngest two gymnasts in the competition being in the team and really only level 4 gymnasts the team performed exceptionally well and even though there were a few errors they still managed to finish 1st!!
Well done to all of the girls you all did yourselves and the club proud:
Level 4 Team - Lara Coyle, Sophie Dale, Natasha Lobley, Natasha Fisk, Katherine Roddam
Level 5 Team - Isla Coyle, Kyra Bullock, Ellie Brayshaw, Samantha Rowson and Nicole Cirulli
Level 3 Team - Alice McCorry, Jess London, Amelia Mearns, Amelia Dingley, Rebecca Borchard
Sapphire Teams - 1st October 2011
The club entered two teams into the event however after a spate of illness and injury we went to the competition with just the level 3 team all of whom had been ill or injured in the week before the competition. Despite some very interesting bar routines the girls managed 3rd place and every member received an award from the judges for beautiful performances.
Amelia Mearns: Vault Nicole Hinds: Clear to handstand on bars Rebecca Borchard: Leaps on Floor Jess London: Full twist on floor.
Thank you to everyone who traveled to Italy the girls had a fantastic time as did Jonathan on his first trip away!!
The week long camp saw the girls training up to 8 hours per day usually split into two sessions there were three gyms where the girls were all able to perfect at least one new move each I think the record for the week was 9 new moves!
At the end of the week the girls performed their own group routines to show off what they had learned which will soon be added to the videoís on the clubs youtube channel.
A very valuable week for the gymnasts and fingers crossed for some great competition results now they all have some new moves!!
For a look at what the girls got up to click here Full video to follow shortly.
Level 5, 4 and 3 - Yorkshire Individual championships
Well done to everyone who took part in the Yorkshire Championships the competitions were held over two separate weekends and the results are as follows:
Jodie Dyer - 3rd overall, 1st on Vault and bars
Hannah Merrick - 1st on Vault Jess London - 3rd on bars, 4th overall (despite a fall on beam!) Alice McCorry - 3rd on bars and 3rd overall (despite a fall on beam!)
Rebecca Borchard - 2nd on bars 2nd on Floor, 3rd on Beam and 2nd overall Mclain Broussard - 2nd on bars, 2nd on beam and 3rd overall
Wiltshire Open 28th - 29th May 2011
There were 6 girls from harrogate competing in the Wiltshire open . At level 5 was Sophie Dale and Lara Coyle. At level 4 there were Jess London, Alice McCorry and Hannah Merrick, at level 3 was Rebecca Borchard, Mclain Broussard and Bethan McMurrough. for all of the girls it was their first competition at there new level they all did very well despite quite a few wobbles and mistakes which is to be expected at first. Alice finished 2nd Overall 1st on bars and 2nd on beam. Lara finished in 6th place on the beam and Mclain 4th on bars. Well done girls!
Amelia and Alice National 7 and 8 Yorkshire Champions! - 6th March 2011 Well done to all the girls who entered the National grades competition at the weekend. There were 6 gymnasts representingthe club 3 at National Grade 8 Hannah Merrick, Alice McCorry and Jessica London and 3 at National Grade 7, Bethan McMurrough, McLain Broussard and Amelia Mearns. The girls performed beautiful routines on Vault, Bars, Beam, Floor and a Conditioning set. In order to pass the grades and progress to the next level all gymnasts needed a score of 45 or 55 (with 11 on conditioning set) for distinction all gymnasts easily achieved the pass mark and McLain, Amelia, Alice and Jessica achieved a distinction.
As well as passing the grade there is also the opportunity for the top 5 to go forwards and represent Yorkshire at the National final in Birmingham on the 16th and 17th April. Out of over 30 competitors in Grade 8 Alice McCorry was crowned the Yorkshire champion and Jessica finished 5th both gymnasts now go forwards to National finals. In grade 7 Amelia Mearns was crowned the Yorkshire champion with Bethan and McLain finishing in 4th and 5th all three moving forwards to represent Yorkshire at nationals.
Well done to all of the girls on this great success and we look forwards to seeing you at Nationals!
big thank you to all who came along to the stay awake! The girls did
really well the earliest to bed was around 6am! Please bring in any
sponsor money before Friday 28th January so we can see how much you
all managed to raise.
For a sneak look at what the girls got up to that night click here
Isle of Man 13th November 2010
Well done to Rebecca Borchard, Amelia Mearns, Bethan McMurrough, Amelia Dingley and McLain Broussard who traveled to the Isle of Man in November for a Level 4 invitational competition. There were 12 teams taking part in the competition from all over the uk and the standard was very high. The girls has a wobbly competition with a few falls and some nervous performances finishing in 4th Position. All enjoyed the trip away and gained some valuable experience competing away from home. Well done to everyone and thanks to everyone who came to help out!
