The club is going from strength to strength and our gymnasts are a credit to the club. Special thanks to the fantastic coaches who give up their time to prepare the gymnasts for competition. We have a committed group of coaches who are passionate about gymnastics and without them the club wouldn’t be where it is today.
Congratulations to everyone who have competed recently. Please see results below:
City of Lancaster Invitational Acrobatics Competition 24th April 2016
On Sunday 24th April, City of Lancaster Gymnastics Club hosted their annual invitational competition, which included clubs from 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 Crystal, Ruby and Sapphire and Opal squads all represented the club for what resulted in a very successful day with a fantastic collection of medals.
1st – Harry Wills, Harry Atkinson, William Meaden and Miller McBride
1st – Caelan McDonald and Oliver Woodcock
1st – Nathaniel Hart and Lillian Rushton
1st – Olivia Grindley and Maia Kendall
1st – Scarlett Harper, Annie Lamb and Daisy Whitehouse
1st – Daisy Woods, Lizzy Price and Casey Swales
1st – Martha Surman, Georgie Butler and Izzy Liver
1st – Sophie Tolson, Molly O’Sullivan and Maja Marwedel
1st – Ruby Thornton and Ellie May Bowen
1st – Joe Wilkinson and Aaron Atkinson
2nd – Ciara Adams, Marie Grosse and Matilda Bulman
3rd – Niamh O’Sullivan, Emily Whiteway and Jess Thompson
3rd – Katie Shaw, Megan Lewis and Emily Blundell
4th – Nell Cheeseman, Lily Cheeseman and Clara Leeming
4th – Gracie Hughes, Charlotte McCartney and Ellen Brown
4th – Abbie Pickles and Gabriella Maxwell
Rotherham Acrobatics Competition 2016
1st Molly Boulton, Rhianna Sisson and Olivia Winn
1st Martha Surman, Georgie Butler and Izzy Liver
1st James Bain and Lola Graves
2nd Nathaniel Hart and Lillian Rushton
2nd Joseph Wolff and Erin Keegan
3rd Bluebell Williams, Eve Quainton and Lily Turner
1st Dominic Hart, Joe Wilkinson, Aaron Atkinson and Scott Chaplow
Also congratulations to Gracie Hughes, Charlotte McCartney, Ellen Brown, Holly Willan and Fabi Burrow Nejad.
City of Lancaster Floor and Tumbling Competition 2016 Results
Opal – Floor – Group 1 – 1st Hattie Carr / 2nd Eva Ranns / 3rd Matilda Bulman
Opal – Floor – Group 2 – 1st Carina Edwards / 2nd Amy Green / 3rd Alexis Wilson Fish
Opal – Floor – Group 3 – 1st Sophie Tolson / 2nd Molly O’Sullivan / 3rd Millie Kent
Opal – Floor – Group 4 – 1st Ciara Adams / 2nd Eleanor Slaney / 3rd Anna Mason
Opal – Tumbling – Group 1 – 1st Amy Dufton / 2nd Eva Ranns / =3rd Hattie Carr and Jasmine Kelvin Wyatt
Opal – Tumbling – Group 2 – 1st Carina Edwards / 2nd Grace Dufton / 3rd Faye Wood
Opal – Tumbling – Group 3 – 1st Millie Kent / 2nd Sophie Tolson / 3rd Molly O’Sullivan
Opal – Tumbling – Group 4 – 1st Eleanor Slaney / 2nd Ciara Adams / 3rd Bethan Twigg
Crystal – Tumbling – Group 1 – 1st jess Thompson / 2nd Clara Leeming / 3rd Gabriella Maxwell
Crystal – Tumbling – Group 2 – 1st Olivia Gringley / = 2nd Abbie Pickles and Caelan McDonald / 3rd Oliver Woodcock
Crystal – Tumbling – Group 3 – 1st Lily Cheeseman / 2nd Emily Whiteway / 3rd Ellie May Perkins
Also congratulations to Maia Kendal, Lewis Edwards, Maya Marwedel, Maria Grosse, Nell Cheeseman and Ruby Thornton.
Kind Edmund International Acrobatics Competition 2016
All three partnerships successfully performed 6 well executed balance and tempo routines to secure places in the finals on the Sunday. The opponents were tough and we knew we needed to give a faultless performance to secure any chance of winning medals. We had this in our sights and the gymnasts gave their all which we were very proud of the results were as follows;
4th Lauren Riggs / Lauren Townson / Hope Kerr
4th Lucy Ip / Hannah Gallacher / Grace Ip
6th Chloe Macklin / Saskia Rudge Thompson / Millie Gibson
This competition was an excellent preparation for our next International competition in Portugal next month.
More results to follow soon!
Charlene Slater Invitational Competition 2015
We sent a team of gymnasts to an invitational acrobatics competition at Temple Park Sports Centre in South Tyneside on 30th October/1st November.
Congratulations to all gymnasts who performed their routines to an extremely high standard against many of the top clubs in the UK.
Special mention goes to –
Gold – Lauren Riggs and Hope Kerr – Grade 6 Womens Pair
Gold – Jessica Belmont and Amelia Slaney – Grade 5 Womens Pair
Gold – Oliver Ip, Ben Whyatt, Haydn Cowherd and Theo Benson – Grade 4 Mens Group
Bronze – Nalini Ram Prasad and Eva Stirzaker – Grade 4 Womens Pair
Full results to follow.
North West Invitational and Team Competition
Congratulations to everyone who competed at NW Acrobatics Invitational recently.
Fabulous results – the gymnasts and trampolinists were a credit to the club!
Well done to the coaches as well for all their hard work in the lead up to these events.
Please see gymnastics results below:
North West Tariff Competition
Grade 2 Sophie Carter Steele & Thais Alonzo Green – GOLD
Grade 3 Molly McLeod, Tess Belshire & Chloe Rawes – SILVER
Karisma Liver, Olivia Kilburn & Darcie Meehan – BRONZE
Georgie Butler, Martha Surman & Gracie Mae Hughes – 5th Place
Caitlin Balderstone & Rose Dawson – BRONZE
Grade 4 Oliver Ip, Ben Whyatt, Haydn Cowherd & Theo Benson – GOLD
Savannah Brickles, Hannah Metcalfe & Jasmin Mason – 5th Place
Abbie Edmondson & Lucy Smith – BRONZE
Nalini Ram Prasad & Eva Stirzaker – GOLD
Grade 5 Saskia Rudge Thompson, Chloe Macklin & Millie Gibson – GOLD
Hannah Douthwaite, Abbie Douthwaite & Madison Taylor – GOLD
Jessica Belmont & Amelia Slaney – SILVER
Ewan Morrell & Callum Baines – GOLD
11-16 Lucy Ip, Grace Ip & Hannah Gallacher – GOLD
Jolie Pickles & Charlotte Turner – GOLD
Edie Gilgun May & Morgan Blackburn – SILVER
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!!