Road to Rio Competition

Well done to Grace, Joanie, Jessica and Lana who all competed at the wire gymnastics first road to rio competition. All aged 5yrs and competing in their first competition everyone managed to place in the top 8. With Grace winning on vault, 2nd on floor and 2nd overall.

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North West Teams and FIG Competition

Well done to all the gymnasts who competed in this competition.  Saturday was a very long day with the most competitors ever on just one day!

Many Pre-Novice gymnasts were competing 4 pieces for the first time and achieved great results.  Team 1, (Niamh, Meisha, Kaela, Imogen and Macy Ann) finished 17th and team 2, (Florence, Georgina, Hannah, Hope and Iona) 13th.

Novice Team 1, (Bethia, Jamie, Emily, Sophie and Holly) 6th and Novice Team 2, (Freya, Olivia, Sophia, Sarah and Mia) 8th.

Level 4 Team, (Jade-Lee, Sarah, Rebecca, Ella and Sophie) finished 3rd.

 

Sunday saw a shorter day with Lauren competing Espoir FIG.  Congratulations to Lauren for her bronze medals on bar, beam and floor.

Greater Manchester Floor and Vault

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Congratulations to all gymnasts who took part in the Floor and Vault Competition this weekend.  Plenty of new skills, routines and first time competitors saw a medal haul of 30!  Thank you to all coaches who gave up their time and the parents who continue to support the gym.

 

Greater Manchester Floor and Vault

Good luck to all girls competing tomorrow.  There’s been many new skills in the gym and we are looking forward to seeing them for the first time in competitions.  An early start for some 6.30 am to set up!

Updates

Dear parents,

Please be advised that all updates will now be put on the website.  This will be done to the earliest convenience of our coaches.  Most of our coaches are volunteers and after a long days work spend 3 hours coaching your children as well as 1-2 hours preparing programmes, routines, music, admin, letters, carnivals, bag packing, extension work etc.  Volunteers give up their valuable time to develop your child in the gym  To the best of their ability they provide information to help you to support your child.  As we are only human sometimes we make errors.  The time we spend in the gym is valuable to develop new skills and consolidate old skills in preparation for competitions and displays.  Many parents are fully supportive and appreciative of all our volunteers do.  Many volunteers coach up to 18 hours per week, alongside full time jobs and families.  Coaches develop a relationship with the gymnasts and want to commit to that time and take pride in their achievements.  However, constant criticism from other parents and lack of support make this job difficult.  We do not want our volunteers to give up as this would effect your child’s development in the gym.  Please feel free to volunteer your services to help with the administration and support us by reading, returning letters and respecting training times.  There are many parents’ who do this and as always we are grateful.

Greater Manchester Open

Congratulations to all the girls who took part.

Well done Lauren – bronze on floor

Ella Darby – Gold on beam, bronze on floor and Greater Manchester Champion!

Ipswich National Pearls Invitational

A great weekend for Vernon Parks’ Advanced Floor and Vault gymnasts who travelled to Ipswich.  A big thank you to parent’s who came along to support their gymnasts and the club.

Medal tally for the weekend;

Florence – gold on bar,

Hannah –  bronze on bar and beam,

Kathryn – silver on vault,

Emily – silver on vault,

Iona – bronze on vault

2014 Greater Manchester Grades Championships

The first major championships of the year took place on 1-2nd February at Wigan.

Holly Yates finished 4th in her grade, Olivia Wilde 2nd in her grade, and Bethia Hall became our first champion of 2014 taking the county title at Grade 12.

Well done to all the coaches and judges for an excellent weekend, where all the gymnasts passed their grade, with the three gymnasts mentioned at the start making the team to represent Greater Manchester in the North West final in April.

Well done also to Rachel, for judging the entire weekend on what was her 40th Birthday. Congratulations…

2013 Inter County Team Championships

The last competition of 2013 saw four gymnasts from the club represent Greater Manchester County, who won every level in the Inter County Team Championships against Cheshire & Merseyside and Lancashire.

Sophie Cowley, Holly Yates, Sarah Fard and Lauren Jones all came away with team gold medals.

Well done to the gymnasts and all their coaches.