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Durham Tumblers Triumphant at World Championship

November 29, 2013 Leave a comment

Two tumblers from Deerness Gymnastics Academy have returned to the club with SILVER medals after competing in the 2013 Tumbling World Championships for Great Britain in Bulgaria.

Shanice Davidson from Washington took SILVER in the 13-14 girls age group and Rachel Davies from Langley Park took SILVER in 15-16 girls age group.

Deerness Gymnastics Academy, head of tumbling, Glen Wharton was also selected as one of the team coaches. His vision has always been for Deerness Gymnastics Club to become one of the strongest clubs in the country and he has an absolute passion and determination for Tumbling Gymnastics.

“These were fantastic displays by our tumblers,” said Glen Wharton, head of tumbling. “I would have been really pleased to just make the finals however to bring back two World Championship SIlver medals is a great achievement for both Shanice and Rachel but also their coaches, families and also the club.

“Tumbling is a relatively new discipline for Deerness Gymnastics Academy but we have been able to achieve a lot in short amount of time and its a real achievement for the club to continue to represent and win medals for Great Britain at international level.

“We have started new tumbling recreational classes here at Deerness Gymnastics Academy and we hope this will inspire our younger and newer club members as we continue to  develop the club for both the local community as well as national and international gymnastics.”

The 2013 Trampoline, Tumbling & Double Mini Trampoline World and World Age Group Championships were held in Sofia, Bulgaria between 14 and 17 November. The Great Britain tumbling team has representatives from 11 different gymnastics clubs across the country and in total seven tumblers from Deerness represented Great Britain, making up a quarter of the whole squad.

The club took over the running of Deerness Gymnastics Academy last year, following the closure of Deerness Leisure Centre by Durham County Council, and is making gymnastics coaching available to all ages from novice to elite level.

Deerness Gymnastics Academy, which now 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 seventy 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.

To find out more call: 0191 373 9419 or visit www.deernessgymnastics.org.uk follow on twitter @deernessga or find on Facebook.

via Durham Tumblers Triumphant at World Championship – Sky Tyne and Wear.

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Tumblers from Deerness Gymnastics Academy, part of Great Britain team at the World Age Group Championships in Bulgaria

November 8, 2013 Leave a comment

SEVEN North-East gymnasts will represent their country in a world championship next week.

The tumblers from Deerness Gymnastics Academy, based in Ushaw Moor, County Durham, will be part of the Great Britain team at the World Age Group Championships in Bulgaria, which runs from November 14 to 17.

The seven are: David Richardson, of Durham; Samuel Stafford, of Witton Gilbert; Alexandra Richardson, of Consett; Shanice Davidson, of Washington; Rachel Davies, of Langley Park; Georgia Clayton, of Spennymoor; and Steven Gilmore, of Jarrow.

Deerness gymnasts make up a quarter of the squad and the club’s head of tumbling, Glen Wharton, is part of the coaching team.

via North-East gymnasts off to Bulgaria From The Northern Echo.

Deerness Teams Tumble to Success – Sky Tyne and Wear

October 25, 2013 Leave a comment

Some of Deerness Gymnastics Academy youngest tumblers have returned from a national team competition with more success for the Durham based gymnastics club.

The National Team Tumbling event held in Wakefield last week was open to up and coming young tumblers from age 7 upwards.

19 girls from Deerness competed in the Springer section (age 8-11) with teams from the club taking first, second and third place. Springer boys also took first place. Junior girls (age 11-14) teams took second and third place; with the senior girls also winning their competition.

“While our older tumblers are busy preparing for the World Championships in November, it is key for the club to keep developing the talent of our younger members,” said Glen Wharton, head of tumbling, Deerness Gymnastics Academy. “This competition involves some of our youngest gymnasts from just seven years old and its great to see Deerness teams taking first place in both the under 11 boys and girls categories as well as in the older age groups.

”We are starting new tumbling recreational classes at Deerness Gymnastics Academy and its still a relatively new discipline for us – but one which we intend to develop for both the local community as well as national and international gymnastics.”

The club also had seven of its members gaining judging experience at this event: Neale Davies, Jackie Gilmore, Steven Gilmore, Matilda Hamilton, Emma Watson, Marie Liddell and Georgia Clayton.

Deerness Gymnastics Academy, which has its former gymnast, 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 http://www.deernessgymnastics.org.uk follow on twitter @deernessga or find on Facebook.

via Deerness Teams Tumble to Success – Sky Tyne and Wear.

Tumblers Win High for Deerness Gymnastics Academy – Sky Tyne and Wear

Deerness Gymnastics Academy are celebrating after their young tumblers won 8 gold, 6 silver and 5 bronze medals at the north east tumbling NDP (National Development Plan) Championship which took place at Temple Park, South Shields at the end of March.

The 8 gymnasts who won Gold medals will now go on to represent the club and the region in the NDP National Finals in June as Regional Champions.

Gold medallists and Regional Champions:
Eve Coates – Nat 3 11/12, Megan Pattinson – Nat 4 9/10, James Richardson – Nat 2 9/10, Jess Lacson – Nat 2 11/12, Hope Rackstraw – Nat 4 13+, Erin Stone – Nat 5 13/14, Rebekah Pattinson – Nat 5 15+, Casey Coxon – Nat 6 13/14

Silver medallists:
Leah Herdman – Nat 2 9/10, Jenny Lawson – Nat 2 11/12, Rebecca Temperley – Nat 3 13+, Charlotte March – Nat 4 11/12, Rebecca Dixon – Nat 5 15+, Jessica Vaughan – Nat 6 13+

Bronze medallists:
Quinn Young – Nat 1 9/10, Megan Young – Nat 2 11/12, Josh McAleese – Nat 3 13+, Courtney Hodgson – Nat 4 13+, Olivia McFarlane – Nat 5 13/14

Deerness Gymnastics Academy was recently named as Tumbling Club of the Year in the North of England Gymnastics Awards.

Tumblers Win High for Deerness Gymnastics Academy – Sky Tyne and Wear.

Tumblers Aim High for Deerness Gymnastics Academy – Sky Tyne and Wear

March 21, 2013 Leave a comment

23 tumblers from Deerness Gymnastics Academy are travelling to South Tyneside this weekend to compete in the North East Tumbling NDP (National Development Plan) Championship taking place at Temple Park Gymnastics Centre on Sunday 24 March.

The gymnasts from Deerness, aged between 8 and 16 will spectacularly somersault and twist their way down the track, using their dynamic reactions, spatial awareness, co-ordination, power, strength and courage to compete to represent the region.

In total hundreds of gymnasts from clubs right across the north east will thrill and entertain with their skills as they contend for medals and the opportunity to proceed to the National NDP Finals, which take place in Stoke-on-Trent in June.

At the same event last year the tumblers from Deerness Gymnastics Academy achieved their best ever results with over half of its competitors winning at regional level, then going on the represent the region at national level, eventually winning 6 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze medals.

via Tumblers Aim High for Deerness Gymnastics Academy – Sky Tyne and Wear.