The video below was produced by BG to showcase DMT in their Discover Gymnastics series – all the gymnasts in it are from Eastern Region with the exception of one, the video was taken at Sprung Loaded.
The Trampoline East AGM is being held on 11th October in Hatfield, after the Regional Championships competition.
Nominations are invited for committee positions on the attached form, or please nominate those existing committee members as they are willing to continue in their roles for the following year.
Nominations should come from a club rather than individuals, it is anticipated that this will be after discussion within your individual clubs. If anyone wishes a role description of any of the committee positions before being nominated please let me know and I can forward these.
Please return forms to either the Regional Chair or the Secretary by the designated time for these to be counted.
The nomination form can be downloaded here:
In previous years we have held an inter-club Regional Championship based on the grading routines. With some clubs now opting to compete only in NDP this leaves the region divided in terms of routines being competed and the regional committee has been looking at ways in which we could come together without forcing clubs to abandon their principled decisions to adopt one, or the other, of the two structures we support in East. All DMT and TPD competition in the region adopts the BG NDP structures and is not directly affected.
Once again Daniel Frost, ex-regional competitor here in East, is raising money in memory of Steve Locke for MacMillan Cancer, this time by doing the London Triathlon on Sunday 9th August. This is a great cause and one Steve’s family have pleasure in supporting. If you would like to sponsor Dan, and give a quick wink to Steve in the process, then please use one of the following methods:
In its current facility for 10 years Waveney Gymnastics Club has developed to become one of the leading sports clubs and facilities in the District and County. Our purpose built facility is one of the best centres in the country. In the last five years hosting national junior and Senior boys training camps including teams from Canada, Australia, Great Britain leading up to London 2012, also the Japanese Trampoline squad prior to 2012. We are a genuine community run club, which caters for all levels of gymnastic/ Trampoline related activities from babies through to adults and top competitive athletes. Our aim is to provide an enjoyable and inclusive experience for everyone accessing our facility under the guidance and care of qualified coaches.
Waveney Gymnastics Club are seeking to increase their coaching team and an opportunity to coach their successful Performance Trampoline squad has come available. Currently this is a part time post however, with the correct candidate we at Waveney Gymnastics Club would be happy to expand this to a full time position.
We are looking to appoint an energetic, enthusiastic coach to join the team, where the post will involve working with our successful development squad.
The club has a competitive pay structure related to the qualifications and experience of the individual coaches. Opportunities for further development and attendance on appropriate course are available and negotiable. Any interested persons looking to start a new venture at our world-class purpose-built facility; who has already gained a coaching qualification are invited to send their C.V’s to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Starting date would be as soon as the correct candidate becomes available.
The date and venue for this has now been set and all clubs are invited to prepare for the competition which is being hosted by Levitation TC:
As in previous years there will be both team and individual champions and clubs may enter more than one team if they would like. One big change this year is brought upon us because of the two different structures in use and in order to allow all to compete on a ‘level-playing field’ the competition will make use of the East Region’s Open Competition Structure. This structure has been designed to give clubs confidence in using either NDP or Eastern Grades (or both in reflection of individuals’ needs) as their preferred development pathway going forward. This new format structure was trialled at the recent Fenland Flyers Open where both the organizers and those attending thought it worked well with only minor wrinkles (now being in the process of being ironed out).
As with last year the competition will be for:
If anybody has a query about the New Open Structure please email email@example.com.
Our Annual General Meeting will immediately follow the East Region Championship competition. Can all clubs please make an effort to attend.
Over the last weekend of May, The Peterborough Arena hosted a wonderful Regional Team Finals, an intermediate level competition between teams of trampoline, double mini and tumbling gymnasts from all regions of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The East Region’s team was small compared to some but had quality and spirit in abundance and punched well above its weight. Our younger performers in particular were an inspiration and at the end of the first day on overall points we led the competition! Sunday was a little quieter for us but the East Team finished 5th on trampoline among the 12 regions, 3rd on double mini and 2nd in tumbling; a fantastic result!
On trampoline there were golds for Shannon Waterman, Conner Houston, Harvey Bell, Carys Verdicchio and Hal Ottley; all aged 12 or younger. Ellis Rushworth jumped to silver and Imogen Mayhew, Charlotte Warnes, Caitlin Constance and Monica Dowling all collected bronze. 10 trampoline medals and 28 top eight placings was a tremendous haul.
On double mini our small team also made a great showing with 6 medals including wins for Imogen Mayhew, Hal Ottley, Max Gaeta and Ed Parkin. Daniel Cotta and Chloe Caley achieved silver and Ella Houston reached the podium for her bronze. 11 of the team achieved top eight, point scoring places. Special mention should go to Hal for his double gold and to Imogen, also a double medallist.
More than twenty of these gymnasts will be invited to compete in the National Development Plan (NDP) Finals which takes place in Telford this July. Here they will compete for their individual clubs and we wish them every success.
