Well done to the squad boys; Anushan Elanco, Tom Coleborn, Cameron Aird, Judah Williams, Chezzy Williams and Zee Adamson who all competed recently at the Southern Region Championships in Southampton
Cameron, Zee, Chezzy and Judah were competing in the Open. Cameron finished 3rd overall and also won Gold, Silver and Bronze medals on Rings, Parallel Bars and Vault respectively. Zee and Chezzy both of whom are training hard for this year’s Island Games in Bermuda gained confidence from their performances with Zee taking Gold on Parallel Bars, 11.90 and Chezzy also winning a Gold medal on Vault, 11.40.
Tom and Anushan were competing in the under 10 age group in a field of over 34 gymnasts. Tom had a solid competition on all 6 pieces and finished in 9th place overall with a score of 67.6.Anushan one of the youngest in the age group finished in a respectable 16th place with a total score 64.00.
2013 RECREATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Under 8 age group competitor Barry Beatson is the new Jersey Gymnastics Club Recreational gymnast of the year. He took the judges vote after winning his age group in the clubs annual championships for gymnasts who train no more than 2 hours a week. All the gymnasts were competing in 4 disciplines Floor, Balance, Vault and Strength.
Barry’s impressive work helped him to top an entry of 36 gymnasts in the U8 age group with 79.15 points, 1.45 ahead of 2nd place Cian Ridgard with 77.70. In third place overall was Charlie Hart with a score of 76.45. Individual gold’s went to Hannah Dunlop (Floor & Strength), Georgina Gomes (Balance) and Barry Beatson (Vault).
There were 33 gymnasts taking part in the Under 6 age group. Ewan Brodie showed excellent strength to help him win gold overall with a score of 67.55. In 2nd place was Siena Stephens with 65.85 followed very closely by Nia Greig in third with 65.80. Individual Gold medallists were Siena Stephens (Floor), Nia Greig (Balance), Ewan Brodie (Vault & Strength).
In the Under 10 age group Lucy Stokes demonstrated some brilliant floor and balance elements to help her take the Gold overall with a score of 96.30. Second place went to Harrison Noble with a score of 93.30 and third place was Elliot Holmes with a score of 91.05. Individual Gold medallists were Lucy Stokes (Floor & Beam), Jamie Jackson (Vault) and Harrison Noble (Strength).
The 10 and Over age group was won again by last year’s winner Rebecca Gomes with solid performances on all 4 pieces. Individual golds were won by Charlie Bird (Floor, Vault and Strength) and Erin Le Bail (Balance). A special most improved medal was also awarded to William Davy for his hard work.
Additional Medals were also awarded to gymnasts who train 4 hours per week and they were Rachel Williams, Cameron Whyte, Taylor Freeman and Georgia Dunlop in the U8 and Under 10 age groups.
CAMERON & TOM PICKED FOR 2013 SOUTHERN REGION SQUAD
Congratulations to Cameron Aird and Tom Coleborn for their selection into this years Southern Region Squad.
Their selections were decided upon review of their performance in competition last year and in particular their results in the Southern Region Championships last October. Squad selection will involve them attending four training sessions during the year.
BOYS SQUAD 2012 CHAMPIONSHIPS
Well done to the boys who took part in the squad championships. The competition provided a great opportunity for the young squad members to experience a competition atmosphere and for parents to see their boys in action.
Zee Adamson won gold overall (66.00) in the Performance Squad Comp proving that hard work in training always wins out, an excellent example for the younger squad members. His routines where performed with style and very few execution errors leaving the judges with little to deduct. Zee's best results came on Vault with a perfect Handspring (13.0) and a strong Rings routine (10.65). Cameron Aird finished 2nd overall (65.60) and won Floor (9.25) and Pommels (12.20). Cam was champion last year but Zee's consistently high level of performance was too much to handle this time. Judah Williams finished in 3rd place overall (61.30).
