National Finals – Memories made in Stoke!

Gymnasts from Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, Isle of Man. London, Newcastle, the whole of Great Britain coming together for this prestigious event.

Both Wetherby gymnasts represented Yorkshire to such a high standard.

Sophie led the Yorkshire National grade 3 team from piece to piece, always smart and always there when you were needed.

Ellie delivered her best performances on every single piece. Remarkable belief in yourself at your first national final. Lifting and inspiring the Yorkshire team, to place 35th individually in the whole of Great Britain at National Grade 2.

A brilliant weekend for our 2 Yorkshire gymnasts.

Thank you to all of our supporters, you made it even more special

Copper Classic Challenge Team Championships

The Wetherby Copper senior team just refused to give in. With an injury on Friday night, a reserve had to be pulled in from the audience. Routines were put together in under 30mins! As if that wasn’t enough, one of the team went down with a sickness bug feeling ill til 4am on the day of competition.

Lucy placed a super 9th on vault. Going up first on beam, calm confident, setting the tone for the team such a crucial role, to place 12th on this piece and 17th overall.

Libby performed her first short clear on bars to place an excellent 4th on this piece. Her first flight acrobatic skill on beam and her first B graded somersault on floor. To place 15th overall.

Emily our reserve placed 6th on bars and 3rd on floor. Placing 14th overall with just 30mins preparation. Amazing Emily, your positive approach and ability to adapt under pressure inspired the team.

Martha also placed a super 9th on vault, 11th on bars with her first short clear, fought her nerves to stick her beam. To place 13th overall.

Evie who had been so ill overnight. Placed 5th on vault, sticking her landing. A rock steady 7th on beam, 9th on floor with a quickly adapted routine to manage her exhaustion. So impressed 8th place overall with 3 hours sleep and a upset stomach!

Lulu you were with us every step of the way. Through all the training, worrying about the team after your injury and sending positive vibes and messages on the competition day. You were very much a part of this team.

This team overcame so many hurdles to go home with the bronze medal.

Thank yous

Mrs Nobbs the girls were a credit to you.

Nichola for such excellent multi-tasking during podium training and supporting me.

Sharon for understanding the impact that gymnast injury has on the coach and being an excellent sounding board.

Adam for being on hand to help Lulu to safety.

Angie who made sure Julia and Lulu made it safely to A&E, thank goodness it was only a badly sprained ankle.

To the parents for so much help with equipment, supporting each other when injury struck, checking I was ok late Friday evening and for amazingly never losing your positivity or your nerve through every twist and turn of the weekend.

The first regional team event since 2019, Silver medals, Bronze medals and 6th place are results to be so proud of for team Wetherby.

Zinc Classic Challenge Team Championships

The Zinc Junior team had fantastic team spirit. Working together moving equipment in warmup to save every minute, encouraging each other and celebrating every performance as a team.

Romilly performed with such confidence and difficult choreography. Performing her first back somersault on floor and first upstart in competition which she linked to a squat on. Such progress Romilly, to place 22nd out of 74 gymnasts.

Evie competed with consistency and maturity. Performing her first cartwheel on beam and upstart squat on. Playing an important part for the team with strong scores on all 4 apparatus to place 11th overall.

Beth working so hard through a month of knee exercises to make taking part possible. She smiled her way through floor to place 6th , a super 3rd place on bars. Securing 9th place overall. Excellent Beth. All those exercises and stretches paid off.

Alice flew like a ruler on vault to place 5th, performed her first somersault on floor to place 7th . Determined on bars with her first upstart squat on. Achieving an amazing 4th overall

Maisie, what a super competition for you. Placing 10th on vault, 1st on bars, 8th on beam and 11th on floor. To achieve an awesome 2nd position overall.

The team was praised for their individual and creative choreography on beam.

A silver team medal, a very special achievement, well done!

 

The Zinc Senior team only had 4 members, but this wasn’t going to stop the gymnasts from showing what they could do.

Anna placed 11th on bars and performed two somersaults on floor.

Chloe competed for the first time this year with strong somersaults and elegance on floor.

Isla had a really good competition, placing an excellent 2nd on beam and 14th overall.

