Sometimes Christmas comes early and today we had a surprise visit from Actor Robson Green! A keen supporter of the club, Robson was able to witness some amazing gymnastics from the elite gymnasts. He also chatted with the girls and coaches providing inspiration and advice for success as well as sharing a laugh or two. Not to be outdone by the amazing displays of skill and courage Robson ended with a display of his own on the vault and beam![..]
South Durham Gymnastics Club were proud to host the Durham Dales Schools Gymnastics Festival on Tuesday. The morning and afternoon saw the gym buzzing with lots of school children who were excited to show everybody their group gymnastics routines that they had been working hard on back at their schools with their teachers! The children were also treated to special performances from some of our elite gymnasts. Well done to all schools that took part![..]
South Durham Gymnastics Club once again hosted the North Voluntary Team Championships at the weekend which saw clubs from all around the North compete in from level 7 all the way to level 3.
South Durham has 4 teams qualify and girls from both the elite and intermediate squads worked together to achieve some excellent results!
Level 7: 2nd place!
Level 6: 1st place champions!
Level 5: 1st place champions!
Level 4: 1st place champions!
Well done to all gymnasts an[..]
The start of November saw our two fabulous pink ladies Mercedes and Elise travel down to Guildford to compete in the National Voluntary Levels against top gymnasts in the country for their age groups.
Mercedes was first up to compete on the Saturday in the Level 2 competition, representing South Durham Gymnastics Club. She put in a great effort showing lots of big skills, with a few uncharacteristic falls and still finishing in a fabulous 8th place!
Elise then took to the floor o[..]
Our elite squad gymnasts had a great weekend as they travelled down to compete in the Double Downie Cup in Nottingham. Our gymnasts competed across 3 days, taking away lots of valuable experiences and making lots of new friends along the way! Well done to our winners!
Level 5 Out of Age
Overall: Emmie Clarkson 5th, Abi Dixon 1st
Level 5 In Age
Overall: Keira Pedelty 5th
Overall: Elise Fisher 4th, Abbey Raine 5th
Overall: Isobel Gosling 2nd
Level 2 Out o[..]
Our North Regional Squad gymnasts had a great day as they travelled to the City of Newcastle Gymnastics Academy to have a day of training with other gymnasts and coaches from around the region. As most girls had competitions coming up the following weekend the girls took part in a 'control competition' and South Durham performed beautifully to win the following:
Overall Champion: Elise Fisher
2nd Overall: Abbey Raine
Bars Champion: Olivia Bell
Floor Champion: Abi Dixon[..]
Susan Robertson, a highly valued member of our volunteer coaching team who gives so much to the many disciplines of gymnastics in the North as a participant, coach, judge and tutor has very deservingly won the accolade of Volunteer of the Year! Team pink could not be prouder of Susan and all she has done for the club!
Our head coaches Nicola Preston and Rachael Wright were recognised once again for their amazing achievement and work in producing an Olympic Bronze Medalist! They were awar[..]
Mia Scott and Leah Greenland took part in their first ever international competition as part of the Great Britain Junior team. The girls flew down to London with their coach Rach who was also the Great Britain coach for the junior team! The girls had an absolutely fantastic weekend as they secured the silver medal behind the GB Seniors, a great experience for both girls who did themselves, the club and their country proud!
A special mention also to Mia Scott and secured herself a place i[..]
The North Voluntary Levels 2017 which were held at City of Newcastle Gymnastics Academy saw a large amount of our elite and intermediate squad gymnasts competing on the vault, bars, beam and floor. The competition was a great success with many girls taking home ribbons, medals and a few overall champion trophies! Well done to our of our beautiful pink ladies who took part and well down to our winners:
-Level 2: Charlotte Moralee Overall Champion and Olivia Bell 5th Overall
-Level 3, 11&[..]
On Friday our National Coach David came to visit the Pink Gym. The girls worked very hard and took away lots of new ideas! Great motivation for them all! #alwayslearning![..]