June 2018 Newsletter

Dear All

The year is flying by again – June already!  Competition season is well and truly here, with loads of results to tell you about.

Latest News

The Effort Bear has been awarded over the past couple of months as follows:

April            Milla Prod’homme-Bennett

May             Aidan Long

Well done and keep working hard everyone!

Latest News

The landlords have kindly arranged for the back of the Centre to be re-treated and repainted this weekend (9th & 10th June) and the rear car park will be closed to avoid any cars being damaged.

An application has recently been submitted to British Gymnastics for Beth Winter to start an Apprenticeship in Level 3 Business Administration.  If accepted, Beth will start a full-time contract with the Club learning all aspects of administration in order to help run the Centre and lighten the load for everyone on the senior management team.

Stella, Gail, Mike and Abi will be attending GymCon 2018 on Sunday 24th June.  Nick Rudduck, a leading authority on all aspects on gymnastics education, is leading the one day conference which should prove very interesting and we will hopefully come back with lots of new ideas to try!

Huge congratulations to Daniel Bradford and Abi Jaques who have been invited to join the English squad for trampoline and DMT respectively for the rest of 2018.  The Club is very proud of you – enjoy!

Well done to those who have qualified for the Regional Team Finals and representing the South East next weekend, 16th & 17th June.  Best of luck to all of you – Trampoline – Aidan Long, Ebbon Payne, Elise Machin, Lia Oliva, Tabitha Coddington, Kristy Scholler, Katie Goldsmith, DMT – Olivia Burvill-Patching, Anna Taplin, Sian Emsley, Frances Smoker, Emma Van Zutphen, Daniel Bradford, Tabitha Coddington and Tumble – Esme White and Felix Sheridan.  Congratulations also to Abi Jaques, who has been asked to be a South East DMT Coach and to Debbie Green and Mark Poore, who are accompanying the South East team as Judges.  Go Sky High!

Request

Is there anyone out there who would be prepared to help maintain/re-vamp the Fun Abounds website on a voluntary basis?  Stella currently looks after it but is definitely no website whizz and could do with a bit of help to make it more exciting.  Please contact Stella if you feel you would be able to help in this very practical way.

Does anyone out there enjoy weeding?  At the rear of the building and the side between us and Cemex, there is an enormous amount of weeding to be done, so if you are at the Centre whilst your children are training, perhaps you would be happy to don some gardening gloves and pull out a few?  All help would be very gratefully received.

Donations

The Sponsored Walk raised £150, the Royal cakes £115 and the Design a Royal Crown competition made £45.  Thank you to everyone involved.  If anyone has any ideas for fundraising or would like to help with grant funding applications, could they please contact Stella.  We have big plans for the Centre, but unfortunately, they all cost money!

Competitions

7th/8th April             English Qualifier 1 – Gillingham

Those competing were:

Trampoline (Silver) – Katie Goldsmith (1st Dis), 11-12 Alex Oakley (2nd), 13-14 Poppy Bissett (32nd), Lia Oliva (35th), Edward Pearce (11th), 15-16 Heidi Crowther (2nd), Luca Major-Owens (10th), 17+ Maisie Ward (3rd), Jade Pearson (10th), Ella Lovelock (11th), Tabitha Coddington (21st), Oliver Guile (3rd)

Trampoline (Gold) – 11-12 Olivia Burvill-Patching (17th), 15-16 Daniel Bradford (4th)

Synchro (Silver) – both Ella Lovelock and Maisie Ward (17+) and Heidi Crowther and Luca Major-Owens (15-16) gained 1st place

DMT (Silver) – 11-12 Olivia Burvill-Patching (2nd), 13-14 Thomas Magson (6th), 15-16 Daniel Bradford (1st), 17+ Ella Lovelock (2nd)

DMT (Gold) 11-12 Alex Oakley (6th) and Senior Ladies Abi Jaques (12th)

15th April                CDP 1-3 – Horsham

Those competing were: CDP1  7-8 Alice Pipon-Young (4th), Theo Temple (1st), 9-10 Spencer Garman (2nd), CDP2  7-8 Isla Armour (1st), Eva Grant (3rd), CDP3  7-8 Pearl Winslet 2nd, Milla Winslet (4th), Fisher Winslet (2nd), Isaac Machin (3rd) and Sam Plummer (4th) with the boys’ team gaining the gold medal, 11-12 Ryden Temple (1st), 13-14 Hannah Drain (2nd) and Francesca Waghorn (3rd)

