Jessica Taylor was delighted to be presented with the award Young Volunteer of the Year 2012, at a glittering award ceremony with British Gymnastics. Jess who has competed, coached and judged for the club was selected for the honour from clubs and coaches over the length and breadth of the country.
Gymnasts On Top Of The World
Weston gymnasts are celebrating after coming 7th in the World Championships, in Bulgaria at the end on May. Rhys Williams and Keira Landen, qualified in 8th place, and pulled out all the stops in the finals, scoring a personal best of 16.900 and coming 7th. A tremendous result for the young pair
Gymnasts Selected for World Championships
British Gymnastics have just announced the gymnasts selected to represent Great Britain at the World Championships in Bulgaria, this June. Weston are delighted to have four gymnasts in the squad.
Matt Saunders, Abi Butterfield, Rhys Williams and Kiera Landen have all been selected to compete.
Coach Debbie Saunders will be accompanying them as part of the coaching team, and Nigel Saunders will be Head of Delegation. Good luck to them and the rest of the Great British squad
All five of Westons British squad gymnasts have been selected to represent Great Britain at the French Open in May.
Rhys Williams and Kiera Landen, Group one pairs
Amelia Barratt, Group 1 individual
Matt Saunders, Group 2 Ind
Matt Saunders, Abi Butterfield, Group 2 Pairs
Congratulations to all the gymnasts, your hard work has been well rewarded
5 Gymnasts make Great British Squad 2012
British Gymnastics have selected five of the clubs top gymnasts to be part of the prestigious Great Britain Squad 2012.
Matt Saunders, Abi Butterfield, Amelia Barratt, Rhys Williams and Keira Landen all produced exceptional results at the British Championships, with four gymnasts becoming British Champions. )
The clubs head coach Debbie Saunders was delighted to continue on the clubs international success, having had gymnasts on the British Squad for six years now, this is down to the extremely high level of coaching that runs throughout the club.
The gymnasts will now be training in readiness for selections events for the World Championships to be held later this year in Bulgaria
New Coach in the Team
Congratulations to Jessica Taylor who passed her level one coaching exams, and is now part of the strong team of coaches at the club
Adam Ludwell Burlesque
2011 Gala Finale
British Championships Fun Routine
Coach You're the Best
For a chance to win £1000 worth of sports equipment vote for Debs at:
Pairs & Trios Routines
the club brought home an amazing 30 gold medals, and 3 silver from the 2011 British championships,
Weston RAC and NAC had an amazing result at the Heathrow Championships, read the full report here in the newsletters
Weston again jumped, leaped and powered through the Welsh Championships. Bringing home 33 gold medals. 11 silver and 3 bronze. congratulations to all involved in this superb result
Westons most successfull international gymnasts again bring home international honours for Great Britain. At the superb French Open, Matt Saunders had a PB and a Bronze medal, 20 minutes later he walked back out onto the floor with partner Abi Butterfield and repeated the success, with the pair producing a great routine to get anothe Bronze medals, congratulations to them and their coaches for great results.
Weston gymnasts again brought home the trophies from the Slovakian Open last weekend.
Matt Saunders/Abi Butterfield - Pairs Group 1, bronze
Rhys Williams/Keira Landen -Nat Dev - Silver
Rhys Williams-Male Ind -Nat dev - Gold
congratulations to them and all the other Weston gymnasts for some superb performance. They can all be seen on the clubs youtube - westonaerobics
For a full report on the weekend see the latest newletter.
Alex Strachen Cup
Graeme Pow wins the Alex Strachen cup for services to Aerobic Gymnastics, and the gymnasts bring back a whole host of medals, full results and report to follow
Congratulations to the following gymnasts who have been selected to represent Weston Aerobic Gymnastics at the Slovakian Open Championships, this coming April
Matt Saunders, Abi Butterfield, Georgina Hannam, Jaime Ward, Emily Antoine, Kirsty Harvey, Keira Landen, Rhys Williams, Ella Milford and Amelia Barratt. Judge - Nigel Saunders, Head of Delegation - Debbie Saunders and Coach -Rachel Harvey
Weston took its new display squad to take part in the first ever South West Gymfest. The 12 gymnasts performed their 2 routines brilliantly, and enjoyed watching clubs from all over the South West show of their skills.
