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Gymnast of the month for November

The gymnast chosen for November trains twice a week, in the general gymnastics class. She rarely misses a session and she’s always looking to improve. This gymnast was disappointed not to place at club champs back in the summer, however she used that setback as a motivation to improve. In the last few months she […]

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Throwback Tuesday

Last weekend a team of Spelthorne’s Acrobats travelled to Southampton to compete in the Mike Walker Invitational. A competition held annually, which we regularly attend and this year was no different, over 40 eager gymnasts were ready to compete their routines. The competition was split over two days, with so many gymnasts and categories it […]

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Gymnast of the month for October is…

Octobers’ gymnast of the month is no trick but a treat! She is a relatively new member to Spelthorne Gymnastics Club and has also only been tumbling around 18 months, but already has impressed her coaches with her technique and tumbling ability. The young gymnast competed for the first time this year at National level.. […]

Spelthorne Sports Awards 2018

Spelthorne gymnasts gain recognition outside the gymnastics world!    It is rare that the sport of Acrobatic Gymnastics is recognised outside of the gymnastics fraternity.  The sport constantly battling for recognition against the other gymnast disciplines, hence why we are so pleased to have attended the 2018 Spelthorne Sports Awards organised by Spelthorne Borough Council and held at the Orangery at Shepperton […]

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Budapest International Acro Cup

Last week 25 gymnasts from our Junior Elite Squad kicked off the Acro competition season. They flew to Budapest with their coaches Leighanne and Callum and assistant Tara, to compete in the 2nd Budapest International Acro Cup. For some of the gymnasts it was their first competition, so to fly all the way to Budapest […]

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Tumbling British Championships- Birmingham

Last weekend eight of Spelthorne’s newest recruits travelled to Birmingham to represent RGA in the British Tumbling Championships. These gymnasts who are coached by Kath and Rob are among Britain’s top talent, training and competing for many years at RGA, and now training with us at Spelthorne. They have had huge success in Tumbling with […]

September’s gymnast is..

September and the first full month of training after the summer break. We had many new starters this September and many gymnasts who have progressed to new classes since the summer term. So this month we wanted to focus on a gymnast who has recently made that transition to a new class. A gymnast who […]

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Gymnast of the month for August

I know we said we wouldn’t, but we couldn’t resist. ..Gymnast of the month was supposed to be taking a summer break and returning in the new term, but seeing as the gym was still open and summer camps were running we thought we would honour all of our dedicated gymnasts and continue too. Gymnast […]

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Summertime Gymnastics

So this summer we asked to see all of your photos and videos of how you were spending your summer, in particular how you were practicing gymnastics. Last year the trend was the handstand challenge, which seemed to be a continuing theme this year. However, who had the coolest handstand picture? There were so many […]

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Gymnastics, more than just a hobby.

Gymnastics for some is not just a hobby, but if chosen it can be a career, or at least a path to a future career. Many of our gymnasts go on to be helpers within the club or within the sport, but some take it further and gain coaching qualifications. There are so many options […]

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