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South Durham Gymnastics Club Blog

Mercedes Compulsory Level 1

Mercedes Compulsory Level 1

On the 6th October Mercedes travelled down to Lilleshall to take part in her Compulsory Level 1 competition. She had an absolutely awesome day and came away in a fantastic 1st place with a huge score of 60.00! A whole 5 marks above what is required for the Espoir British Championships! Roll on 2019![..]

North Voluntary Levels 2018

North Voluntary Levels 2018

Last weekend we took a number of our Elite and Intermediate Squad gymnasts up to the City of Newcastle Gymnastics Academy to take part in the North of England Regional Voluntary Levels. All of the girls competed well against large numbers of competition, performing routines on all four pieces to try to qualify for the North Teams which are taking place later in November.
Well done to those gymnasts who claimed the overall top spots!
Level 7 - 9 Years
Champion: Lydia Quinn
3rd Place: [..]

Regional Voluntary Age Groups and Challenge Cup 2018

Regional Voluntary Age Groups and Challenge Cup 2018

Yesterday the club hosted the Regional Voluntary Age Groups and Challenge Cup 2018 where we had a number of gymnasts competing against a multitude of gymnasts from around the region. Huge well done to our winners!
LEVEL 5-8 YEARS
Champion: Rose Cole
Bronze: Claire Smith
LEVEL 4-9 YEARS
Champion: Keira Pedelty
Silver: Eva-Mae Seed
ESPOIR CHALLENGE
Silver: Isobel Gosling
Bronze: Mercedes Moore
JUNIOR CHALLENGE
Silver: Eleanor Walmsley
SENIOR CHALLENGE
Champio[..]

Adrian Stan Team Championships 2018

Adrian Stan Team Championships 2018

Last weekend the club were very proud to be able to send off two teams to the Adrian Stan Team Championships.
Harriet, Leah R, Ellie, Honor and Charlotte had a great day in the Senior Team Non Squad competition absolutely smashing their target score and showing off their routines beautifully finishing the competition in 7th place.
Isobel, Leah G, Mia, Lydia and Mercedes competed in the Junior Team Squad competition and had an excellent day coming away with the Silver Team Medal!! Leah G al[..]

North Regional Squad 3 2018

North Regional Squad 3 2018

Fantastic two days of training for some of our Elite girls at North Regional Squad which was held over two days at Redcar Gymnastic Club. The girls enjoyed a full day of training, working with and alongside coaches and gymnasts from other clubs around the region, before a night filled with fun as they all stayed over for a sleepover in the gym. The girls then had another full day of training the following day where even after a busy sleepover they all worked hard and trained in true 'pink' style[..]

Adding to our Pink Family

Adding to our Pink Family

Fantastic News!
We are delighted to announce a new appointment at the club. Former Pink Lady Melissa Spence (nee Carr) will be joining us in the role of Development Manager. Having held previous management roles with British Gymnastics and English Netball we are delighted that Mel is joining us and will add great strength to our fantastic Pink Team!
Mel is due to take up her role in September and we are super excited for the exciting ideas and the new opportunities Mel will introduce to ke[..]

Club Visits

Club Visits

We were very happy to invite and train with a number of different clubs over the Summer Holidays whose gymnasts and coaches came along to train with us here in the Pink Gym. Lots of new friends were made with both gymnasts and coaches and a great time was had by everybody. Thank you for joining us! We hope to see everyone again soon!
*City of Edinburgh Gymnastics Club*
*Dundonald Gymnastics Club*
*Huddersfield Gymnastics Club*
*Erewash Valley Gymnastics Club*
*The Wire Gymnastics [..]

Intermediate Summer Camp

Intermediate Summer Camp

Our Intermediate Summer camp took place over 3 days at the beginning of August and we had a large number of South Durham Intermediate and General squad gymnasts attend as well as gymnasts and coaches from Darlington Gymnastics Club. A great fun and jam packed 3 days with lots of new skills plus a trip out bowling at planet leisure, we hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did! Well done to all of our winners:
Day 1 Sticker Winners
3rd: Tiani-Mai
2nd: Eva
1st: Adalyn
Day 2 Sticker [..]

Junior European Camp

Junior European Camp

After 4 weeks of intensive training at the Junior European Camp, Leah left for home. Reserve although fantastic is a hard job as you have to follow the program and do the numbers knowing there is no end result but Leah was brilliant and has been a credit to the club. She has worked so hard and delivered at every control comp the girls have done and loved every minute. A fabulous experience, it has made her hungry for more and will set her up for the future. A great team and a lovely bunch of gir[..]

Foam Pit Restoration

Foam Pit Restoration

A 3 day shutdown in the middle of July saw even more 'pink' added to our already very 'pink palace' as we transformed our pits from old grey foam into brand new pink and grey socked foam!
Day 1 involved emptying all 3 of our large pits out and getting rid of the old foam and cleaning the spaces it came from! The next 2 days were all hands on deck as 10,000 brand new pieces of foam needed to be covered and tied individually by hand ready to replace the old foam. We are so grateful and thankful[..]