BRITISH SQUAD COACH
Congratulation's to Weston's head coach Debbie Saunders who has just been announced by British Gymnastics as the lead coach for the National Development Squad.
BRITISH SQUAD 2011
Congratulations to the following gymnasts who have been selected to join the British Squad 2011
Matt Saunders - 12-14, Mixed Pair and Male Individual
Abi Butterfield - 12-14 Mixed Pair
Rhys Willaims - 10-11 Mixed Pair and Male Individual
Keira Landen - 10-11 Mixed Pair and Female Individual
This is a well deserved result of the gymnasts and coaches hard work, dedication and determination.
End of Year Awards and Display
A fantastic evening was held at Broadoak school, with a packed audience enjoying the clubs trademark, group display routines,and individual championship routines.
Awards went to
Most Improved - Dani Lintern
Res Most Improved - Jade Hunt
Gymnast of the Year - Amelia Barratt
Res Gymnast of the Year - Flora Lacy.
Team Spirit - Tash Hunt
The Issy Spraque Trophy - Cally Bullock
Special mention to Trina Rose who retired after 11 years with the club, and numerous medals for GB and Weston. Make sure you are a fan of the club on facebook to see the videos of the routines performed
5 British Champions at the club
Weston came home from the British championships with 5 British champions and more national champions than ever before, Matt Saunders, Abi Butterfield, Keira Landen, Ruby Youds and Amelia Barratt, all gained the prestigous title of British Champion 2010.
The club bought home an impressive array of silver ware, totalling 20 Golds, 4 silvers and 8 bronze medals.
British Gymnastics TV filmed at the championships too. Watch more gymnastics videos on BGtv!
Weston Gymnasts Excelled at the recent Heathrow International Championships, winning a total of 39 medals, mostly gold!
Top score for weston was the effervescent pair, Matt and Abi in the group 1 pairs.
Awards and Selection
Weston Aerobic Gymnastics club have been informed that the club has won a business award and will be attending the award ceremony later this year, this is due to the hard work of the club and all its supporters and helpers who have made Weston Aerobic gymnastics the best gymnastics club in the area.
It comes hard on the heels of the announcement by British Gymnastics that 5 of the the clubs members have been selected to represent GB at the upcoming Plovdiv cup in Bulgaria, Rhys Williams, Keira Langden, Amelia Barratt and Ruby Youds will join regular GB team mates, Matt Saunders and Abi Butterfield in Bulgaria in September. Travelling as head of delegation to the whole squad is Westons head coach, Debbie Saunders.
A Fantatsic championships for all the clubs gymnasts, bucket loads of medals from some great routines, full report in the mercury
A superb club championship took place with all the gymnasts challenging for medals in each section, congratulations to all who took part. Full list of medalists available in the club
All weston gymnasts reach finals, and many gain medals,with three golds.
GOLD-Matt Saunders, Rhys Williams/Kiera Landen, Rhys Williams
BRONZE-Matt Saunders/Abi Butterfield
congratulations to all the coaches and gymnasts involved in this superb result
Alex Strachen Cup
Weston bring home a clutch of medals from the first major competition of the year
Alex Strachen Cup 2010
Matt Saunders, Rhys Williams, Kiera Landen,Lara Hunt, Katy Tossell, Bethan Duck, Cara Short, Jade Hunt, Olivia Barratt, Kat Forster, Dani Lintern,
Ella Milford, Bethany Kemmish,Kirsty Harvey,
Rhys Williams, Matt Saunders, Abi Butterfield
Ruby Youds, Abi Butterfield, Georgina Hannam, Amelia Barratt, Jaime Ward, Emily Antoine,Jess Taylor, Rosie Hitchins, Livs Owen, Flora Lacy, Ellen Owen, Lucy Bladon, Jade Hunt, Olivia Barratt, Kat Forster
Congratulation to them and the coaches
BRITISH SQUAD 2010
Congratulations to the following gymnasts who have been selected by British Gymnastics to join the Great British Squad
Senior Female Individual - Trina Rose
Group 1 Mixed Pair - Matt Saunders, Abi Butterfield
National Development Female Individual - Ruby Youds
Getting four gymnasts on the British Squad is a huge achievement and a credit to the hard work from both coaches and gymnasts alike. We would like to wish them the best of luck for 2010
Weston Aerobic Gymnastics took its RAC gymnastic squad to a competition in Gosport and was delighted when they all bought home gold medals, with the ten gymnasts keeping up the winning standards of the club.
