2017 has been fantastic, starting off with a very successful outing at the North West Open in February, continuing with excellent British and English Championships outings, and reaching a mid way high point with a large medal haul at the North West Challenge.
North West Open
In the under 10’s our 1st team won with Jamiah becoming the under 10 North West champion and winning gold on floor, rings, and high bar; silver on vault and bronze on pommel. James came second All Around and won silver on floor & parallel bars and bronze on rings. Maison won silver on rings and bronze on parallel bars and Xandon came away with a bronze on pommels.
In the under 12’s, the team took silver. Jed Solomon became the All Around champion, also taking away gold on vault and parallel bars, silver on floor, pommel, rings and bronze on high bar. Daniel took gold on floor, and Owen gold on rings.
In the under 14s; the team took gold. Jacob finished third overall also winning gold on rings, silver on parallel bars, and bronze on floor & high bar. Nathan won bronze on rings & parallel bars.
In the Open age, our men took team gold. Bradley came third on pommels and Elliot became the senior North West champion winning gold on every piece apart from vault where he took the silver.
In March our national squad member, Jed Solomon came 4th at the British championships in his first year competing in the under 12 age category. Elliot Cooper competed with distinction, qualifying for the British Master’s on Rings and Parallel bars, which was televised nationally and featured the best gymnasts in the country.
In April, Jed won three medals at the English championships. He received a bronze on rings, and won himself silver on the floor and parallel bars. Elliot Cooper performed a strong pommel routine at the English championships to win himself the bronze, and Bradley performed a beautiful high bar routine to win himself the silver.
North West Challenge
NW Challenge 2017In our most recent competition this May, the North West Challenge, our younger boys took to the stage and did our club very proud.
In the under 10’s Oscar came away with silver on floor and rings, and Kallan won bronze on high bar.
In the under 9’s Amir won a silver on parallel bars and Harry won silver on high bar and bronze on the floor.
In the under 8’s Kieran won silver on Floor, Theos won silver on Parallel Bars, Mfoniso-eti won gold on parallel bars & silver on Rings and High Bar, and Rensley came third overall & won silver on the vault and bronze on Floor and Rings. To top it all off Jack Farrell became the under 8 North West champion! He finished the day with Bronze on High Bar and gold on Floor, Pommel, and Rings.
The future looks bright for these boys.