Alpha Factor - 10th September 2010 Four Girls traveled the 4.5 hours to Wiltshire school of gymnastics to compete in one of the most prestigious Level 4 competitions in the calender. Rebecca, Mclain, Amelia and Jeny traveled down on the Thursday evening ready for the competition on the Friday afternoon. All of the girls traveled with the club and without any parents or supporters most of whom were very upset to have to stay in Harrogate either at school or work.
The girls started their competition on the beam Mclain was first up and performed a very nice and controlled beam routine earning her a Silver ribbon from the judges for her routine, next up was Amelia who also competed well and achieved a bronze ribbon from the judges. Rebecca Borchard was last up and although had a rocky start including a fall in her acrobatic series completed the routine very strongly and with great form.
The Floor was next were all girls performed great routines with some great landings and showed passed 180 degree splits in their dance leaps. Vault was successful for all three girls Amelia and Mclian achieving bronze ribbons from the judges and Rebecca achieving a silver ribbon. Last piece was Bars Amelia competed a very clean bar routine earning a bronze ribbon from the judges Rebecca also achieved a bronze medal and performed a new routine. Jenny then finally got to compete as she had come to compete just on the bars and although had a fantastic warm up her hand slipped in competition and cause her to fall! Mclain was last up and performed some excellent giants finishing the competition well for the Harrogate Girls
Results: Jenny (only competed bars), Rebecca 2nd on bars, 1st on vault, 1st on floor and 7th overall, Mclain, 3rd overall and Amelia 2nd overall
Well done to all of the girls who went to the Gymstars invitational competition in Malta this July. Over the last 6 months the girls have been fund raising to help take them to this international competition and training camp 13 girls were selected to go: Rebecca Borchard, Amelia Dingley, Bethan McMurrough, McLain Broussard, Amelia Mearns, Neave Gorman, Martha Millson, Hannah Merrick, Holly Smith, Rachael Fairclough, Isla Coyle, Alice McCorry and Jessica London
The girls represented the club brilliantly and achieved some unexpected and great results for their first International Gymnastics competition. Neave Gorman placed 2nd overall 1st on Bars 3rd on Beam, Amelia Mearns Placed 2nd overall, 1st on Vault 2nd on Bars, 3rd on beam and Rebecca Borchard placed 2nd on the beam and 3rd on floor.
Other notable performances was 7th place for Isla Coyle the youngest member of the traveling team at 9 years old, Jess london coming 4th on beam against girls 3 years older than her! and Mclain Broussard who competed Giants on the A bars for the first time in competition.
Thank you to all of the coaches who came to help out the girls had a fantastic time and lots of experience for future competitions. A huge thanks also to Tracey smith for giving up her holiday to Judge at the Competition.
To see the girls in action and what they got up too while they were away please click here Trampolining Grade D-G - 5th June 2010
Only three gymnasts took part in the the grades from Harrogate. Ellen Brown (Under 15 grade E), Amy Noble (Under 15 Grade E) and Jack McFarlane (Under 15 Grade G). Ellen and Amy were first up and were a little nervous having just moved up to grade E earlier this year they both performed some lovely routines if a little shaky at times coming 4th (Ellen) and 7th (Amy) not far at all from qualifying to grade D, the last regional grade before they start to compete nationally!
Jack was last to go and after some interesting warm ups including a lot of front somersaults that would not stay on the cross he performed two superb routines and came 2nd overall qualifying for Grade F next time.
Well done to you all! To see them in action please click here Wiltshire Open - 30th May 2010 Bethan McMurrough, McLain Broussard, Neave Gorman and Jenny Addyman (12 + age group) and Martha Millson (11 year olds) were the team who traveled the 4.5 Hours to Wiltshire school of gymnastics to compete at the weekend.
The girls started on floor giving some steady performances including Martha Landing her front somersault easily after struggling in training with it earlier in the week and Bethan completing a double spin for the first time in three weeks. After floor came the vault where the girls performed some nice high vaults with good landings Mclain competing a new vault for the first time in competition. Bars was next and all girls performed very well including Jenny (who can only do bars at the moment due to a growth related injury) and Bethan performing their giants for the first time in competition and making them look easy! Last up was beam and after some very shaky warm ups including a spectacular fall from the Mclain the girls manged to re focused and gave some solid beam performances.
