Congratulations to Dominic Hart, Elizabeth Wareing (10th position), Oliver Ip and Haydn Cowherd (6th position) for a fantastic performance at the British NDP Finals in Stoke on Trent on the 16th/17th May 2015.
COL Invitational Competition
26th April 2015
On Sunday 26th April, City of Lancaster Gymnastics Club hosted their annual invitational competition, which included clubs from Scotland, the North-West and Yorkshire regions.
For some of the gymnasts, including many from City of Lancaster, this was their first competition. A huge amount of family and friends were present to cheer on the gymnasts which created a great competition atmosphere for all.
Gymnasts from the Junior, Advanced, Recreational Group 6, Senior 1 & 2 and Elite NDP squads all represented the club for what resulted in a very successful day with a fantastic collection of medals.
Grade 1 WP Tariff 10
Jasmine Kelvin Wyatt & Eve Hoyle = SILVER
Amelia Woodcok & Grace Clark-Fish = BRONZE
Grade 1 WP Tariff 15
Amelia Woodcock & Kirsty Ma = GOLD
Ava Oxley & Lola Graves = SILVER
Elizabeth Price & Lilian Rushton = BRONZE
Isabella Carr & Grace Dufton = 4th
Grade 1 Mixed Pair Tariff 15
Scott Chaplow & Rose English = GOLD
Joseph Wolff & Rose English = SILVER
Jake Howden & Eva Ranns = BRONZE
Grade 1 MP Tariff 10
Will Howarth & Theo Benson = GOLD
Grade 2 WP Tariff 10
Annie Lamb & Thais Alonso Green = SILVER
Melissa Hicks & Lily Turner = 5th
Lara Dower & Robyn Lund = 8th
Grade 2 WP Tariff 15
Wioletta Czarnecka & Maria Altham = BRONZE
Grade 2 MP Tariff 10
Aaron Atkinson & William Meaden = GOLD
Harry Atkinson & Miller McBride = SILVER
Grade 2 WP Tariff 15 Out of Age
Molly Gibson & Mia Harley Glassock = GOLD
Adena Midgley Bryan & Zuzu Callaghan = SILVER
Jenny McDonald & Maria Grosse = BRONZE
Emma Welsh & Isobel Iveson = 4th
Jessica McCartney & Evie Mynott = 5th
Grade 2 Mixed Pair Tariff 10
Nathaniel Hart & Jessica Rafaelli = GOLD
James Bain & Thais Alonso Green = SILVER
Harry Wills & Charlotte McCartney = BRONZE
Grade 2 WG Tariff 10
Ava Aranrit, Megan Lewis & Olivia Winn = GOLD
Scarlett Harper, Rhianna Sisson & Emily Blundell = Joint SILVER
Amy Dufton, Katy Shaw & Izzy Liver = Joint SILVER
Grade 2 WG Tariff 15
Molly McCleod, Tess Belshire & Chloe Rawes = 4th
Grade 2 WG Tariff 15 Out of Age
Ellie Oakley, Charlotte Ford & Scarlett Benson = GOLD
Millie Kent, Eli Maiyah Williams & Bethan Twigg = SILVER
Ciara Adams, Emily Holmes & Eleanor Slaney = BRONZE
Grade 3 WG Tariff 15
Caitlin Balderstone, Abbie Edmondson & Rose Dawson = SILVER
Grade 3 WG Tariff 15 Out of Age
Sophie Tolson, Clara Marwedel & Maja Marwedel = GOLD
Grade 3 Mixed Pair Tariff 15 Out of Age
Joe Wilkinson & Emma Partington = GOLD
Grade 4 WG Tariff 10
Hannah Dodgson, Hannah Metcalfe & Molly Boulton = GOLD
The Maia International Acro Cup
4th-8th March 2015
At the beginning of March, The City of Lancaster Gymnastics and Trampolining Club based at the University of Cumbria Sports Centre in Lancaster travelled to Maia in Portugal for a World Acrobatic Gymnastics Competition which included competitors from Russia, America and Japan. For the majority of the gymnasts this was their first time competing abroad.
Their success was unprecedented in anything they had done before catapulting the gymnastics club firmly on the map of acrobatics gymnastics clubs in the UK and beyond.
The club sent 15 gymnasts’ ages ranging from 8 to 16 years old. Three trios and three pair routines entered the competition and half of these made the finals on the Sunday.
Lucy Ip, Hannah Gallagher and Grace Ip finished 9th in the Youth Groups category and Yvette Evans and Edie Gilgun May finished 12th in the Age group 1 category. The icing on the cake was our Youth Pair Jolie Pickles and Eva Stirzaker who delivered an outstanding routine of agility, grace and execution and finished in 2nd place taking their well-deserved place on the podium.
Lauren Townson, Lauren Riggs & Hope Kerr performed two outstanding routines in which they should be proud of finishing 22nd out of 34 in a very difficult section. Saskia Rudge Thompson, Chloe Macklin & Millie Gibson finished 16th after delivering their best performance to date and finally Savannah Brickles & Charlotte Turner finished 13th delivering a steady routine.
The gymnasts are now focusing on the British Championships to be held at the Echo Arena in Liverpool in July.
North West Prelims
Sunday 1st March 2015
On Sunday 1st March, gymnasts from the Elite NDP, Senior 2 & Senior 1 squads took part in the North West Prelims at Robin park in Wigan. They were competing against clubs from around the region including; Wigan Seagulls, Birkenhead and Eclipse.
This is one of the most important competitions of the year for these gymnasts, as the winner of each category qualifies for a place at the British NDP Finals in May.
The competition standard was very high and our gymnasts executed great routines to challenge for a place at National Finals. It was a great day for the club, with two partnerships taking the gold medal in their category and securing a place at National Finals; Oliver Ip & Hayden Cowherd competing at Grade 3 Men’s Pair and Dominic Hart & Elizabeth Wareing at Grade 4 Mixed Pair.
The podium places did not stop there for the City of Lancaster… 4 silver medals were achieved by Jessica Belmont & Amelia Slaney (G4 Women’s Pair), Callum Baines & Conor Wallis (G4 Men’s Pair), Ben Whyatt & Madison Taylor (G3 Mixed Pair) and Nathaniel Hart & Jessica Rafaelli (G2 Mixed Pairs) with 2 bronze medals achieved by Hannah Douthwaite, Abbie Douthwaite & Sophie Carter Steele (G3 Women’s Group) and Harry Wills & Charlotte McCartney (G2 Mixed Pairs).
Other results included; Molly McCleod & Chloe Rawes – 4th place (G2 Women’s Pair), Nalini Ram Prasad & Dana Brickles – 5th place (G3 Women’s Pair), Bluebell Williams & Fabi Burrow Nejad – 5th place (G1 Women’s Pair), Verity Williams & Tess Belshire – 6th place (G4 Women’s Pair) and Holly Willan & Jasmin Mason – 7th place (G3 Women’s pair).
All the gymnasts should be extremely proud of their performances. We wish Dom, Elizabeth, Oli and Haydn the best of luck at National Finals in May!!