Thursday, 14 October 2010

County Floor & Vault results

10/10 (the 10th day of the 10th month) was significant for Esprit gymnasts this weekend, as it was the County Floor & Vault competition in Melksham.

13 gymnasts made the trip from Esprit and 10 returned with top 4 placings in their age groups.

A fantastic effort
from all involved - well done girls, a fantastic result.

8/9 years Group 'A' -
Carlissa Daniels won Gold, with Kira Mertha close behind in Silver, whilst Emily Broadfield posted a respectable 13th overall.

8/9 years Group 'B' - Esprit posted a fanastic Top Four placings, with Alice Baker in Gold position, Lillie Postlewhite in Silver and Lucy Hudson in Bronze. These three were followed up by Jessica McCabe in 4th and Hannah Woodward a close distance behind in 6th.

10/11 years Group 'A' -
Saw an impressive Gold medal winning performance from Esprit's only competitor, Rebecca Colwell. Whilst in Group B Eden Nicol won a great Bronze.

12/13 years Group 'C' -
Saw Lilly Weaver post a 4th placing with Abbie Miles a creditable 7th.

14 years+ - Was another great end to proceedings with top coach and fab gymnast, Aimee Stokes winning Esprit's final medal of the day, with a well deserved Bronze.

A brilliant day of competition for Esprit's girls, loads of outstanding performances and congratulations to all the coaches involved in training the girls to such a well conditioned, prepared and disciplined standard.

Well done all of you!!!!

Monday, 4 October 2010

Work Starts!!!!

At last we can start work on two new fab gyms for our gymnasts!

over the next 3-4 weeks there will be lots of activity at Esprit as the builders, painters, decorators and gymnastic suppliers transform the gyms with some great new equipment, including two new foam landing pits, under the bars and at the end of the beams and tumble track.

Following a tender, Gymnova won the job to fit out the new gyms and now both will be fully colour coordinated with the Artistic floor we bought from the O2 following the World Championships this year.

They will be starting work as soon as the builders finish and we will then move on to fitting out the staff room for our hard working coaches and finishing the parents room so the picture on the TV is clearer and its a bit more comfortable.

We will be installing some sensory awareness equipment into the room adjacent to the apparatus gym so those with learning difficulties and severe handicaps can enjoy the gym and then finally fit a new floor in the round ballet room.

Once all this is done and 'if we have any money left' from the grant received from British Gymnastics (thanks to them), we'll be buying some portable stadium seating so we can have up to 150 people at a time watching our competitions and displays.

Watch this space people I'll post pictures of the work as it progresses.