Foundation pair - Lara Hunt and Katy Day
National development individual -Ella Millford
National development pair - Issy Worral, Lucy Clark
National Development trio, Lucy Williams, Keira Gullick, Grace Maggs.
Group1 trio - Cara Short,Bethan Duck, Ella Millford
Group 1 individual - Cara Short
Weston aerobic gymnastics held its annual display and awards evening at Broadaok school last weekend, and a packed audience were treated to display from over 100 gymnasts.
The display showcased the talents of the gymnasts from age 3 upwards and combined the dynamic and powerful international medal winning routines from the elite, with the grace and elegance of beam and floor work.
The following awards were won by
Issy Spraque award for Attitude, Lucy Williams
Team spirit, Matt Saunders
Most improved, Jess Taylor
Reserve most improved, Emily Antoine
Gymnast of the year, Georgina Hannam
Reserve gymnasts of the year, TrinaRose/Matt Saunders
Congratulations to Jaime Ward, Emily Antoine and Amelia Barrett who have all been accepted at FIG by the technical committee due to their tremendous results all this year. Well done for all your hard work and good luck next year
Weston Bring Home 6 British Champions
Weston again brought home a multitude of medals including 6 British Champions from Stoke on Trent.
GOLD - Ruby Youds, Amelia Barrett, Matt Saunders, Abi Butterfield, Kirsty Harvey, Charlotte White, Rhys Williams, Kiera Landen, Emily Antoine, Amelia Barrett, Jaime Ward
SILVER - Matt Saunders, Rosie Hitchins, Nicole Smith, Jade Hunt, Kat Forster, Olivia Barrett
BRONZE - Jess Taylor, Ellen Owen, Lucy Bladon, Issy Jeffery, Georgina Hannam, Abi Butterfield
All the medalist will be performing at the end of year display and awards night Oct 17th Broadoak school
Weston played host to a very successful gymnast workshop run for coaches, judges and gymnasts by coaches Martine Griffiths and Debbie Saunders. The two day workshop entiltled The Perfect Routine included sessions on skills, choreography, body preparation and performance techinque. Many thanks to all the coaches for your invaluable help, particulaly choroegraphy and dancer Adam, who's sessions on expressive dance was one of the most popular.
WESTON GAIN INTERNATIONAL GOLDS
Matt Saunders and Abi Butterfield more than fullfilled their coaches and clubs expectations when they won the group 1 pairs event at the American National Championships in July. congratulations to them and the rest of the GB medalists and squad. Many thanks for all the support from coaches, gymnasts and parents
Weston Gymnasts Fly To America
Five Gymnasts from the club fly to LAs Vegas on 19th July for the American National Championships, Livs Owen and Flora Lacy will be joining the clubs international medalists Matt Saunders, Abi Butterfeild and Trina Rose to see if they can repeat the success of previous years. good luck to them and the rest of the Gb squad
Welsh Aerobic Championships on Blue Peter
Weston had a tremendous gymnastics competition at the Welsh open, winning a total of nine categories. the culmination of the exciting weekend was when Blue Peter's joel Defries performed his routine. The full programm is to be shown on BBC One 30 June at 4.35pm.
Weston now boast three new coaches, Alison Harvey, Rachel Harvey and Kat Saunders all flew through their theory and practical exams to gain the next level in their coaches exams. All three were delighted when the examiners commented that they were coaching far above the new level of qualification and should take the next set of exams as soon as possible.
Weston now has four new judges, thanks to the judging course held at the club over the last two weekends, all four judges passed their exams with flying colours, congratulations go to Sam Fisher, Claire Lacy, Tash Weston and Lisa Lintern.
