Sunday 19th May saw over 60 of Woking’s competitive floor and vault gymnasts take part in the Surrey Floor and Vault competition at Guildford Spectrum.
The day began with our Novice gymnasts who all had a fantastic competition. In the Under 8 girl’s category, Poppy Ramshaw, Lexi Harmsworth and Lily-Ann Hodge showed off their beautiful floor routines to place 4th as a team, narrowly missing out on a podium finish. In the Under 8 boy’s category, Mac Griffiths, Max Chidley and Frankie Shapiro collected the bronze medal, whilst Oscar Carr, Charlie Lines and Nicholas Marwood took home the silver.
In round 2, it was the turn of the intermediate gymnasts and they certainly did not disappoint. Maia Harmsworth, Tallulah Gurney and Jessica Robson excelled to win gold in their subdivision, followed closely by Jamie Simon, Amelie Power and Ella Carlson who collected silver, whilst Josephine Clark. Imani Tyler and Sophia Harris claiming bronze. Gracie Beight, Sofia Wieringa and Chloe Neep also took bronze in their category, with Scarlett Davies, Megan Wall and Jessica Wall claiming gold. The last of the girls in round 2 were in the Under 14 category with Holly Scanlon, Penelope Holmes and Freya Baston achieving bronze. The boys also impressed with Rafael Bontempo, Ethan Laurent and James Chandler earning bronze in their category. Harry Longhurst, Archie Johnston and Alfred Swift claimed silver in their category, whilst the Under 12 boys of Rhys Samuel, Ben O’Connor, Joshua Lines and Tom French won gold in their category. Excellent all around scores from Maia, Jamie, Megan, Jessica, Rhys and Ben means that they have qualified to compete at Advanced at the next competition.
Round 3 saw medals awarded for both team performance and individual performance. Elenor Pearson, Tegan Fookes and Lexi Freeman won bronze as a team, along with individual gold for Elenor and bronze for Tegan. In the under 14 girls category, Eleanor Whitaker, Poppy Davies, Fern Johnsen and Brogan Barrott won team gold, with Eleanor also winning individual gold. In the under 10 mixed category, Max Pittard, Charles Dadswell, Faith Lusale and Josie Price took team bronze with Max and Charles winning individual gold and silver respectively, whilst Faith and Josie won individual silver and bronze respectively.
The final round of the day was for the Bronze, Silver and Gold level competitors. In the under 14 Bronze girl’s category, Laura Kersley, Esme Finch and Olivia Kraus took team gold, with individual golds for both Laura and Olivia and individual bronze Esme. The over 14 Bronze girls Daisy Ryan, Olivia Pearson and Laila Greene claimed silver, with individual gold and silver for Laila and Olivia whilst Niamh Strange, Amber Mays and Roisin Fellowes claimed team bronze as well as individual gold, silver and bronze respectively. There were three teams competing at Silver, the first of which was the under 14 girls of Riley Morris and Ella Davies who achieved silver as a team and individual gold and silver respectively. Isabel Fearn, Alexandra Mulvey and Amy Smith won team gold, with all three earning individual silver as well. Jessica Weekes, Ellie Raby and Kate Lee rounded things off with a silver medal as a team, with individual golds for Ellie and Kate, and individual silver for Jessica. Congratulations to Olivia Kraus, Laura Kersley, Esme Finch, Laila Greene and Olivia Pearson for achieving their target score, meaning they will all compete at a higher level next time.
A big well done to all of our gymnasts who competed on Sunday and a huge thank you to all of the coaches and judges that assisted with the competition.
10 of our floor and vault competitive gymnasts participated in the South East regional Novice competition on Sunday 2nd December. The event was held at Guildford spectrum and saw 350 gymnasts compete to become regional champions and achieve the qualifying score of 14.50 to move to the next level of competition.
Round one began with Lexi, Imani and Poppy. This was the girl’s first regional event and all 3 showed some fantastic routines. Lexi battled through her nerves to finish a respectable 11th place with a total score of 13.25 in her age category. Poppy had a small error on floor but continued with her competition to perform two very strong vaults and finished in 8th place with a total score of 13.30. Imani had a fantastic competition and showed confidence throughout earning a score of 14.60, achieving the qualification score and placing 1st to become regional champion.
Onto round two and it was time for our 2009 girls to compete Maia and Jessica. Both girls showed style and confidence, performing two powerful vaults and very elegant floor routines. Jessica finished in 7th Place with a total of 13.65 and just ahead was team mate Maia with a score of 13.70 in 6th place.
