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.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Hampshire under 8’s conditioning league – Final round, Saturday 12th July 2014

Well done to all our ‘Little Stars’ who participated in this year’s Hampshire Conditioning League, which was held at Xcel’s gym in Portsmouth over five rounds.  We hope this gave the girls a good introduction to competitions.
Amy, Brooke, Tilly Daisy, Elise and Charlotte participated in the final round on Saturday.  The girls all did really well and produced one of our strongest scores yet.

Jo Henden, Head Coach was unable to travel to Havant for this round but was in touch all afternoon and saw the results as soon as Gil got back to Fleet, she was thrilled!
Well done girls J

Friday, 11 July 2014

Aspire Summer Show - 5th July 2014

We held our Summer Show on Saturday 5th July in front of a packed audience. 
Most of Aspire’s gymnasts took part – right from the pre-schoolers to the older advanced gymnasts.

Jo Henden, Head Coach, said:  “The show as a great success!  Many thanks to our amazing gymnasts for putting on such a fabulous display and to our wonderful coaches and volunteers for all their hard work without which the show could not have happened.  The show was also a great thank you to all the mums and dads, relations and friends who support their child’s gymnastic dreams.”
The photo is of Lara Trott jumping over 10 gymnasts!

Monday, 7 July 2014

Gymnasts of the Month - JUNE

Aspire Cup - Zoe
for working hard at all times, listening very well and always concentrating throughout the sessions. She asks for exercises to do at home and works hard at stretching. She seeks helps to improve her skills.

Frogmore Cup Sophie
for always listening, trying hard and having a smile on her face. She obviously enjoys her gymnastics!

Yateley Cup Dylan
for trying hard to stay focused  and listening to his coaches. He is beginning to work independently

Thank you Tesco!

The Tesco store in Hook was extremely generous when we asked them to help the club by donating thank you gifts for our Young Leaders - Heidi, Amy ,Isobel and Grace.  The girls received these at our Summer Show on Saturday. 

Tesco also helped by donating two beautiful bouquets of flowers for our adult volunteers, picture below.

Congratulations to Heidi who has recently become our youngest qualified coach!

Just a year ago Heidi was the star turn at our First Summer Show. She managed to dive roll over eight other gymnasts, then she decided to give up gymnastics and try some other sports.
However within a few months she realised that she was missing gymnastics and asked to return as a voluntary trainee coach. She has been helping at Women’s Artistic training on Saturdays. British Gymnastics (BG) does not allow under 14’s to become qualified coaches.

Recently Heidi had her 14th birthday and she attended a course on Sunday 29th June 2014 gaining an Award Scheme Coaching (ASC) Award. She is now qualified to coach all the skills covered in the BG Core Proficiency badges. She will have to wait until she is 16 to move to the next level.
Jo, our Head Coach, said, "Aspire Gymnastics is very pleased to have her as a Young Leader and a member of our coaching team".

Well done Heidi J