In the Development Squad competition Anushan Elanco performed well to finish top of the pile and become overall champion (65.25), Isaac MacIntosh came 2nd (63.45) and Jack Burns 3rd (62.10). Individual highlight for the 6 boys competing in this group were ; Felix Culnane 3rd on Floor (9.70) and 2nd on Pommels (13.50) ; Mattie Jordan 3rd on Vault (11.50) ; Christiano Ascencao 2nd P.Bars (9.40) and 2nd on High Bar (9.25) ; Jack Burns 2nd on Floor (10.10) and 3rd on Pommels (13.30), P.Bars (9.40) and Rings (9.40) ; Isaac MacIntosh 1st on Vault (12.10), Pommels (13.70) and P.Bars (9.50) ; Anushan Elanco as well as taking the overall title also came first on Floor (10.35), Rings (10.80) and High Bar (9.70).
The medals were presented by James Evans (A.k.a. Ferret) a much loved past gymnast of the club who now lives and coaches gym in Southampton. Ferret kindly gave up his time to help judge the competition.
Over £700 was raised on Saturdays Tumbleathon. Well done to all the children that took part and big thank you to all those people who gave sponsorship money and donations. The proceeds raised will go towards new equipment and the cost of sending three gymnasts to the Island Games in Bermuda next year.
Cameron Crowned Southern Region Champion
Six male gymnasts from Jersey Gymnastics Club, Anushan Elanco (8), Oisin Devitt (10), Tom Coleborn(9), Cameron Aird (11), Judah Williams (12) and Zee Adamson (14) competed in the 2012 Southern Region Championships in Southampton.
Cameron and Judah competed in the under 12 age group. Cameron dominated the competition winning overall by almost two clear points to be crowned champion. He also achieved 5 individual medals on the six pieces of apparatus, three of which were gold medals won on the Rings with a score of 12.00, Vault 12.80 and Parallel Bars 12.55. Judah finished in 11th position overall his best scores coming on Vault 12.30 and Parallel Bars 11.55.
Anushan, Oisin and Tom were competing in the under 10 age group in a field of over 30 gymnasts. Anushan competing in his first major competition for his age showed promise for the future. His Floor routine was his highlight with a score of 11.30, he also did some good work on the Rings scoring 10.60. Oisin also competing in his first major competition, performed well on the pommels and he also did well on vault with a score of 12.20. Tom the most experience of the three put in a good all round performance finishing in 13th position, he impressed especially on the parallel bars 11.65 and High bar 11.30.
Zee was competing in the under 14 age group. His best showing came on Vault in which he controlled his landing well to take third place with a score of 12.70.
The gymnasts were accompanied by coaches Ben Frith, Maggie Adamson and Andy Aird.
Southampton Medal Haul for Young Squad Gymnasts
An amazing 15 medals were won by the team of girls and boys.
Nine gymnasts traveled to Southampton to take part in a Southern Region Floor and Vault competition on Sunday 22nd July 2012. Experiencing a competition for the first time off the Island were Jack Burns (8), Amelia McIntosh (7), Anushan Elanco (8), Betty Beatson (8), Elizabeth Roxburgh (8), Oisin Devitt (9), Mitchell Rogers (9) , Isaac McIntosh (9) and Daisy Shacklady (11).
Jack Burns competing in the Novice (7-8 yrs) group won gold on vault with a score of 7.0 and missed out on floor bronze by just 0.05, however he still won gold overall with a total of 13.85.
Four gymnasts were competing in the Intermediate 7-8 yrs age group. Elizabeth Roxburgh won Gold overall with a score of 15.25 finishing first on floor with a score of 8.1 and second on vault with a score of 7.15. Amelia McIntosh wasn’t close behind
with a 2nd place on floor and 3rd on vault gaining her 2nd place overall with a score of 15.05. Anushan Elanco took the vault title with a score of 7.25 which helped him finish third overall with a total score of 14.65. Betty Beatson was just outside the medals finishing 4th overall her best score coming on floor with 7.55.
In the Intermediate 9-10yrs age group Oisin Devitt finished as overall winner with the top score on vault of 7.45 and 6.9 on floor. His team mate Isaac McIntosh produced a good floor routine scoring 7.3 winning him a silver medal. Mitchell Rogers missed out on a bronze medal on vault by only 0.2 but competed his back-flip on Floor in competition for the first time.
Finally Daisy Shacklady competed in the Intermediate 11-12yrs age group. Daisy scored 7.0 on Floor and won bronze on Vault Her total score of 14.05 won her a bronze medal overall.
The gymnasts were accompanied to the competitions by coaches, Debbie Webber, Maggie Adamson and Liz MacIntosh.
