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Compulsory, National and Development Grades

Compulsory, National and Development Grades

Our elite squad girls competed in their first grades competition for 2019 at the weekend and had a fantastic day with great results all round! Well done to our overall winners!
Development 5 - 8 Years
2nd place - Scarlett Quinn
Development 5 - 11 & Under
Overall champion - Anya Gillespie
Compulsory 4 - 9 Years
Overall Champion - Claire Smith
2nd place - Rose Cole
Elite Development 4 - 11 & Under
Overall Team Champions!
Overall Champion - Maddie Chatt
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Club and Regional Grades 2019

Club and Regional Grades 2019

Well done to all of our Elite and Intermediate Squad gymnasts who competed at the City of Newcastle Gymnastics Academy at the Club and Regional Grades competition at the end of last month. Outstanding performances and great gymnastics were shown throughout the day with the Pink Ladies winning lots of trophies, medals and ribbons! Well done to all of our overall winners!
Grade 6 - 8 Years
- Overall Team Champions!
- Overall Champion: Grace
- 3rd Overall: Rosie
- 5th Overall: Laila<[..]

North Gymnastics Annual Awards 2019

North Gymnastics Annual Awards 2019

So many awards picked up at the North Gymnastics Annual Awards which took place last month. So proud of our Team Pink!
Lifetime Achievement: Mrs Gates, Daphne Ridley and Arthur Smith
Outstanding Gymnast: Mia Scott and Leah Greenland
Service to Gymnastics in the North: Julie Cornwell and Joanne Pennock
Junior Service to Gymnastics: Lauryn Armstrong and Hannah Evans[..]

British Championships 2019

British Championships 2019

Espoir
Day 1 saw Mercedes Moore compete in her first ever British Championships in the espoir competition. Mercedes finished the competition as the 4th best gymnast in Great Britain in her age category and we could not have been any prouder of her performances!! Not only was she 4th all around, she also qualified for the bars final in 1st place and the vault final in 3rd place!
Junior
Well done to our 3 juniors Leah Greenland, Lydia Collins and Honor Rouse who competed on day 2 of the B[..]

North Grades 2019

North Grades 2019

Well done to all of our intermediate girls who competed in the North Grades competition last week at Redcar Gymnastics Club. Some great routines were shown and reflected all of the hard work the girls had been putting in over the past few months! Well done to our overall winners:
Grade 6, 8 Years
Team: Silver
Bronze: Brooke
5th: Erin
Grade 6, 11 & Under
Team: Silver
Gold: Zara
Bronze: Ashleigh-Jo
Grade 5, 9 Years
Team: Gold
Gold: Ella
6th: Lottie
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English Championships 2019

English Championships 2019

The club were proud to send 9 of our Pink Ladies down to Ilford at the weekend to compete amongst the best in England at the English Championships 2019.
First up in the Espoir competition we had Mercedes and Ellie who took to the floor on Friday. A fabulous display of gymnastics from Mercedes who put out 8 new upgrades including a huge full twisting yurchenko which helped her secure the silver medal on Vault and also a 4th place finish in the all around! Well done to Ellie also who competed s[..]

Pink Events Set Works Championships 2019

Pink Events Set Works Championships 2019

On Sunday we had our first competition kicking off 2019 at Redcar Gymnastics Club where all of our General Squad members took park in the Pink Events Set Works Championships 2019. All girls excelled and showed off some beautiful routines that they had been working extremely hard on since coming back in the new year. Well done to our overall ribbon and medal winners!
Level 6 - 11 & Under
SILVER MEDAL - Imogen King
Level 5 - 11 & Under
OVERALL CHAMPION - Kelsey Stephenson
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Level 3 Success

Level 3 Success

South Durham Gymnastics are very pleased to announce that Jenna Maynard is now a Level 3 Women's Artistic Coach!
Jenna has worked tirelessly over the past few months to secure this qualification. We are very excited to see her put her new knowledge into practice in the gym!
Congratulations Jenna![..]

Nik Stuart Honorary Life Members award

Nik Stuart Honorary Life Members award

We are super excited and extremely proud to announce that our Head Coaches Nicola Preston and Rachael Wright have been awarded by British Gymnastics the Nik Stuart Honorary Life Members award. This prestigious accolade reflects the outstanding contribution that both have made to gymnastics from grass roots to elite performance level. WELL DONE GUYS![..]

Great Britain Performance Pathway Squad

Great Britain Performance Pathway Squad

Exciting news as we found out that Keira Pedelty has been offered a place in the Great Britain Performance Pathway Squad for 2019! The selection was based on the hard work and performances she has shown at this years competitions and we couldn’t be prouder! Well done Kee[..]