Thursday, 11 December 2014

Laura wins Sports Personality Award!

Massive congratulations to Laura Halford for winning the 2014 Carwyn James Young Sportswoman of the Year award! 

This prestigious award was presented to Laura at the Welsh Sports Awards on Monday 8 December.


We’re really proud of you Laura, well done.
Deb and the coaching team

Monday, 8 December 2014

Vote for Frankie!!!

Following the fantastic success of Welsh Gymnastics at the Commonwealth Games this year, which included Esprit's own medal winner, Laura Halford, you might already know, Frankie Jones had been nominated for the BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year. 
 
As the most successful Welsh Gymnast ever, winning 6 Commonwealth Medals and the David Dixon Award for the Most Inspirational Athlete of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, she is a very deserving winner.
 
Her success would be fantastic for the whole Gymnastics Community and especially the profile of Rhythmic.
 
The winner will be decided by a public vote – so PLEASE can you all VOTE for FRANKIE and get all our members, parents and friends to do the same (you can vote max. 5 times per telephone number).
 
The  details are on the BBC Wales Web site  www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/wales/30104905 - please phone/text and vote Frankie
 
#GoFrankie
 
Thank you

Friday, 5 December 2014

2014 Happy Cup Belgium

Congratulations to Tyler who recently travelled to Belgium to represent Esprit rhythmic gymnastics at the “Happy Cup” in Belgium. 

This competition was attended by gymnasts from Russia, Bulgaria, France, Israel, Croatia, Belgium, Ukraine any many more of the Worlds top Rhythmic Gymnastic countries.
Tyler travelled with 2 gymnasts from Canterbury - Abi and Eve and all 3 gymnasts performed really well. 


They came 5th in the team competition for England, whilst Tyler produced very clean routines to earn a 9th place in the overall competition, a fantastic result.
Tyler also qualified for 3 apparatus finals, where only the top 6 scores for each apparatus qualify.


Tyler again performed exceptionally well, placing 6th in ribbon and 4th in clubs, before an outstanding 3rd and a bronze medal in Hoop.
Well done Tyler

More British Champions for Esprit!

Swindon's Esprit gymnastics can already boast an impressive record when it comes to creating sporting champions.

But the club can also now add a new generation to its hall of fame.


It's Group gymnasts, under the guidance of a great team of coaches, led by head coach Cherie Skeats, are really starting to forge a name for themselves on a National stage, with fantastic results at British Group Championships and National Group League 2014.

With both competitions held in Walsall on Saturday 29th November, Esprit’s three groups from Espoirs through to Seniors produced outstanding performances to dominate the event.

Group gymnastics is fast becoming one of the most popular Rhythmic disciplines in the UK and Esprit are leading the way, with strength in depth across the ages.

After a solid year Esprit’s youngest Espoir gymnasts secured a very impressive 3rd in the National Group League before outstanding performances took them one step higher with a fantastic SILVER medal in the British Championships.

The clubs Juniors dominated both the Group League and the British Championships with outstanding performances to secure 1st Overall in the British Junior Group Championships and 1st Overall in the National Group League for two well deserved GOLD medals and British titles.

The Seniors, whilst not having a league, dominated the British Championships and retained the title they also won last year.

Even more impressively they did so by a massive 6 point margin from the second place team.

Cherie said, "these were Incredible performances, in a very talented field of the country's best gymnasts.

We are all really proud of the gymnasts and the dedicated team of coaches involved.
To produce one British Champion is incredible, but to now hold both the Junior and Senior titles as well as winning the National group League is more than we could have hoped.
The gymnasts all work incredibly hard and deserve their success."

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Great Britain Senior Squad News!

Great news and well deserved! 
Esprit rhythmic gymnasts, Tyler Brumitt, Laura Halford and Stephani Sherlock have all retained their place in the Great Britain Senior Squad following recent selections.
 


Deb Hows

The 2014 Canterbury Cup

On Saturday 1st November Esprit’s Rhythmic Gymnasts - Tyler Brumitt (Senior), Ellie Morse (Senior), Maya Lucas (Senior), Miriam Rodrigues (U12) and Abi-Jae Booth (u11), made the long trip to compete at the annual Canterbury Cup.
 

The girls all performed brilliantly some with very new routines to achieve the following results:
 

Abi-Jae - Gold in Free, Silver in Hoop and Bronze in Ball to gain the overall Bronze medal.
 

Miriam - 8th in Clubs and 6th with her Free routine.
 

