Acrobats team up for Regional Competition

Posted on: June 24th, 2016 by Debbie No Comments

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 from development gymnasts to elite competitor. Taking part from Deerness Gymnastics Academy will be:

  • Katerina Dubov & Tatiana Dubov – 12-18 Women’s Pair (first time competing together)
  • Amelia Pamler, Caitlin Owston & Bethany MacDougal – 13-19 Women’s Group
  • Angus Martin, Paul Dixon, Steven Dixon & Marcus Winship – Senior Men’s Group
  • Kaira Farrier, Ariana Dubov and Ellie Raeburn – NDP 4 women’s group

“This is a great opportunity for some of our developing gymnasts to compete against the best in the region and Great Britain,” said Katie Lawton, high -performance coach, Deerness Gymnastics Academy. “It will also provide a timely opportunity for essential competition experience for the women’s pair and group ahead of the British Championships in July”

“It is really important for gymnasts at all levels of development to keep gaining more experience in a competition environment. 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.”

“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.”

Deerness Gymnastics Academy in Ushaw Moor is a high-performance centre for British Gymnastics  It has a strong history in acrobatic gymnastics and is now developing the gymnastic discipline of tumbling.

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 eighty World and European medallists, including fifteen World and 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.

Gymnastics coaching in acrobatics, tumbling and trampolining, is available to all ages from novice to elite level. Recreational classes are available for children from 3 years and baby gym sessions take place on weekdays.

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