GFA News & Competitions


Notts Gymnasts Take To The Floor at Regional Under 8s Floor & Vault

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The younger C2 girls competed in the regional under 8s GFA floor and vault competition on Sunday 25th March 2018.

This is always a tough competition with a large number of gymnasts from all over the East Midlands taking part.

All of the girls competed clean routines which earned some very good scores from the judges. Each of the Notts girls should be proud of their performances here and reflecting on how far they have come the last 6 months, they have made some tremendous progress. 

A special mention must go to to Katie Lee who placed 6th overall which was a fantastic result.

Gymnast Floor Vault Overall
Eleanor Bewick 8.15 8.90 17.07
Tilda Beaumont 8.75 9.10 17.85
Katie Lee 9.25 9.20 18.45
Amy Booth 8.27 9.10 17.37
Chloe Waite 8.13 9.20 17.33
Ava Samra 8.30 8.90 17.20
Effie Dunlop 7.73 9.00 16.73


Under 8s comp


Notts Gymnasts excel and East Midlands Grade 6 & 5

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

The 25th March saw 23 Notts gymnasts from across the GFA competitive and Women’s Artistic disciplines descend on New College Leicester to take on their grade 6 and 5 competitions.

For many of the girls, it was their first taste of regional competition and they all presented themselves well in large fields of competitors. Our gymnasts were required to perform across vault, bars, beam, and floor as well as producing a range and conditioning routine to demonstrate their strength, control and flexibility.

Each routine was marked from a maximum possible score of 14, and several of our gymnasts delivered routines which received less than one mark in deductions, which is a great achievement!

Well done to Amelie, Kieley and Faith who achieved scores of 13.0 or over on vault and Millie, Amelie, Sophie and Tess who achieved this on bars at grade 6.

Congratulations also to Stephanie and Ava who scored 13.00 or higher on vault and Erin who achieved this mark on floor at grade 5.

Following a marathon day of competition over two rounds, the final scores gave the Notts contingent plenty to celebrate! In the Grade 6 competition Millie Browne placed 2nd overall in a huge field of 65 gymnasts! Whilst in Grade 5, Erin Prentice earned Team Notts its second silver medal of the day as she also placed 2nd out of 59 competitors.

All of our gymnasts passed their grade with many achieving commended passes or distinctions and they should all be very proud of their performances. Well done ladies!

The full results for all of the Notts competitors can be seen below:

Grade 6

Millie Browne – Silver, Distinction

Amelie Smith – Distinction

Ruby Thatcher – Distinction

Sophie Redgate – Distinction

Lilo Sharpe – Distinction

Kieley Brown – Distinction

Yasmin Kapila – Distinction

Isla Skedge – commended

Cherry May Briggs-Price – commended

Faith Wright - Commended

Jessica Stevens – Commended

Matilda Rayner – Commended

Florence Townsed – Commended

Tess Billingham - Commended

Megan Crampton - Commended

Malena Dafhnis-Luengo - Pass

Katie-May Hyland - Pass

Grade 5

Erin Prentice – Silver, Distinction

Stephanie Booth – Commended

Layla Lehane – Commended

Harriet Jackson – Commended

Ava Morgan-McQuade – Commended

Ella Dean – Commended

1East Midlands Grades 20181East Midlands Grade medals 2018


GFA Open Meeting Minutes

Categories // GFA News & Competitions, Gymnastics For All

Thank you to those who attended the GFA Open Meeting.

Please find the minutes from the meeting here.

To fill out the GFA Advanced sessions interest form, please click here. Please note, this is to help us collate information to inform our planning of these sessions, it does not guarantee your child a place in one of these classes.

The diagram below are the type of skills we would be looking for proficiency in when assigning spaces for the GFA Advanced classes.




C1 Compete At Regional 4 Piece

Categories // GFA News & Competitions

The final competition of the year for the GfA competitive groups was the Regional 4 piece competition held at Leicester and the of C1 were up for the challenge.

Amelia Coventry, Poppy Ritchie, Chloe Gilbert and Zara Brittain competed in the morning in the Advanced level groups. All of the girls performed well including Poppy competing her full bar routine and Zara landing her cartwheel on beam for the first time in competition.

Poppy ended a good morning of competition by placing over all 6th place.

The afternoon brought the Advanced Plus competition for Jaylah Clarke, Arabella Payne, Mia Smith, Millie Green, Jessica Pollard, Martha Turner and Summer Wittering 

The girls gave the competition their all and it paid off! Jaylah claimed the overall Silver medal, Arabella took Bronze and Mia was close behind in 4th for the 9/10yr old group.

Millie took the overall Bronze Medal for the 11yr old group, Jessica placed 4thand Martha 6th

Summer placed overall 6th in the 12yr old group.


Congratulations girls on all of your fantastic results!


Charlotte Simpson Competes For Notts County Regional Team

Categories // GFA News & Competitions

After competing well at the Notts County Floor & Vault competition, Charlotte simpson was  selected to represent the county in the regional Floor and Vault finals.

Competing in the Level 5, 12-13 years team, Charlotte had a strong start on vault with her half on half off. This was followed by Charlotte’s beautiful floor routine with powerful tumbles and graceful dance.

With solid performances on both pieces by Charlotte and her team mates, Notts took home a bronze medal for the county.

Charlotte also scored the 5thhighest score in her age group which is a fantastic achievement.

Well done to Charlotte and the whole team!


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