Tyler Brumitt - Gold in Hoop, Gold in Ball, Gold in Clubs and Gold in ribbon, to achieve overall first place and her 5th Gold medal of the championships.
 

Ellie Morse - Silver in Hoop, Silver in Ball, Silver in Clubs and Silver in Ribbon, to achieve overall Silver and an impressive 2nd place.
 

Maya Lucas - 4th in Hoop, 5th in Ball, 5th in Clubs and Bronze in Ribbon, to gain overall Bronze and a 1,2,3 for Esprit!
 

A fantastic well done to all of the girls and how brilliant to see Esprit RGC Seniors 1st, 2nd and 3rd on the podium.

South West ‘A’ STAR competition - Sunday 9 November 2014

Four of Esprit’s young artistic gymnasts visited City of Bristol Gymnastics Club recently.
The girls made the trip to take part in the Level 4 competition, where awards were made for achievement on each piece of apparatus, as well an overall award for the combined score.
 

Eloise Johnson was 2nd on Vault and 6th overall, whilst Shannon White was 3rd on Bars and 2nd in the overall competition.
 

Tess Armstrong was placed 1st on Bars, 2nd on Vault and 4th overall and Esprit’s fourth and final competitior, Katie Francis was 2nd on Vault, 2nd on Floor and 3rd overall.
 

This was a high quality competition, with a large entry at this level, so these were a super set of results from the Esprit girls - WELL DONE all of you!
 

Thanks must go to Chloe for judging all day.

The 2014 British Team Championships & National Group League.

On Sunday 5th October Esprit’s superb Rhythmic gymnasts travelled to Walsall for the second round of the National Group League and British Team Championships. 
 

National Group League (2nd round)
 

Espoir - Joanna Rosowska, Isabelle Everett, Hannah Dagg and Shanniah Stevens came 5th. 
Juniors - Erin Robinson, Lily Gage, Madison Kennelly, Isis Tribolet and Miriam Rodrigues claimed first place.
 

In the British Team competition
 

Espoir - Abi-Jae Booth - Individual Hoop. Shanniah Stevens and Hannah Dagg - Ball Duet. Isabelle Everett, Deimante Tirunaite and Libby Henderson - Free Trio. Joanna Rosowska, Isabelle Everett, Hannah Dagg and Shanniah Stevens - Ribbon Group. Overall team placing - 7th.

Junior - Katy Coleman - Individual Ribbon. Erin Robinson and Miriam Rodrigues - Clubs Duet. Taylor Toyn, Lily Gage and Madison Kennelly - Ball Trio. Erin Robinson, Miriam Rodrigues, Lily Gage, Isis Tribolet and Madison Kennelly - Hoop Group.  Overall team placing - FIRST


Senior - Laura Halford - Individual Ball. Ashleigh West and Neve Prowting - Hoop Duet. Ellie Morse, Gabriella Caruso and Maya Lucas - Ribbon Trio. Ellie Morse, Gabriela Caruso, Maya Lucas, Lauren Hoard, Neve Prowting and Ashleigh West - Clubs Group.  Overall team placing - Second
 

At the end of a very long day Esprit Rhythmic were placed in the Silver medal position in the Overall British Team Championships.
 

A massive well done to all of you.

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Laura & Stephani go to the Worlds!

A massive good luck to our Commonwealth Games superstars Laura Halford and Stephani Sherlock, as they make their way to Turkey to compete for Great Britain at the World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Esprit's Laura is set to TUMBLE!

Be sure to watch the BBC's gymnastics show TUMBLE this Saturday night, to see Esprit gymnast and Commonwealth Games multi-medal winner LAURA HALFORD.

Laura will be on the show demonstrating just how Rhythmic Gymnastics should be done, in this weeks Semi-final of the competition, which sees celebrities attempting a variety of gymnastic based challenges.

Good luck Laura!

