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Stay At Home TeamGym Battle ll: 09/06/21

16 young gymnasts from Wye Gymnastics entered the above event which was was run by Bracknell Gymnastics Club and was open to all TeamGym Clubs across the UK.

This event was the second of its kind and was created to give gymnasts who had been on an incredibly long lockdown something to work towards during this time.

The gymnasts had to film themselves completing two set routines from home and submit their video evidence to a panel of judges from across the UK to scrutinise and score accordingly.

The teams from Wye Gymnastics did exceptionally well with the following results:-

Emily Drew – 1st place Junior Elite
Maddy Jones – 2nd place Junior Elite
Caitlin Shaw – 3rd place Junior Elite

The 3 above girls, along with teammate Carys Dolbel took the Team Gold Medal in this event.

Dylan Smallcombe – 1st place Youth Performance (Male)
George Lee – 3rd place Youth Performance (Male)
Kelsey Howells – 1st place Youth Performance
Bethan Peacock – 3rd place Youth Performance

Dylan, George, Kelsey and their teammate Eva Meddins also placed 1st in the Youth Performance Mixed Team event with Bethan’s Youth Performance Female team, which included Eva Lawn, Carys Choules and Maisy Willis, took home a Gold medal in the team event.

The Youth Elite Team of Erin Brady, Lois Child, Olive Dunster and Teah Johnson just missed out on a medal, placing 4th overall in a really tough category.

Head TeamGym Coach Carly Hawke commented:-

This was a great opportunity for the athletes to really focus on something and get into competition mode again. I was so impressed with how hard everyone worked at home in what was extremely difficult circumstances for everyone.  

The lockdown made us change the way we work together and I have seen a resilience in these youngsters that has been so heart warming and has made me incredibly proud. These fantastic results are just the icing on the cake.

WGGC are looking for additional Trustees: 04/01/21
Wye Gymnastics and Galaxy Cheerleading are looking to recruit four additional Trustees.

The Board of Trustees has an essential role in Wye Gymnastics and Galaxy Cheerleading governance and setting the strategic direction of the Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO).

We are currently looking to expand the membership of our board to increase the breadth and depth of experience as we know that a diverse board brings a range of people with specialist skills together.

In particular, we are looking for people with the following skills or backgrounds:

  • Strategic governance
  • Legal
  • Property management
  • Gymnastics/cheerleading

Click here to see further information including how to apply.

Top TeamGym Team qualify for British Championships: 14/03/20
WGGC’s Youth Level 3 Team travelled to Brighton on the 14th of March to compete at the British TeamGym Qualifiers.

It was not only Dylan, Kelsey and Lois’ first time competing at the event but it was also the first time WGGC had taken a team to qualifiers after starting TeamGym only 3 years ago.

The team did exceptionally well and placed 3rd overall, gaining them a Bronze medal and a qualifying score to take part in the British Championships in July!

Great results from TeamGym Quatro League: 07/03/20 – 08/03/20
It was another busy weekend for WGGC with 2 competitions this weekend and some amazing results!

We attended the Quatro League TeamGym Competition based in our home club with the competing teams performing very well and taking home lots of medals:-

Team Centaurus (Junior Level 6) – 2nd place
Team Atom (Primary Level 5) – 2nd place
Team Nebula (Youth Level 5) – 1st place Overall & 1st place in Challenge Cup
Team Nova (Primary Level 4) – 1st place
Team Andromeda (Youth Level 4) – 2nd place
Team Cassiopeia ( Junior Level 4) – 2nd place & 3rd place in Challenge Cup
Team Aquila (Youth Level 3) – 2nd place
Team Hydra (Junior Level 3) – 1st place & 1st place in Challenge Cup

Meanwhile, our Cheerleaders are having an equally good day at the Ice Spring Thaw Out in Newport with the following results:-

Starlets (Youth Cheer) – 5th place
Nebula (Youth Pom) – 1st place
Shimmer (Youth Lyrical) – 2nd place
Neutron (Youth HipHop) – 5th place
Shine (Junior Lyrical) – 1st place & Grand Champion
Atom (Junior HipHop) – 2nd place
Sparkle (Senior Pom) – 2nd place
Nova (Senior Jazz) – 2nd place

Well done everyone who competed on the weekend – we are very proud of you!