Weston Gymnasts Win International Silver Medal
Matt Saunders and Abi Butterfield qualified for the finals of the french open championships, and then went on to perform an even better routine in the finals to get the silver medal. One of many medals won by GB
This is the first time for Matt and Abi at the competition, making this an excellent achievement. Congratulations to them and all the rest of the GB squad.
Weston again bring back trophies from an International championships
Matt Saunders came 3rd in his first time in the 12-14 individual male and Matt and Abi again came 3rd in the pairs. All the Weston gymnasts performed well and the six team only just missed a podium position with an excellent routine
congratulations to all the gymnasts who took part in the 2009 club championships, the standard was exeptionally high, and the medals were very hard fought for.
Full results are on the newsletter page
Many thanks to the coaches, judges and army of helpers for making this all possible
Congratulations to Nigel Saunders who has just passed his international Brevet judging course at level 3.
WESTON GYMNASTS TO REPRESENT GREAT BRITAIN
Five gymnasts from the club have been selected to represent Great Britain at the French Championships in May.
Matt Saunders and Abi Butterfield in the 12-14 pairs, and Trina Rose, Flora Lacy and Livs Owen in the 15-17 trios event. Trina Rose will also compete in the female individual section.
We would like to wish them and the rest of the GB squad the very best of luck
ALEX STRACHEN CUP
Weston get a clean sweep at National level in the Alex Strachen cup, winning gold in every category entered
Nat Dev Pairs -Keira Langden, Rhys Williams
Nat Dev Trio - Emily Antoine, Jaime Ward, Amelia Barrett
Group 1 Female Ind -Nicole Smith
Group 1 Male Ind -Jackson Buller
Group 1 Pair - Jade Hunt, Katherine Forster
Group 2 Pair -Louisa Capel, Georgia White
Group 1 Pairs - Rosie Hitchins, Nicole Smith
Group 2 Pairs - Kirsty Harvey. Charlotte White
Group 2 Trio - Trina Rose, Livs Owen, Flora Lacy
Some of the gymnasts now travel to Slovakia to compete in the Slovakian Open
Head coach and club manager Debbie Saunders has been presented with an award at the BBC south west sports awards evening at Bath
University. Debbie Was one of four to be presented with the Unsung Sporting Hero 2008 award at a glittering ceremony. Catch the regional news and radio interviews during the week. See Deb and the other South West Heroes here.
Weston took all its RAC gymnasts to an Regional compeition in Portsmouth and all gymnasts returned home with gold medals, winning a total if 14 medals were -Lily Jeffery, Lara Hunt, Katy Tossell, Keira Landen, Rhys Williams, Amelia Barrett, Keira Gullick, Olivia Barrett, Claudia Harris, Bethany Kemmish, Molly Bowskill, Chelsea Fletcher, Bethan Duck and Cara Short.
Congratulation to Amelia Barrett for the highest score of the day
Weston are proud to bring home medal winners from the Austrian International.
Matt Saunders did a stunning routine to win the bronze medal in the under 13 male individual and then went on to win the silver with partner Abi Butterfield in the pairs
Dani Lintern, Issy Jeffery and Georgina Hannam were delighted to make the finals and then coming 7th with a great performance.
Congratulations to all the gymnasts from Weston who did excellent routines.
BRITISH SQUAD ANNOUNCED
Weston are delighted to have the following gymnasts selected for the Great Britain National Squad
Congratulations to the gymnasts and their coaches.
AWARDS AND DISPLAY NIGHT
Over 100 gymnasts performed their stunning routines to a packed audience at Broadoak school.
