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Spelbound call in to Deerness Gymnastic Centre Ushaw Moor

BRITAIN’S Got Talent winners Spelbound were in the region brushing up their acrobatic skills yesterday as they prepare to represent the UK at the Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships in Poland.

Members of the troupe were up early for training – the day after a successful appearance at the Metro Arena, Newcastle, for a Britain’s Got Talent tour.

They used the gymnastics facilities at the Deerness Leisure Centre, in Ushaw Moor, near Durham, to hone their display.

Spelbound stormed the Britain’s Got Talent final with their human skipping ropes and flying over the judges’ heads.

Head coach Neil Griffiths said: “We entered the Britain’s Got Talent competition mainly with the purpose of raising the profile of the sport.”

Four members of Deerness Valley Gymnastics Club will also represent Great Britain in next month’s championships.

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Spelbound call in to Deerness Gymnastic Centre Ushaw Moor

Britain’s Got Talent winner leave Newcastle Spellbound

Jun 30 2010 by Kerry Wood,

The Journal

HAVING dazzled the country with their skills, acrobats Spellbound honed their act here in the North East before taking their talent to the world stage.

This week the 30-strong troupe entertained thousands when the Britain’s Got Talent tour arrived in Newcastle.But since winning the popular television contest, Spellbound have been working non-stop to get into the best physical condition of their lives.

When they’re not performing to packed out arenas they’re using every spare hour to train for the Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships in Poland next monthAt the competition they’ll perform as the Great Britain team alongside gymnasts from County Durham who’ve made the grade.

The group called in to the Deerness Gymnastic Centre near Ushaw Moor, County Durham, yesterday.The team, aged from 12 up to 25, had a manic morning of intense training before leaving the region.Head coach Neil Griffiths said: “We wanted to increase the profile of the sport but going on to win the show was amazing. The reception we had from the crowd here was absolutely fantastic. Every show gets better and better but it’s going to be difficult to top Newcastle.”

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JournalLive – News – Today’s News – Tony Blair’s excellence adventure in North

He witnessed a range of demonstrations, from football to basketball and fencing, as well as a display from the Deerness Gymnastics Club, based in Ushaw Moor, Durham City.

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‘Thieves risk lives stealing copper’ From The Northern Echo

Over recent weeks, thefts have been reported from across the county including incidents in Bowburn, Ushaw Moor, Esh Winning, Quebec, Eldon, Coundon and Stainton Village.

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Aycliffe Cricket Scoreboard

Aycliffe’s under 15’s had a huge 74 run home win over Ushaw Moor after a career best unbeaten 52 from Craig Robertson and 18 runs from Daniel Weldon helped Aycliffe reach 142 for 4 in their 20 overs. In reply the visitors were bowled out for 68 with Cutis Lowes, Matt Bussey and Jordan Denton each taking 2 wickets.

The under 13’s lost by 30 runs away at Blackhall and the under 11’s lost by 27 runs at home to Hartlepool, with both teams putting in creditable performances against stronger sides.

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Junior football: Elliott’s double seals great Day for Farmers – Sunderland Echo

A double from Oliver McCully, plus one for Patrick McCann gave Whitburn and Cleadon Bees a win against Durham County, while a single goal from Oliver Walker sealed a victory for Deerness Valley against Hetton Juniors.

via Junior football: Elliott’s double seals great Day for Farmers – Sunderland Echo.

JournalLive – Sport – Cricket – County Durham Leagues

Kimblesworth’s nine-wicket defeat of Ushaw Moor was headlined by Matt Dixon’s five-wicket haul and Stephen Meek’s unbeaten 82, while Willington stayed in touch as Gary Cummings 7-30 laid the foundations for a 10-wicket drubbing of Etherley.

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