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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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Regional Competition A Success For Deerness

Over 1000 of the region’s most promising gymnasts from 32 gymnastics clubs across North East England and Scotland took part in two regional competitions hosted by Deerness Gymnastics Academy last month. 1140 children aged 4-16 competed in both the acrobatics and tumbling events over two day in friendly events designed to give the young gymnasts […]

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Celebrations in China at World Acrobatic Championships

  Six gymnasts from Durham won a Silver and Bronze medal for the Great Britain Acrobatic Gymnastics Team in Putian, China last week after competing in the World Acrobatic Age Group Championships. SILVER – Mens Group (13-19) – Nathan Brady, Ryan Dury, Finn Gavin and Michael Gill BRONZE – Mixed Pair (12-18) – Santiago Dubov […]

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Double Gold for Deerness Tumblers in European Championships

  Two Deerness tumblers have returned home triumphant after winning Team Gold medals, and an individual bronze medal, with the Great Britain Gymnastics Tumbling Team at the European Championships held in Valladolid in Spain. Rachel Davies, age 17 from Langley Park, Durham, helped the Senior GBR Team win Gold as the senior women’s team stepped up […]

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Acrobats Get 2016 off to a Successful Start

Deerness Gymnastics Academy acrobats got 2016 off to a successful start as its young gymnasts competed in the Regional NDP (National Development Program) Championships in March, bringing 8 medals, 4 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze, back to the club.  The gold medallists in four partnerships, 10 gymnasts in total, qualified for the national finals. […]

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Next up Spain for Durham’s European Championship Tumblers

Three gymnasts from Durham have been selected for the Great Britain squad for European Tumbling Championships taking place in Valladolid in Spain from March 28 to April 3, 2016. Rachel Davies, age 17 from Langley Park, Durham, a silver medallist at last year’s World Championships, has been selected for the Senior GBR team in her […]

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China Awaits Durham’s World Championship Gymnasts

  Six gymnasts from Durham will travel with the Great Britain Acrobatic Gymnastics Team to China next week to compete in the World Acrobatic Age Group Championships. The six include Georgia Hewison, aged 11 from New Brancepeth and Santiago Dubov, aged 17 from Chester le Street. They will compete as a mixed pair in 12-18 […]

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