Award winners were
Most improved - Emma Deakins, Issy Jeffery
Gymnast of the Year - Nicole Smith
Reserve gymnast of the year - Flora Lacy
Team Spirit - Graeme Pow
Issy Spraque Award - Amy Bond
Over Â£800 was raised at this excellent event, many thanks to all the helpers and especially to Kat for all the choreography
Weston Bring home 7 British Champions, Matt Saunders, Emma Deakins, Jess Taylor,Kirsty
Harvey, Charlotte White, Kat Saunders and Adam Ludwell all became British Champions at Stoke on Trent
Also bringing home the medals
Matt/Abi - 10-11 Pairs
Abi - 10-11 female ind
Georgina/Issy/Dani - 10-11 Trios
Livs/FLora/Trina - 15-17 Trios
Jackson - 12-14 Male ind
Jaime/Emily - 10-11 Pairs
Rosie/Nicole/Carmen - 12-14 Trios
Weston bring home the medals from Reading
With gymnasts at all levels winning gold, things are looking good for the British Championships in October
International golds for Weston Gymnasts
Westons gymnasts Matt Saunders and Abi Butterfield win gold medals in the World Junior Showcase Championships in Las Vegas. Matt won the individual male event and then teamed up with partner Abi, to win the pairs event, the two young gymnasts travelled with a 26 strong squad representing Great Britain and were just some of the gymnasts who came home with medals, congratulations go to the whole GB team, for a tremendous event. Images of ANAC 2008 are posted
Gymnastic Training Camp
A great weekends training was had by all the gymnasts who attended the training camp at Millfield. Many thanks to Adam and Kat for some superb choreography work, the best fun was had working alongside the rhythmic gymnasts, with the ribbons and hoops. It was superb to see the two disciplines working so well together and learning so much from each other.
Matt Saunders performed his best routine ever to get his highest score and the cup for the best Male World Class Potential at the Welsh Championships
ND Male - Matt Saunders
ND Pair -Matt Saunders, Abi butterfield
Nd Trio - Dani Lintern, Isabelle Jeffry, George Hannam
Group 2 Pair - Charlotte white, Kirsty Harvey
Group 1 Pair -Jess Taylor, Emma Deakins
Group 2 Trio - Livs Owen, Trina Rose, Flora Lacy
Group 1 Male -Jackson Buller
Group1 Trio - Rosie Hitchins, Carmen Benham,Sally Dean
ND Pair -Emily Antoine, Jaime Ward
Welsh Closed - GOLD - Emily Williams
Full report in the newsletter section
Images of Club Championship are posted.
Weston Aerobic Gymnastics club held their annual championships at the Potteries training venue last weekend, In a packed hall full of enthusiastic and appreciative parents and supporters all the gymnasts were determined to do their best. The recreational gymnasts had to perform on several pieces of equipment including the balance beam and vault, demonstrating confidence, concentration and skill. While the development gymnasts performed to specially choreographed floor routines.
The following gymnasts won medals,
1. Millie Barnfield
2. Anna Cates
3. Rhianna Tester
1. Jasmine Styles
2. Sophie Parsonage
3. Ffion Dando
1. Dominic Cavacuiti
2. Lucy Williams
3. Grace Maggs
1. Amelia Barratt
2. Amy Bond
3. Amber Lowney
1. Carmen Benham
2. Keira Landen
3. Emily Antoine
1. Louisa Capel/Trina Rose
2. Kat Saunders/Emma Deakins
3. Jackson Buller/Olivia Owen
Great Britain Team
WESTON GYMNAST SELECTED TO REPRESENT GREAT BRITAIN
Trina Rose from Weston has been selected to represent Great Britain at the French Championships in May. Good Luck to Trina and the rest of the British Squad
The Alex Strachan
Full Results are now posted.
Dani Lintern, Georgina Hannam, Isabelle Jeffry
Matthew Saunders, Abbi Butterfield
Kirsty Harvey, Charlotte White
Emma Deakins, Jess Taylor
Flora Lacy, Livs Owen, Trina Rose
Tash Biss, Tash Weston.
Bobi Dorrington, Jade Hunt
Georgia White, Sally Dean, Louisa Capel
Weston is proud to have three gymnasts on the 2008 British Squad -Following a superb year of competing, Matthew Saunders, Trina Rose and Abbi Butterfield have all been selected to be part of the British Squad.
Weston gymnasts Kat Saunders and Trina Rose have been selected to represent Great Britain at the European Championships in Hungary this November. Along with Teammate Suki's Natalie Porter the trio will compete against 25 other trios in the Junior event. We would like to wish them and the rest of the squad good luck!
Coach of the Year
Weston's head coach Debbie Saunders was named British Gymnastics Aerobic Coach of the Year at this years British Championships.
Her talent, boundless energy, and enthusiasm have been rewarded by seeing her club reach new heights at both NAC and FIG levels. She has seen her leading gymnasts not only become part of the Great Britain National Squad, but has experienced the thrill of watching them win medals, internationally.
