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.

 

 

A weekend full of positivity, smiles and pride.

It was wonderful to be back in the regional competition arena after 18months!

Ellie opened the event competing first in the bronze category.

She made history for our club becoming the first Wetherby gymnast to perform a yurchenko over a vault in competition.
This vault is named after the Russian gymnast Natalia Yurchenko who was the first gymnast to roundoff on to the springboard and flic over the vault.

Ellie placed 6th on the vault and has inspired her fellow Wetherby gymnasts to follow her lead on this skill.

She went on to perform her first successful double twisting back somersault in competition placing an excellent 6th on floor and then displayed her courage under pressure performing her first somersault on beam. I am so proud of your 8th place ribbon Ellie well done.

The next day the senior gymnasts started the day off with a bang.

Emily Parrett achieved a silver medal on vault, 5th on bars and 6th on beam. She smiled her way through her floor routine. Performing high somersaults to become joint champion with Eleanor on this piece and achieving a super silver medal overall.

Eleanor has gained so much confidence and elegance during the last 18months. She placed an excellent 4th on the beam, and became joint floor Yorkshire champion. Awesome Eleanor!
Her consistency, precision and high quality skills lead her to a fantastic bronze medal overall.

The next round

Sophie also performed the difficult yurchenko vault to place 4th on this piece, steely determination on beam only needing a slight adjustment despite missing her foot on a split leap landing to place 10th, excellent amplitude of swing on bars to place 8th, twisted and somersaulted well on floor to place 6th. To achieve a 4th place ribbon overall. Well done Sophie. Performances to be proud of.

Emily Usher performed a strong 1/2 twist on vault to place 8th, confident backward twisting somersault to place 8th on floor, her first short clear in competition to place 10th on bars. A rock steady performance on beam to place 4th on this apparatus and a strong 9th place ribbon overall. Well Done Emily!

The last competition of the weekend

Martha performed a strong sole circle and 1/2 on vault. Competed a back walkover into a tuck somersault dismount off the beam for the first time. Well done Martha.

Lulu placed an excellent fifth on beam, 10th on vault and dared to Schuschunova on floor winning a brilliant bronze medal on this apparatus.

Libby or “Miss Consistency” this weekend. Such strong performances on all 4 apparatus. Placed 4th on beam with an excellent Russian lever and somersault dismount, 6th on the bars and 8th place ribbon overall.

Katie also performed the difficult yurchenko vault to become Yorkshire champion on this piece. Achieving the bronze medal on bars with her first short clear in competition. She danced, somersaulted and leapt to “get ready for this” to become Yorkshire champion on Floor. Placing 5th on beam with a confident and clean performance. As a result Katie’s total score over all 4 apparatus was simply unbeatable and she is the new Age 13 Yorkshire Champion.

It was a super weekend for our Club. I’m so proud of what we achieved together. I would like to say a huge thank you to Mrs Nobbs for her excellent coaching and to Sharon for supporting us all weekend.

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 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.

Level 7 Individual Yorkshire Championships

A long day for all but so much experience gained.

Romilly competed in the 2011 category performing in her first Yorkshire competition. Romilly loved competing so much she performed an extra back hip circle on bars and additional forward roll on floor. Gaining a huge amount of experience from the event.

Maisie also competed in the 2011 category performing in her first Yorkshire competition without mistake. Placing a wonderful 4th placed overall and receiving the pink ribbon. Placing 4th on vault and 7th on beam.

India competed in the 2009 category performing in her first Yorkshire competition without mistake. Placing 11th overall, 5th on the bars and 7th on the beam.

Ella competed in the 2010 category performing without error. Placing 19th overall.

Juliette competed in the 2010 category performing in her first Yorkshire competition without mistake. Placing 7th overall, champion on bars and 5th on the floor.

Harriet competed in the 2008 category performing without error placing 19th overall.

Poppy competed in the 2007 category performing without error placing 10th overall, 5th bars, 5th on beam, and 6th floor. An excellent mornings work.

 

Thank you to Nichola and Sharon for judging and Mrs Nobbs for keeping the competition running so smoothly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Club Grade Championships

Club Grade 6

Under 8 – Ella only joined Wetherby at Christmas and performed without large error to pass with commendation. Achieving distinction on Vault, Bars and Beam.


