Here's what has been

 

happening so far this year....

 

 

Wow what a year 2018 has

been for the club! We've done

it all, from celebrating big

birthdays, competitions,

promotional videos, activity

days, national events,...

international events and more!

Here's our 2018 in review ...

 

Back in January we celebrated Senior Coach

Michelle's 50th Birthday before our 4 Piece

Women's Artistic Squad took the floor for the

County Grades competition. Passes all round,

many personal achievements, plus 3 places on

the county team was more than well deserved

by the girls who had worked hard for many

months in preparation for the competition!

February saw us celebrating yet another 50th,

this time for Coach Bobby.

Before we knew it, March was upon us and

Rhea, Ella and Pippa represented Cheshire and

Merseyside at the Grades Regional Finals.

March was also the first call up for our British

Gymnastics Medal Team who were in action at

the British Artistic Gymnastics Championships

over 4 days at The Echo Arena in Liverpool.

Their job didn't end there as they were also in

action (and on TV!) in Birmingham for the

World Cup! Megan Palmer also joined the

National judging line up at the British

Championships in March where she judged

beam as a National Judge for the first time.

In Easter we held some amazing activity days

and it was time for our Boys Squad to shine in

their first competition of the year.

May saw us celebrating yet another big

birthday! Charlie's Old Gezzers (COGs)

enjoyed cake for Bobs 90th Birthday! It was

also time for the Display Team to kickstart

their events calendar as they took to the floor

at the 2018 Scottish Gymfest at the Aberdeen

Conference Centre! They debuted their Pitch

Perfect routine to over 1,000 people across

the 3 day event in serious sassy style!

 

In June it was the turn of our youngest

members to take centre stage as we held our

annual tots presentations and the whole club

got behind international handstand day.

 

July was a busy month for the Display Team,

who started the month at the York Gymfusion

event where they really stole the show. They

then attended back to back local events across

a number of weekends in 30 degree heat (yes

we did have some nice weather for a

change!). Our squad gymnasts also showed us

what they can do at the first of our Hartford

Sets competitions. A day full of smiles and

fun, saw over 100 gymnasts show their

friends and family how hard they've been

working in the gym. 5 of our amazing

coaches, Steph, Heather, Hannah, Heidi and

Ellie all passed their level one coaching

exams!

In August we held our summer activity days

and our adults took to the floor in the Adult

Gymnastics British Championships. Kathryn,

Lucy and Julia performed amazing routines.

Kathryn came away with a national medal for

her trampoline routines and Lucy was crowned

British Champion in the 4 Piece Women's

Artistic Newbie Category.

 

The Medal Team we're back in action in

September at the Tumbling and Trampolining

British Championships in Birmingham. A busy

weekend for the team who had to really adapt

to lots of last minute changes!

 

October soon came around and it was over to

the Display Team for their final event of the

year in London. They finished Pitch Perfect off

in style with many compliments from other

clubs and the event organisers. You can watch

their performance here -

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=v4UUtCvy-qA

Our 4 Piece Women's Artistic Squad were in

attendance at the North West 4 Piece and

Cheshire and Merseyside 4 Piece

Championships in November. A huge number

of personal achievements and new skills were

nailed over the two competitions and medals

were picked up by Lotty, Katie H, Katie R,

Eleanor, Abbie and Pippa who was also

crowned Cheshire and Merseyside Champions

for her respective category. The girls also

enjoyed a 6 week session of Zumba with Carla

to help with their artistry. The Northwich

Promotional Video was also launched which we

were incredibly proud and honoured to be

included in, you can see it here

https://www.visitnorthwich.co.uk

December was upon us in the blink of an eye

and our Squad gymnasts wowed us again at

our Winter Hartford Sets competition. Another

great day for all gymnasts and our friends

from other clubs. We are so proud of how hard

everyone worked and it was great to see

everyone showcasing new skills and routines.

Our Boys Squad were also in adaption again,

this time for their grades competition. The

boys were marked across all apparatus with

their end score determining whether they

would receive a bronze, silver or gold medal.

It was amazing to see how hard our boys have

worked this year and the skills they were able

to demonstrate to their friends and families.

 

It's been another amazing year for the club

and we would like to thank you for all of your

continued support.

 Take a look at our Facebook page for a view of 2018

in pictures

 https://www.facebook.com/hartfordschoolofgymnastics/

 

Boys Development Squad

GRADES Competition

What a brilliant way to finish our 2018

competition calendar!

39 of our Boys Development Squad gymnasts

wowed their families & friends with fantastic

performances....