Teams come out on top at British Tournament – 01/03/20
This weekend our Level 4 & 5 TeamGym Teams took to the track in the British Southern Tournament which was held in Bracknell.

Competing in Vault, Trampette and Tumble the Micro Teams were ready to go out and shine and they most certainly did, showing confidence and determination on each apparatus.

The Youth Level 5 team of Bethan, Erin, Eva, Olive & Teah were excited to compete for the first time in this event and that definitely showed with some lovely passes being sown which resulted in the team placing 1st on their category!

The Junior Level 4 team were up next and, after having competed in this event last year and just missing out on the medal positions, they really had something to prove. They did not disappoint and performed exceptionally well. Their high level skills along with great execution saw them follow in the youngsters steps and take the gold medal position.

Sport Wales visit WGGC – 28/02/20
We have been so excited to share our news with you but havent been able to do so until now!

We had a very exciting weekend at WGGC on the 15th of February when Sport Wales came to film an episode of the Welsh Sport Insider at our centre!

We were joined my Olympic athlete Mica Moore who came along to see all the fantastic work we are doing within the community and to test her skills by trying out some gymnastics moves!

Mica joined in with our GymKids class and wowed us with her basic gymnastics moves… So now it was time for her to try some of the bigger skills. The squad put her through her paces and she completed an amazing front somersault by the end of her session!

The crew also spent some time interviewing our coaches and parents and really captured the essence of the wonderful club we have here.

The episode is now available to watch and can be found here.

Cheerleaders Incredible at ICC – 22/02/20 – 23/02/20
This weekend we took our Junior Cheerleaders and our Junior and Senior Dancers to Newport Leisure Centre to compete at ICC.

Each team were not only fantastic role models and represented the club well but their performances were outstanding with some teams receiving bids to compete at the Battle of the Champions in 2021.

Congratulations to all who competed!
Nova (Senior Jazz) – 1st place
Atom (Junior HipHop) – 1st place
Sparkle (Senior Pom) – 1st place & A BOTC Bid Winner!
Neutron (Youth HipHop) – 2nd place & A BOTC Bid Winner!
Nebula (Youth Pom) – 2nd place & A BOTC Bid Winner!
Shine (Junior Lyrical) – 3rd place
Shooting Stars (Junior Cheer) – 6th place

Wye Gymnastics & Galaxy Cheerleading announced Welsh Gymnastics CLUB OF THE YEAR!

On the 18th of February, representatives of WGGC attended the Welsh Gymnastics Annual Awards Evening where they were nominated for the prestigious award of Club of the Year!

We are so excited, proud and overwhelmed to announce that we were crowned 2019 Welsh Gymnastics Club of the Year!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of Trustees, Staff, Young Leaders, Volunteers, members and their parents! All of you have contributed to the wonderful club we have today and we could not have done it without you!

Sport Cheer Wales Annual Awards – 18/01/20
It was a busy weekend for WGGC – at the same time as we were attending the Welsh Gymnastics Awards Evening, our Cheerleading representatives were attending the Sport Cheer Wales Annual Awards in the Cardiff.

We are so proud of all our staff and athletes that were nominated and shortlisted for an award this year! Congratulations to:-

Coach of the Year – Danni Thomas – Shortlisted Finalist
Volunteer of the Year – Lydia Fitton – Shortlisted Finalist
Athlete of the Year – Emma Yapp – Shortlisted Finalist

Quatro League 2019 Annual Awards Night – 10/01/20
Our TeamGym Coaches, Judges, Athletes and Parents had a great start to 2020 when we attended the Quatro League 2019 Awards Night! Everyone had a fantastic evening celebrating the success of TeamGym in Wales over the last year.

WGGC have an amazing 2019 season and were awarded with the following:-

Team Spirit Awards – Team Andromeda: Bethan Peacock, Carys Dolbel, Eva Meddins, Erin Brady & Olive Dunster

Gymnasts of the Year – Amy Heron (Teenies), Ruby Jarvis (Mini), Carys Choules (Youth), Evan Kennedy (Junior)

TeamMate of the Year: Maddy Jones

Coach of the Year: Jo Russel

Judges Awards of service: Ellie Postans, Jess Hawke, Millie Blythe

WGGC also placed 2nd overall in the League Series with 240 points!
Well done to everyone who took part in the 2019 series – we are very proud of you all!