Women's artistic


Notts girls compete at 24th International Artistic competition in Malta

Categories // Women's artistic

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. 

Coaches:   Alan Price, Sarah Middleton and Libby Sheard. 
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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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:


Diaz Hector and Cadie Munday, joint 2nd


Naomi Williams, 2nd

Cadie Munday, 3rd


Diaz Hector, 2nd

Naomi Williams, 3rd


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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Elite girls compete at Nottinghamshire County Championships

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10 of our Elite gymnasts took part in the Nottinghamshire County Championships on Sunday 2nd July. Some gymnasts competed a new skill for the first time and others used it as an opportunity to compete for the first time after returning from injury. All the girls had a very enjoyable competition. Beatrice competed a new 1 1/2 twist in her floor routine and took the overall title. Geneva competed an elegant floor routine and upgraded all of her routines with two swing 1/2s on bars, full twist on floor and a yurchenko entry vault. This was Zadie’s competition debut for 2017 as she has been recovering from a knee injury, she won the overall level 2 title with clean routines. Isabella Willocks was a delight to watch with confident routines proving that she is ready for upgrades at her next competition, she won the all around challenge title. Jasmine competed a double twist for the first time on floor. Summer entertained the judges on floor with her trademark bubbly choreography and also competed a straight yurchenko for the first time. Ramiyah won the overall Espoir title after 4 solid clean performances, including an impressive full twisting yurchenko showing just how much she is maturing into a confident performer. Isla eased her way back into competition with an elegant beam routine. Christine competed all 4 pieces which are now consolidated and ready for upgrades over the next few months. Scarlett had a nice neat, clean competition. Well done to all the girls.

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NGA Wall of fame

Categories // Acro, Gymnastics For All, Men's artistic, Women's artistic

Notts Gymnastics Academy – Wall of Fame

Notts Gymnastics Academy’s Wall of Fame is now open for photo submissions.

The wall is located in our new reception area and is there to celebrate the fantastic achievements of all the gymnasts within the Academy.  If your child has placed Gold, Silver or Bronze at a recent competition, please consider submitting your photo to be displayed on the wall. We will display individual photos or groups where appropriate.


Please state: Name of child, competition attended and Medals achieved
A4 Photo (portrait or landscape)
Colour or Black and White
Individual or Group

Photos will be displayed and rotated on a regular basis.

Please submit your photo stating to the Main Office for the attention of the Fundraising & Social Committee as all photos must be approved before being placed on the wall.


Notts girls compete at Regional open age team championships

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 Competition:Regional Open Age Club Team




Date: 11th June 2017
Venue: New College, Leicester

The Notts Junior team was Olivia Coventry, Jemimah Ingham-Jones, Amy Harper, Katie Watson, Niamh Lehane & Lori Prentice.

Despite being against gymnasts, many who were two years older and a level higher the Notts gymnasts performed well to finish 5th in an extremely competitive competition.

Many of the girls were competing new skill for the first time away from the gym, this proved successful with composed performances resulting in just 4 falls, this willl undoubtedly give them confidence with the County Champs and Malta all taking place in the next month.

Well Done to everyone.

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