The boys have been working on routines

based on the British Gymnastics Men's Artistic

Grades program on Floor, Mushroom

(pommel), Rings, Vault, Parallel Bars & Metal

bar and showed their skill and strength on all

pieces.


The boys were split into grade groups and

were given a total score accumulated over all

pieces of apparatus. We also had some of our

younger gymnasts competing for the very first

time.


As per the Grades structure, the boys were

awarded a Bronze medal for 70%+, Silver for

80%+ and Gold for 90%+.


Today, 3 achieved a Bronze medal, 33

achieved a Silver medal and 3 achieved a Gold

medal.


We are very proud of all of the boys for

making such great leaps in their progress.


WELL DONE BOYS, you all did a fantastic job!

 

See our Facebook post for pictures of our amazing

gymnasts

https://www.facebook.com/hartfordschoolofgymnastics

 

 

 Hartford Sets December 2018

What a competition!


227 gymnasts sparkled during their

performances and showed their families how

amazing they all were!

 

It was another busy Hartford Sets competition

with 2 visiting clubs and over 130 of our

gymnasts competing on the Floor & Vault.


With Christmas music playing and their

families watching, our gymnasts all had their

smiley faces on and wowed the audience with

their hard work. For this, all of our gymnasts

received a participation medal and 73

gymnasts also gained places on the medal

podiums.


In total, Hartford achieved 39 Bronze, 29

Silver & 31 Gold medals.

 

A huge THANK YOU as always to those people

who make it all happen…. Our Hartford Gym

Family!


Well done to everyone involved in the event,

you really do make us proud.

 

See our Facebook post for pictures of our

amazing gymnasts

https://www.facebook.com/hartfordschoolofgymnastics/

 

 

 

 Girls 4 piece Regional &

County successes

Another brilliant set of results from our 4

piece Womens Artistic Gymnasts over the

past2 competitions.


The girls sparkled at the Northwest Artistic

Championships in Wigan. Most of the girls had

moved up to new levels and all had new skills

to showcase and what a great way to start.


They all achieved their personal targets and

Abbie Walker & Philippa Meachin also climbed

onto the medal podium with medals on Beam

& Floor in some very tough groups. 

 

With the County Champions...hips following

just a few training sessions later, the girls

went back into the gym and worked hard

ironing out little wobbles to help them

improved their scores. You can see how hard

they worked by their results at Cheshire &

Merseyside County Championships.

 

Philippa Meachin is now County Champion &

also won 3rd Vault 1st Bars 3rd Beam 1st

Floor. Katie Hall 3rd Beam 2nd Floor & 3rd

Overall, Eleanor Ma 1st Vault, Katie Ridge 3rd

Beam, Abbie Walker 1st Beam 2nd Overall,

Lotty Purdie 2nd Vault 1st Bars.


Amazing results also from Taylor Jackson on

Floor, Mollie Stamper-Clark on Floor, Amy

Buckley on Beam, Daisy Purdie on Bars, Rhea

Carless on Bars, Rea Gaskill on Beam. These

girls all improved on their scores and some

just missed out on the medals.


We were extremely proud of our 2 newbies to

4 piece competitions... Emily Fish sparkled on

all 4 pieces along with Mia Heywood who

performed neatly throughout.

 

A Big THANK YOU to our National Judge and

comp judging convenor Megan Palmer &

Regional Judge Alex Fielding, our gym family

for their support and the Coaching Team who

work with these amazing gymnasts.

See our Facebook post for pictures of our amazing

gymnasts

 https://www.facebook.com/hartfordschoolofgymnastics/

 

Our 4 Piece Girls just go from strength to strength!

11 girls went to the North West Regional

Championships with 1 aim, to show their

families how hard they have been working on

new & existing skills. With most of the girls

moving up to a new level of competition, their

focus was on securing those skills and

enjoying their competition, and they certainly

did that!


Medal successes came from Abbie, Bronze on

Beam & Philippa, Gold on Floor and a 4th

place overall. We are very proud of all of the

girls. They all performed brilliantly and

achieved their own personal targets too.

 

See our Facebook post for pictures of our amazing

gymnasts

https://www.facebook.com/hartfordschoolofgymnastics/

 

 What a fantastic performance by the Display Team

 Wow, wow, wow! What more can we say!? What an end to 2018 for the Display Team!

The team absolutely smashed their two final performances of Pitch Perfect at the London Festival over the weekend and received compliment, after compliment for their performances! They were even clapped in the warm up hall by teams from other clubs!

We couldn't ask for anymore! Guys you were amazing!

 Watch their final routine by clicking onto this link

 https://youtu.be/v4UUtCvy-qA

 

 

 

WE HAVE ANOTHER NATIONAL

CHAMPION!!!