Weston bring home four British Champions and Junior trio selected for European Championships in Hungary. Images are now posted.
Weston had an excellent two day international, winning 8 golds, 6 silvers and 1 bronze, with the Group Two Trio getting their best score ever 17.250.
Three Weston gymnasts got Bronze medals for Great Britain at the National Championships in America, Kat Saunders, Trina Rose and GB teammate Natalie Porter won the bronze in the junior trios and ten year old Matt Saunders won the Bronze in the junior showcase
Three Weston gymnasts have been selected to represent Great Britain at the upcoming Championships in America. Matthew Saunders. Katherine Saunders and Trina Rose will be competing in Los Angeles at the end of July. Head Coach Debbie Saunders will be travelling with the National Squad
Weston bring home another clutch of medals from the Welsh Open Championship
GOLD Senior Pairs - Emma Berry, Becky Rose
SILVER Group 2 Pairs - Tash Biss, Tash Weston Group 2 Trio - Kirsty Harvey, Gemma Barnfield, Charlotte White
Nat Dev Pairs - Bobbi Dorrington, Jade Hunt
Senior Ind- Emma Berry
GOLD Nat Dev Ind - Matt Saunders
Group 1 Pairs - Ellen Owen, Lucy Bladon
Group 1 Trio -Jess Taylor, Ellen Owen, Lucy Bladon
International Judging Course
Senior Club Coach Nigel Saunders has passed his International Brevet 4 judges Course, Nigel and Martine have spent the week on a course in Austria and were both delighted to pass.
The trio from Weston representing Great Britain at the French Open come 4th in the finals, a tremendous result.
Weston Trio, Sadie Berry, Trina Rose & Kat Saunders have qualified for the final of the French Open Championship. This is the biggest competition yet for the gymnasts who are representing Great Britain in the final on sunday
Kat Saunders, Sadie Berry and Trina Rose fly to Rodez in France to represent Great Britain at the French Open this weekend.
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Rachel Harvey, Kat Saunders and Sadie Berry were selected to represent Great Britain at this prestigeous event.
They performed beautifully at the trials and will now be hard training to perform at their very best in France at the end of May
Alex Strachan Cup
Weston had their most amazing Championship ever, winning all NAC categories entered and medalling in all but one FIG entered.
Nat Dev Pairs - Jade Hunt,Bobi D
Group 1 Pairs - Lucy Bladon,Jayes Hayes
Group 2 Pairs - Tash Weston,Tash Biss
Senior Pairs - Emma Berry,Becky Rose
Senior Female - Emma Berry
Senior Female - Becky Rose
Nat Dev Male - Matt Saunders
Nat Dev Trio - Abbi B,Dani L,Georgina H
Group 2 Trio - Kat S,Sadie B,Rach H
Group 1 Trio - Jess T,Ellen O,Rosie H
Group 1 Pair - Livs Owen, Flora Lacy
Group 2 Trio - Kirsty H,Charlotte W,Gemma B
Well done Weston, your results are your great reward for hard work and dedication. Images now posted.
Great Britain National Squad
Rachel Harvey, Kat Saunders and Sadie Berry have been invited to join the Great Britain National Squad, The gymnasts will now train with the National Coaches and have the opportunity to represent Great Britain at International Competitions.
Matthew Saunders has shown his potential and been selected for the National Development Squad.
Congratulations to everyone for a superb Awards and Display night. We raised over Â£700, and the winners were
Reserve most improved - Emma Berry
Most Improved - Kat Saunders, Sadie Berry, Rachel Harvey
Reserve Gymnast of the Year - Dani Lintern
Gymnast of the Year - Trina Rose
Outstanding Team Spirit - Kat Saunders
National Development Workshop
Congratulations to Matthew Saunders, Dani Lintern, Abbi Butterfield and Georgina Hannam who have been invited by a national coach to train at the National Development Workshop in November. This is due to the scores they have recieved over the last competitions and their potential in the sport
Results Austrian Open
Ind Male - Matthew Saunders - Silver
Pairs - Matthew Saunders & Dani Lintern - Bronze
Trio - Kat Saunders, Rachel Harvey & Sadie Berry - Silver
Congratulations to the gymnasts selected to compete at the Austrian International Championships this October
Good Luck to all of you
Eight National Champions and 5 International Medals
Congratulations to all the competitors at this years British Championships. Well done to all the many medalists.