Mia had a super day placing 3rd on bars and a bouncy 8th on floor to place an amazing 4th overall.

With the potential to medal the team placed a strong 6th place. Well done team Wetherby

Thank you to Mrs Nobbs, the girls were a credit to you. Thank you to Sharon for judging all weekend and encouraging confidence and quality during podium training.

Regional Grade 3 & 2, and National Grade 4, 3 & 2 Yorkshire Championships

What a busy, bubbly and brilliant weekend for Wetherby Gymnastics Club

Regional Grade 3

Martha performed with style and tension, showing the quality in her routines to potentially be in the top 10. Placing 6th on bars, sticking her routine to place 10th on beam, and 14th overall with lots of experience gained. Well done Martha you passed with commendation.

Lucy performed consistently on all the apparatus. Placing 6th on conditioning, sticking her beam routine and placing a pleasing 10th place overall and passed with commendation.

National Grade 4

Katie started her competition with nerves on beam but went on to perform the other apparatus with increasing confidence. Passing her first national grade with commendation. Well done Katie.

Emily also had a nervous start on beam but went on to show routines that had the potential to be the champion. Despite the errors the judges could see the quality. Placing 3rd on conditioning and 16th overall. So much progress made to pass with Distinction. Well done Emily.

Regional Grade 2

Libby had a difficult few sessions of preparation leading up to the grade with niggly ankle and hip worries but was able to push through and passed her grade with commendation. Well done Libby.

Evie performed well on all apparatus, working so hard over several months to fully prepare herself for the floor, placing 7th on beam, 3rd on conditioning. Passing with commendation and an excellent 13th place overall.

Lulu performed confidently on all apparatus, showing the quality in her routines to potentially be a medal contender. Placing 6th on bars, 6th on conditioning and achieving a 7th place ribbon overall. Passing with commendation, well done Lulu.

National Grade 3

Sophie’s ability to control her nerves under pressure and deliver her best performances on every apparatus is phenomenal. 1st on vault, 6th on bars, 8th on beam, 5th on floor, 5th on conditioning.

When she Landed her beam dismount, the sense of relief flooded over her as she shared a huge hug with Ellie, such a very special moment.

Sophie placed 5th overall qualifying for a place in the national final and to represent her region on the national stage.  Managing the stress of Mock GCSE exams, adjusting her vault run to factor in her rapidly increasing leg strength and leg length over weeks of training, overcoming her worries on bars, so many straddle jumps, roundoffs, reverse spins.  Sophie never failed to do the work needed every session to fully prepare. We are so proud of you Sophie.

National Grade 2

Ellie knew she was ready and would do her best to follow in Sophie’s footsteps. Placing 2nd on vault, 10th on bars, 1st on beam, 2nd on floor, 6th on conditioning. Landing her beam to be greeted by Sophie’s delighted hug! You did it too!

Ellie placed 2nd overall qualifying for a place in the national final and to represent her region on the national stage.

Managing the stress of A-level exams, learning your chemistry symbols in the stands of the arena,   Ellie never failed to do the work needed every session to fully prepare. I am so proud to be your coach, Ellie.

 

I would like to say thank you to Sharon for judging all weekend. To Mrs Nobbs for her coaching and support.

Wetherby had an amazing team of parents setting up the arena for the Yorkshire gymnasts. Thank you for your energy, muscles, and “can do” attitude. Mrs Nobbs and myself would also like to say a special thank you to:

Emma, James and Helen for their patience and logic when we were all so tired late Friday night setting up the Yorkshire photo backdrop.

To Louise and Nick for staying on Sunday to help dismantle the equipment in the arena when so few volunteers came forward.

To all 5 of the Ushers who simply went above and beyond this weekend, refusing to leave until they knew that there was nothing more that could be done to support myself and Mrs Nobbs with equipment.

It really was a brilliant team effort this weekend. Go team Wetherby!

 

 

 

Regional Grade 4 Championships 2022

The gymnasts were well prepared and excited to be taking part. Due to the pandemic, some of the girls had been waiting two years for this event!

