Level 4 Yorkshire Individual Championships 2019

This was Libby’s first Yorkshire level 4 competition. She rose to the challenge in the 10/11 age group. Placing 13th overall, just a slip of the feet stood between her and the gold medal on floor, winning the bronze medal on vault.

Grace competed in the 12/13 age group. Performing a strong vault, excellent cast to handstand on bars, placing 9th on floor and 16th overall.

Ellie performed with guts on her first piece and then was quite simply a young lady on a mission. Winning the silver medal on vault, Silver medal on beam, bronze medal on floor and 6th place ribbon overall.

Girls you made Wetherby proud!


The Beginners will return, raring to go!

Tuesday the 10th September is the first beginners class of the Autumn term 2019.

I hope all the children had a great summer holiday, and practiced safely!!

For those joining us for their first session, expect an evening packed full of knowledge and fun!

If you want to be part of it, it’s not too late!

Just get in touch using the contacts page.

Level 7 Yorkshire Individual Championships – July 2019

Age 7

Beth won the 5th place ribbon overall in her very first competition.

Placing 8th on vault, 6th on bars and 4th on floor.




Age 8

Madeleine placed 6th on bars in her very first competition. 

Sophie performed with straight legs on vault and no extra swings on bars in her very first competition. 

Martha performed with good shapes on bars and pressed with her shoulders on vault.


Romilly placed 9th overall, 9th on Bars and won the silver medal on floor.

Alice won the 6th place ribbon overall, winning the bronze medal on floor in her very first competition.

Maisie won the 5th place ribbon overall, winning the bronze medal on vault and 5th place on the floor.


Age 9

Lola perform her straddle shoot and handspring vault in her very first competition.

Rosie performed with a faster run on vault and consistent bar routine.

Marcy was able to think under pressure and performed with a huge smile at her very first competition.

Olivia performed well on bars and her hard work on vault certainly paid off.

Savannah perform her targets on bars and handspring vault in her very first competition. 

Imogen performed with improved focus and controlled her nerves well.

Isla took her first competition very much in her stride. Achieving strong results to build on for the future.

Evie placed an excellent 5th on beam and 20th overall.

Juliette won the 4th place ribbon overall, she won the gold medal on vault and placed 6th on bars and 8th on beam.

Age 10

Amelia found it hard to learn the routines but got them right on the day in her very first competition. 

Billie performed well on every piece and has definitely smarten up.



Age 11

Jess won the bronze medal on bars and placed 10th overall.

Harriet placed 9th on bars, 7th on beam, 5th on floor and 7th overall.


Yorkshire Level 6 Age 9 & 10 Individual Championships – July 2019

With so many gymnasts in Yorkshire at level 6, Ella and Lucy had to wait an extra two weeks to compete in their individual championships. Competing at Barnsley the girls took it all in their stride.

Ella competed in the age 9 competition and placed 8th on vault, 13th on Bars, 7th on Beam, 16th on Floor.

Performing her first roundoff flic, squat on catch the high bar, Handspring vault to stand and sticking her cartwheel on beam. Achieving an excellent 12th place overall.



Lucy competed in the age 10 competition and placed 10th on vault, 11th on bars, 5th on Beam, 5th on Floor and won the 4th place ribbon overall.

Well done Lucy.





Thank you to Sharon Parrett for judging, Jim Nobbs and Ian Parrett for scoring, Darren Clapton for Music, Emily Parrett for Admin and Mrs Nobbs for getting all 120 gymnasts through the day successfully.



Level 6 and 5 Yorkshire Individual Championships – June 2019

Level 5 age 2007

Emily won the bronze medal on vault, placed 4th on bars and 19th overall. If there had been a medal for determination and fight, Emily would have won it on the beam.

Charlotte placed 4th on vault, 7th on Bars and 12th overall.

Sophie won the silver medal on bars, the bronze medal on beam, placed 8th on the vault and won the silver medal overall.


Level 6 Age 2007

Anna placed 5th on bars, 10th on beam, 8th on floor and won the 6th placed ribbon overall.

Level 5 2005+

Molly placed 12th on bars, 16th on floor and 21st overall

Sydney placed 7th on bars, 10th on beam and 18th overall.

Emily won the bronze medal on bars performing an excellent flight element from the low bar to the high bar and won the 10th place ribbon overall.


Level 6 2008

Chloe placed 16th overall, sticking her backwalkover on beam and performing her squat on catch the high bar successfully.

Naomi placed 8th on bars and stuck her cartwheel on beam.

Martha placed 17th overall, sticking her backwalkover on beam and performing her squat on catch the high bar successfully.

Level 5 2008

Emilia placed 15th overall, performing her first upstart on the high bar.

Libby placed 9th on vault and showed huge improvement on her back tumbling.

Katie won the bronze medal on beam performing her first back flic on this apparatus.   She performed her first back somersault and front somersault on floor, her first upstarts and vaulted over the table vault. She placed 6th on bars and won a 5th place ribbon overall.

Lulu placed 8th on vault, 5th on Bars, 6th on beam, 9th on floor and won a super 4th place ribbon overall. Performing her first back somersault and front somersault on floor, her first upstarts and vaulted over the table vault for the first time.

Thank you to Sharon Parrett for Judging

North West Open – June 2019

Competing in the level 4 category the girls performed a whole stack of new skills under pressure.

Charlotte placed 13th on beam and 21st overall.

Competing her first full twist and front somi step out on the floor and back giants on bars.