U.E.G. Training Camp and Age Group Competition.
Congratulations to the gymnasts who worked so hard all week in Italy, and well done to Kat, Rach and Sadie who came 3rd in the group 2 trios, well done girls
Congratulations to Flora Lacy and Olivia Owen who have been accepted to compete at F.I.G.
Well done girls. All your hard work has paid off.
Images of the World Championships in China now loaded.
Many Congratulations to coach Alison Harvey and all her family on the birth of their new son. Rhys
Results for the Grades Competition held in Swansea. Dani - Distinction. Matt - Pass.
Trina - Pass. Congratulations to all of you who worked so hard, you all looked wonderful.
Images of the Pyjama Day now loaded and the calendar has been updated.
Rachel Harvey, Katherine Saunders and Sadie Berry enjoyed a great weekend of training
(view images) at Lilleshall National Sports Centre, and Nigel Saunders was elected Chair of the Aerobic Gymnastics Technical Committee for the next three years.
Nigel Saunders is delighted to have been awarded the trophy for North Somersets Sports Administrator of the Year. See link to British Gymnastics.
Most Improved Gymnast of 2005 -Tasha Biss
Reserve Most Improved Gymnast of 2005 - Lucy Bladon
Gymnast of The Year 2005 - Ness Pow
Reserve Gymnast of The Year 2005 - Katherine Saunders
Outstanding Team Spirit - Emma Berry
Volunteer of The Year - Graeme Pow
Weston Aerobic Gymnastics Club have been thrilled to recently receive another contribution from Dennis Heymer and Chris Byrne, their share of the admission money from all of the open gardens, 19 in all, and the Jazz in the Garden event.
They would like to thank them for letting us use the
wonderful garden for our fundraising and display and
we are going to use the money to install mirrors for
training at the Potteries Community Centre
An excellent competition despite holding off injuries and illness. See the report for full details
Congratulations are due to Nigel Saunders who has successfully upgraded his judging qualifications to National and also to Deb S, Ali and Deb B who have qualified as club judges.
European Training Camp
Sadie Berry and Katherine Saunders have been selected by British Gymnastics to attend the Euopean Training Camp in Slovakia this summer, they will be going with 8 other gymnasts from around the country, Head of Delegation is club coach Nigel Saunders
The Yorkshire open -fantastic results
10 golds, 7 Silvers and 3 Bronze.
An excellent training day at the Welsh Institute of Sport today - Very hard working gymnasts.
Well done all of you.
Weston now has its third Club coach with Deb Berry passing both her theory and her practical exams. A huge well done to new Assistant Coaches Emma Berry, Faye Cheeseborough and Alison Harvey
Weston Aerobic Gymnastics have been awarded GymMark status. This accreditation is the kite mark of a good gymnastics club. It has been developed by British Gymnastics in partnership with Sport England and the NSPCC to provide recognition that the the Club is providing a "safe, effective and child friendly service! Head Coach Debbie said "this marks the end of a year of hard work. Now we have an award that shows we are a high quality gymnastics club." The club also has a welfare officer that can deal with any problems or issues
A huge well done to all of the gymnasts who took part in our annual awards and display night. Most improved - Flora Lacy Reserve most improved - Sadie Berry, Tasha Weston Gymnast of the Year - Charlotte Davies Reserve Gymnast of the Year - Faye Cheesebrough, Emily Williams Team Spirit - Adam Ludwell
Well done to Emily Williams, who has just been informed by the British Gymnastics Technical Committee that as a result of her high scores all this year, she will be moving up to FIG.
Keep up the hard work Em.
Weston get reserve Club of the Year after yet another superb championships.
Under 10 Trio - Gold, Under 14 Pairs - Bronze, Under 14 Trio - Gold, Under 16 Trio - Silver, Under 18 Pairs - Gold, Under 18 Trios - Gold
Senior Pair - Gold
Under 14 Trio - Bronze, Senior Male - Gold
More of the Welsh
Some more Welsh pictures posted courtesy of Graham Pow.