Age 10 Category

Beth placed 5th on Vault, 4th on bars, 2nd on beam, 2nd on floor. Excellent results. Passing with commendation and receiving the silver medal overall. Such a learning experience, well done Beth.

 

Age 11 Category

Romilly placed 8th on bars, 10th on floor, 7th on conditioning. Passing with commendation and receiving the 9th place ribbon overall. Well done Romilly.

Alice placed 4th on bars, 3rd on beam, 2nd on floor, 5th on conditioning, passing with distinction in her first grade competition and receiving the bronze medal overall. Amazing Alice!

Maisie placed 3rd on vault, 5th on bars, 2nd on beam, 5th on floor, 4th on conditioning. A complete set of super results. Passing with distinction and receiving the silver medal overall. Awesome Maisie!

 

Age 12 Category

Evie placed  7th on vault, 2nd on bars, 9th on beam. Passing with commendation and receiving the 8th place ribbon overall. A result to be proud of Evie.

 

Age 13+

Anna placed 8th on bars, 7th on floor and 7th on conditioning. Good results on a grade with so many tricky skills. Well done Anna

Mia placed 7th on vault, 3rd on bars, Passing with commendation and receiving the 9th place ribbon overall. Great work Mia.

 

Thank you to Mrs Nobbs for all her advice, guidance and polish with the gymnasts.

Thank you to Sharon for her support and judging all weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

Club Grade 6 Regional Championships 2022

The first grades event for Yorkshire WA since the pandemic and the Wetherby Girls passed with ease.

Izzy’s first competition and a grade making it extra challenging. Izzy rose to the task performing confidently on all apparatus and without large errors. Passing grade 6 with commendation.

Imogen has been working hard over lots of weeks to meet the standard of the grade and fully deserves her badge and certificate for passing grade 6.

Madeleine place an excellent 10th on beam and performed consistently on all the pieces. Showing that hard work really does pay off to pass with commendation.

Sophie also placed an excellent 10th on beam,  achieving good scores on all apparatus to place 13th overall and passing with distinction. Well done Sophie.

Thank you to Nichola for guiding, supporting and encouraging these gymnasts all the way through the preparation stages and at the event itself.

A Memorable 2021

Following a successful set of autumn competitions where our gymnasts demonstrated that they were back and they meant business, the club celebrated with a Covid managed fun night.

2021 has been a challenging year, but we are immensely proud of the achievements and hard work of all of our gymnasts, coaches and volunteers.

 

 

Zinc Regional Championships 2021

What a weekend. The highs, the lows, the ice, the snow!!

It was Imogen’s very first competition. Weeks of preparation, learning routines, working hard every session. Just as her mum was putting the finishing touches to her hair style on the morning of the competition, they get a phone call to stay the competition is cancelled!!

Concord leisure centre is at the top of the hill and there is 6 inches of snow in Sheffield!!!
The disappointment! All that stretching, pointing and practicing.

By the afternoon the gritters and snow ploughs have been out and Beth’s competition goes ahead as planned.

Beth had a fantastic competition. Performing her first upstart to win silver on Bars, a big split leap and difficult dismount to place 6th on Beam. First roundoff flic and back somersault on Floor to place 5th. Flying through the air to win bronze on Vault. Beth you came an impressive 4th overall.

The next day Imogen is getting ready once again. Hair done, leotard and tracksuit on and this time she does get to perform at the competition. Taking all 4 apparatus in her stride, no falls. No big wobbles. She places 15th overall and an excellent 4th on beam. The coaching team are so so proud of the way Imogen handled her very first competition. Professional, focussed and delightful. We would like to present you with a special Wetherby medal.

Alice and Maisie are both on a mission as the snow starts to fall once again in Sheffield.

Starting on floor Maisie performs her first roundoff flic and high back somersault to win the silver medal on floor. Dynamic straight vaulting to place 4th on vault. Her first upstart and squat on in competition to place 6th on bars. A big split leap and difficult dismount to place 6th on beam.Excellent apparatus results to place an awesome 5th overall.