It was the boys turn in round three, for all 4 boys it was their first experience at a regional event. Samuel showed a great floor routine and enjoyed his competition to earn a score of 10.80 placing 12th, Rafael overcame his nerves on vault and achieved the same total score of 10.80 to join Samuel in 12th place. Slightly ahead was Victor with a total of 11.15 placing 11th. Completing the group with a total score of 13.85 was Charlie, he showed confidence throughout his competition to take the gold medal and become regional champion.
In the final round of the day Tom was our only competitor. After working extremely hard in the gym and showing determination during his sessions, he had a fantastic afternoon. Tom achieved a total score of 13.40 to achieve a well-deserved 2nd place.
Well done to all 10 of the gymnasts who participated in the regional event and thank you to the coaches who helped the gymnasts throughout the day.
The annual regional advanced competition took place on Sunday 30th September at Guildford spectrum. 140 gymnasts from across the South East came to compete on floor and vault, all aiming to become regional champion and achieve the qualifying score of 16.00 to move into the bronze level category.
In round one Woking had 11 gymnasts entered. In the Boys 2008 category we had 2 gymnasts competing, Jack Dadswell began with two very powerful vaults achieving a score of 6.95 and after some minor errors with his floor routine he placed a respectable 5th. Charles Dadswell performed well on vault and after some hesitations produced a stylish floor routine to put him slightly ahead of his brother and into 4th place.
In the Girls 2006 competition Esme Finch started the competition off with two handsprings on vault, on floor she did very well to complete the full routine and finish a credible 13th. Team mate Arabella Wilson performed two beautiful vaults to achieve a score of 7.35 and with minimal practice of her floor routine finished in 10th. Laura Kersley had a very strong competition, she displayed excellent vaults to achieve 7.50 which was the highest vault score of the group, with a very tidy floor routine to finish she picked up the bronze medal placing 3rd.
Our final group for round one were the Girls 2008, we had 6 gymnasts entered. Amani Ali had some problems on vault but quickly put these behind her to perform a strong routine on floor and finish in 13th. Brogan Barrott did very well complete her competition after a recent injury and place in 12th. Tegan Fookes showed massive improvement on her floor routine to achieve a score of 8.25, and after performing a handspring vault for the first time at competition placed 10th. Matilda Swift displayed her new floor routine to place in 6th, slightly ahead was Elenor Pearson who made her regional debut and placed in 4th position. To complete the group Olivia Kraus’ practice paid off as she showed a very elegant floor routine to place top of the group in 1st and become regional champion. Olivia also achieved a score of 16.10 to qualify for bronze level.
Woking had just 2 gymnasts competing in round two, both competing in the regional advanced competition for the first time. Poppy Davies and Eleanor Whitacker competed in the Girls 2007 category. With a tough time in warm up Poppy manged to compete two handspring vaults, she then performed her brand new floor routine with confidence to place in 11th. Elenor showed power on vault and after lots of nerves got through her floor routine to place in 13th. Both girls should be very proud of their performances and take the experience gained onto future competitions.
Although it may not have been our strongest competition, we will continue to use the experience and build on it for next time, all of the gymnasts who participated in the competition should be proud of themselves and their performances. Also a big thank you to the coaches and judges who assisted the gymnasts at the competition.
Our intermediate floor and vault competitive gymnasts took part in the South East regional competition held on Sunday 15th July at Guildford Spectrum. 14 gymnasts took part in the regional event and they all showed some fantastic routines.
In round one Josephine Clark, Gracie Beight, Jamie Simons and Amelie Power all showed very clean floor routines in the 2011-2010 age group. Amelie and Jamie both received joint 3rd position, Gracie wasn’t far behind in 5th and to finish the group Josephine finished in 7th. In the 2009 age group Tallulah Gurney showed lots of improvement on the vault to finish in 8th position. To finish the round Elwyn Dury competed in the 2007 age group, after a great routine on floor placed in 1st to become regional champion.
Round two saw Jacob Gurden pick up the gold medal in the 2004 age group becoming regional champion, slightly behind was Ben Gurden who placed 2nd just 0.1 behind. Holly Scanlon showed confidence throughout the competition to place 11th in the very large 2006 age category. After a small wobble on vault Ethan Laurent performed a fantastic floor routine to finish in 3rd place within the 2009-2010 age group. Finally our boys competing in the 2008-2009 age group had a brilliant competition, John Burthom placed 8th, Ben O’Connor 5th, Josh Lines 3rd and Darko Downer 2nd.
Well done to all gymnasts who took part in the event.
On Sunday 2nd July 2018 Our Bronze, Silver and Gold gymnasts participated in the South East regional floor & vault competition held at the spectrum. Our gymnasts showed some beautiful routines and powerful vaults as they aimed to achieve the qualifying score to move to the next category of competition.