We have some images from the Portugal training camp.
Some pictures of the weekend are posted in the gallery. Full results and report to follow.
Go to www.eppix.co.uk for photos of this years Alex Strachan and the Welsh.
WSA all medal at Alex Strachan
All competitors from WSA won medals at the Alex Strachan Cup at the weekend.
In the NAC category:-
U10 Pairs - Rosie Hitchins/Jessica Taylor - Gold
U14 Trio - Gemma Barnfield/Martha Woodland/Tasha Weston - Silver
U14 Female Solo - Emily Williams - Gold
U16 Trio - Rachel Harvey/Ness Pow/Sadie Berry - Gold
U18 Pair - Emma Berry/Becky Rose - Gold
U18 Trio - Emma Berry/Becky Rose/Amy Cheeseborough - Gold
In the FIG category:-
U14 Trio - Kirsty Harvey/Emily Williams/Trina Rose - Silver
SM Individual - Adam Ludwell - Gold
Two good, hard training days were enjoyed at the WIS. View some of the images in the gallery. Thanks to Debbie for her hard work and the parents who drove us all there!
The following gymnasts have been selected to accompany head coach Debbie Saunders to a two day squad training session at the Welsh Institute of Sport on June 3rd.
Rachel Harvey, Kirsty Harvey, Vanessa Pow, Sadie Berry, Emma Berry, Rebecca Rose, Katrina Rose, Emily Williams and Amy Cheeseborough. They will all be working alongside senior coaches to improve fitness levels, elements and choreography
Yorkshire Open Results
WSA bring back 17 gold, 5 silver and 1 bronze medal. Full results, photos and report of the day to come.
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New pictures have been loaded to the gallery of Italy 2003 and the group in training. Thanks to Sam Fisher for these. As the gallery is becoming large I will be changing the format to allow you to select images by event or member. This should speed your downloads.
Gymnasts please note the additional competition date of 8th October 2004 for the British Final and ensure your availability. As a club we are required to attend from Friday 1pm, competing on the Saturday and possibly Sunday.
WSA are grateful to H Pitman and Sons for their monetary donation. This will be used to buy equipment for the club.
Competition Dates for 2004
As per the BAGA website, competition dates for next year are now on the Calendar.
The WSA site is officially opened!
Following a very hard day of testing Adam Ludlow has been selected by the Technical Committee to join the Senior British Squad. As a British Squad member he will now be invited to train with the other team members at regular squad sessions.
WSA hosted its Awards Night at Danscene, Whitecross Road. Club gymnasts and guests from Monarchs gym club entertained familly members and friends of the club with routine displays, demonstrating their performances from this year. The evening raised Â£600 for club funds.
Planning permission granted
Planning permission has been granted for Weston Sports Aerobics to transform the old P/O sorting office in Bridge Road into a hi-tec training studio for the clubs' gymnasts.
Now starts the job of raising the money.
The club is looking for sponsors, has applied to British Gymnastics for funding and is raising money wherever possible. Anyone who can help should contact Deb Saunders.
Weston again come home with a multitude of medals from Fenton Manor - see full report
European Training Camp
Rachel Harvey and Vanessa Pow were selected by British Gymnastics Technical Committee to represent Great Britain at the European Training Camp in Fano, Italy. Head coach Debbie Saunders was also selected to attend the training camp. The gymnasts worked hard for the week to learn as much as they could from other countries. Some of it about gymnastics!!
European Training Camp- Portugal
Club Coach Nigel Saunders has been selected as Head of the British Delegation for the European Training camp in Portugal this July. Training alongside some of the best gymnasts in Europe will be Weston Sports Aerobic's, Emily Williams and Emma Berry
American National Championships
Weston Gymnasts - Matthew Saunders and Abbi Butterfield have been selected to compete for Great Britain in 11-12 year old category as pairs and individuals at the ANAC in Las Vegas, this July, they will be joined by teammate Trina Rose in the 15-17 individuals. They will be accompanied by National Coach Debbie Saunders and coach Kat Saunders, we would like to wish them and the rest of the squad the best of luck