Also in March, the club held it's 6th annual inter-club competition, the Wendy Lewis Club Championships.Â Over 100 of the club's gymnasts took part in a friendly competition giving all the gymnasts the opportunity to show their families and friends their achievements.Â The event was kindly supported by Solent Cleaners, The Beauty Oasis, Sarah Foye Photography, West Dean Forest Hogs, Melana Dance & Coastal Stone and all gymnasts received a medal and certificate for taking part.Â Over 200 spectators enjoyed the gymnasts performances and medals were won by the top gymnast on each piece of apparatus and the top 3 gymnasts in each age group.Â
Southbourne Gymnastics Club's gymnasts have had a busy time with three competitions in the last three weeks!Â At the Sussex Floor & Vault Championships the gymnasts won 4 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze medals.Â
Cailtyn Odin won gold and Chloe Wileman silver in the novice age 8 , where Laura Hayes and Tilly Leeming finished 7th and 9th.Â
In the novice age 9 Lindsey Hart won gold and Annie Gates bronze.Â Rebecca Wilson won silver in the in the age 11 group where Jessica Wileman finished 5th, with Jasmine Stapleton 6th.Â In the Intermediate category Abby Moss, and Paige Hanson all won their age groups and Jade Bailey won silver.Â Excellent performances from Alisha Redfern, Jessica Hill, Meghan Scott and Tasmin Scott all had them finishing extremely close to the medals. Becky Durham finished 4th missing out on a medal by 0.05.Â
All the gymnasts competed new skills they had not included in competitions before and with a really high level of competition with almost 250 gymnasts taking part the girls did really well.Â
The Regional Floor and Vault Competition took place in Guildford and gymnasts from Southbourne Gym Club came away with medals and highly placed gymnasts.
Southbourne Gymnastics Club hosted their Annual Invitational Beam and Vault competition last weekend and the gymnasts from the Club won 8 gold, 9 silver and 7 bronze medals winning medals in every age group in every category they competed in.
We offer a wide range of classes to suit all abilities. The gymnastics pathway begins at the recreational level. Like most activities, we begin by grouping the gymnasts by age, but as they progress they will move into ability level. Gymnasts that show hard work and commitment are invited into one of the many progressive pathways available. One of our coaching team will advise when your child is ready to move class.
Once a gymnast is ready for the next step, there is plenty of opportunity to extend their skill base. One being our advanced recreational group. These gymnasts train for two hours a week, which enables them to enjoy and progress within their sport without having the added pressure of training and competing in compulsory competitions.
Both our recreational gymnasts and advanced recreational gymnasts follow the British Gymnastics Proficiency Awards system allowing them to work towards badges and certificates of their achievements.
The club provides the opportunity for our recreational children to demonstrate their ability through our annual Wendy Lewis Club Championships which is held in March. This is a fun and friendly take on the competitive structure, where recreational and squad gymnasts perform side-by-side.
When Gymnasts show the potential to develop their gymnastics and to compete, they will be offered the opportunity to join one of squad groups by a member of the coaching team. Female gymnasts begin in our Junior Development squad from the age of 4 or Development squad from the age of 7.
For both Boys and Girls, we offer the opportunity to be part of the Floor and Vault Squad, this enables those gymnasts a pathway who are unable to train across the 4/6 pieces of apparatus required by the other squads, however gives them addition time to train across two peices.
When Gymnasts show the commitment required and the determination to progress and compete at a higher level, they will be invited into our Pre-Junior squad. From this the usual route is into our Junior squad, and then the Senior Squad.
Those gymnasts who show the ability and aptitude may be invited into the clubs Women’s Artistic Squad. The squad trains separately from the rest of the clubs squad, following a different gymnastics pathway set by the British Gymnastics.