Alice performed a super change leg leap to place third on floor. Showed significant progress on vault to Place 6th. Performed her first upstart and squat on to place 5th on Bars. Strong and precise with a difficult dismount to take the bronze medal on beam. Alice you were an impressive 4th overall.

The snow keeps falling but that won’t stop Romilly, Madeleine and Sophie from competing.

Romilly was the first gymnast up on floor. Performing her first roundoff flic and front somersault, dancing with such individual charm to win the silver medal on floor. Strong and straight to place 5th on vault. Tight and a big cast to place 5th on bars. Held her nerve and managed her difficult dismount to place 8th on beam. Delivering on every apparatus to place a super 6th overall.

Madeleine placed 17th overall performing a difficult beam dismount with such confidence. Tight and precise to place an excellent 8th on floor. Well done Madeleine.

Sophie placed 13th overall performing her first roundoff flic, a lovely straight vault to score 11 on this piece. Sophie you believed in yourself to perform the difficult beam dismount. Well done Sophie.

What I haven’t told you yet is that Madeleine and Sophie ended up walking over a mile up hill, knee deep in snow just to get to the competition. How’s that for dedication! We would like to present you both with a special Wetherby medal for going above and beyond to represent our club.

It was an exhausting weekend but definitely one to remember. Mrs Nobbs, Sharon and Nichola thank you for everything you did to make this event the success it was.

British Disabilities Championships – Stoke

Emily was well prepared and held her focus throughout the event.

The apparatus warmup felt a bit topsy-turvy with 4 men joining the women’s vault warm up!

Unfazed Emily marched in and we all stood for the national anthem.

Starting on Bars Emily performed a strong bar routine to become British champion in her category on this apparatus.

Then back out of the arena to the warm up hall. A nervous wait for beam. Ample Time to become distracted and let you mind wander but Emily fought hard to stay calm.

Back into the arena to perform a secure beam routine with an upgraded dismount to become champion on this piece. Two down, two to go.

On to floor where Emily added a British title to her regional title.

Back out to the warm up hall with one piece to go. Despite the warm up Emily didn’t allow doubt to set in. Remaining positive and determined to become vault champion.

I am proud to announce that Emily is the Category A class 1 all around British disability champion.

Thank you to Sharon who helped in Emily’s preparation and Mrs N for her support.

The second regional competition of the year. Full of progress and confidence for the Wetherby Girls

Copper Level Age 11/12

Lucy performed a handspring front somersault and straight back somersault for the first time in her new floor routine. She was very steady on the beam with a good back walkover jump combination to place 6th on beam. Performing with straight arms and tension on bars she place 10th.

A very consistent clean competition for Lucy to place an excellent 8th overall. Well done.

 

Evie performed a well controlled sole circle on bars to place 9th on this piece. Unfortunately she had a nasty fall on beam, but even this didn’t break her composure. Despite the bruising, she took a breath climbed back on to finish without a wobble and an excellent cartwheel somersault dismount. On floor both her back somersault and front somersault were strong to place a determined 18th overall.

Zinc Level Age 13

Chloe performed a new floor routine with backwards and forwards somersaults to place 8th on this piece. On bars she showed her strong upstart and tight legs to achieve the fantastic bronze medal. Chloe was rock steady on beam sticking her cartwheel to place 8th. Achieving a brilliant 5th place overall. Well done Chloe.

Mia performed a strong upstart and a stuck landing to place an super 4th on bars. Displayed excellent grip on her backwardroll on beam to place 9th on this apparatus. Mia bounced her way through her new floor routine with front and back somersaults to place 10th overall. A result to be proud of.

 

Zinc Level Age 11

Isla started her competition with a very nervous beam routine but picked herself up to perform her very first somersault on floor and her first upstart in competition. Both are milestone skills, well done. Isla place 17th overall.

Evie last to compete for Wetherby had tough group to go round with. She made friends with a gymnast from Astre and they supported each other to perform at their best. Evie did her first upstart in competition and with tight legs placed 8th on bars. On beam she performed with style and stuck her cartwheel. On floor she was so neat and precise to place a super 4th on this piece. Achieving 7th place overall. We are very proud of you Evie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to Mrs N for her excellent coaching and to Sharon for supporting us all at this event.