Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Seventeen gymnasts represented Aspire Gymnastics at Sandhurst on Sunday 15th May.

10 gymnasts returned with 23 medals.

The oldest gymnast was 14 and the youngest still only 5 years old.

 Well done to all those who took part, some for the first time away from Aspire. 

The gymnasts competed in age groups.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE MEDAL WINNERS    


TRAMPETTE 
BETHANY WEBB 2ND
VAULT
BETHANY WEBB 1ST
VICTORIA MORGAN 2ND
FLOOR
BETHANY WEBB 1ST
VICTORIA MORGAN 2ND                      

TRAMPETTE 
REBECCA JEFFERY 2ND
VAULT 
REBECCA JEFFERY 2ND
FLOOR 
REBECCA JEFFERY 3RD
 TRAMPETTE 
SOPHIA RAMOS 1ST
VAULT 
SOPHIA RAMOS 3RD
FLOOR 
SOPHIA RAMOS 3RD
 FLOOR 
LEAH RAMSDEN 1ST
AVA THOMPSON-DODDS 2ND
VAULT
AVA THOMPSON-DODDS 1ST
AMY GARNER 2ND 


MEGAN JEFFERY  2ND 


















TRAMPETTE
LUCY SCOTT        1ST
POPPY CANNON   2ND
PHOEBE THORNE 3RD
VAULT 
PHOEBE THORNE 1ST
LUCY SCOTT          2ND
FLOOR
POPPY CANNON   1ST
PHOEBE THORNE 2ND
LUCY SCOTT         3RD







Monday, 9 May 2016

SUMMER SHOW 16/07/16


 This is the term Aspire Gymnastics performs for all the families and friends. We are not fortunate enough to have any where suitable for parents etc to watch the gymnasts so it is especially nice to be able to put on a show of everything the children have been learning.
 Display is part of gymnastics, as is competition and the acquisition of skills. The competition season is mainly during the Autumn and Winter. Aspire rewards the skills through badges in the Spring. The Summer term is our Display term.
 Every member of the club from a our smallest 2-year-olds to the oldest teenagers are invited to take part in the Summer Show and will have the chance to perform in front of an audience. We are sure parents, grandparents and other relations as well as friends will enjoy seeing the children performing.
 For safety reasons, seats will be limited but there should be at least two spectators for every gymnast taking part. However entry is likely to be by ticket only.
 The coaches have already been thinking about the programme and all gymnasts will work on the show pieces during this term.
The coaches decided in Olympic year we should reflect that in the work. As the Olympics will take place in Brazil the theme is a combination of sports and Carnival.
 There will be some costume items needed, but think "Carnival". 
 Isabella, one of our young coaches has suggested Tie & Dye t-shirts, crop tops, shorts etc. She has prepared a fantastic flyer to help everyone.Tie & Dye is super fun and you don't even need new clothes to dye. Any light  colour T-shirt will work.  
Once we know who will be taking part in the show costume notes will be sent.

 We do need to know who can commit to the show on Saturday 16th July at 2.00pm.  You can order your tickets at the same time as confirming your child's intention to take part. Please let us know by 21st May.
 There is an entry fee/contribution to costumes etc of  £5.00 for each gymnast.(NOT FROGLETS)
With over 100 children attending gymnastics each week verbal messages get forgotten.
PLEASE use the form on the email sent, 02.05.16, to confirm that your child will take part in the show and to book tickets at £2.50 each. Children under 16 will not be charged but may have to sit on the floor! 
Come and see what your children love about gymnastics.
 Any questions do email.
​ 
 Please order your tickets by completing the slip attached to the email. If you cannot print the form write all the details on paper and send with the correct money or cheque (Aspire Gymnastics) by 21st May. We will continue to sell tickets after half term as long as some are available.
 From Gil

GYMNAST OF THE MONTH MAY 2016

Congratulations to Ava, Edward and Kara

The Aspire Cup
April 2016
has been awarded
to
Ava Thompson-Dodds
for
always doing her best, working really hard and learning new skills


The Yateley Cup
April 2016
has been awarded
to
Edward Carey
for

showing enthusiasm and always trying his best. He is constantly smiling and keeps other gymnasts cheerful.

