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

Monday, 30 June 2014

Fox Gymnastics Club's Floor and Vault Competition - Sunday 29th June 2014

We entered two teams to Fox Gymnastic Club's Floor and Vault competition.
Brooke, Daisy and Tilly came 6th in the Pre-level 5 Under 8's and received rosettes.

Megan, Rhianna and Ella came 2nd in the Pre-level 5 over 8's and received silver medals.
Well done girls!
Don’t forget that this Saturday (5th July) it is our Summer Show at 2.30 pm J

Update – 30th June 2014

Gig on the Green, 28th June 2014

We braved the storms on Saturday at Yateley’s Gig on the Green.  In the end though it was too wet and cold and we packed up and went home!
Big thanks to Paul, Jo's husband, for putting up his gazebo and collecting and returning tables from Frogmore LC.  Due to being hit by another flying gazebo which took flight in the strong wind in the storms Paul didn't need to collect the gazebo as it was beyond saving and went in a Grundon!!

Thank you to Debbie and Sarah Crane for decorating the stall and to Sarah Beresford and Nic who braved two thunder storms which left everything soaking wet.  Jo and Gil decided to pack up after just one deluge. Hopefully the weather will be better next year!
Julie and Katie Cronin

Julie Cronin and Katie are moving to Greece. This was Julie's last week and the club presented her with a bouquet of roses. Some of Katie's group prepared a Friendship Book as a leaving gift to her. 
Julie wrote a lovely thank you letter which you can read below;

“Thank you very much for the beautiful flowers and the leaving card, it was very thoughtful of you. It has been a pleasure to help out at Aspire, it is a lovely friendly club. From the minute Katie joined she was made to feel very welcome and became good friends with the girls in her group and has always enjoyed the sessions.
She loves her book and Aspire will always be a special memory for her. She has enjoyed the competitions but more importantly she has enjoyed doing gym in a fun and friendly club where the gymnasts support and encourage each other.

All the best for the summer show, we will be checking the blog to see how the gymnasts do in the various competitions.
Thank you again for the flowers, we will miss everyone, we will try and visit when we are back in the Uk and hopefully Katie can continue gymnastics in Greece, even if it's a few cartwheels in the playground !

Julie x and Katie x”