Monday, 4 August 2014

Esprit on the radio

Check out this great interview with Deb and some of Esprit's young gymnasts on the amazing success of Laura and Stephani at the Commonwealth Games...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0237mfk

Friday, 1 August 2014

ITV on Laura Halford

http://www.itv.com/news/wales/2014-07-27/halford-hoping-to-follow-in-frankies-footsteps/

Four year ago they woke from the final day of competition in the rhythmic gymnastics at Delhi 2010 in similar mood, but it was a mood garnered by far less an achievement. Francesca Jones’ solitary silver was at the time an unprecedented achievement and one that would prove a watershed moment for the sport in Wales as a generation of young gymnasts found themselves an overnight idol; one they could not only look up to but train alongside.
One of those gymnasts was Laura Halford. Then just 14 years old but already earmarked as a talent of the future she, like many others had ambition, and talent but little in the way of precedents to follow. In Jones’ performance however Halford had a glimpse into a dream that until then simply did not happen to Welsh athletes.
Four years on and while the focus has, quite rightly fallen on Jones’ magnificent achievement, Halford has announced herself on the senior international scene – her first major competition - with an individual bronze in Saturday’s ball rotation, to go alongside the silver she won as part of Wales’ silver medal winning all-round team with Jones and Nikara Jenkins.
It is success she attributes in no small part to her teammate and friend.
“I was really inspired by Frankie, especially since Delhi.
I knew that I wanted to do the same one day when I saw her get her medal and I think I’ve just worked hard and it’s paid off.
My main focus coming into this was the team because I knew we had a good chance and this is my first Commonwealth Games.
In fact it’s my first major competition at this level so I didn’t really think that an individual medal would be realistic for me so I actually proved myself wrong, which is quite nice. I didn’t expect it at all."
– Laura Halford
For Halford and the rest of the Wales squad thoughts now turn to the Olympics in Rio in 2016 and beyond as they look to build on their Glasgow success but for Jones life, as a competitor at least, is now over.
As she reflects on her achievements though she can take some solace from the knowledge that she has kick started a generation of Welsh talent in the sport that began in a corner of India four years ago.
“I think from Delhi, when I won the medal, it made it more possible to go down the road we’ve gone’ Jones says.
The support we’ve been shown has been incredible. I’m just so glad we’ve been able to do the job we have to give back to the sport and the trust that they’ve put in us.
I’m not quite sure where I’m going to end up but hopefully something to do with Rhythmic Gymnastics and promoting it in Wales.
I’m going to go to University in September and will hopefully carry on coaching and keep involved with all the other ones that are coming through because obviously Laura and everyone have got big futures ahead of them so I want to be part of that. It’s an exciting journey now."
– Frankie Jones
For Halford that journey has already begun and the task is now abundantly clear; to fill the void that will be left in the Welsh squad as Jones slips into retirement -a task she feels she is up to.
“I’d like to hope so. I’m just going to keep training hard.
It’s the World Championships in September and I hope to be selected for that so I’ll just keep training hard for that and hopefully in four years time I can do as well as Frankie has done at this Commonwealth Games."
– Laura Halford

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

What a games for Esprit!

Nothing can really describe the feeling of watching people you know perform at a Commonwealth Games and Thursday 24 to Saturday 26 July were no exception! 

Probably three of the most emotional and exciting days ever at Esprit.

All everyone wanted was for our girls to perform well and show what they could do, but what was to come was nothing short of phenomenal!

Team England - Led by Esprit coach Deb Hows, they achieved a very impressive 4th place overall in the team finals, with Stephani Sherlock qualifying for the Individual all-around final on day two and Hoop and Ball apparatus finals on day three. 

Amazing results, stunning performances and so much potential, well done Stephani and Deb.

Team Wales - with British Champion, Esprit's Laura Halford, teaming up with Nikara Jenkins and 6 times British Champion, Frankie Jones, Wales had a chance of a medal, but no one expected just what was to come.

Laura was exceptional, bringing home Team Silver, Individual overall Bronze and Individual Apparatus Bronze in Ball.

The gym was at a standstill with everyone crowded round an ipad, computer, phone or TV, every time our girls performed and there were lots of tears (of joy) when every medal winning performance was announced. 

Especially when Deb hugged Laura (most emotional moment of the games)!

2 exceptional gymnasts and one outstanding coach made for a fabulous 3 days in Glasgow. All of them a credit to their families and their club, we are all extremely proud of them and all they have achieved!!!

Special credit must also go to Laura's Welsh team mate, Frankie Jones and her outstanding performances and six medal haul, including an amazing Gold in Ribbon - well done Frankie, you were outstanding.

How it all began!

See if you can spot a very young Laura Halford, our 3x Commonwealth Games medalist in this 2009 video by British Gymnastics?

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Nearly there...!

Today at 12:30 Esprit gymnasts Laura Halford and Stephani Sherlock will start their Commonwealth Games campaign, live on BBC (red button 2).

Laura will compete for team Wales, whilst Stephani will be competing for team England, which is led by Esprit coach Deb Hows.

Massive good luck and best wishes to all three, from everyone at Esprit.