What a great day at the Adults Gymnastics

British Championships for Lucy, Kathryn &

Julia.

Lucy Holroyd won the Women's Artistic O30

Newbies and looked really confident on all

pieces of apparatus especially on her final

piece, floor, where she smiled throughout her

routine.

Kathryn bounced to Silver medal success in

the Novice O18 Trampoline competition,

performing a very neat voluntary routine.

Julia performed 2 precise routines beating her

previous years scores by 4 whole marks! She

achieved the 4th highest Set routine score in

the O30 Trampoline group.

We are really proud of our Adults Gym team

and the journey they have been on to get

them to this competition.


Well done ladies, you are all Superstars!

 

  

 

5 more Qualified Coaches!

We have always known how wonderful our

Coaches are, but today 5 of them proved it to

an external examiner and passed their

coaching exam.

A huge WELL DONE to Steph, Heidi, Heather,

Hannah & Ellie, we are really proud of you all.

  

 

Hartford Sets July 2018

We had 2 visiting clubs and over 160

gymnasts competing in our summer floor &

vault competition. We were very proud of how

hard our gymnasts had worked to achieve

personal goals and apparatus medals and this

certainly showed in their performances.

 

Our gymnasts won a total of 36 Gold medals,

37 Silver medals & 28 Bronze medals, with

everyone taking home a "Smiley Face

Participation Medal" for trying their best.

 

 Well done to everyone who took part and

a big THANK YOU to our Coaching Team,

Judging Team & Gym Family who kept

everything running smoothly and ensured

that everyone had a great time.

 

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KEY STEPS SCHOOLS

GYMNASTICS


A great performance from 10 of our gymnasts

who represented their schools at the Key

Steps gymnastic comp organised by the Vale

Royal School Sports Partnership.

Children who go to a gym club enter as

individuals and perform a floor routine, vault

and a body management routine.

A huge WELL DONE to Mollie Stamper-Clark,

Emma Rees-Wood, Katie Ridge,  

Amelie Watkins, Freya Stamper-Clark

& Lillia Gibson who gained 1st - 7th place in

years 5/6.


Zara Billington who came 1st in years 3/4.


Scarlett Morris, Jamie Wright & Isla Ridge who

came 3rd to 8th in years 1/2.


Mollie, Emma, Katie & Zara will now go on to

represent Vale Royal at the school games

finals.

WELL DONE EVERYONE FOR FANTASTIC

RESULTSCharlie, Michelle & the Gym

Coaching Team are very proud of you all.

 

 

 

 

Boys Development Squad

R.A.P. Controlled Comp

 

Our Boys Development Squad works to the

British Gymnastics Mens Artistic National

Development Plan, and they all performed

their routines at a controlled competition held

at our club. 

 

Fantastic results from all of our boys who

received a Bronze, Silver & Gold pass marks

 

We are very proud of our boys and are

amazed at how hard they work to achieve

their personal goals.

 

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Cheshire & Merseyside

Women's Artistic Club Grades

Championships

 

What fantastic results from a wonderful team

of girls! 15 of our squad gymnasts competed

in the Cheshire & Merseyside Grades

Championships in Wigan and all of our

gymnasts either scored a Distinction or a very

high Commended. The girls have been

working on their grades skills since October

last year alongside their usual 4 piece skills

and we are very proud of all of their

achievements. The top 4 gymnasts in each

grade go on to represent the County at the

Regional finals on 18th March at Wigan, and

this year we have 3 girls in the team Rhea,

Ella & Philippa.

 

Results:

Grade 5 in age Daisy Purdy Distinction

Grade 5 out of age Lotty Purdy Commended &

the Highest Range & Conditioning score

Grade 4 Amy Buckley Distinction & joint

Highest Range & Conditioning score

Katie Hall Distinction & 3rd Highest Beam

score

Abbie Walker Distinction

Emily Sutton Commended

Eleanor Ma Commended

Grade 3

Philippa Meachin Distinction & a place in

County Team

Katie Ridge Distinction

Taylor Jackson Commended

Molly Seddon Commended

Mollie Stamper-Clark Commended

Grade 2 Rhea Carless Commended & a place

in County Team

Ella Gaskill Commended & a place in County

Team

Rea Gaskill Commended & 3rd Highest Range

& Conditioning score

Big thanks to?. Our judges Megan Palmer,

Alex Fielding & Hannah Blain. Coaches Bobby

Frith, Heather Morter Emma Frith for doing

the PA on Saturday. Our Green Army of Gym

Family Supporters including Andy S for his

continued support. GREAT RESULTS

EVERYONE, WELL DONE