Olympic Torch Relay Display
It was a proud day for the gym club as we were asked to perform two displays at the Weighbridge to help celebrate the historic arrival of the 2012 London Olympic Flame to Jersey. Well done to all the squad gymnasts who took part and good luck to the GB team!!
Ray Retires From Coaching
Ray Algar was presented with a cake to celebrate his retirement from coaching and to thank him for over 30 years service to the club. Ray has taught, nurtured and motivated hundreds of gymnasts over the years. His dedication and enthusiasm for the sport has been instrumental to the clubs progression. It is long term commitment from coaches such as Ray which provide such strong foundations for the club to move forward and thrive.
It must also be mentioned that Ray will be lovingly remembered and missed for being the clubs fixer and maker of ingenious, but not always useful!! :) gymnastics equipment, putting to good use his brilliant woodwork skills!!
Ray was also presented with a plaque to celebrate his services to the club and with two beautiful whiskey tumblers to enjoy an occasional tipple.
Happy retirement Ray! and thank you for all the amazing work you have done! You will be missed greatly by everyone, make sure you pop into the gym now and again to say hello.
Pegasus Open 2012
Cameron wins Gold on Pommel and takes 3rd overall.
Tom Coleborn (9), Judah Williams (11) and Cameron (11) all competed at the Pegasus Open on Friday 8th June in Maidstone, Kent. The Pegasus Open is the largest club run competition in the England attracting competitors from all over the British Isles as well as from abroad.
Tom was competing in the talented 2003 Age Group. He finished a respectable 17th place out of 25 competitors. His best result was on Vault finishing in 5th place, he executed an excellent handspring which awarded him a score of 12.4 only 0.1 off a bronze medal.
Judah and Cameron were competing in the 2000/2001 Age Group.
Judah had a good all round competitions finishing 13th out of 21 competitors. He excelled especially on Floor, including in his routine for the first time a dynamic straight front somersault. This gave him a score of 11.70, 7th place only 0.3 off a medal.
Cameron had a very strong competition finishing in a brilliant 3rd place overall. His highlight of the day was on the Pommel with a precisely controlled routine with extended body line giving him the Gold medal with a score of 11.6, 0.3 above his nearest rival. He also showed off an excellent Rings routine with a score of 12.15 which award him another bronze medal.
All three boys were accompanied to the competition by Coach Andy Aird.
TOM & CAMERON COMPETE AT NATIONAL SETWORK FINALS
Cameron's Aird (11) and Tom Coleborn (9) competed for the Southern Region at the NDP Set Work National finals in Birmingham on the 12th May 2012.
Being a National Final the standard was extremely high. The set routines are marked out of 10.0 and there were some perfect routines on show with the top gymnast adding virtuosity to make them stand out from the crowd.
Tom’s Team competed in the Level 1 age group with 10 different regional teams taking part. Tom helped his team finish in 7th position above Scotland, Wales and the East Midlands. Individually Tom finished in 37th place overall out of 62 competitors. Tom had a solid day on all apparatus. His stand out pieces were Pommel (Mushroom) on which he displayed clean and controlled double leg circles to score him 9.1 and 25th position, and then on Vault he produced a dynamic squat through scoring 9.2 which also positioned him 25th.
Cameron was competing in the Level 4 age group. Sadly the Southern Region didn’t have enough gymnasts in this age group to make up a team so Cameron was competing for an individual position only. It was a tough comp for Cameron with some very strict judging. He carried out a brilliantly executed Rings routine but was heavily deducted for lack of height in his swings to scored 8.4. However his outstanding performance came on Floor with a score of 9.0 in which his press to handstand was held perfectly and awarded him with an impressive 8th position. Overall Cameron finished in 32nd position out of a field of 49.
Competing at a National Final was a great experience for Tom and Cameron. Just to qualify as the best from the Southern Region was a great achievement itself, so they should both be proud of their performance.
Girls pass the Grade!
Summer Goncalves, Phoebe Gray and Cara Buesnel all passed their grades in a competition held in Basingstoke on 31st March 2012. Debbie Webber and Stephanie Goncalves accompanied the Girls. Debbie was extremely happy with the girls and said she was proud at how well they performed considering it was their first competition in England.
Congratulation girls all that hard work in training has paid of!! Keep it going!!
Cameron & Tom qualify for National Finals!