Let the Games Begin

From English Gymnastics website
http://www.british-gymnastics.org/england/latest-news/4180-let-the-games-begin
 

Today sees the official start of the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, with the Opening Ceremony kicking off The Games tonight (Wednesday 23rd July) from Celtic Park.  71 Commonwealth nations and territories will be taking part in the event from 24th July to 3rd August. 

For English Gymnastics, we have three teams participating:

Rhythmic Thu 24th July - Sat 26th July     The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
Men's Artistic Mon 28th July - Fri 1st August The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
Women's Artistic       Mon 28th July - Fri 1st August       The SSE Hydro, Glasgow

Ahead of the start of the Rhythmic competition tomorrow, the England Team (from L-R) of Stephani Sherlock, Mimi-Isabella Cesar and Lynne Hutchison, with Team Coach Deb Hows managed to get a quick look inside the Hydro to get a feel for what it will be like to compete there.

All competitions will be shown by the BBC, with Matt Baker again presenting for Gymnastics, with Commentators Mitch Fenner and Christine Still and Special Guest Presenter Beth Tweddle MBE.

Good Luck Team England...

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Commonwealth Games starts!!!!

It's only 24 hours before Esprit gymnasts Laura Halford and Stephani Sherlock kick off their Commonwealth Games campaign.

With Deb Hows as head coach of the English Rhythmic team, all our best wishes go to the three of them. A proud day for Esprit!!!!

Saturday, 5 July 2014

National Grades & Group League

Fab weekend for Esprit Rhythmic in Walsall.

Esprit rhythmic squad travelled to Walsall to compete in National Grades finals recently and the National Group League – to enter this competition all gymnasts had to qualify from competitions earlier in the year.

National Grades Final
Well done to Lily Moore, Miriam Rodrigues, Jess Steele and congratulations to Lily and Miriam for being placed in the top 6 for their grades. Also, to Lily for 5th place in Free and Miriam for 4th in Ball, Bronze in Clubs and an overall Bronze.


National group League


Our Junior group consisting of Erin Robinson. Isis Tribolet, Miriam Rodrigues, Lily Gage, Madison Kennelly placed 2nd, whilst the Espoir Group of Joanna Rowska, Isabelle Everett, Hannah Dagg, and Shanniah  Stevens were 5th.
Well done to both Groups.


A special mention must go to Miriam who competed in both Individual and group and also to Joanna and Isabelle for competing in their very first competition ever!


Deb and Cherie

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Esprit make it THREE for the Commonwealth!


Stephani Sherlock
Team England has officially announced their gymnastics squad for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, which sees Esprit's second gymnast, Stephani Sherlock selected for team England and completing the line-up for the home nations.

As announced last week Laura Halford, Esprit's current Senior British Champion will be part of a strong Welsh gymnastics team.
 

Laura Halford
Whilst Esprit's other international gymnast and current 2014 English Champion and British hoop & ball silver medalist, Stephani Sherlock, will compete against her team mate as part of the English team.


The final representative from Esprit will be the clubs head coach Deb Hows who has been selected as head coach to the English Rhythmic Gymnastics team.

Deb Hows
The club is ecstatic that it has been able to provide such outstanding athletes to our home nation teams, with Deb Hows inclusion as the English Team coach showing the high standard of the rhythmic gymnastic coaching at the club.

Fantastic news and a proud day for everyone at Esprit Gymnastics!

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Esprit compete at the Commonwealth Games

Fantastic news today! 

Esprit's Senior British Champion, Laura Halford has been confirmed as part of Team Wales for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in July.

The news was announced via the BBC and Commonwealth Games website yesterday and will see Laura represent her Country, your town and your club in the biggest competition of her life.

Laura has been at Esprit since the age of six and in an interview yesterday, expressed her gratitude to the club and most important Esprit's head coach, Deb Hows.

Laura said, "Deb has put so much time supporting me and helping me get better, so it is really nice to be able to say thank you".

We'll be supporting you all the way Laura - WELL DONE, you deserve it!

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Teaching the perfect cartwheel

Beth teaching the staff of Steppes Travel how to cartwheel in their day out at Esprit...


Interview with Beth on her visit to Esprit


World Champion visits Esprit!

It was a great day on Tuesday 29 April, with a visit from Britains greatest ever Artistic Gymnast, Beth Tweddle.

