Clothes recycling fundraiser

Items requestedWe have teamed up with Roberts Recycling Ltd to do a clothes recycling fundraiser.

All gymnasts will be given a bag to fill with clothes for recycling in their classes from Thursday 7 June.

The bags need to be returned by Sunday 17 June. We can only take re-saleable items and the specifics are visible on the bag.

We can raise £450 for the club and £50 for The Fire Fighters Charity per tonne collected.

Please tidy out your wardrobes and get your families to join in too!

There will be additional bags in the parents room but you can use any clean black bin bag.

Posted in advanced

Thanks for the music

New music systemThanks to companies Selectrical Ltd and Kalsys Ltd which have kindly purchased a music system for the Gwernaffield gym. The firms are run by the parents of Advanced class gymnasts Aiyla and Ruby.

Posted in equipment, friends

Medals and memories from Derry trip

Advanced girls in DerryTen of our Advanced girls travelled to Derry, Northern Ireland, to take part in a training camp held at Twisters Gymnastics club, writes coach Tara.

Abi, Bella, Lydia, Megan, Zara, Ellie, Macey, Ava, Olivia and Rosie flew out to Ireland on Thursday 24 May to stay with host families. This was the first gymnastics trip for some of our Advanced gymnasts. They were accompanied by myself and Shelley.

The girls trained in the day with high level coaches such as national coach Walter Consonni.

The girls enjoyed gaining new skills and made full use of Twisters’ bars and tumble pits. Also, during the girls’ stay with host families, they were treated to days out at a park and farm as well as BBQs and bowling.

The maiden City Cup competition was held on Sunday 27 May and the girls performed fantastically, gaining many medals for individual apparatus and overall positions were also achieved.

They flew home on Tuesday excited to show off their medals and share their experiences with club mates. Myself and Shelley were immensely proud of the girls’ team spirit and maturity throughout the whole trip.

A big thank you to Twisters, host families and coaches for giving the girls an experience they will never forget.

We are also very thankful to Mr and Mrs Buckley for arranging this safe, fun and memorable trip every year with our great friends at Twisters.

Posted in advanced, coaches, competition, friends

Updated: Amelia competes at British finals

Amelia with head coach CeriAmelia is the first Buckley gymnast in around 10 years to reach a British finals, writes head coach Ceri.

Her third place finish in the Welsh National Grade 2 Championships in March means that she will be travelling to Stoke-on-Trent to represent Wales on Sunday with three Welsh gymnasts from other clubs.

She will compete in a Welsh team against the other regions across Britain in the event organised by British Gymnastics.

We are immensely proud of her. Her dedication, hard work and attitude has paid off.

Amelia and CeriUPDATED Sunday: Ceri writes: “Super proud of this young lady today! First British finals for both of us and she performed beautifully! Clean routines and outscored her Welsh score by 2 whole marks! 34/56 competitors with the Welsh Team finishing in 8th! Thank you to everyone that has wished us good luck and came to support Amelia on the day! Goal achieved!”

Posted in advanced, competition