Wednesday, 7 January 2015

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Bouncy Castle

 Our next event will be the Bouncy Castle Party on Friday 13th February.  Open to all Aspire Members plus family and friends. Numbers are limited to 40 in each session, for safety reasons so be sure to keep the date free. 

Tickets on sale 
Friday 30th January & 6th February at 7.00pm 
and Saturday 31st January & 7th February at 11.30 am In the corridor outside the hall.
              £2.00 for Aspire club Members (those with  blue water bottles)
              £3.00 for all family & friends
 Children will be supervised by Aspire coaches

Session 1.  4.30 - 5.15 pm  for Pre-school to year 2 children. 
                                         The smallest Castle will be kept for under 5's 
Session  2.  5.30- 6.15pm   for children Year 3 and above
                                        One castle will be set aside for 11+ children if necessary 

Light refreshments will be on sale. Please volunteer to help.

Children should wear clothing to cover arms and legs including wearing socks on their feet.

Thanks to our fundraising efforts the club is about to purchase the long awaited Air Track. 

Now we need £3000 to buy a new set of Bars. Fox Gymnastics Club have kindly lent us a set for over 2 years! 

Monday, 5 January 2015

Pat on the back & thank you everyone

I wanted to thank everyone who helps the club to have a super reputation.

 It is Jo's aim that Aspire should be known as the friendliest club around.

 Although  this little girl is not joining Aspire no one could have done more to impress the family.

 I received this email today. Feel very proud!!

Hi Gil,

I just wanted to drop you an email to say we have finally made a decision regarding where she will be doing her gymnastics this term................ She will move to Foxes at Easter. 

We both absolutely loved your club, the girls were so friendly as were the coaches.  It is by far the nicest, most welcoming club we looked at and it seemed so organised as well which was a lovely change. If we had lived closer and I hadn't hated the thought of an 8.30 start on a Sat morning we would have been over like a shot.

We look forward to seeing to you all at any future competitions.

Please pass on our thanks to the lovely Jo.

J...... x

Friday, 19 December 2014

Liberty Competition - Sunday 14th December 2014

We had a very successful medal haul on Sunday.   The competition was hosted by  Liberty Gymnastics’ Club at Farnborough Leisure centre.
Aspire won 24 medals at this competition – including a clean sweep on one of the Floor rounds (the attached pic is Daisy Crane, Gold, Amy Beresford, Sliver and Aimee Pooley, Bronze).

Head coach Jo Henden said; “Well done to all our gymnasts who competed at Liberty on Sunday they all did brilliantly and our coaches are really proud!”

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Congratulations to our Gymnasts of the Month for October

Aspire Cup - Elise for excellent sportsman-like behaviour. She is kind and thoughtful. She consistently encourages her fellow gymnasts.
Frogmore Cup - Molly for always working hard and doing her best every week.  She is lovely to coach.

Yateley Cup - Mariah for adjusting so well to her new class. She works hard and is keen to progress. Her cartwheels have improved so much over the last few weeks. She doesn’t give up and keeps trying until she has grasped the skill.


Sunday, 2 November 2014

Club Championships 2014

Women's Artistic Medals

Well done everyone. Over 50  gymnasts took part. Some only began gymnastics this term! Everyone received a certificate and a T-shirt with a slogan on the back. The slogans were chosen, from a list, by the gymnasts. 
This is the medal table for WA.
The next competition for WA competitive squad is at  Alton on November 30th. Jo you will let you know if she wants you to enter.
Everyone else can enter the Liberty competition, where we usually do very well, on Sunday 14th December.
 Look out for the entry details coming soon.

ACRO and KS medals

Wednesday, 8 October 2014


Becky, Natalie, Mark, Martha, Beth, Gil, Nic and Sarah were  thanked for all the hours of voluntary work they do for the club. 
Becky & Natalie could not be present but were very surprised and pleased with their chocolates. 
Mark took the photo and was very surprised to receive some wine for the hours he spends taking and preparing photos for the club.

Our volunteer coaches and Young Leaders 

Amy who has been volunteering for 2 years, Kirsty who joined Aspire this year, Isobel who changed to coaching after giving up gymnastics, Heidi who started coaching in February and gained her first qualification in June, Grace our newest volunteer, all received gifts donated by Tesco at Hook 
Some of the gymnasts with their cuddly toys which they took to watch a DVD while the adults saw to the AGM business.
The Committee for 2014-15
Chair: Donna Griffin, her daughter attends Froglets
Treasurer: Helen Newman, coaches on Fridays
Secretary:  Gil Hawes always seems to be around!
Head Coach: Jo Henden
Welfare Officer: Beth Maddock - Fridays
Welfare Officer: Sarah Crane - Saturdays, has a daughter in Squad
 Health & Safety officer: Clare Garner, has 2 daughters in squad
Volunteer Co-ordinator: Nic Shreeve, has daughters in Sat.Rec & Froglets
 Press Officer: Sarah Beresford, has daughters in squad and Sat.Rec
 Leisure Centre Representative: Dave Poulton 
Everyone is invited to attend Committee Meetings. 
Next Meeting: 13th November, 7.30pm.
See "WHAT"S ON " for details

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Gymnasts of the month - September 2014

The Yateley Cup has been awarded to Hollie for working so hard. She has made huge progress, especially in splits and cartwheels.
The Aspire Cup has been awarded to Ella for working hard at all times, listening very well and always concentrating throughout the sessions. She works particularly hard at conditioning.

The Frogmore Cup has been awarded to Olivia or having made an excellent beginning. She works hard, listens to the coaches and is a joy to coach.