11 Years (born 1999)
Martha Millson - 4th Overall, 3rd on bars, 2nd on beam
12+ years (born 1998 or before)
Bethan McMurrough - 3rd overall, 4th on bars and 3rd on beam McLain Broussard - 5th Overall, 5th on Floor and 5th on Vault Jenny Addyman - 5th on bars
Twenty eight girls from the club went to York artistic gymnastics centre on Sunday to compete in the North Yorkshire Level 7 and 6 individual competition. For the majority of the girls in level 7 it was their first ever competition and those in Julia and Linda's group had only just moved up to the squad 9 weeks ago!
First up were the level 7's
The youngest age group 7/8 years went first consisting Harrogate gymnasts Lara Coyle, Sophia Bottomley, Sarah Myles and Olivia Borchard. Lara Coyle came 1st overall, 3rd on Vault, 1st on bars, 1st on Beam and 2nd on Vault. Sarah Miles came 3rd Overall 2nd on vault, 3rd on bars, 2nd on beam and 3rd on Floor. Olivia Borchard also came 3rd on Vault.
In the 9 and 10 year olds there was Natasha Fisk, Hannah Proctor, Amy Foster, Katherine Roddam, Ella Broussard, Sophie Rastrick, Rosie Wilson-Burrell, Natasha Lobley, Amelia Borchard and Nicole Crucili. They all did brilliantly, Hannah Proctor came 1st overall, 2nd on Vault, 1st on bars, 1st on beam and 2nd on floor. Katherine Roddam finished 2nd overall, and 2nd on bars, beam and floor. Natsha Fisk in her first ever competition came an impressive 3rd overall, and 3rd on bars. Other medals included Amelia Borchard with 1st place on Vault and Rosie Wilson-Burrell 2nd on Vault, 3rd on bars and 1st on Floor
Last were the 11-12 age group, Kyra Bullock, Estela Langen-Green and 13+ Holly Mitchell, Andie Mitchell, Saskia Dean and Eleanor Carrington. Kyra Bullock came 1st overall, 1st on Vault, 3rd on Bars, 1st on beam and 1st on Floor. Estela Langan-Green came 2nd overall, 2nd on Vault, 1st on bars, 2nd on beam and 2nd on floor.
In the 13+ Saskia Dean came first overall, and first on Vault bars and beam and 2nd on Floor. Andie Mitchell came 2nd overall and on Vault and beam and 1st on floor. Holly Mitchell came 3rd overall and on vault and beam and 2nd on bars. Ellie Carrington also came 3rd on bars and floor.
After lunch came the turn of the Level 6 group, Isla Coyle (9/10 years), Amy noble, Rachael Fairclough, Samantha Rowson and Ellie Brayshaw (11/12) and Lucy Petty and Eleanor Garnett (13+). The girls did brilliantly and achieved the following results:
Lucy Petty 1st overall, 1st on Bars, 2nd on Vault and floor and 3rd on Beam. Eleanor Garnett 3rd overall, 2nd on bars and beam and 3rd on Floor. Samantha Rowson 1st overall, 1st on bars, 2nd on floor and 3rd on Vault. Amy Noble 2nd overall and beam and 3rd on floor. Rachael Fairclough came 3rd on bars and beam. Ellie Brayshaw also came 1st on beam.
National Grade 8 Finals - 24th April 2010
Well done to Amelia who took part in her first National final at the weekend she competed both individually and as part of the Yorkshire team. First up was floor where Amelia was the first to compete! Apart from a small mistake on her spin she completed a beautiful routine with legs together in all of her flicks and hardly a step at the end of each tumbling line. Vault came next where she managed to score 12 improving on her performance from regionals, Bars was the third piece where she performed a solid team routine with good casts and no steps after her pike shoot to give her a 11.650. Last up was the beam and although for most this is their least favored piece for Amelia this is her best she was up first to give a steady and solid performance for the team, and she did! Hardly a wobble and a very confident routine earning her 2nd place individually on the beam. The Yorkshire team came in 5th (the highest placed team of the weekend) and got to step forwards and present at the end. Well done to the team and to Amelia!
Trampoline Grades D-G March 21st 2010 Well done to all the Gymnasts who entered the Grades competition on Sunday. A really good day and some superb results. First up was Eden Brown (Grade G) and one of the Youngest Representatives of the club at only 9 years old, she performed superbly on her Set Routine putting her in the gold medal position however a dodgy 3/4 turnover to back meant she slipped down the rankings to come 16th still a great effort for her first competition. Next was Heather Carter (who came back from Birmingham for the comp!) and Amelia Dingley (Grade F) both performed well however with some small errors, including Amelia putting the wrong move into one of her routines, they finished 4th and 5th respectively. The last Group to compete was Ellen Brown and Amy Noble (Grade F) and Jack McFarlane, Courtney Gorman and Bronwyn McMurrough (Grade G). All did some beautiful routines and Ellen and Amy not only finished 1st and 2nd but also qualified to move up to the next Grade! Courtney and Bronwyn finished with exactly the same score however on count back Brony just beat Courtney into the 4th Spot. Jack pulled out some very clean and controlled routines to finish in 2nd place. Well done to all the gymnasts and a big thank you to Lauren Atkinson and Alex Wozniak who have taken over from Heather as the Squad Trampoline Coaches.