Round one began with Leila Ricketts competing in the bronze category. She performed well in a large group to finish in 9th position. In the silver level Riley Morris experienced her first competition since moving up from bronze and finished in a respectable 5th place, Tamara Venter also placed in 3rd slightly ahead of her team mate. To finish the round Toby Spencer competed in the bronze boy’s category, finishing in second place.
In Round two we had two of our boys competing. Jesse Holmes showed some great routines and took home the gold to become regional champion at bronze level aged 15+. Alex Fairhurst also showed his experience when competing and placed first to become regional champion of the gold category aged 15+.
The final round of the day saw Isabel Fearn, Kate Lee, Hannah Doran, Jessica Weekes and Ellie Raby compete against in a very tough competition at silver level. All of the girls showed confidence and class when performing their routines. Amy Smith showed an elegant floor routine and finished in third place. The round finished with Team mates Sophie Padua and Heather Denham finishing in the top two positions within the Silver category aged 16+. Sophie picked up a silver medal and Heather a gold to become regional champion.
The Surrey novice and intermediate team’s competition took place on Sunday 29th April at Guildford spectrum. 34 of our floor and vault competitive gymnasts were split into 10 teams and took part in the event.
The day began with our Novice gymnasts who all had a fantastic competition. In the Under 8 girls category Gracie Beight, Jamie Simons and Ella Carlson showed off their beautiful floor routines to place 2nd as a team. Also in the Under 8’s Ethan Laurent, Josephine Clark, Amelia Power and James Chandler picked up a gold team medal in the mixed category. In the Under 10’s John Burthom and Rafael Bontempo showed strong routines to achieve a fantastic score of 14.40 just 0.10 off the qualifying score to move into the intermediate level. Team mates Scarlett Davies, Issac Mellor and Tom French placed 1st in the under 10’s mixed category. To finish the round Max Pittard, Ben O’Connor, Penelope Holmes and Lilly-May Robinson achieved a total score of 44.30 to pick up the gold medal.
Round two saw the intermediate gymnasts compete. Fleur Hall, Jessica Bruton and Tallulah Gurney had a great competition showing graceful routines and powerful vaults. The girls placed a very respectable 4th place. Ada Hanif, Isla Hanif, Charles Dadswell and Freddy Swift placed in 1st position after showing great team work throughout the competition. Poppy Davies, Callie Casbierd and Brogan Barrott also placed 1st in the Under 12 girl’s category.
Our Under 14 mixed team made up of Amber Mays, Holly Scanlon, Christian Ragnoli and Luca Ragnoli picked up a gold team medal. And finally Amani Ali, Jack Dadswell, Elenor Pearson and Elwyn Dury also placed in 1st in the Under 12 Mixed group.
Well done to all of the gymnasts on a very successful day bringing back a massive total of 7 gold and 1 silver team medals.
Click hereOn Sunday 25th March, 24 of our floor & vault competitive gymnasts took part in the Surrey ABSG competition held at Weybourne Gymnastics Club. Our 9 Advanced girls began the competition in round one. For Tegan Fookes, Olivia Kraus, Lexi Freeman, Laura Kersley and Niamh Strange it was their first competition at advanced level and having to perform a floor routine to music. Their hard work showed as they performed their routines with confidence. Lexi went on to perform a controlled vault to place in 3rd position within her age category. Laura also performed a very powerful vault picking up the Gold medal just ahead of team mate Esme Finch. Amelia England showed off her floor routine and despite a small mistake placed in second position. Aria Gholkar performed a very graceful floor routine but had a small mistake on vault to finish her competition. The round was completed with Olivia Pearson who picked up a Gold medal after a very strong competition.
In the second round our gymnasts were a force to reckon with picking up a total of 13 individual medals between them. In the bronze level Laila Greene picked up a silver medal and Riley Morris, Tamara Venter and Leila Ricketts all placed first within their respective age groups. All of the girls showed polished and powerful floor routines. The Silver category was extremely tough competition Trupti Rao and Megan Lenton despite small mistakes on floor both gymnasts showed great improvements with their vaults. Ellie Raby and Jessica Weekes both showed off their newly choreographed floor routines to place in 3rd position. Isabelle Cox placed in second just behind Catherine Brant, both girls had very strong competitions and achieved the qualifying score to move into the highest level of competition, Gold. Also in the silver level Amy smith, Hannah Doran and Ella Davies had a very tight group, Hannah showed powerful tumbles to place third, Ella performed a strong vault and placed second and Amy showed a very graceful floor routine to finish in first position. Our male gymnasts also competed in the second round. Toby Spencer performed his new tumble within his floor routine and picked up a silver medal. Alex Fairhurst showed great class and confidence within the Silver level, He placed in first position and also qualified to move to the gold level competition.
