Friday, 25 May 2012

Esprit welcomes Olympic Torch to Swindon!

"The most positive thing is seeing the contribution from groups, such as the gymnastics school, before the main event."

Just one of the great compliments we received from our display at Wharf Green, to celebrate the arrival of the Olympic Torch in Swindon! It was a great day with massive crowds, some reports estimating it to be as many as 15,000.

It was impossible to get a great view to take video, so if anyone has a better copy than this one, let me know...

Monday, 21 May 2012

Walsall Wonders!

It was another great weekend for Esprit's gymnasts at the National Grades Finals, in Walsall, Birmingham recently.

Having qualified in Cardiff this March, the girls made the trip to Walsall on the 4 & 5th of May and produced some of their very best work.

The four girls, Jess Steele (Grade 7), Alyssa Weymouth (Grade 8), Fleur Randall (Grade 9) and Micia Falaki (Grade 10) all produced some truly great performances and had a fantastic competition.

Jess came 7th overall and was 14th in Free, 6th in Hoop and 6th in ball.
Alyssa was 8th with a very good 5th in Hoop, 9th in Ball, 4th in Clubs and 7th in Ribbon.

This left Fleur and Micia, who produced outstanding work to both claim Gold medals in their respective grade.

Fleur was 1st in Hoop, Ball and Clubs, which when combined with a silver in Ribbon won her the overall gold medal position. Whilst Micia claimed a Silver for Clubs and Bronze in Ball before winning back to back Gold medals with her Hoop and Ribbon to claim her own overall Gold medal.

These fantastic results now mean both Fleur and Micia qualify for the English Championships in June and have also been invited to compete at the British Championships later the same month.

A great weekend for all the girls, who must be congratulated for these outstanding results, but we must not forget Ellie and Hannah, who both gave up their entire weekend to help run the competition - well done all of you!

Friday, 4 May 2012

Travelling again!

Good luck to everyone in Esprit's Display Team who are maiking the long trip to Scotland today, to perform in the 2012 Scottish GymFest, have a great time girls!

Also, a big well done and good luck to all Esprit gymnasts competing in the National Grades Finals this weekend - go girls, we're sure you'll do great!