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.

Thank You To Our Members

It’s nearly the end of the month and we are thrilled that Wetherby Gymnastics Club continues to operate strongly through its home training programme. We would like to thank our members for working with us during this time and keeping the positive club spirit going.

Our gymnasts have been completing their online training with vigour and we want to thank them for their commitment to the sport and the club.

We are equally fortunate in our impassioned volunteer coaches who keep the ideas and effort running unseen, operating behind the scenes. We thank them for their enthusiasm.

We finally would like to thank the unsung heroes of the triangle, our parents. We were fortunate enough to be able to reduce our fees to the nominal amount of £5 per month during this period and are thrilled that every one of you have chosen to keep your gymnasts as members. Not only that, you support the gymnasts daily with their online conditioning and activities as well as helping them to stay in touch with us and each other.

We are proud of you all and can’t wait to see the extended family of Wetherby Gymnastics Club back together in the gym.

Thank you and stay safe.

 

 

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Sadly last week, like other gymnastics clubs in the country, in order to keep our members safe and well we had to close our doors temporarily.

Fortunately, in these exceptional times we have exceptional members, who recognise the need to strictly follow the government guidelines for the benefit of all.

We may not be able to meet physically at the moment however we continue as a club. We will be posting training support in our online members section over the coming days and look forward to when we can back to business as usual.

To all of our members, the wider gymnastics community and the UK population in general, we say

Stay Well, Stay Safe, Stay Home.

CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION

The Committee at Wetherby Gymnastics Club are aware of the ever-changing situation relating to the Coronavirus but at present, the competitive gymnastics training program continues to run. The beginners class on a Tuesday has been suspended.

We are working to Government guidelines whilst increasing precautions for the safety of our gymnasts, coaches, volunteers and families.

All gymnasts and parents MUST wash their hands before entering the gym.

We would like to ask the elderly, pregnant, or at-risk people not to come to the gym at all.

If anyone has a fever and a new persistent cough they should be self-isolating and we would ask that if any member of the family is self-isolating then please do not come to the gym.

We work closely with Leeds City Council and British Gymnastics and we will continue to monitor the situation. We will make our members aware of any changes to training as they happen, via email and the website.

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.

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.