Hannah, Becca, Hannah and Betty
Amy, Patricia and Jo
It’s been a medal filled weekend at the Adult Gymnastics British Championships in Lilleshall.
We had two teams made up of seven ladies:
Team 1: coaches Jo and Patricia with adult gymnast member Amy.
Team 2: Coaches Becca and Betty, coach Hannah from neighbouring club Grays Gymnastics with adult gymnast member Hannah.
Saturday’s competition was Jo and Amy in the over 30’s category followed by Becca and coach Hannah.
Becca gained a 3rd place bronze medal in the newbie over 45 category and Hannah was the gold medalist in the novice over 18 category.
Sunday’s competition in the morning was Betty and Patricia both in the Intermediate category with Betty finishing 2nd place overall, Patricia was 4th.
Finishing the day was Hannah in the Pro over 45 category receiving the 1st place gold medal.
Team 2 finished 3rd place overall.
Thank you to coach Danielle for supporting the gymnasts all weekend and to everyone who travelled to support them.
Well done to everyone.
Becca and Hannah
Advanced class gymnast Aiyla has just returned from a week’s training with the Welsh Development Squad at a summer camp in Cardiff.
The week culminated with a performance presentation and Aiyla earned herself the award of ‘most improved’.
Some special guests joined our summer camp this week.
Coaching director Stan ran the camp alongside Italian coach Walter Consonni and gymnastic consultant John Pirrie, while coach Ceri was back in the gym.
We also hosted four gymnasts visiting from Twisters Gymnastics Club in Derry with coach Terri.
A big thank you to parents Steve and Rowan Blanchard for hosting some of the gymnasts and taking them to see the sights.
And thanks to our coaches and young leaders for giving up their free time to help.
Good luck: Coaches and adult gym members competing this weekend
Adult gym members and coaches are competing at the Adult Gymnastics British Championships over the weekend.
A special good luck to coach Becca who competes for the first time ever and only took up gymnastics last September.
The competition takes place at Lilleshall National Sports Centre in Shropshire on Saturday and Sunday.
Tickets are available online from British Gymnastics but they can also be bought on the day if anyone wants to go along.
All classes at Gwernaffield and Buckley are cancelled on Saturday to allow coaches to compete.
Good luck to you all.