The Frogmore Cup
April 2016
has been awarded
to
Kara Hookway
for
listening carefully and working hard to improve all the skills





Monday, 2 May 2016

Hampshire Under 8's Conditioning League

This year the Under 8's Conditioning League is not being organised by the Hampshire Women's Artistic Technical committee but by each of the clubs taking part.

On Saturday, 30th April it was Aspire's turn to host a round. The club has not hosted an inter-club  competition before.   Three teams travelled from Portsmouth, one from Havant and one from Farnborough.

Most of the clubs have their own purpose built facilities and can train up to 20 hours a week. Our team trains just 3 hours a week! Three of our team have not competed before and Sophie is still only 6 years old.

They all did very well and it was good to have so many coaches and families helping on the day.

Our Team was 
Amy, Leah, Molly, Freya, Maddie and Sophie

British Gymnastics Core Proficiency Badges

Award Badges

Spring Term 2016

During the Spring Term all the gymnasts have been learning skills related to the BG Award scheme. 

The coaches awarded six pre-school badges to the very youngest gymnasts in Froglets. Twenty two children gained badge 8, seventeen gained badge  7. Seven badge 6 were awarded, four badge 5 & 4, one badge 2.

 They do get more difficult as the numbers get lower.

Amelia, 11 and  Molly, 10 began gymnastics before they went to school and this year both gained Badge 1.

As they had completed every one of the eight badges they also received a medal which Jo presented  at gymnastics. 

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Congratulations to the February Gymnasts of the month

 Frogmore Cup  To Lily
for working hard to make a real improvement in the skills she is learning for her next badge 

 Yateley Cup  To  Lillie-Mae
 for  showing improvement in listening to her coaches and trying to do her best all the time
Aspire Cup To  Beth
 for training really well and working hard at home on her conditioning tasks

Sunday, 31 January 2016

Catching up

December 2015

Competition

 We took 30 gymnasts to the Liberty Competition on 13th December and returned with 41 medals.
We were most successful on Floor where we collected medals in all four rounds, a total of 17 medals.
Charlotte Moore was our most successful gymnast gaining 3 golds.
Rebecca Jeffery in her first competition away from Aspire gained 3 medals,  2 golds and a silver.
Daisy Crane gained 2 silvers and a bronze. 
 It is always a lovely Christmas competition and we will expect to be there again in 2016.

New equipment

We took delivery of one new springboard, bought through fundraising, we expect a softer version to be delivered in January.They cost £694.80.
 Thank you for your help in raising funds

Christmas Party

This year we did not organise a disco but we had a party instead. To get the Christmas celebrations started, Sarah Crane led all of us in party games on 18th December. We dressed in our Christmas jumpers and through the sale of drinks and snacks  we raised £54.70 which was sent to the Text Santa Appeal. We were grateful to Sandra, at Tesco in Hook, who helped us with refreshments and goodies for all the children to take home. 
Everyone had a lovely time and we would like to do it again in 2016 if we can persuade Sarah. 


2016

 Trainee Coaches



Two young people have joined us as a trainee coaches. Grace is an ex-gymnast and helps on Fridays. Jade is an ice skater and helps on Saturdays. Grace was 14 in January and Jade will be 14 in February, as will Isobel who has been with us a while. Young Leaders cannot gain their first BG qualification until they are 14 years old. They will all attend a British Gymnastics Core Proficiency Course on 28th February, which is Jade's birthday, so that's as soon as Jade could do it. They will all do very well.


Squads 

Floor & Vault (F&V)

Nine of the newly formed Floor & Vault  squad travelled with Debbie & Nigel to Basingstoke on 24/01/16. For Jenna, Beth & Megan it was their first time in a  squad competition. They all did very well. Their next competition is in Abingdon in March.



Women's Artistic (WA)

Fourteen girls were entered for the Practice Grades competition on 24/01/16 at Alton. This is a hard competition with the girls competing on 5 pieces. In Range & Conditioning, Darcie was the highest scorer, of the 15 gymnasts, in Grade 4. Some of the girls will progress to the Grades in Southampton in March 



Bouncy Castle Event

Friday 12th February