Thursday, 11 December 2014

Laura wins Sports Personality Award!

Massive congratulations to Laura Halford for winning the 2014 Carwyn James Young Sportswoman of the Year award! 

This prestigious award was presented to Laura at the Welsh Sports Awards on Monday 8 December.

We’re really proud of you Laura, well done.
Deb and the coaching team

Monday, 8 December 2014

Vote for Frankie!!!

Following the fantastic success of Welsh Gymnastics at the Commonwealth Games this year, which included Esprit's own medal winner, Laura Halford, you might already know, Frankie Jones had been nominated for the BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year. 
As the most successful Welsh Gymnast ever, winning 6 Commonwealth Medals and the David Dixon Award for the Most Inspirational Athlete of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, she is a very deserving winner.
Her success would be fantastic for the whole Gymnastics Community and especially the profile of Rhythmic.
The winner will be decided by a public vote – so PLEASE can you all VOTE for FRANKIE and get all our members, parents and friends to do the same (you can vote max. 5 times per telephone number).
The  details are on the BBC Wales Web site - please phone/text and vote Frankie
Thank you

Friday, 5 December 2014

2014 Happy Cup Belgium

Congratulations to Tyler who recently travelled to Belgium to represent Esprit rhythmic gymnastics at the “Happy Cup” in Belgium. 

This competition was attended by gymnasts from Russia, Bulgaria, France, Israel, Croatia, Belgium, Ukraine any many more of the Worlds top Rhythmic Gymnastic countries.
Tyler travelled with 2 gymnasts from Canterbury - Abi and Eve and all 3 gymnasts performed really well. 

They came 5th in the team competition for England, whilst Tyler produced very clean routines to earn a 9th place in the overall competition, a fantastic result.
Tyler also qualified for 3 apparatus finals, where only the top 6 scores for each apparatus qualify.

Tyler again performed exceptionally well, placing 6th in ribbon and 4th in clubs, before an outstanding 3rd and a bronze medal in Hoop.
Well done Tyler

More British Champions for Esprit!

Swindon's Esprit gymnastics can already boast an impressive record when it comes to creating sporting champions.

But the club can also now add a new generation to its hall of fame.

It's Group gymnasts, under the guidance of a great team of coaches, led by head coach Cherie Skeats, are really starting to forge a name for themselves on a National stage, with fantastic results at British Group Championships and National Group League 2014.

With both competitions held in Walsall on Saturday 29th November, Esprit’s three groups from Espoirs through to Seniors produced outstanding performances to dominate the event.

Group gymnastics is fast becoming one of the most popular Rhythmic disciplines in the UK and Esprit are leading the way, with strength in depth across the ages.

After a solid year Esprit’s youngest Espoir gymnasts secured a very impressive 3rd in the National Group League before outstanding performances took them one step higher with a fantastic SILVER medal in the British Championships.

The clubs Juniors dominated both the Group League and the British Championships with outstanding performances to secure 1st Overall in the British Junior Group Championships and 1st Overall in the National Group League for two well deserved GOLD medals and British titles.

The Seniors, whilst not having a league, dominated the British Championships and retained the title they also won last year.

Even more impressively they did so by a massive 6 point margin from the second place team.

Cherie said, "these were Incredible performances, in a very talented field of the country's best gymnasts.

We are all really proud of the gymnasts and the dedicated team of coaches involved.
To produce one British Champion is incredible, but to now hold both the Junior and Senior titles as well as winning the National group League is more than we could have hoped.
The gymnasts all work incredibly hard and deserve their success."