See the links below to read more about this fun day at Esprit...

http://www.swindonlink.com/news/beth-tweddle-does-cartwheels-in-swindon

http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/11180423.VIDEO__Enjoying_a_tumble_with_Tweddle/

Monday, 14 April 2014

Five minutes with Tyler Brumitt

Check out this great article with Esprit's Junior British Rhythmic Gymnastics Champion, Tyler Brumitt in the Gymnast Magazine...

http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/cca1a42a#/cca1a42a/28

Monday, 24 March 2014

Esprit 'does' sport relief!

Congratulations to Esprit coach Deb Hows for all her hard work on Sport Relief at the Olympic Park Veladrome last Friday. Also to our gymnast, Stephani Sherlock who was on hand to entertain the crowd and for anyone who saw the rhythmic competition between Lord Coe's team and John Bishop's, show them just how rhythmic gymnastics should be done!

Well done both of you, we'll put up some pictures and video's when we can.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Our Deb is The 'PRIDE' of Swindon!

Congratulations to Deb Hows on her Pride of Swindon Award, presented at a ceremony at Steam Museum on Thursday 13 March 2014.

Deb’s selfless dedication to the sport of Rhythmic Gymnastics, her gymnasts and skill in developing a team of some of the very best rhythmic gymnastic coaches in the UK, saw her honoured by the people of Swindon at a prestigious ceremony. 


WELL DONE DEB, a fantastic and very well deserved achievement!!!

Also, congratulations to Senior British Champion, Laura Halford who was nominated as a role model to young people for her achievements in the sport of Rhythmic Gymnastics.

Well done Laura.

KATY & ELLIE win Gold & Bronze 2014 APPARATUS FINALS!

Lily Moore, Abi-Jae Booth, Miriam Rodrigues, Katy Coleman, Ellie Morse and Maya Lucas, all travelled to Walsall recently to represent Esprit Rhythmic Gymnastics.
All girls put in some amazing performances on the day and achieved the following results. 

Espoir category age 9 – 12.   
Lily - 24th free
Abi Jae - 13th Free & 4th Hoop
Miriam - 10th Ball & 11th Clubs 
Junior category age 13 – 15 Katy - 7th Ball, 8th Ribbon, plus 3rd and a fantastic Bronze medal in Hoop! 
Senior category age 16+ Ellie - 4th Clubs, 8th Ribbon, 4th Hoop plus, GOLD medal and national title holder in Ball.
Maya - 10th Hoop, 6th Ball, 9th Ribbon & 10th Clubs.
A special mention to Maya who not only competed as a individual but was also a part of the gold medal winning Senior Group.

Well done all of you!
Deb - Senior Rhythmic Gymnastics Coach.

Open, Group Competition - Esprit Seniors win GOLD!

Esprit’s Senior Group gymnasts recently won a very impressive GOLD medal at the Senior Group competition in Walsall!

The Esprit gymnasts, Gabriella, Maya, Charlotte, Lauren, Ashleigh and Neve, made the trip to to Walsall recently, to compete in the Senior group competition.

Their two extremely impressive routines ensured they finished first in the competition to win the overall Senior Group team GOLD medal.


Well done girls it was a fantastic result, we are very proud of you all.
Deb Hows & Cherie Skeats


South West Springboard - Sunday 9 March 2014

Esprit’s Artistic Squad gymnasts were at Wiltshire School in Melksham recently, in a huge competition attended by many of the South Wests top gymnasts.

Annie Lloyd, Tess Armstrong and Katie Francis were competing in the 9 & 10 year old category, with Shannon White, Eloise Moss, Bethany Lock and Emily Broadfield  in with the 10 & 11 year olds.


All the gymnasts competed extremely well, showing impressive new skills and routines on all apparatus.


A special mention must go to Tess Armstrong who placed SECOND overall on bars, an exceptional result.


Finally, a great big thank you to Chloe Proctor for judging at the competition all day.
Well done girls, for a good competition!

Friday, 21 February 2014

Abi-Jae selected for Great Britain Squad!

Congratulations to Abi-Jae Booth, who has been selected for the Great Britain Espoir Squad and will shortly attend her first squad training session in South Essex.

Abi is now the 4th Esprit gymnast selected for a current Great Britain squad.


Fantastic achievement, well done Abi-Jae
Deb Hows

Laura & Steph compete for Great Britain!

Laura and Steph travelled to Estonia recently to compete for Great Britain.

The Esprit girls competed as part of the Great Britain team in the prestigious “Miss Valentine” competition. 


This huge international event, with over 1,000 competitors, is attended by the best rhythmic gymnasts in the world. 


Deb Hows, Esprit’s head coach, also attended as the Great Britain coach.


