Regional Competition A Success For Deerness

Posted on: May 8th, 2016 by Debbie No Comments

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 an opportunity to perform in front of an audience in a relaxed and encouraging environment.

Nearly 200 of the competitors were young acrobats and tumblers from Deerness Gymnastics Academy.

“We’ve had a great response to both of these competitions, with more clubs and gymnasts than ever before wanting to participate. Although Deerness Gymnastics Academy is known as a major club in GB gymnastics and home to world, european and british champions the club is also committed in helping to develop happy, healthy and confident children throughout the region.” said Katie Lawton, high performance acrobatics coach, Deerness Gymnastics Academy. “Not only do these competitions provide great experience for our young gymnasts but they also raise invaluable funds for our volunteer-led club which will enable us to continue to make gymnastics available to the whole community.”

Competitions like this are a great way to introduce young gymnasts into the sport,” said Glen Wharton, head of tumbling at Deerness Gymnastics Academy. “Competitions like these just wouldn’t be able to happen without the dedication and support from many people and I’d like to say a big thank you to the judges, officials, helpers and volunteers, and not least to the competitors and their coaches for making the competition day so enjoyable for everyone involved.”

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 15 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 every weekday.

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