Deerness Take Two National Titles at First Finals of 2017

Posted on: May 19th, 2017 by Debbie No Comments


Gymnasts from Deerness Gymnastics Academy returned triumphant from the NDP Championships last weekend as they took two national titles.

Two women’s pairs took GOLD in their categories to be named the NDP Champions for 2017. The club located in Ushaw Moor near Durham also won 1 silver and 4 bronze medals

To qualify for the finals the gymnasts, aged between 9 to 19, had to take the GOLD medal in the regional qualifying competition which took pace earlier this year in South Shields.

Full results from the NDP Finals:

Grade 1 Women’s Pair – Amber Askew & Poppy Wilthew
IDP Women’s Pair – Chelsea Nesbitt & Eilidh MacDougal

Grade 3 Women’s Pair – Ebony Young, Amelia Harrison & Ella Rodgerson

Grade 2 Women’s Pair – Lucy Wealleans & Mia Nigrelli
Grade 4 Women’s Pair – Jenny Lawson & Lilli Gardner
Grade 4 Men’s Pair – Jason Archer & Joshua Ashton
Grade 4 Women’s Group – Emily Dodd, Emily Gill & Keira Redford

4th IDP Women’s Group – Kaira Farrier, Ariana Dubov & Frankie Ryman
6th Grade 3 Men’s Pair – Aaron Greally and Jake Palmer

This year’s achievements doubled last year’s when Deerness Gymnastics Academy won one national title.

Deerness Gymnastics Academy is a high-performance centre in acrobatics for British Gymnastics.

“Yet again our gymnasts did themselves, their parents and the club proud at the national championships. We are very proud not only of all the medallists but of all the gymnasts who worked so hard to reach the national finals,” said Katie Lawton, acrobatics coach, Deerness Gymnastics Academy.

“Here at Deerness Gymnastics Academy we, have a strong history as a competitive club from regional to international level. Our young gymnasts worked really hard to prepare for the competition, gaining the confidence and skills that participating in competitive events brings, so it’s great to see their hard work and commitment resulting in success. Their achievements will hopefully inspire and encourage more people to get involved with the club.”

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 seventy 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. To find out more call: 0191 373 9419 or visit or follow on twitter @deernessga or find on Facebook.