Deeside Gymnastics Academy need our help

Our friends at Deeside Gymnastics Academy are fundraising for a temporary home while their club at Deeside Leisure Centre is being used as a Covid hospital. We thought we would help them to spread the word.
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They are working with Flintshire council and British Gymnastics but, while they are unable to get back into their own gym until January at the earliest, they need to fundraise for a facility to train in and secure the future of their club.

As a not for profit club like us, they have been training gymnasts for 45 years and are keen to continue training in the future. You can help here:

They have go fund me page to accept donations

If you know of any businesses that could help with a unit or some space, you can contact Deeside at deesidegymnasticsacademy@gmail.com

Let’s hope they can get up and running soon for their members and the community.

Posted in friends, fundraising

Who’s up for an Olympic challenge?

The 2020 Olympics was due to start on 23 July in the National Stadium of Japan in Tokyo but it has been delayed a year.

tokyo challenge

    • Over 11,000 athletes
    • 206 different countries represented
    • 50 different disciplines
    • 4 years of training

Unfortunately, many of the athletes have had their training curtailed and their dreams delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Our own lives have been turned upside down and while we’re not in gym we thought we could do an Olympic-style challenge.

We challenge our members to walk, run, cycle or skate a combined 8,263 miles which is the distance from Gwernaffield gym to Tokyo.

We start on 1 June and hope to reach our target by 23 July.

All you need is a free Strava account to collate your distance. We have our own Buckley Girls Gymnastics Club page where we can record all our miles and each week we’ll update our progress.

We’ll also have a leader board for our more serious competitors!

We hope you’ll join us in our challenge. It’s going to be fun.

Posted in advanced, coaches, competitive recreation, development class, friends, general class, gymtots, intermediate

Design a leotard competition

Do you fancy designing your own leotard?

On Monday 4 May 2020, Welsh Gymnastics are launching their Design a Leotard Competition.

milano leo comp

Entries are free of charge but limited to one entry per person. Only current members of Welsh/British Gymnastics can enter this competition.

Prizes:

1st Place: The Winner will win a visit to the Milano Factory where they will see their winning leotard being made (once the country’s restrictions have been lifted)

2nd Place: A leotard from the Milano range

3rd Place: A leotard from the Milano range

Deadline for entries:

Friday 15 May 2020 at 5pm

How to enter:

  • Download the WG leotard template from our social media platforms
  • Be creative with your design
  • Email your competition entry to Cope@WelshGymnastics.org

If you would like the leotard template emailed to you, email: Kathryn.Cope@WelshGymnastics.org

Good luck.

Posted in advanced, development class, general class, intermediate, preschool

Virtual classes timetable

LaptopOur coaches have been working hard behind the scenes to bring our gymnasts a new webcam-based timetable using video conferencing tool, Zoom.

It allows a number of people to ‘meet’ online and is security protected to give peace of mind.

Each class will last around 30 minutes and will be led by a coach.

We would love class members to take part in the sessions if possible.  Classes are around the same time as normal gym sessions.

Here you can find help about getting started with Zoom.

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We will be sending you a meeting ID and password prior to the session. But if you don’t hear from us, contact the lead coach or message us through Facebook or email at buckleygymnastics@managemyclub.co.uk

Posted in advanced, competitive recreation, development class, general class, intermediate, preschool