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All Gold for Deerness Gymnastics Academy at British Championships – Sky Tyne and Wear

April 18, 2013 Leave a comment

All ten gymnasts from Deerness Gymnastics Academy have returned from the British Acrobatic Championships this weekend as British Champions and with a GOLD medal after competing against the very best acrobatic gymnasts from around the country.

The club took the titles of British Champion in four categories – 11-16 Mens Group, 12-18 Womens Pair, 12-18 Mixed Pair and Senior Mens Pair as Britain’s best battled for coveted podium places.

This year’s British Championships were spectacular, with many seasoned performers and avid newcomers alike, all vying for the coveted title of British Champion in their respective category. Taking place in Stoke on Trent on the 13th and 14th April, the British Championships showcased spectacular gymnastics from some of the worlds best acrobatic gymnasts. The competition performances included intricate balances performed by pairs, trios and quartets, with exciting multiple and twisting somersaults with partners being pitched and caught.

Alex Houston (20) from Consett and Tim Pritchard (17) from Belmont became British Champions after winning Gold in the Mens Pair (Senior), carrying on their their success as they have held the junior title for the past five years.

Abbi Greaves (12) from Ushaw Moor and Chelsea Fisher (16) from Darlington won Gold competing together for the first time and became British Champions in Womens Pair (12-18yrs).

Millie Nesbitt (14) from Durham and Liam Sneath (16) from Spennymoor also competed together for the first time and took Gold to become British Champions in Mixed Pair (12-18yrs).

Deerness also took Gold in the Mens Group (11-16yrs) as Michael Gill (14) from Ponteland, Nathan Brady (14) from Durham, Stuart Napier (14) from Durham and Finn Gavin (11) from Alnwick became British Champions.

(All the winning performances are available to view here)

via All Gold for Deerness at British Championships – Sky Tyne and Wear.

Teenagers win gym title (From The Northern Echo)

TWO teenagers have won a national gymnastics title.

Tim Pritchard and Alex Houston won the Junior Men’s Pairs at the British Acrobatic Gymnastics championships, held in Stoke-on-Trent on Sunday, March 21.

More than 250 gymnasts from 28 clubs across the country took part in the two-day event.

Tim, 14, and Alex, 16, have been working together for four years and train with Deerness Valley Gymnastics Club, based in Ushaw Moor, near Durham.

They have been previously been under 17s champions two years running.

Both have represented Britain at European and world level, winning silver in the European Acrobatic Gymnastics Championships held in Portugal in September 2009.

Tim is the ‘top’ of the pair, meaning he is the one spectacularly thrown around. The Belmont School pupil took up gymnastics aged seven. The pair are now coached by Karl Wharlton.

via Teenagers win gym title (From The Northern Echo).

British Acrobatic Gymnastics Blog: British Championships 2010: Report

March 31, 2010 Leave a comment

The junior 12-19 competition was smaller than in recent years, with partnerships either moving up to the senior competition or having to train out-of-age until they can move on. European medallists, Jasmine Danby and Chelsea Fisher from Deerness gave the audience a special treat with their energetic combined routine, winning them the National title and gold medal, with the new partnership of Baker and Bigmore from Spelthorne taking silver and the Wakefield pair in third. The second title up for grabs was for the highly-fought after Junior Womens Groups.

via British Acrobatic Gymnastics Blog: British Championships 2010: Report.

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Triple joy for young acrobats

1:53pm Friday 5th June 2009

TWO young acrobats have been flying the flag for the region by striking gold three times in an acrobatics championships in Bulgaria.

Chelsea Fisher and Jasmine Danby travelled to Bulgaria fresh from winning the gold medal at the Sports Acrobatics British Championship, held in Stoke, earlier this year.

Chelsea, 12, of Darlington, and Jasmine, 17, of Brandon, County Durham, were part of the British team taking part in the third ACRO International Tournament for Clubs in Samokov.

The pair, who train at Deerness Valley Gymnastic Club, in Ushaw Moor, Durham, won gold in the balance, tempo and combined sections.

Organised by the Bulgarian Federation of Sports Acrobatics, the tournament featured more than 200 competitors from 23 clubs from Belgium, France, Great Britain, Germany, Israel, the Netherlands and Bulgaria.

Chelsea, a student at Darlington’s Eastbourne Church of England Academy, said: “We had not really seen the other teams compete before, so we were delighted to be successful.”

Chelsea’s father, Stephen, said: “The girls did fantastically well at their first international competition as a women’s pair. Jasmine had competed internationally before, but this was Chelsea’s first time.

“They were absolutely fantastic.

They competed in three sections, they won all three and brought home three gold medals for Great Britain.”

The girls’ achievement is all the more remarkable given that they only started working together last October.

Jasmine, who attends Durham Johnston School, and Chelsea are now preparing for two trials in July as they bid to win a place to represent Great Britain in the forthcoming European Championships in Portugal, to be staged in October