Our teams were equally as successful, each team placed in the top 3. In total they gained one bronze, three silver and 3 gold positions each within their respective categories. All of our gymnasts showed maturity and great sportsmanship, congratulations to everyone.
On Sunday 28th January 39 of our competitive floor and vault gymnasts entered the Surrey tumble and trampette competition. All of the gymnasts competed two set tumbles and two jumps from the trampette.
The day began with a very successful first round, Maia Harmsworth placed in second and Ella Carlson third both competing against a strong groups of 16 gymnasts. The success continued into round two where Rhys Samuel places third, Ben O’Connor and Harry Longhurst both placed second and Charles Dadswell and Felix Bushell both placed in first position. Round three we picked up a further three medals with Amber mays collecting a bronze and both Niamh Strange and Olivia Kraus collecting the Silver medals. The day finished with our most successful session with four gold medals awarded to Isabel Fearn, Riley Morris, Laura Kersley and Amy Smith. Four silver medals where won by Ella Davies, Olivia Pearson, Esme Finch and Amelia England. And finally bronze for Kate Lee, Hannah Doran and Arabella Wilson.
All of the gymnasts had a very enjoyable and successful day, a big well done to everyone who competed in the competition!
Sunday 10th December we entered the regional bronze, silver and gold competition held at Guildford spectrum. These gymnasts had worked very hard in the lead up to this competition and this showed throughout the day as our gymnasts performed.
Round one began with our youngest gymnasts at this level. Riley Morris performed an outstanding vault to finish in 3rd place and Ella Davies had a very strong competition performing an elegant floor routine to finish in 1st also achieving the qualifying score to move to silver level.
Round two began with Hannah Doran and Amy smith both performing beautiful floor routines to finish 3rd and 4th respectively in a very strong category. Both girls achieved the qualifying score to move to silver. Next up was Catherine Brant who had a fantastic competition achieving a massive score of 17.20 to finish in first place becoming regional champion and moving into the silver level. The boys had a very strong round producing some great routines, in the Silver level competition Travis skeet finished in 5th place, Max Todd slightly ahead in 4th and Alex Fairhurst picking up the silver medal. Last up in this round was Jesse Holmes in the bronze level competition, who after a wobbly start to his floor routine achieved first place and moved to silver level.
Round three we saw some artistic and creative floor routines from our girls. In a very strong competition Isabelle cox, Heather Denham, Sophie Padua, Trupti Rao, Jessica Weekes, Daisy Little, Kate Lee and Isabel Fearn each showed personality when performing their routines. In a large category, Isabelle Cox finished 3rd and Sophie Padua 2nd place.
The day finished with Leila Ricketts who competed in the Bronze level competition for the first time showing maturity throughout. Although Leila had a shaky start on floor she managed to put this behind her and perform two very strong vaults to finish her competition.
Well done to all of the gymnasts and a big thank you to the coaches and judges!
On Sunday 3rd December we entered 16 gymnasts into the regional novice floor and vault competition. For most of these gymnasts it was their first experience at such a large competition and they all performed very well.
In round one Rafael Bontempo showed great improvement and finished 4th in a very large category. For Ethan Laurent, Chloe Neep and Gracie Beight this was their first experience at a regional competition and they all produced very strong performances on both floor and vault. Alfred Swift had a fantastic competition taking home a silver medal. Charles Dadswell also having a great competition became regional champion taking home the gold, both boys have now qualified to progress onto intermediate level.
Next up we had Maia Harmsworth, Ada Hanif & Isla Hanif. Maia performed a very nice routine to finish in 7th out of 15 gymnasts. Ada and Isla also showed very clean routines to finish in 1st and 2nd respectively and qualifying for the intermediate level.
We had 6 gymnasts competing in round three. The boys had a very strong group, Issac Mellor placed in 7th with Tom French and Harrison Iles placing joint 6th. Josh Lines placed slightly ahead in 4th position and achieved the qualifying score to move into the intermediate level. Scarlett Davies had a great competition picking up a bronze medal and after lots of hard work on vault Penelope Holmes performed a fantastic vault to finish in 12th place.
In the final round we had just one gymnast Poppy Davies who also had a fantastic competition finish in 1st place to become regional champion and qualify to move to intermediate.
A very big well done to all of these gymnasts and thank you to all of their coaches for their support on the day.