Under 9 – Lucy passed with distinction receiving the ribbon for 6th place overall. She achieved the highest score on conditioning for her age group.

 

 

 

Under 10:

Katie passed with distinction receiving the ribbon for 5th place overall.

Mia passed with distinction and performed with a smile and no mistakes.

Chloe passed with commendation with distinction on vault and conditioning.

Lulu – passed with commendation with distinction on Vault, Bars and Beam. Achieving the highest score on vault for her age group.

Lily-mae – passed with commendation with distinction on conditioning. Working hard to achieve her chin up circle up on the bars. Well done.

Under 11 – Anna passed with distinction receiving the ribbon for 4th place overall.

 

Club Grade 5

Under 9 – Evie passed with commendation with distinction on Vault, Floor and conditioning.

 

 

 

 

 

Under 10:

 

Naomi passed with commendation with distinction on vault, floor and conditioning. Placing 8th overall.

Ellie passed with commendation with distinction on vault, floor and conditioning. Placing 6th overall and receiving a ribbon.

Libby passed with commendation with distinction on vault, floor and conditioning. Placing 5th overall and receiving a ribbon.

 

Our thanks go to Mrs Nobbs as the personal coach to 10 of these gymnasts and for keeping the competition running smoothly.

Thank you also to Sharon and Nichola for the judging Marathon on the Saturday!

 

National & Regional Grades Championships

National Grade 4 – Matilda and Faith worked hard to pass with commendation. Matilda placed 6th on the Vault sticking her landing.

Regional Grade 2 – both gymnasts passed with commendation.Grace placed 4th on Bars and 6th on Floor. Narrowly missing an overall ribbon placing 7th overall. Eleanor placed 9th overall performing with courage and self belief after injuring her knee in training less than 48hours before the competition. Achieving a score of 13.1 on conditioning which no one was able to beat.

Regional Grade 4 Age 10

Emilia has made excellent progress to pass with commendation. Only a free roll stood between her and distinction. Performing her first somersault off the Beam and overcoming the table Vault.

Libby passed with distinction and achieved the bronze medal overall. Performing without any large errors. Placing 5th on Vault, 4th on Beam, 9th on conditioning. Rock Steady Libby!

Regional Grade 3

Molly has been very focused over the last few weeks of training. Mastering her triple flic on Floor and her back somersault off the Beam. Molly passed with commendation, an excellent personal achievement.

Regional Grade 4 Age 11

From the moment these 3 gymnasts lined up for the warm up they meant business. Warming up with complete focus, sharp and tight hitting the positions with pride.

Emily placed 1st overall winning the gold medal and title of Regional Grade 4 Yorkshire Champion. Placing 1st on Vault, 9th on Bars, 2nd on Beam, 7th on Floor, 2nd on Conditioning.

Sophie placed 3rd overall winning the bronze medal. Placing 3rd on Bars, 5th on Beam, 3rd on Floor, 7th on Conditioning.

Charlotte placed 5th overall winning the turquoise ribbon. Placing 1st on Bars, 7th on Beam, 3rd on Conditioning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Regional Grade 1

Ellie had waited the whole weekend to compete and started on the beam, nerves got the better of her. With a disappointing start to her competition Ellie had a choice, to give up and be beaten or fight her way back.

Ellie showed such strength of character and belief in herself. Shoulders back, head up, I’m a Wetherby gymnast.

Ellie placed 6th on Bars, 10th on Floor, 3rd on conditioning. Achieving 7th placed overall, narrowly missing a ribbon position.

I would like to thank Sharon Parrett and Nichola Wood for judging 284 bar routines over 16 different competitions. Such dedication to our club and gymnastics.

I would like to say a huge thank you to Mrs Nobbs who once again went above and beyond in her role as competition manager. Taking care of 284 gymnasts, 70 judges, two lorries full of equipment, Milano, DE photos, GymData and goodness knows how many coaches and spectators.  Your amazing!

The Beginners will return, raring to go!

Tuesday the 12th September is the first beginners class of the Autumn term 2017.

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.