Successful festival for Garioch gymnasts

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Garioch Gymnasts had another excellent competition, at Aberdeenshire Council’s Gymnastics & Trampoline Festival, on Sunday December 7, 2014.

The event, at the Beach Leisure Centre in Aberdeen, presented 42 competitors from the Garioch Club, based at the Garioch Community Centre in Inverurie. Between them they won an amazing 41 medals, including 3 Overall Champions. The introduction of the Boys Only class, which the club started in August, has been tremendously successful, resulting in many more boys from the club taking part in this competition and 2 of them being crowned Overall Champions.

For many, this was the children’s first time competing outside the club and the coaches are very proud of them for their dedication and hard work. The club would also like to thank the coaches and judges, who helped on the day, and the parents for their continued support of the club.

FULL RESULTS: h - Emily, Lexie, Aimee D, Melody & Eva. 6/7 BOYS = Jamie = 5th Overall, GOLD Vault. Isaac - 6th Overall. 8/9 GIRLS = Team SILVER - Anna, Anya, Ellie & Cade. Ellie - SILVER Vault. 8/9 BOYS = Connor - BRONZE Overall, SILVER Vault. Matthew - 10th Overall. 10/11 GIRLS = Team 4th = Olivia, Kirsten, Robyn & Mhairi. Robyn = GOLD Overall, SILVER Vault. Mhairi - SILVER Overall, BRONZE Floor. Team 6th = Joely-Skye, Sophie & Elise.
10/11 BOYS = Team GOLD - Nathaniel, Gabriel & Calum. Calum - GOLD Overall, GOLD Vault, SILVER Floor. Nathaniel - BRONZE Vault. 12+ GIRLS = Team BRONZE - Rachel, Abbie, Anna & Lisa. Rachel - BRONZE Overall. 12+ BOYS = Innes Masson - GOLD Overall, GOLD Floor & GOLD Vault.
Well done to all who took part. Massive thank you to the gymnasts, to your families for their continued support and our fabulous coaches for helping you achieve such brilliant results!

6/7 GIRLS

Team GOLD (Garioch A) – Paige Mathieson, Matangi Sankriti, Alexa Thom, Emily Cook & Kelsie Milne.

Team SILVER (Garioch B) – Freya Thomson, Grace Dinnes, Casey Reid & Halle Mathieson

Team 5th (Garioch C) - Lucy Robertson, Anna Troup, Lily Milne, Kate Peel & Aimee Aitken

Team 8th (Garioch D) - Lexie Bathgate, Emily Killicoat, Aimee Duncan, Melody Tobing & Eva Florentsetter

Alexa Thom = SILVER Overall, GOLD Floor

Freya Thomson = SILVER Overall, SILVER Floor

Emily Cook = SILVER Vault

6/7 BOYS

Jamie Osprey = 5th Overall, GOLD Vault

Isaac Ironside = 6th Overall

8/9 GIRLS

Team SILVER – Cade Lorimer, Ellie Simpson, Anya Bramwell & Anna Brown

Ellie Simpson = SILVER Vault
8/9 BOYS

Connor Osprey = BRONZE Overall, SILVER Vault

Mathew Wilkie = 10th Overall

10/11 GIRLS

Team 4th – Olivia Lumsden, Kirsten Mathew, Mhairi West & Robyn Hamilton

Team 6th = Joely-Skye Monaghan, Sophie McArtney & Elise Falconer

Robyn Hamilton = GOLD Overall, SILVER Vault

Mhairi West = SILVER Overall, BRONZE Floor

10/11 BOYS

Team GOLD – Nathaniel Cook, Gabriel Jones & Callum Wyness

Calum Wyness – GOLD Overall, GOLD Vault, SILVER Floor

Nathaniel Cook – BRONZE Vault

12+ GIRLS

Team SILVER – Rachel Piercey, Abigail Freeman, Anna Gordon & Lisa Robertson

Rachel Piercey – BRONZE Overall

12+ BOYS

Innes Masson – GOLD Overall, GOLD Floor & GOLD Vault

Garioch Gymnastics Club is the most successful girl’s competitive gymnastics club in the North of Scotland, however, it also has an extensive participation programme, on offer to boys and girls from two years of age.

The club, in conjunction with Aberdeenshire Council, offer a quality recreational gymnastics coaching programme, at various venues in Inverurie and the surrounding area. Recreational gymnastics classes are led by British Governing Body qualified and very experienced coaches, who are all PVG checked and Child Protection trained, in Inverurie, Insch, Kintore, Oldmeldrum, Kemnay & Ellon.

As well as being fun, gymnastics has many physical benefits. It improves flexibility, strength, balance, power, co-ordination and body awareness.

Garioch Gyminis is a drop-in class for 0 to 4-year-olds, at the Garioch Community Centre (behind the swimming pool in Inverurie). The class is a fun way for babies and toddlers to explore in a safe environment and parents or carers must be present. The class costs £3.00 and is on a Monday morning from 9.30am-11.00am and a Friday afternoon from 1.30pm-3.00pm. No registration is necessary, so just turn up, pay on the day, and have fun!

Garioch Gym-Juniors is a structured pre-school gymnastics class, run by qualified pre-school instructors, for 2-3 years and 3-4 years on Monday mornings, Friday mornings & Friday afternoons.

Garioch Gymnastics Club run teenage/adult/freestyle classes (for 14+) in Inverurie on a Thursday evening at the Garioch Community Centre. These are an excellent way to improve fitness, while having fun, and no talent, experience or booking is necessary.

For more information about the classes and to register your child’s name for gymnastics please contact Elaine Murray on 01467 628283 or elaine.murray@aberdeenshire.gov.uk