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National Success for Next Generation of Gymnasts – Deerness Gymnastics Academy

24 gymnasts from Deerness Gymnastics Academy represented the region last weekend at the NDP British Acrobatic Gymnastic Finals, with 19 returning to the Durham club with a medal – 14 of them gold.

The club took in Gold in five categories – Level 3 Mixed Pair, Level 2 Men’s Pair, Level 1 Women’s Trio and Level 1 Men’s group, and also achieved bronze in two additional categories Level 3 Women’s Pair and Level 2 Women’s Trio.

NDP 1 Women’s Group – Rachel Graham, Amber Robertson & Tatiana Dubov – GOLD

NDP 1 Men’s Group – Maximillian Wolff, Benjamin Duncan, Daniel Rose, Alec Lowes – GOLD

NDP 2 Men’s Pair – Oliver Hillman & Louis Baxter – GOLD

NDP 3 Mixed Pair – Santiago Dubov & Abbie Thompson – GOLD

NDP 4 Women’s Group – Vicky Gargan, Chloe Thompson & Jenny Lawson – GOLD

NDP 2 Women’s Group – Amelia Pamler, Louise Burton & Drew Armstrong –  BRONZE

NDP 3 Women’s Pair – Katerina Dubov & Bethany MacDougall – BRONZE

The Deerness gymnasts qualified for the national finals after all winning gold in the regional finals earlier this year. In total hundreds of gymnasts from across the country thrilled and entertained the judges with their high-quality, artistic routines and choreographed performances showcasing their complex acrobatic skills.

The gymnasts are coached by Katie Lawton and Vicky Copeland. “We are really proud of them all and it’s great to see the hard work that they put into training being rewarded with national success,” said Katie Lawton, Deerness Gymnastics Academy. “These tournaments are a great way of developing gymnastic skills and strengths and will hopefully inspire and encourage more people to get involved with the club.”
“This is fantastic news and a great opportunity for the club. Many of these gymnasts represent the next generation that will hopefully go on to follow in the footsteps of our World and European champions,”  said Karl Wharton, director, Deerness Gymnastics Academy. “As a club we are grateful for the support we receive from parents and volunteers and with the hard work and effort of the gymnasts and coaches, together we can provide many young people throughout Durham and the north east with the opportunity to improve their health and physical development, promote social and emotional skills as well as boost their confidence through gymnastics.”
Deerness Gymnastics Academy, which has Matt Baker as its patron, has become one of Britain’s top gymnastics clubs over the past twenty years, with over 100 international gymnasts with more than sixty World and European medallists, including four World and six European Champions in its roll of honour. It is not only one of the most successful clubs in Great Britain but it is also recognised on the International scene as one of the top clubs in the world.
Recreational classes are available for children from 3 years. To find out more call: 0191 373 9419 or visit  www.deernessgymnastics.org.uk follow on twitter @deernessga or find on Facebook.

via National Success for Next Generation of Gymnasts – Sky Tyne and Wear.

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