Thursday, 3 August 2017


Elite Espoir Group - Eden Beckhelling, Jessica-Jane Edmonds, Lorena Crossman and Olivia Morris, qualified for two finals finishing 5th in Free, 3rd in hoop and 4th overall.
Elite Junior Group - Abi Booth, Miriam Rodrigues, Lily Gage, Hannah Dagg, Georgette Jeapes and Madison Kennelly finished 5th overall but qualified for the rope final and won silver.
Elite Senior Group - Maya Lucas, Katy Coleman, Steffanie Vitale-Richardson, Ellie Morse and Erin Robinson 2nd In Hoop, 1st in Rope and Ball and 1st overall, winning the British Senior Group title for the fifth year running.
Fantastic job ladies!


With several of Esprit’s Individual Rhythmic gymnasts having qualified for this years British Championships, held at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, it was a fantastic weekend of action and medal winning performances.
At under 10 it was a fabulous one/two for Esprit with Cara 1st overall and Eirlys 2nd. This meant they both qualified for the apparatus finals and went on to claim several more British Championship medals.
In Ball, Eirlys was 2nd with Cara 3rd, in Free Eirlys claimed 1st place with Cara in 2nd and finally with the Rope, Eirlys was 1st, Cara 2nd.
In the Senior category, Stephani was 4th overall, qualified for all apparatus finals and went on to claim 2nd with her Hoop, 3rd with both Ball and Clubs, plus 6th in Ribbon.
Stephani was then presented with a Master gymnast award, recognising her standing as one of Britains top gymnasts.
It was then announced that the person that had made all the gymnasts success possible, was to receive her own award.
Esprit’s head coach, Deb Hows was presented with a MASTER COACH award, to recognise the years of dedication and success she has achieved in the sport of Rhythmic gymnastics.
Well done gymnasts and well done Deb for becoming a Master Coach!


This year our Display team were asked to perform at the British Championship Series Gala evening.
18 of Esprit’s display team traveled to Liverpool to perform on social media, in the Echo Arena’s Auditorium.
Whilst they were there they met Claudia Fragapane and Ellie Downie and even managed, to not only get selfies with Claudia, but a team photo as well.
Well done on your performance girls - Cherie & Clarice


At this years English Championships, held again at the GMAC Centre in Birmingham, Esprit Individual Rhythmic gymnasts performed well, with some impressive results.
In the under 9 age group Isabella came 2nd overall, 2nd in Free and 6th in Hoop.
The under 10 category saw Cara 2nd overall and Alisa 3rd. In Rope Cara was 2nd and Alisa 3rd, whilst in Ball Cara was 2nd and Alisa 6th.
In the seniors, Stephani was 3rd overall, 3rd in Hoop, Ball and Clubs and 4th in Ribbon.
Well done all of you.


July began with the Welsh Open Championships and with 41 gymnasts competing at Level 1 for those under 10, Esprit did exceptionally well – Coco was 2nd with Amelie 5th, Eloise 8th and Iori 15th.
At Level 3 - Arabella came 5th in Rope and 7th in Ball.
At Level 4 Isabella was 1st with her Free routine with Alisa 5th. In Ball Alisa was 3rd and in Hoop Isabella was 2nd.
In the Level 5 competition Eirlys competed in the closed Welsh competition making her eligible to compete for an overall title - this she won making her the Welsh U10 champion.
She also claimed 1st place in Free, Rope and Ball in addition to the overall title.
Cara, also at Level 5 was 3rd in Free, 3rd in Rope and 2nd in Ball.
Well done girls - Deb


On the 8th July 6 Groups travelled to Shoreham-on-Sea to represent Esprit and returned with some impressive results.
Our youngest competitors, Ella Wellfair, Sienna McAlistair, Diana Horton, Rinco Taekamura and Amy Reed, all aged just six or seven, took part in the Level 1 Group Competition, which was the Caterpillar Cup, and came 1st, winning Gold for Esprit.
At Level 3 Espoir Group, Keira-Leigh Jennings, Florence Williams, Zoe Reed and Jasmine Smith, also came 1st Place.
Our Level 4 National Espoir Group, Grace Hatherall, Tilly Kinge, Zofia Pisarek and Jenna Saunders, also came out on top, winning another Gold, whilst our Level 5 Elite Espoir Group, Eden Beckhelling, Jessica-Jane Edmonds, Olivia Morris and Lorena Crossman, won Gold in Free and Silver in Hoop.
Esprit’s Junior Level 5 Elite Group, Miriam Rodrigues, Abi Booth, Georgette Jeapes, Madison Kennelly, Lily Gage and Hannah Dagg, also won Gold in Rope and Silver in Clubs.
The Senior Elite Group, Maya Lucas, Ellie Morse, Katy Coleman, Steffanie Vitale-Richardson and Erin Robinson, finished the medal haul for Esprit by claiming Gold in Hoop and Silver in Ball & Rope.
You were fab and we are very proud of you all. Cherie.


The start of a very busy and successful Summer for Esprit’s Rhythmic gymnasts, saw some of the clubs youngest Individual gymnasts make the trip to the annual Bath Open.
In the Level 1 Under 8 category, Amelie was 1st with her Free routine, with Eloise in the 3rd position.
At Level 1, Under 10’s, again with a Free routine - Coco was 1st with another Gold medal and Iori was in 7th position.
In the Level 3 U12 section Arabella claimed 1st in Ball and 6th place in Rope to achieve overall 4th place.
Finally was Level 4 for under 10 year old’s, with Alisa claiming a 1st in Free and 1st in Ball to achieve 1st place in the overall competition.
Impressive performances, well done girls - Deb