Cameron's Aird (11) and Tom Coleborn (9) have qualified to compete for the Southern Region at the NDP Set Work National finals in Birmingham on 12th May by finishing in 1st place and 3rd place respectively in their particular age groups at the Southern Region NDP Set Work Qualifiers on 25th March 2012.
As well as Tom and Cameron, Judah Williams (11) and Zee Adamson (13) also completed at NDP Setwork Qualifiers held in Basingstoke. All the boys had to compete set routines on Floor, Pommel, Rings, Vault, Parallel Bars, High Bar and an additional physical preparation program (PPP) to test their strength and flexibility.
Tom was competing in the Level 1 (under 9) age group. He competed consistently well on all 7 disciplines. All the routines where marked out of 10. His best scores where on Parallel bars (9.8) and Floor (9.4) finishing 2nd in both, he also scored well on the high bar and PPP both 3rd place finishes. Because of his consistently high scoring he finished 3rd overall and qualified for the national finals.
Cameron and Judah were competing in the Level 4 (under 12) age group. Cameron had one of his best competitions to date coming first on 5 of the 7 disciplines. His most impressive scores came on Parallel Bars (9.10) and Rings (9.20). He finished the competition in 1st place overall, a massive 3.8 points clear of his nearest rival to comfortably qualify for his 2nd national final in two years.
Judah had a shaky start on Vault and Parallel bars but regained his composure to put in solid performances on floor and pommels (8.00), he also scored well on PPP finishing 2nd on this piece. Overall Judah finished in 4th place.
Zee was competing the same routines as Cameron and Judah but in the out of age group. He particularly shone on the high bar (8.70) and Rings (8.40). He top scored on 4 of the 6 discipline he competed in and finished first overall, repeating the feat he achieved in last years competition.
Overall it was a fantastic competition for JGC. Two golds, one bronze and a fourth place finish is great reward for the hard work put in by the boys. Not forgetting Tom and Cameron qualifying to compete for the Southern Region at the National Finals, a fantastic achievement and something they should both be proud of. Now it's a matter of continuing their hard training so that their routines can be even better for the national finals in May.
The boys were accompanied by coaches Maggie Adamson, Andy Aird and Ben Frith.
Jersey Gymnastics Club Recreational Championships 2012
Under 10 age group competitor Ellie Cutler is the new Jersey Gymnastics Club Recreational gymnast of the year. She took the judges vote after winning her age group in the clubs annual championships for gymnasts who train no more than 2 hours a week. Top place in the Under 6 age group went to Sophie Barraclough and in the Under 8 to Taylor Freeman.
Ellie topped an entry of 17 gymnasts in her age group with 89.4 points only 0.5 ahead of 2nd place Emma Cutland with 88.9. Joint third overall were Isabela Culnane and and Charlie Bird with 86.4. Individual Golds went to Lucy Woodward (Vault), Emma Cutland (Balance, Strength), Ellie Cutler, Charlie Bird,Lucy Stokes (jointly for Floor).
The Under 8 age group contest gave an even closer result with Taylor Freeman taking top place from 36 gymnasts with an overall score of 68.6 followed jointly by Maddie Reynolds and Christiano Ascencao with 68.3. Individual Gold medallists were Amy Gray (floor), Taylor Freeman (Balance), Sebastian Kirkby (Vault) and Christiano Ascencao (Strength)
The largest age group was the Under 6s with 38 competitors and was topped by Sophie Barraclough (66.1). This was the closest result yet with Alexia Cooper being 2nd with only 0.1 difference(66.0) closely followed by Barry Beatson (65.1). Individual Golds were won by Barry and Sophie (jointly for Vault), Barry (Floor), Alexia (Strength) , Iona Hendry and Amy Young (jointly for Balance).
The 10 and Over age group was won by Rebecca Gomes with Individual Golds on Floor, Balance and Vault. Runner up was Holly Wood with an Individual Joint Gold for Balance. Jonathan Jones took the Gold for Strength.
Medals were presented by Ray Algar who is retiring from Gymnastics after 30 years of coaching and mentoring. The gym was decked for the occasion with Bunting, Flags and Posters to get into the Olympic Games atmosphere. Head Coach Ben Frith praised all the gymnasts for their performances and said he was sure there were future Olympians amongst them!