On Friday 22nd September Sue James and Paul Garber came to Woking Gymnastics Club to present awards from the 2017 South East Regional presentation evening. The awards evening recognises all the work that officers and club members have done over the past 2 years, as well as the gymnasts, coaches and judges.
Starting with our gymnasts, we had 9 gymnasts winning a merit award in the under 16 category. We would like to congratulate all of the recipients- Annabella Higgins, Madison Childress, Fraser Griffiths, Jasper Smith-Gordon, Toby Splain, Joshua Porter, Oliver Porter, Ben Porter, and Jake Palmer for their hard work and excellent competition results over the last year. We would also like to congratulate the gymnasts winning the same award in the over 16 category- Lorenzo Carrozzo and Timothy McCarthy.
The final gymnast receiving an award this year was Jamie Lewis, who won an International Achievement Award for his exceptional success over the last year; including becoming English and British under 18 champion as well as winning the 2017 Youth Olympic Festival.
Woking Gymnastics Club was shortlisted for the further 4 awards including the South East Club of the Year Award. Isabel Metcalfe was shortlisted for the Young Leader award for her commitment to the leadership academy programme and volunteering at the club every week.
We would like to congratulate our final two award winners, firstly Craig Woodhams on winning the South East judging award, Craig has recently achieved his Brevet qualification and was selected to judge the Youth Olympic Festival and the men’s artistic British Championships. Our final award recipient was Simon Elliott who received the Master Coach award. Simon is the Head Coach at Woking Gymnastics Club as well as the head of our successful boy’s squad and coach to Jamie Lewis.
We would like to congratulate everyone at Woking Gymnastics Club for another extremely successful year and for everyone’s continued hard work, commitment and support.