Both Steph & Laura competed well and have gained valuable international competition to prepare them for 2014.


Well done girls
Deb Hows

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Happy New Year!!!

2013 was another great year at Esprit, with all our gymnasts from the youngest beginner to the highest performer producing outstanding results. 

The new year brings with it the possibility of even greater success and with the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow later in the year, Esprit has high hopes that it may be represented by one or more of its girls.

So watch this space for news of how all our gymnasts fare, as well as any important club news and don't forget - Classes start again for all gymnasts, week commencing 6 January 2014.

Happy New Year everyone, from all at Esprit Gymnastics!

South West Regional Grades - Sunday 1 December 2013

Esprit’s Artistic Squad gymnasts headed off to Plymouth Swallows gymnastics club for a recent Grades competition.
First up were Esprit’s Grade 14 gymnasts (the first grade a gymnast is able to take)
At 8 years old, Lily Young, Phoebe Young, Millie Smith, Eva Straw, Jodie Hackett and Amelie Edwards all passed with a distinction.
Amelie achieved the highest score on vault and bars from any gymnast 12.850 and 12.60 out of a possible 13.50.
The 7 years old’s, Elise Haines and Ashleigh Olley passed with highly commended, whilst Kaylin Olivier, Carwen Byron, Kate Hobbs, Kitty Moss and Sally Armstrong all passed with distinction.
Kate scored the highest mark on bars and beam from any gymnast on the day, 12.80 and 12.50 out of a possible 13.50.
Special mention to Kaylin who is not actually 7 until the end of the year, a great performance.


At Grade 13, Lillie Toyn, Harley-Jay Trivet, Imogen Vaughan, Yasmin Dennis, Lucy Ovendon, Olivia Murray and Kiera Mcgrory all passed with distinction.
Lillie scored the highest mark on floor in this section 12.40.
At Grade 12, Melina selba, Jayne Hughes, Ellie Amor, Jessica McCabe, Elizabeth Rowland and Hannah Woodward all achieved a distinction.
Jayne scored the highest mark on floor in this section 12.350.

West Country League - Sunday 24 November 2013

The last round of the West Country League saw some excellent results for Esprit gymnasts and some well deserved podium finishes.
The ‘B’ League team consisting of Chloe Proctor, Tess Armstrong, Shannon White & Eloise Johnson performed exceptionally well, which was proven by only having 4 gymnasts rather than the usual 6.
With only the top 4 scores counting, all 4 girls had to be on top of their game and make sure every score counted.
This they did, incredibly well, to score a win and the Gold medal on the day and the overall Bronze medal in the league.
Special mention must go to Tess, who was promoted to the ‘B’ league for this competition and performed exceptionally well to secure overall 6th position.

Other notable results came from Chloe, 2nd on Bars and Floor, plus 3rd on Vault and Eloise who secured a well deserved win on Beam  and 3rd on Bars.
The ‘A’ League team which included 5 girls, Katie Francis, Bethany Lock, Annie Lloyd, Eloise Moss and Zoe Hewlett, put in another solid performance to win the Bronze medal on the day.
Bethany won a great Bronze on Vault, whilst Eloise did the same on Beam and along with the other girls well rounded performances secured a final Bronze in the league standings.
Finally, thanks must go to Hannah and Emily for giving up their day to coach and a very BIG thank you to Rachel Hobbs for judging all day

Novice Competition - Saturday 2 November 2013

Our youngest artistic gymnasts visited Bristol School of Gymnastics recently for the 3-piece Novice competition consisting of floor, range and conditioning and vault).
This competition was the first competition some of our gymnasts have taken part in, outside of the club.
Scores required were over 34.00 to receive Gold, 32.00-34.00 for Silver and up to 32.00 Bronze.
Lillie Toyn scored Esprit’s highest mark and received a Gold.
In the 8 years old competition, Amelie Edwards gained a Silver, with Jodie Hackett and Eva Straw receiving Bronze.
In the 7 years old competition Kaylin Olivier and Kate Hobbs both gained a Silver, with Elise Haines, Sally Armstrong and Kitty Moss all receiving Bronze.
Alisa Wootten and Madeleine Trussell gained a Silver in the 6 years old competition.
Libby Tremblen gained a Bronze in the 6 years old competition, whilst Nicole Anderegg gained a Silver as the only 5 year old in the competition.
Many thanks to everyone who attended the event, especially our Judges: Kirsty and Chloe and Coaches, Courtney and Zoe.