Squad Session Cancellations/Changes/Events
No training Tues 20th May - OSG Parents
evening, invites to follow
No Training Mon 26th May - Bank Holiday
June - Squad training 6.15 - 8pm TIME CHANGE
No training 10th - 13th July Inclusive - World
SUMMER HOLIDAYS - Sat 2nd August - Sun 17th Aug inclusive. Training begins Monday
A Spectacular Display
Congratulations to everyone
who took part in our 10th Anniversary Christmas Display Shows! You all worked really hard to make them such a success - each
one was completely sold out, nearly 1000 people watched the shows and the feedback has been amazing! We are so proud
of you all!
In the shows 10 year video compilation, we used a clip from
a video we have put together from the Recent Pat Wade Classic International Competition. If you want to see the whole
thing, along with another one called "Our World", which gives a sneak-peak of the FIG squad in training, just follow the link.
Happy New Year!!
TRAINING BEGINS Saturday 4th January for all squad gymnasts.
Training for FIG squad is at the earlier time of 10.30am - 1.30pm
Gold Silver and Bronze at the Pat Wade Classic
An intense two days of international competition attended by
some of the best in the world, resulted in a 1 - 2 - 3 for Oxford gymnasts, who took medals in 3 categories and also secured
a very hard fought 5th place in one of the toughest groups of the Event. Congratulations girls, during a real roller-coaster
of a week-end, you really stepped up when it mattered to show everyone just how good you really are! We are really proud of
Photos from the Championships are now up on the Clubs photo site - see them here! http://richevansphotography.zenfolio.com/p205201213
Full list of results:
Gold: Junior (13-19) Women's Groups
Becky Evans, Sophie Everett and
Silver: International 1 Women's Groups
Laura Stockwell, Abi Woodliffe-Thomas and
Bronze: Junior (12-18) Women's Groups
Cossi Jackson, Becca Brookes and Sophie Newell.
Place: 11-16 Age Group Women's Groups
Freya Clemson, Emily Allen and Grace Johnson
Regional Championships - 9th November 2013
7 Gold, 2 Silver and a Bronze at the Southern Region Championships!
On 9 November, 11 partnerships
form the Club took part in the Southern Region Championships in Southampton. By the end of the day they had won a fantastic
7 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze medal and a hard fought 4th place. Congratulations to everyone - you looked absolutely amazing
and really deserved your success! The first photos from the event are now up on the Oxford photo site; a report and more pictures will
follow shortly. http://richevansphotography.zenfolio.com/p379377139
On 14th July, the Club held it's Annual
Awards Evening to celebrate the achievements of our gymnasts over the past year. A buffet supper was followed by the
presentation of the awards, which covered a range og categories including Progress Awards for each squad, the Gymnasts Gymnast
(awarded by the gymnasts to one of their own), the Special Recognition Award and finally the Base, Top and Gymnast of the
There was also a surprise presentation to the Club from Simon and Lyn Richards,
who handed over a cheque for £500 following their epic 13 day trek along the Grand Union Canal to raise money for the Club
- thank you so much! Entertainment was provided by the gymnasts themselves who gave short presentations, talks and poems
about an aspect of their gymnastics experiences. These iterludes were a real highlight of the night, proving amusing,
though provoking, uplifting and emotional,, drawing loud applause from the appreciative audience. The evening culminated
in the presentation of the Gymnast of the Year trophy, which was awarded to Sophie Newell for her great dedication, determination
and amazing progress over the last 12 months. Well Done Sophie!
The full list of winners is:
Talent Development Squad - Ellie Roberts-Day and Ilka Ramsden
FIG Developmnet Squad - Lara Gunnell and Anna Sugden
NDP Squad - Lana Hill and April Wyse
Squad - Molly Kavanagh
Gymnasts Gymnast - Gabrielle Jackson and Sophie Newell
Trophy - Becky Evans
Most Improved Dancer - Grace Johnson
Special Recognition - Abigail Woodliffe-Thomas
Top of the Year - Nina Ferber and Siobhan Mahdoo
of the Year - Sophie Everett
Gymnast of the Year - Sophie Newell
2 Golds and a
Silver at the Turin International - Full report available on the competition reports page!Between 5-7 July, a team of 25 gymnasts and
staff took part in the 1st Turin Acro Cup, an international competition attended by 11 countries and over 220 gymnasts. In
a great 3 days of competition, every partnership, the majority having never competed outside of UK, did themselves proud both
on and off the competition floor. Everyone qualified for the Finals, which led to a nail biting last day of competition. The
final results were:Gold: Junior Women's Groups.Gold: Junior Women's Pairs.Silver: Senior Women's
Pairs.4th, 5th & 6th: Age Group Women's Groups.Congratulations to everyone - it was an amazing experience and
you made us all very proud. Pictures of the trip are being added to a new gallery on the photo site: see
them here: http://richevansphotography.zenfolio.com/p480385125
Two Silver and a Bronze at the British Championships!
The 2013 Acrobatic Gymnastics
British Championships was held at Fenton Manor on 13 and 14 April, with 4 partnerships taking part over the course of the
weekend. All of the gymnasts were competing in new partnerships and/or at a higher level of competition than previously, so
it was a hugely significant weekend for everyone and not just because it is the biggest event in theUK calendar.
By Sunday evening, we had won 2 Silver medals and a Bronze, a fantastic achievement. The full results were:
- Senior Women's Groups: Silver
Medal - Bex, Sophie and Siobhan.
- Junior (13-19) Women's Groups: Silver Medal - Gabby, Cossi and Nina.
- Junior (12-18) Womens Pairs: Bronze Medal - ‘Becca
Our 11-16 Age Group Trio of Emily, Freya and Grace, just missed out on a place
in the finals, but did themselves proud and gained valuable experience for the future.
King Edmunds Club International March 2013
read the competition report go to Competition Results page
To see photos from the event go to:
Click here to follow link