This competition was tough with 46 competitors all fighting for 3 medals. Preparation was hard right at the end of term with so much going on in the gym.
Matilda placed 7th on floor performing and landing her one and a half twist for the first time in competition and making progress on the beam performing a Johnson leap for the first time.
Faith performed a half on full twist vault for the first time in competition and her mount on beam was difficult, unusual and smoothly performed.
Ellie competed at level 4 for the first time placing 6th on the beam having worked hard to be confident on her flick. She performed a straight front on floor and her giants on bars were successful. Such an important step forward.
Well done girls, you looked stunning in your leotards!
Naomi performed her first squat on to catch the high bar and roundoff flic.
Emilia placed 8th on Bars and stuck her cartwheel on beam without a wobble.
Ellie performed her first squat on to catch the high bar and roundoff flic.
Tilly placed 1st on bars, 3rd on beam and 2nd overall.
Emily placed 8th on bars and performed a strong roundoff flic.
Evie placed 5th on beam, 6th on floor and 6th overall.
Libby Bailey performed her recently learnt upstart squat on.
Libby Cree placed 3rd on floor and 4th overall.
Sophie stuck her beam and received a strong floor score.
Charlotte overcame her worries from previous competitions to perform a strong bar routine.
Emily fought incredibly hard to stay on the beam and despite wobbling in every direction, refused to fall off. Excellent attitude!
Grace placed 4th on bars and 9th overall.
Anya performed somersaults on floor, lever to handstand mount, back flick on beam, upstarts on bars all for the first time.
Eleanor placed 6th on floor with a new floor routine, 4th overall and a superb 1st on Beam.
On the 1st of June Lily-mae and her family did a sponsored bike ride to Selby and back.
Cycling just over 33 miles in under 4 hours to raise money for our new leotards.
Thank you for using your significant pedal power to help the club. Well Done guys!
So much competition experience gained!
Mia placed 3rd on bars, 2nd on beam, and 1st overall.
Lucy placed 2nd on vault, 2nd on bars, 3rd on beam and 1st overall.
Congratulations Nichola, on your champion coaching!
Harriet placed 4th on Floor.
Lily-Mae placed 4th on Vault
Anna placed 3rd on bars and was one of only two gymnasts in the competition to stick her forward roll on beam, well done!
Sophie placed 1st on bars and 5th overall. A good day in the office!
Charlotte placed 3rd on Beam and now believes that she can do beam, the coaches have known it for a long time!
Emily Usher placed 6th on Vault and performed her first upstarts on bars.
Libby Cree placed 6th on Bars and performed a strong front somi beam dismount.
Libby Bailey performed a sky high tuck somi on floor and stuck her backwalkover on beam.
A fantastic and fun-filled Zumba class was enjoyed by gymnasts, parents & friends in May 2017.
Nearly 60 of us Salsa’d, Merengue’d and shuffled under the expert lead of Gym Mum & Zumba coach Jacqui Binner!
A fantastic £300 was raised towards our ‘Leotard fund’. A great big thanks to Oterlie & Tracy for organising refreshments & of course to Jacqui for offering her expert tuition for free!
5th June 2017 – Astre Academy of Gymnastics
24 coaches, 47 gymnasts from across the region working together. Sharing knowledge, passion and inspiring one another to work hard, learn and achieve.
The Wetherby coaching team selected 6 gymnasts to attend.
They learnt new preps for upstarts, worked hard on ballet and conditioning and practiced their floor routines.
Thank you to Mrs N, Sharon and Emily for bringing their ideas to such a positive Yorkshire gathering.
On Saturday May 27th thirty-two of our gymnasts and their families spent an amazing day at Morrisons supermarket in Wetherby
… eight & a half hours
…. hundreds of happy customer’s bags packed
… and an unbelievable final total raised of £1561.
A wonderful team spirit prevailed and too many compliments to mention on our wonderfully behaved, polite and hard working girls.
Morrisons thought we did such a fantastic job they have invited us back again and agreed to display our giant banner outside the store. This is a reflection of the character and behaviour of our gymnasts.
An enormous thanks to all who took part and supported us on a sunny Bank Holiday weekend, including the helpful & welcoming staff of Morrisons and, of course, not forgetting a huge thanks to the incredibly generous folks of Wetherby.
We also created a lot of interest in the Club and are looking forward to welcoming a number of girls for taster sessions on the beginners class.
Top quotes from the day
“The girls were brilliant… I could have just burst with pride!” … Gymnast mum
“Your team has been exceptional” … Morrisons representative’
The two long cardboard tubes are a big clue!
Thanks to our resident engineer, Mr Nobbs, this shiny new apparatus is being enjoyed by all members.
Regional Grade 4
Aurora passed with commendation, placing 7th overall and 3rd on floor.
Molly passed working hard to achieve her backwardroll to handstand.
Anya passed with commendation placing 2nd on conditioning.
Regional Grade 3 and 2
Eleanor achieved Distinction, placing 2nd overall and 1st on vault, bars and beam.
Grace achieved Distinction, placing 5th overall and 1st on beam.
Lily passed working hard to achieve her personal goals.
Sydney passed with commendation placing 1st on beam and conditioning.
Bailey achieved Distinction, placing 3rd overall and 1st on floor.
Emily passed with commendation, working hard to overcome her recent ankle injury.
Regional Grade 1
Both girls achieved Distinction placing 1st and 2nd overall with top scores on beam and bars.
Sharon Parrett for judging 21hours over two days.
Mrs Nobbs for coaching and acting as floor manager for the whole event.
Emily Parrett for her excellent organisation and coaching making it possible for Wetherby to have gymnasts on 3 apparatus at the same time.
100% Distinction for Wetherby Girls!
Ellie 5th overall, 3rd on beam. Holly 13th overall, 2nd on vault.
Libby 7th overall, 5th on vault. Matilda 15th overall, 1st on vault.
Naomi 12th overall, 5th on floor. Emilia placed 18th overall.
Sophie 2nd overall, 1st on beam. Emily U 3rd overall, 1st on vault.
Angel 4th overall, 3rd on conditioning. Charlotte 5th overall, 4th on bars.
Emily T 8th overall, 1st on bars. Evie – 11th overall, 4th on vault.
Many Thanks to Mrs Nobbs and Sharon Parrett for Judging.