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












Sunday, 22 November 2015

Club Championships 2015

Well done everyone.  
Thank you everyone who helped with the judging many of you for the first time. 

Here are our young leaders showing how cold it was!! Despite that they did a fantastic job. 


Thank you also to Kirsty, Clare and Nigel .
 A competition for 60 gymnasts cannot run without judges and loads of other helpers.
Thank you to Chris and Mike who took turns at collecting the scores  and organising the medals for presentation.
Also a BIG thank you to Mark for creating the score sheet and patiently altering it every time Jo and Gil changed their minds!
Thank you Nic for recruiting and directing our wonderful volunteers.



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Friday, 13 November 2015

Congratulations to our gymnasts of the month for October 2015

The Frogmore Cup
has been awarded to Lucy for always giving 100%, being keen to try everything and smiling

The Aspire Cup
​​has been awarded t​​o​​ Sophia ​for​ ​making a positive start to being in the Competition Squad and gaining a bronze medal in her first competition.

The Yateley Cup
has been awarded to ​Mollie ​for concentrating and  working ​ve​r​y hard on her own​


Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Gymnasts of the month - September 2015

Gemma
​for​ ​working hard at gymnastics as well as at home and being determined to master new skills

Jessica
for always working hard, concentrating, being cheerful and polite

Imogen

for working hard at home to improve  her strength  most noticeably on the bars  


Thursday, 9 July 2015

Gymnasts of the month – June 2015


Yateley cup - Beth
for having made continuous progress since being in Froglets. She works consistently to achieve new skills and to improve every week.

Frogmore Cup - Sam
for continually smiling. He is always happy and has gained so much confidence, he obviously enjoys gymnastics

Aspire Cup - Molly
for being conscientious, always willing to try new skills and displaying  a very pleasant attitude  whenever she is doing gymnastics. All her coaches have been greatly impressed by her for several years.
 
 

Monday, 22 June 2015

Gymnasts of the month - May 2015


The Frogmore Cup May 2015 has been awarded to Lily
for always trying hard, and persevering on harder skills. She is a lovely girl to coach.

The Aspire Cup May 2015 has been awarded to Holly
for working so hard since she joined the squad. She has made a big contribution to the Under8’s Conditioning team.

The Yateley Cup May 2015 has been awarded to Freya 
for constantly amazing her coaches  by what she can do. She shows a lot of potential and works hard to achieve and improve every week.



Monday, 1 June 2015

Gymnasts of the month - April 2015


The Yateley Cup April 2015has been awarded to Millie for
Always being really focused on improving skills, for  listening well and being the  first to be ready. She is a very good role model!

The Frogmore Cup April 2015has been awarded to Megan for
Always working hard and listening to what she is being told. She is making good progress in all areas of gymnastics, and is a pleasure to coach.

The Aspire Cup April 2015has been awarded to Amy for
Really trying to concentrate more. She is working a lot harder and not getting so distracted whilst training.