Women's artistic

Nov03

Welcome to our new WA HOD

Categories // Women's artistic

Notts Gymnastics Academy is delighted to officially announce the arrival of Katie Foster as our Women’s Artistic Head of Discipline.

Katie joins us with a wealth of experience and knowledge that will not only help shape the future of the WA discipline but also that of the Academy.  Katie’s passion for gymnastics is hugely evident and her vision and thoughts on how to prepare gymnasts for long term participation in the sport were very much in alignment with the journey that NGA have embarked upon in recent years.

Katie’s appointment will combine overseeing the effective and efficient running of the WA discipline with a specific coaching responsibility for the Development Elite group.  Additional coaching hours will see Katie supporting the younger Development groups as well as the Challenge groups.

Academy Performance Director; Adam Folwell was “over the moon to secure the services of another incredibly talented individual who will not only compliment the WA’s existing coaching team, but help move the entire discipline onto the next level”.

“Katie’s appointment is very much in keeping with the recent additions to the team as we strive to achieve the greatest levels of performance across each of the disciplines we offer, whilst continuously looking to increase the levels of service that NGA provide”.

The new appointment will allow Jo Miller to concentrate all her efforts on the newly created Performance Lead role within the Elite section, which will provide a very exciting and prosperous future for the Academy and in particular the Women’s Artistic discipline.

Sep20

Adrian Stan Junior British Team Champions and Ramiyah Kofi Espoir All Around Gold medalist!

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Christine Tse, Ramiyah Kofi, Scarlett Williams, Summer Hill and Thea Dane competed at the 2017 Adrian Stan Team championships. 

The team started on bars where Christine competed a new shoot half. Scarlett performed a solid, confident beam routine showing true class and potential on this piece. The floor rotation brought 4 expressive floor routines with confident tumbles. Summer Hill, the youngest team member, entertained the crowd with her trademark bubbly routine and Thea Dane’s sky high double pike was one of the many highlights of the day. With vault being the last piece, the team was determined to hit 4 strong vaults which is exactly what they did. Ramiyah finished the competition with a stunning full twisting yurchenko and secured the team gold medal. 

The Notts teams were crowned Adrian Stan Junior British (non squad) champions. Ramiyah’s fantastic performances earned her the top score in the entire Espoir competition. Well done girls ! 

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Sep13

4 elite gymnasts crowned regional champions!

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Grace Davies, Beatrice Hill, Thea Dane and Isabella Willocks all competed at the East Midlands regionals championships on Sunday 10th September. 

 

Grace won the overall level 3 title after showing solid performances on each piece. Beatrice won the Diana Mohamed trophy and became the regional compulsory and level 3 combined champion, she also won gold on beam and floor after elegant performances. 

Both girls have also been selected to represent the East Midlands and national finals in November. 

 

 

Thea competed in the junior challenge category. Thea competed many new skills and won the all around gold medal. Her powerful floor performance earned her the highest score of the challenge competition and as a result, got awarded the trophy for highest score. 

 

Isabella performed neat confident routines on all pieces as well as 2 different vaults. Isabella took the all around title in the espoir challenge competition. Well done Issy ! 

 

Well done to all the girls ! 

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Jul10

Notts girls compete at 24th International Artistic competition in Malta

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The weekend of 7th-9th July saw Notts take a delegation of 16 gymnasts and 3 coaches to the 24th International Artistic competition in Malta. 

After travelling on Wednesday 5th the first day was spent acclimatising to the 33 degree heat before Friday podium training which offered the opportunity to train in the new competition venue. 

Podium completed with no major problems left time for lunch and shopping in the Maltese capital of Valletta before an early night in preparation for the following day's competition   

Saturday and the opportunity for everyone to compete. 

Round 2 and the Notts 'A' and 'B' teams were up first, competing in category 'D'. 

No problems on Vault for the 'A' team but a nervous start on Beam for the 'B' team. 2nd rotation saw them move to Bars and Floor. Despite a couple of wobbles in warm up both team produced clean routines from everybody and Lara successfully competing her Giants for the first time. Rotation 3 Beam and Vault, no problems on Vault but a couple of falls from Amy and Jemimah on beam, although it still meant that there were 3 clean routines to count towards the team score. Final apparatus Floor and Bars, good solid performances on floor with all skills comfortably performed and apart from a few steps on landing all bar routines were successful with no falls. 

Round 3 saw Notts 'C' team competing in category 'D'

Vault was the first apparatus and was completed successfully, Bars had a few small mistakes but everyone produced a clean routine. Unfortunately Beam proved to be the problem apparatus again with falls from everyone. Finally to Floor, no Floor and new skills competed for the first time. Violet's routine with attitude entertaining the judges and audience, bringing smiles all around. 

Round 5 and the chance for Elyse and Thea to compete. 

Thea recovering from an ankle injury was only competing Bars and Beam which left Elyse to compete on the starting apparatus - floor. No problem in warm up but then a slip on the straight front full resulted in a fall and a trip to the physio for ice and a massage meaning she was unable to compete Vault. Moving to Bars, only Thea was competing this piece. One touch warm up was not easy preparation but a nice tidy routine up to the toe-on toe-off when she unfortunately missed her toe on and took a fall on the apparatus. The remainder of the routine was completed as tidily as the first half. Finally to Beam and reduced routines for both due to previous injuries with Elyse. Both were tidy but Elyse fell on split jump (cross beam) which she was competing for the first time. 

Overall there were a few mistakes but lots of positives with new skills competed for the first time. 

A deserved Gold medal for Jemimah on Vault and Bronze on Floor, Silver for Erin on Beam. The consistency of the whole team's performance led to a 3rd place finish for the 'A' team. Excellent results considering the large field of 50 individual competitors and 29 teams in category 'D'. 

Well done to all, time to relax now with the farewell BBQ and party and a trip to the beach and water park before returning home. 

Delegation:
Coaches:   Alan Price, Sarah Middleton and Libby Sheard. 
Gymnasts:   
Team 'A':    Liv, Jemimah, Erin, Amy and Lara 
Team 'B':    Niamh, Lori, Jojo, Amelia, Adele
Team 'C':    Nina, Violet, Bella, Lottie

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Jul06

Development Elite girls compete at county champs

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Development Elite competed in the Nottinghamshire County Championships, In Age Level 5, on Sunday 2nd July, with some fantastic results. We are incredibly proud of the girls.

Congratulations to Diaz Hector, who came 2nd all around, and to Cadie Munday who finished 3rd all around. Superstars!

New skills were competed by many of the group, and their confidence showed. The girls have been working hard on neatening up and this was reflected in the results. Placings on individual apparatus are as follows:

Vault

Diaz Hector and Cadie Munday, joint 2nd

Bars

Naomi Williams, 2nd

Cadie Munday, 3rd

Beam

Diaz Hector, 2nd

Naomi Williams, 3rd

Floor

Diaz Hector and Cadie Munday, joint 2nd

There were lots of achievements to be proud of. Katie was determined to show the coaches she compete her handspring to stand which she did - with a lovely landing. Lily had a clean beam routine with beautiful straight legs in her leaps and walkover, Sofia performed a very elegant floor, and Erin made us all proud by competing her straddle undershoot. As always the girls supported each other and were a great team. Go DE!

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