Wetherby Clean Sweep!

Yorkshire teams 2014.

On the 22nd November Wetherby Gymnastics Club achieved a clean sweep at the Yorkshire Team Competitions at Catterick Leisure Centre. Wetherby Gymnasts competed in all four levels of competition level 5, Level 4, Level 3 and the top level in gymnastics FIG.  23 Wetherby girls competed across the four pieces of Women’s Artistic Gymnastics, Vault, Bar, Beam and Floor.

Wetherby Gymnastics Club now proudly holds the trophies from each of the four competitions for 2014.


The club has been running for over 40 years and has built a reputation for success under the 4 head coaches in that time. The recently appointed new Head Coach, Eva, a former Wetherby and England gymnast said,

“ I am so proud of the girls and their performances. Wetherby Gymnasts always believe in their determination and desire to perform with heart and soul to the best of their ability. These results demonstrate that the gymnasts continue to build on the history and success of the club. It is a privilege to be able to lead such a dedicated group of gymnasts.”

The results continue to display the club’s position as one of the most successful gymnastics clubs in the region and the girls and coaches are looking forward to a successful 2015.


British Championships – Voluntary Level 2

Yorkshire ind 2014 level 2At the end of September Louise Akers competed in the Yorkshire Individual championships. Following strong performances on all apparatus she became the Yorkshire In-Age level 2 champion. 
Louise worked hard over the next 4 weeks, testing her progress at the Alpha Factor invitational.
The ultimate test came on the 1st November in Guildford. The British championships for 11 year olds.
Louise performed her sky high piked Tsuki to place her in the top 8 vaulters in the country for her age group.                                          
Performing on all apparatus without a fall to achieve an overall ranking in the top 30 eleven year olds in Great Britain.







Alpha Factor Invitational 2014

I am thrilled to announce that for the first time in the club’s history

 Wetherby gymnasts achieved Alpha Factor team gold.

537 gymnasts from all over Great Britain and the USA competed in this prestigious 3 day event.

The club was represented by 7 gymnasts at level 4.

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For 3 of the level 4 gymnasts it was their first alpha factor experience and below is what they thought of the event

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The level 3 gymnasts started their competition on beam. Performing somersaults on the beam for the first time and sticking them!. Having controlled their adrenaline on the first piece the girls continued to perform with style and confidence.

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Achieving the following individual results:

Ellie Clark – Level 3 senior overall champion

Megan Parsley – 5th place overall.

Lee Beecher – 6th place overall.

Olivia competed clean routines on all apparatus despite a badly bruised foot and Alex contributed top scores on Bars and Floor.

At the end of the event the girls were announced as Level 3 Alpha Factor team champions and were presented on the podium with gold medals.

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Louise Akers represented Wetherby in the level 2 in-age competition. Louise also stuck her first somersault on beam to achieve 3rd place overall.


and finally…………

On behalf of Wetherby gymnastics club I would like to thank Sharon Parrett.

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Sharon achieve the following individual results:

22 hours of judging,

Drove 484 miles

and Deducted 3  “E” graded somersaults

(double straight, full in back out and double arabian)

Without your dedication 13 Wetherby gymnasts would not have had the opportunity to

“be there and get the green t-shirt”

 Thank you