Autumn of excellent performances

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Recently the squads from Rugby Gymnastics Club have competed in several different competitions.

Two gymnasts from the Women’s Artistic squad, Carly Bates and Georgia Whitehead had achieved the required skills to participate in the Women’s Artistic Level 4, 10 to 11 years old category, at the end of the September. Both girls performed extremely well and Georgia was awarded 10.7 for the vault, 10.3 for bars, 9.55 on the beam and a score of 11.7 on the floor giving a total of 42.25.

Carly gained 11.6 for the vault and was placed 2nd, on bars with 11.4, for the beam 10.9 and on the floor 12.1 giving a total of 46. This score placed Carly 5th overall.

n Owen Print, an Elite gymnast in Rugby’s Men’s Artistic squad competed in the British Men’s Championships in September.

Owen has been training very hard and was awarded with brilliant results in a very high level competition. His vault gave him 12.9, P Bars 11.15 , Floor 12.1, pommel 9.8, rings was 10.05 and he scored 10.35 for the bar, making a total score of 66.35 and earning him a well deserved place of 27th out of 52.

n It was a first for the club’s new veteran’s team to compete in the British Veterans Championship held in Leicester in October this year and Abigail Brooke, competed in the over 19’s beginners age group and gained 10.8 for Vault, 10.4 on the beam and an excellent score of 12.2 on the floor, totaling 33.9 putting her in 6th place.

Helen Thurlow competed in the over 40 beginners’ category, her results were 10.3 on the Vault, 8.5 on beam and 11.6 for floor, totalling 30.4 placing Helen 3rd overall. The club is looking forward to many more results like these at forthcoming competitions!

Rugby Gymnastics Tumbling


The club has a new development tumbling squad, Bing Stonehouse, Alistair Morrish, Nell Colburt, Nathan Fuentes-Grant, Ben Bannerman, Amelia Ellis and Morgan Bevan who took part in their first competition last weekend.

They all performed really well with Nell and Nathan both achieving an excellent overall score 74.40. Chloe Hutchinson, although trains with the older squad, competed in the younger age group and her total score was 77.80.

The older squad also had three gymnasts who are new to tumbling Sam Creagh, Niall Cleaver and Aiden Clewlow and their scores were in the high 70s.

The more experienced tumblers have progressed and perform more difficult moves. Mia Ben-Tovim achieved a total of 78.35, Connie Briggs a high score of 83.45 placing her 2nd, Lloyd Briggs performed his best yet and was given a total score of 90.35, placing him 2nd and Ryan Cleaver was placed 1st with a total of 93.45.

The boys team consisting of Niall Cleaver, Lloyd Briggs and Ryan Cleaver were awarded 2nd in their team category.

These are excellent results and the squads are now working hard towards the next competition early in the New Year.