The club has produced it's first newsletter that has been emailed/ given out to all club members. Click here for your copy and let me know if you have any idea's for the next issue.
Grades 14 and 13 14th March 2010
Isla, Katherine, Alice, Rachael, Kyra and Estela all took part in their grades at the weekend. The girls all competed through out the day from 8.30am till a later than expected 9pm! First up was Isla she performed excellently on all of the 5 pieces and not only passed with distinction but came 3rd overall! Next up was Katherine who performed with some beautiful routines on the floor and bars however the nerves got the better of her on the beam where she fell of twice. Fortunately her great performance on the other pieces meant she still passed with flying colours only .1 off distinction! Last up were Alice and Rachael in Grade 13 and Kyra and Estela in Grade 14 all four of the girls put in some great performances including 13.00 for Kyra on Vault and 12.95 for Alice on conditioning all of the girls passed with distinction and Kyra and Alice game first overall. Well done to all the girls and a big congratulations to Julia and Linda who have coached them since starting as beginners! For a quick video of them in action click here
National Grades February 28th 2010 Well done to Amelia D, Neave, Amelia M and McLain who all took part and passed National Grade 8 at the weekend. The girls performed excellently on all 4 pieces and all achieved top 15 finishes in a field of 37! Neave and Mclain managed to pass with distinction and Finish 11th and 10th respectively. Amelia M also passed with distinction and also achieved 2nd place on the Range and conditioning set, overall she came 3rd place which means she has now got to do it all again representing Yorkshire in April at the National Finals! Huge congratulations to Amelia and the rest of the girls who represented the club superbly and did themselves proud!
Stay Awake 2010
A big thank you to all who came along to the stay awake! The girls did really well the earliest to bed being 4.50am! Please bring in any sponsor money before Friday 5th March 2010 so we can see how much you all managed to raise.
For a sneak look at what the girls got up to that night click here
Regional Grades February 14th 2010
Well done to Rosie Bower, Samantha Rowson and Amy Noble who all competed in the British Gymnastics Regional Grade 12 on Sunday. The girls all did exceptionally well all achieving not only the pass mark but also distinctions!. The girls also all placed in the top ten Amy 5th Samantha 7th and Rosie 3rd. A big well done to the girls and to their coaches Kat Fletcher and Tracey Smith.
The Club has been invited to an international Gymnastics Competition and camp in July. We are hoping to take 13 Girls to compete and take part in the two day camp. This is a fantastic opportunity for the girls to get their first experience of international competition and meet some gymnasts and coaches from all over the world! We are looking to raise some funds to help them on their way. We will be running a cake stall on Saturdays for the next two months as well as organising a stay awake in the gym. Any sponsors that would be interested in helping the girls. Please contact Chloe Carey if you or your company would be interested in becoming a sponsor.
SNOW! WE ARE STILL OPEN DESPITE THE SNOW IF YOU CAN GET TO THE GYM SAFELY THEN GYM AND TRAMPOLINE LESSONS ARE ON AS NORMAL
YORKSHIRE CHAMPIONS! Level 6 Team (1st November 2009)
Hannah Merrick, Holly Smith, Jessica London, Alice McCorry, Amy Noble and Rosie Bower made up the team from Harrogate. The girls started on beam with some excellant scores and no falls! they kept up their great form on the Floor and Vault showing the judges and audience some of their best routines including flicks with straight legs by all! Bars despite some wobbly warm ups went well. The girls then lined up for the presentations unsure as to how they had done as there had been 13 teams competing all afternoon. They were very pleased to be read out in first place and all received a medal as well as our first ever Harrogate trophy!
Level 4 Team (11th October 2009) Amelia Mearns, Rebecca Borchard, Jenny Addyman, Bethan McMurrough, Lucy Smith and Ellen Brown made up the team from Harrogate for all it was their first Yorkshire level 4 competition. They started on beam and made some costly mistakes however pulled it together for Floor, Vault and Bars. The girls did really well for their first Level 4 comp and when the results were read out found out they came 2nd and were only .01 off first place!!! Well done to you all and thanks to the supporters who came along to watch! Click Here to see the Girls in action
The Level 4 team
Beth Tweddle to open the Gymnastics Centre!!
Olympian Beth Tweddle is set to open our new gymnastics Facility on the 15th November 2009! Please see Megan or Tracey for Details