27th/28th April         Spring Event Series 1 – Telford

Those competing trampoline were:

Performance – 11-12 Alex Oakley (13th), 15-16 Luca Major-Owens (14th), 17-18 Emma Van Zutphen (1st), Oliver Guile (5th)

FIG – 11-12 Olivia Burvill-Patching (18th), 15-16 Daniel Bradford (9th)

Those competing at DMT were:

FIG – 11-12 Alex Oakley (11th), 17-21 Abi Jaques (3rd)

12th/13th May          English Qualifier 2 – Telford

Those competing were:

Trampoline (Silver) – Katie Goldsmith (1st Dis), 11-12 Alex Oakley (7th), Ebbon Payne (33rd), Darcie Lacey (41st), 13-14 Millie Dadswell (22nd), Lia Oliva (27th), Poppy Bissett (46th), Edward Pearce (30th), 15-16 Heidi Crowther (2nd), Luca Major-Owens (9th), 17+ Ella Lovelock (22nd), Oliver Guile (11th)

Trampoline (Gold) – 11-12 Olivia Burvill-Patching (24th), 15-16 Daniel Bradford (6th)

Synchro (Silver) – 13-14 Poppy Bissett and Millie Dadswell (2nd), 15-16 Heidi Crowther and Luca Major-Owens (1st)

DMT (Silver) – 11-12 Olivia Burvill-Patching (7th), 13-14 Lia Oliva (21st), 15-16 Daniel Bradford (1st), 17+ Ella Lovelock (1st)

DMT (Gold) 11-12 Alex Oakley (5th) and Senior Ladies Abi Jaques (6th), Frances Smoker (10th)

Tumbling Finals (Silver) – NDP2 11-12 Felix Sheridan (7th) and NDP3 13+ Esme White (4th)

2nd/3rd June            Spring Event Series 2 – Sheffield

Those competing trampoline were:

Performance – 11-12 Alex Oakley (7th), 15-16 Luca Major-Owens (10th), 17-18 Ella Lovelock (10th), Oliver Guile (1st)

FIG – 11-12 Olivia Burvill-Patching (18th), 15-16 Erifilly Heonos (17th), Daniel Bradford (7th)

Those competing at DMT were:

FIG – 11-12 Alex Oakley (7th), 15-16 Erifilly Heonos (1st), 17-21 Abi Jaques (1st)

Sadly, Ella had a very bad landing from her out bounce in her compulsory routine and has damaged the ligaments in her foot, so she was unable to continue, but should be back at training next week.  We wish her a speedy recovery.

As both of the qualifiers for the English Championships and the Spring Event Series have now taken place, we await the verified placings to find out who will be going to Sheffield in October for the English Championships, to Nottingham in July for the NDP Finals and to Liverpool in September for the British Championships.  Fantastic work everyone!

We would like to say a huge thank you to all those who have volunteered their time to enable these wonderful gymnasts to attend all of these competitions, whether it be as a Coach, a Judge, a Marshall or a Helper.  There are too many to mention individually, but to all of you, thank you for being prepared to give up your precious time to help your gymnasts and the Club.  We are extremely grateful for all you do.

Forthcoming events

16th & 17th June                 Regional Team Finals – Birmingham

1st July                             Jump for Fun & Gymnastics competition – Uckfield

7th & 8th July                     NDP Finals – Nottingham

15th July                           Sussex Championships – Worthing

6th – 10th August                Sky High Summer Camp

22nd – 23rd September        British Championships – Birmingham

13th – 14th October             English Championships – Sheffield

3rd – 4th November             David Ward Hunt Cup – Gillingham

Last but not least

The Jump for Fun competition is set to be our biggest fundraising event ever and we need as much input as you are all able to give to make it as successful as possible please.  We need help as follows:

Preparing and printing certificates

Preparing and printing programmes

Helping on the day and the day before – preparing the hall, café area, moving equipment back and tidying up afterwards, someone on the door to sell programmes

Seeking out prizes for our Silent Auction

Items for the hampers with the three themes – gardening, BBQ/picnic and pampering

As always, please let Stella know if anything has been omitted or incorrect in this newsletter.

Happy bouncing!

Stella, Gail, Mike, Debbie, Steph, Catherine, Jo, Tim, Julia, Abi, Niamh, Abbie, Charlotte, Finlay, Katie, Lily, Beth, Mark, Mia, Tamara, Frances, Erika, Esme, Tabitha, Verity and Luke – The Sky High Coaching team