A Spelthorne Easter Holiday

Happy Easter!

A Spelthorne Easter holiday is slightly different to the average. With a club full of active individuals it is unlikely we would rest completely. Just because the schools shut for Easter, it doesn’t mean we do. In fact quite the opposite, we are open and with more fun ways to fill your time off. Our Easter camps have been running for many years and are as popular now as they were when they started. On a first come first serve basis our doors open to entertain you all, gymnastics classes, games, Easter themed activities and full-time fun. Our coaches, instead of spending their time enjoying a break, spend their time with you. Although it looks like they had a lot of fun too… they are big kids at heart.

The Easter clubs are a great way to let of steam and that extra build up of energy we get when our bodies relax and have time off. It also is a great social activity, to interact with gymnasts for other classes and to make new friends, while doing lots of GYMNASTICS of course. This year we had the hunt for the Golden Easter Egg, along with egg and spoon races and other games. Alongside all the games was the chance to learn and build on new skills… maybe ones they do not get to do everyday in sessions.

Easter fun at the gym finding the golden bunny!! We hope you have a lovely Easter weekend and look forward to seeing you on Tuesday 23rd April when ALL of our classes resume ??

Posted by Spelthorne Gym on Thursday, 18 April 2019

Alongside all the fun in the gym there was lots more action going on elsewhere too. We had our tumblers training and improving on skills alongside Basingstoke gymnastics club.. moreover alongside World and European tumblers.
Our Senior Advance gymnast Harriet also attended and performed at the Olivier Awards.. taking part in her other passions outside of gymnastics. Congratulations Harriet a huge achievement- we are proud of not just your gymnastic achievements but those outside the gym too 🙂

The Easter holidays also meant another Spelthorne trip, this time for another international competition in Belgium, with a team of acrobatic gymnasts. For some of them it was their first international competition, so it was lucky they had a few regulars on the scene to keep them company and have fun with. It is not 24/7 in the gym, so seeing as the weather was so lovely it was a chance for all of the gymnasts to interact and enjoy themselves…. it looks like the coaches had fun too 🙂

Chilling in the sun after dinner 🙂

Posted by Spelthorne Gym on Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Posted by Spelthorne Gym on Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Posted by Spelthorne Gym on Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Posted by Spelthorne Gym on Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Posted by Spelthorne Gym on Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Bit of fun in the sun 🙂

Posted by Spelthorne Gym on Thursday, 11 April 2019

Alongside all of the fun was the real reason for the trip, the competition. We had a team of 35 gymnasts along with their coaches and supporters ready to represent Spelthorne in the Flanders International Acro Cup and World Cup. Our gymnasts have been working hard over the past few months to make sure they were ready to compete, with already a number of competitions behind them they were set to go once again. Injury however seems to be following us, this time Polly and Amelie had to sit out of the competition. But not all bad from them, they still got to travel along with the team to join in with the training and to cheer on the rest of the gang. We hope Amelie’s arm will be back to full strength soon, so this partnership can continue to progress.

After a few days training the competition began, day one was a great success too!
After their first routines all of our partnerships were sitting comfortably and in a position on the leader board that could challenge for finals, but they still had another day ahead of them to determine a spot in the finals and the chance to medal.
Our younger women’s trio’s all in the top 24 after their first routines on day one! New partnerships and some of whom competing their first international so a great experience for them all.
Josephine, Ella and Lily finished in 9th after their first routine and on day two finished in 8th… qualifying them for finals and finishing in 10th overall in finals.. fab result!
Kiera, Layla and Chloe sat in 17th after their first routine and on day two finished in 15th, narrowly missing out on finals, but a great competition for them.
Rosie, Lauren and Amy Jules sat in 23rd after their first routine and on day two finished in 21st also narrowly missing out on finals, well done girls on your first international.
Our young women’s pair were also going strong. Ruby and Amy finished in 8th after their first routine and 9th after their second routine, qualifying them for finals! Finals saw them maintain their performance level and finish in 8th place- Amazing!

Over to our elite partnerships and more great scores!
We had Katie, Saskia and Zemirah competing for the first time together in their newly formed partnership. After a short spell together they showed great promise in their balance routine. We can’t wait to see more from them. Competing only one routine, but making a great entrance as a trio.

All of our Elite partnerships that competed both balance and tempo routines qualified for finals.

Our second women’s trio of Ellie, Jolie and Ruby, had a great qualification finishing in 2nd after balance and 3rd after tempo and looking strong for finals. A slight wobble saw them slip to 9th overall… however with potential and improvement to be made, they will undoubtedly be back on top soon!

Bradley, Jack, Jake and Harry along with our other men’s group, Kieran, Max, Andrew and Cameron both finished 1st in their categories! Both partnerships continuing to grow in confidence and strength, making them the ones to watch out for.

Our mixed pair of Dan and Carmen after two strong qualification rounds, finished in 6th a great result for them. Our second mixed pair Jack and Sophie after 3 fab routines managed to maintain the gold standard from Vegas and finish in 1st in their category.

Our women’s pair Sasha and Poppy remained unstoppable, finishing 1st place and our men’s pair Ethan and Archie finished in 3rd place after 3 dynamic and clean routines.

Alongside all of these great results we had our senior men’s pair competing in the world cup. They started in 5th place after balance and tempo, qualifying them for finals were they managed to accelerate to 4th! These two continuing to prove they have a place on the senior stage.

Huge well done to all our of partnerships! We hope you all had a fantastic Easter break and we look forward to seeing you all back in training. xoxo


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