Huge thanks are due to the East Team’s coaches, judges and supporters for helping our gymnasts achieve such a great result. Thanks too to all the coaches back at our gymnasts’ clubs and to Jack Kelly, Paul Kitchen, Dave Kingaby, Phil Dodson and the Region’s Trampoline Committee for their work in supporting gymnast development. It’s paying off guys!
Report by Pat Dodson (Team Manager).
|East||125 (5)||66 (3)||179 (2)|
|East Midlands||268 (1)||11 (10)||29 (11)|
|London||54 (10)||0 (11)||55 (10)|
|North of England||69 (9)||0 (11)||185 (1)|
|North West||101 (6)||62 (4)||27 (12)|
|Northern Ireland||43 (11)||53 (5)||12 (13)|
|Scotland||12 (12)||99 (2)||59 (9)|
|South West||158 (4)||170 (1)||136 (3)|
|South||176 (3)||30 (8)||77 (8)|
|South East||86 (7)||36 (7)||94 (6)|
|Wales||7 (13)||0 (11)||101 (5)|
|West Midlands||194 (2)||53 (5)||82 (7)|
|Yorkshire||75 (8)||26 (9)||110 (4)|
Colchester School Of Gymnastics is holding its first Adult Competition on the 16th August 2015 for both gymnastics and trampoline, the entry deadline is 19th July.
The competition is for anyone over the age of 18 who wishes to compete regardless of your experience or ability. We welcome you whether you are a complete beginner or retired from the sport.
The competition should be a fun experience to meet new people and try out some new or old skills. The full competition handbook with all details for information & the entry form can be downloaded below. The relevant extract for Trampoline routines is:
Must include one somersault and one body landing – no difficulty score but 0.5 bonus for two somersaults.
Must include a minimum of three somersaults and a maximum of 7, difficulty will be awarded. There is a 0.3 bonus available for a 3⁄4 front somersault ball out barani or 3⁄4 back somersault cody. Each somersault must not exceed 0.6 in difficulty.
Minimum of 8 somersaults – difficulty will be awarded.
Those listed below have been selected for the squads taking place on 24th may 2015.
Clubs are required to ensure their gymnasts are prepared for the day and are required to meet the fitness requirements for squad type training.
Would coaches please confirm either way the availability of their gymnasts no later than the 17th May by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The cost for the squad will be £15 payable on registration.
|Junior Squad – 8:45 – 12:00||Youth Squad – 11:45 – 15:00|
|Amber Bradley||Hi Tension||Amelia Edbrooke||Sprung Loaded|
|Carys Verdicchio||Rotations||Austin Pannell||Independent|
|Chloe Caley||Pegasus||Bex Alexander||Aspire|
|Chloe Harrison||Rotations||Caitlin Houston||Pegasus|
|Ella Houston||Pegasus||Freya Grundy||Dragons|
|Evie Hood||Colchester GC||Georgia Berry||Comets|
|Evie Joseph||Brentwood||Georgia Tyrrell||Brentwood|
|Evie Stokes Shinn||Brentwood||Haidee Spence||Dragons|
|Freya Williams||Hi Tension||Hannah Hodgkinson||Hi-Tension|
|Hal Ottley||Ipswich Four||Hannah Morris||Rotations|
|Hana Scillitoe||Dimensions||Kathryn Marson||Rotations|
|Imogen Mayhew||Pegasus||Luke Dewe||Sprung Loaded|
|Jared Smith||Brentwood||Maddison Merritt||Brentwood|
|Liam Whistler||Cambourne Comets||Monica Dowling||Brentwood|
|Lilia Kearney||Ipswich Four||Olivia Collier||Flight|
|Lilly Patrick||Hi Tension||Olivia Watson||Brentwood|
|Max Felton||Dimensions||Renee Specketer||Brentwood|
|Max Gaeta||Pegasus||Sam Hodgkinson||Hi-Tension|
|Sydney Kelly||Cangaroos||Trinity Kelly||Cangaroos|
|Willow Lynch||Colchester GC||Reece Norden||Sprung Loaded.|
Following the recent announcement by Trampoline East of the format for the regional championships, Fenland Flyers are going to adopt the new Open structure which permits those regularly competing either grades or NDP to compete alongside one another.
Fenland Flyers will be holding an Open Competition on 14th June 2015 at the Thomas Clarkson Academy, Corporation Road, Wisbech, PE13 2SE. Entry fee will be £7.50 and the closing date for entries 23rd May. Entry forms will come out nearer the time but any clubs thinking they will, or will not, enter, early advice to Adele would be appreciated – email email@example.com.
Competition groups will be as defined in the Open structure, TPD grades will also be offered as will a Novice Group competing the routine specified below. Trophies will be awarded for the first 3 places in each group and medals for winning teams.
Novice routine will be: