Women's artistic

Jun13

Communication from the Board - GFA Organisational Changes

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

We are writing to inform you that Jack Duggan will be leaving NGA and as a result share with you some organisational changes. 

We would like to take a moment first though to thank Jack for his creative ideas & hard work since joining us. He has successfully helped us to grow our GFA disciplineenabling access to the sport for many new participants as well as launching our in-house GFA competition and tireless work behind the scenes. We wish him all the best in his future endeavours.

We have been working to recruit for a new Head of Gymnastics For All and we are delighted to announce that Fern Ravnkilde has been successfully appointed to the position. Many of you will already know Fern from her great work as Assistant  Head and we are confident that she will transition naturally into her new role.

In the coming weeks we will therefore be  seeking a new Assistant Head, but in the meantime we are pleased to be continuing to add to our growing talent of GFA coaches, with the arrival of Laurence Bow and Susannah Watts. Laurence and Susannah join us with a wealth of experiences and we would like to formally welcome them both to NGA.

Our GFA discipline will continue operating as usual and whilst gymnastsmain coaches are the first port of call for any communication, Fern can now be contacted as the Head of GFA, should parents need to liaise with her. 

May17

Notts girls compete at County Championships

Categories // GFA News & Competitions, Women's artistic

Level 7s competed in the morning, for many of them it was their first competition. The girls from Improvers achieved an astounding 11 medals between them, and Miley showed a particularly stunning vault.

In age category results are as follows:
 
AA
Miley Austin 2nd
Summer Yeeles 3rd

Vault
Miley Austin 1st
Pippa Jackson 2nd
Summer Yeeles and Naomi Hopper 3rd

Bars
Miley Austin 1st
Summer Yeeles 2nd

Beam
Imogen Wren 2nd
Florence Granton-Crow 3rd

Floor
Miley Austin 3rd


The youngest members of R2 also took part in their first ever competition, and both Malena and Sophie medalled which is a fantastic achievement after joining the group recently. We were very pleased with the team spirit shown by R2 - they were supported by their group members who were competing in the afternoon.

 Results in the 7 years category are:

Vault
Sophie Redgate 1st
Malena Dafhnis-Luengo 2nd

Bars
Sophie Redgate 1st

Floor
Sophie Redgate 2nd
Malena Dafhnis-Luengo 3rd

It was the turn of the Level 6s in the afternoon, and girls from Development, Development Elite and R2 took their chance to shine.

Congratulations to all the gymnasts for their hard work. There were some nerves, but the girls did a good job. All from Development who had a squat on for bar managed to land it, DE had clean routines on beam, and there were some very neat floors from R2. Fantastic work from all!

In Age Level 6 Results:

AA
Freya Lacey 2nd
Xyla Parris 6th
Beam
Freya Lacey 1st
Kieley Brown 3rd
Bars
Freya Lacey 1st

Vault
Freya Lacey 2nd
Matilda Rayner 3rd
Out of Age Level 6:

Bars 
Stephanie Booth 1st
Layla Lehane 2nd
Hattie Jackson 3rd

Vault
Stephanie Booth 1st
Lily Hawthorne 3rd

Floor
Layla Lehane 2nd
Stephanie Booth 3rd
 
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Mar28

Jo Miller receives Master Coach award!

Categories // Women's artistic

On Saturday 25th March, imediately after Ellie Downie claied the 2017 All-Around British title at the Echo arena in Liverpool, Jo Miller was presented the Master Coach award from British Gymnastics in front of a sell-out crowd! The achievement is recognition for her fantastic work with both Ellie and Becky and the results they have achieved on the international stage. 

Huge congratulations to Jo from everyone at Notts Gymnastics Academy!

 Jo Master Coach

Mar28

Ellie Downie takes Senior British All-Around title!

Categories // Women's artistic

Between Friday 23rd and Sunday 26th April, Britains top gymnasts came together at the Echo Arena in Liverpool for the 2017 British Championships. Notts junior gymnasts Scarlett Williams, Laura Kaletha and Christine Tse competed in the Junior event. This was a big stage on podium and the girls all impressed with their performances. Scarlett produced two stunning Vaults with her 13.5 for a straight Yuchenko seeing her qualify for the Vault final, whilst Christine performed her straight Yuchenko for the first time. Beam saw stuck routines for Laura and Scarlett, Scarlett's 12.4 seeing her into her second final of the day. The girls flourished on Floor with Christine and Scarlett both displaying beautiful choreography whilst Laura's dynamic tumbling included competing a double Arabian nationally for the first time. 

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Double Downie sisters, Becky and Ellie took to the stage on the Saturday in the Senior event. Ellie competed on all 4-pieces, starting strongly on Vault, followed by an impressive bar routine, even an error on her new skill did not dampen her confidence as she moved to beam and produced a stuck routine. Ellie finished on floor and wowed the audience and judges with not only a new double-double tumble but also a newly choreographed routine which was not only dynamic but eye catching throughout. Floor sealed the title for Ellie as she became the senior AA British Champion! She qualified for all 4 apparatus finals the following day. Becky competed on her specialist pieces Bars and Beam. A newly performed bar routine complete with Geinger salto and a stuck Beam saw her qualify to Sunday finals on both apparatus. 

Ellie Senior AA title


B and E snr

The apparatus finals on the Sunday started with Scarlett competing on vault and beam. Scarlett rose to the challenge on both apparatus, with no touch warm-up and on a podium stage the pressure was high but Scarlett reproduced her beautiful vaults to finish 5th overall. On beam Scarlett finished a place higher than her qualifying in 7th. In the senior competition Ellie took the vault title impressively with a stuck 2/1 twisting yuchenko earning her 15.15 for vault one, she also took the bars title today completing her routine cleanly to score 14.6. Becky's beautiful swinging and lines on bars meant she took the bronze medal even with an error. Both Ellie and Becky withdrew from the floor and beam finals due to minor injuries and a busy competition schedule ahead. 

scarlett finals

B and E masters


Huge congratulations to all girls involved!

Mar28

National Grade 3 – Leicester 19th March 2017

Categories // Women's artistic

notts girls regional comp


6 Gymnasts from Notts were taking part in this year’s National grade 3 competition, Olivia Coventry, Katie Watson, Jemimah Ingram-Jones, Amy Harper, Erin Scott and Lara Hill. 

Starting on Beam, clean routines for Liv competed all the skills she had been working hard on in the weeks leading up to the comp but unfortunately suffered 3 falls, clean routines for Katie, Jemimah and Erin but one fall each for Amy and Lara. Moving to floor, Clean routines for all but backward roll to handstand ½ turn to forward roll proved to be a problem for everyone entered in the competition with the judges only crediting 3 in the whole competition, Katie managing to be one of those 3. Moving to Range and Conditioning, so often a problem but this proved to be the best piece for Notts with everyone managing to get through safely with no falls, Liv was the only one penalised for not managing to hold handstand but overall a great effort with the majority of scores around the 12 mark. Another good performance followed on Vault with Amy registering the highest score of the competition 13.150. Finally to bars and ‘Giants’, the skill that had seen so much effort and problems leading up to the comp, this time they proved to be no problem with every one registering a full routine with no falls, Katie finishing with the highest bar score in her age group. Overall a very successful day and relief from the stress of training leading up to it, everyone passing and going home with smiles on their faces, especially Katie who provided the added bonus of the day with a bronze medal overall. 

Niamh Lehane, Lori Prentice and Jojo Darby took part in National grade 4 in the afternoon.Starting on Floor we saw Niamh and Lori perform their lovely new floor routines, and a well performed routine from Jojo. Moving on to range, Niamh did a great routine with no falls earning her a score of 12.8 on this piece. Lori & Jojo also showed good routines, with a few wobbles on the pike to handstand. Next was vault, Jojo and Niamh showed us some much improved vaults, unfortunately for Lori, this piece didn’t go as well as we had hoped. On bars we saw some nice giants from all 3 girls and on beam we saw clean routines from Niamh and Lori, and only one fall for Jojo. Overall, Niamh and Jojo had a good competition meaning they passed National grade 4, unfortunately Lori’s vault cost her, however we still saw some great work on all other pieces!

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Well done girls!

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