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Acropolis on stage at Newcastle’s Tyne Theatre & Opera House

  Acropolis acrobats, from Deerness Gymnastics Academy in Durham, will join a host of other Geordie stars and underground entertainment legends on stage for ‘The Greatest Show on the Tyne’ at the Tyne Theatre & Opera House on Friday 2 September. The acrobatic gymnasts, aged 11 to 22 and known as Acropolis, will include British, […]

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Exciting New Job Opportunity!

Vacancy for Assistant Gymnastics Coach (1 year temporary contract)  £18242 per annum gross We have an exciting opportunity for a new Assistant Gymnastics Coach at the Academy, starting in the autumn term It will be offered as one year, temporary contract with possibility of extension Annual salary is £18242 made up of £17500 basic plus […]

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Deerness Acrobatic Trio Return as British Champions

A trio of female acrobats from Durham has returned victorious from the British Acrobatic Gymnastics Championships with the British Title and a Gold medal in the 13-19 category of the Women’s Group. Caitlin Owston, Amelia Pamler & Bethany MacDougall competed in the 13-19 Women’s Group, after qualifying for the final in first place, they took […]

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Deerness Acrobats Head to British Championships

Five gymnasts will head to the British Championships this weekend aiming to become British Champions in Acrobatic Gymnastics. They will all compete against the best in the country in two different combinations: Caitlin Owston, Amelia Pamler & Bethany MacDougall will compete in the 13-19 Women’s Group. At last year’s British Championships this trio won bronze […]

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Acrobats Success at Regional Competition

  Twelve acrobatic gymnasts, in four combinations, from Deerness Gymnastics Academy, each won a medal after teaming up to participate in the Regional Championships which took place on Sunday 26 June at South Tyneside Gymnastics Centre. Deerness Gymnastics Academy was one of many clubs across the region taking part in the competition which had over 100 […]

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Acrobats team up for Regional Competition

Twelve acrobatic gymnasts, in four combinations, from Deerness Gymnastics Academy, will be teaming up to participate in the Regional Championships taking place on Sunday 26 June at South Tyneside Gymnastics Centre. Deerness Gymnastics Academy will be one of many clubs across the region taking part in the competition which will have over 100 participants ranging […]

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Royal Recognition for Deerness Gymnastics Academy Founder

  Karl Wharton, the director of Deerness Gymnastics Academy has today been honoured by The Queen as he receives an MBE in The Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Published on Saturday June 11th, and coinciding with The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebrations, the list recognises the achievements of a wide range of extraordinary people across the UK. […]

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Seven Tumblers Reach the National Finals

Seven tumblers from Deerness Gymnastics Academy have qualified for this year’s finals of the National NDP Tumbling Championships. The gymnasts had to win gold or silver in the regional finals of the National Development Programme competition; and then needed to place 8th or higher in the semi-finals to qualify for the finals which will be […]

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Deerness Acrobats Return as National Champions

Ten Deerness Gymnastics Academy acrobats represented the region in the final of a national competition last weekend, with two returning as National Champions. The gymnasts qualified, for the National Final of the NDP competition, earlier this year after winning Gold in the regional finals. At the finals in Liverpool, some of the best young acrobats […]

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Sweet Sixteen Qualify for British Championships

Sixteen tumblers from Deerness Gymnastics Academy have qualified for this year’s British Gymnastics Tumbling Championships to be held later this year in July. 22 tumblers competed in Sheffield last week hoping to gain qualification for the national competition. Deerness returned with 1 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze medals and a total of 16 tumblers […]

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