Ellie placed 6th on beam, 17th on vault, 18th on floor and 24th overall.

Performing an excellent acrobatic series on beam.


Sophie placed 5th on bars, 10th on beam and 10th overall.

Competing her first half twist on floor, back giants on bars and back flic on beam.

Libby competed in the Junior level 4 category and placed 14th on vault, 15th on floor and 20th overall.

Competing her first handspring straight front on floor and 1/2 on full twist off vault.

Thank you to Mrs Nobbs who judge all day on Bars, we couldn’t have done it without you.

Yorkshire Elite Squad – May 2019

Yorkshire Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (YWAG) are delighted that Libby Cree, Sophie Goldsmith and Charlotte Willcoxson have qualified for a place in the YWAG Squad 2019.

121 gymnasts attended the trial from across the whole region.

Sophie placed 12th overall, 13th on flexibility, 15th on strength and 16th on bars.

Libby placed 20th overall, 19th on vault and 19th on beam.

Charlotte placed 19th on vault and 23rd on bars.

Well Done girls.

National grade 3 Yorkshire Championships

One final round to go and this saw Matilda and Faith up. Both nursing injuries (knee & ankle plus recovery from broken knuckle) they had made the decision to fight through.

Matilda nailed her floor and finished with a grin. Faith had been struggling with the free cartwheel in warm up and those sneaky hands went to the floor. Unfortunately this threw Faith who had an out of character moment and forgot her spin. A costly mistake and a frustration to Faith who was now carrying a penalty on a strong move.

At this point their competition experience came to the fore. Together with coach they worked out what was needed to pull this back and headed off to range knowing strengths, weaknesses and with renewed determination.

Matilda was on her strong pieces and delivered the scores she knew she could, an excellent 12.650 on range and a whopping 13.1 (7th) on vault. Faith knew range and vault were not her strong areas, kept her head and made pragmatic decisions. Pushing through on range and only doing one vault to secure solid scores and save energy for her stronger scoring pieces, bars and beam.

Faith nailed her bars with style and showed what she was made of. It was now Faith’s turn to cheer Matilda through her tough moves. A bit of high speed coach swapping saw Mrs Nobbs stand in for Matilda’s giants, the first of which went swimmingly. A hit on the low bar got in the way of the second and a fall followed. Matilda and Mrs Nobbs got her straight back up for her dismount and Matilda still secured a solid 10.

Still determined and focussed it was off to beam. Matilda secured that front walkover in warm up, unfortunately in the actual routine she landed it, but off balance. She fought incredibly hard to stay on covering a quarter of the beam to try and regain balance, but it just wasn’t possible. Not going to let that stop her she was back up with a grim and focussed look to regain every point she could.

Faith knew that the recovery to a pass was in reach if she could deliver the beam she knew she could. So that’s what she did. Front walkover, flic, leaps, all landed with the resounding thud of someone securely landing on the beam.

Faith and Matilda breathed, although disappointed with certain moments they both had that calm resolution that they had fought hard and knew that they should have done enough to secure a pass. Resigned to this but proud of their determination they went to line up. When called out for their commendations the combination of shock, disbelief and true delight was a pleasure for the coaches to see.

They hadn’t just pulled back a pass but had fought so hard that they had just managed to break the magical 55 barrier and average 11 on every piece. It had been a journey for gymnasts and coaches alike!


It was a tough weekend for the coaching team, with Nichola coaching and judging, Mrs Nobbs covering Yorkshire, keeping huge competitions on time and stepping in whenever needed, Sharon coaching and also doing some Yorkshire duties in the gaps. The coaches had to chop and swap but with teamwork and with the support of both gymnasts and parents it was possible. A special mention needs to be given to Nichola who kept the calm overview, made sure everyone was where they needed to be when they needed to be there and if they couldn’t be there stepped in, as well as doing ALL the driving to keep everyone fresh and focussed.

A special mention and thanks to the parents who worked so hard on set up, a thank you to the many committee members who proactively looked for where to help manage that set up and caught potential hiccups before they even happened. A particular thank you to our Vice Chair Rebecca who would not leave the venue on Friday until she knew the Wetherby coaches were sorted for the morning and kept a watchful and supportive eye on everybody through out the weekend.

It was a weekend when we fully appreciated how much Eva does to keep us sorted and to manage it all through. It took the whole team to cover her absence! She was sorely missed, but we did it!

The results were good and something Wetherby and the gymnasts should always be proud of …… the club spirit was fantastic and should always be remembered.

Regional Grade 4 Yorkshire Championships

Saturday was over, a short nights sleep and we were back in Catterick for the Sunday.

Next up were Libby B, Lulu and Katie and another day of Wetherby spirit.

Solid and enjoyable floor performances set us off again with a 9th place (Lulu) secured. Nerves got the better of one of our number for a short while, but team support meant that performances didn’t suffer with a 10th place on this piece (Katie) and Lulu and Libby only outside of the top 10 by 0.2 and 0.3 respectively.

Once through range and vault we were all back on form. Bars were neat, tidy and consistent with all 3 gymnasts achieving scores that were knocking on the door of the top 10 on this piece. This left beam to go and the free roll!

Libby and Lulu got their feet on but couldn’t quite keep their balance and took falls. Katie lost momentum and struggled to stand but fought until she made it to her feet and stayed on. However the free roll wasn’t allowed to affect the rest of the performances and the routines were performed determinedly to the end of beam and the competition securing commendations for all three gymnasts.