Team East’s trampoline and DMT gymnasts punched above their weight once more, winning 24 medals at 2017’s Regional Team Finals held last weekend at Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena. No fewer than 42 of the team’s 70 gymnasts also qualified to compete at the NDP Finals; these take place in Telford on the weekend of 8th and 9th July.
On trampoline there were 18 medals spread across Continue reading
Our AGM this year will take place on 2nd July between 10:00 – 12:00. It is taking place at:
The Netherhall School and Sixth Form Centre
Queen Edith’s Way
More details will be posted here in due course.
With 22 medals and 40 trampolinists qualified for NDP Finals, the East Region’s Trampoline Team won the trophy as the best of the 13 UK regions at last weekend’s Regional Team Finals in Birmingham. This was a remarkable achievement and will hopefully be a springboard to still further successes. Continue reading
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.
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 protected]
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)|
Following the Junior & Youth Squad selection announcement, there remain a few spaces unallocated. It is the intention that the squad only operates with those capable of working to a high level, but it is entirely possible that some gymnasts may have recovered from injury, resolved move issues or are worthy of consideration now for other reasons. If any Coach has such a gymnast, they are invited to submit a request for review to the squad coaches ([email protected]), stating why they feel they should be offered a space. Squad coaches will hope to view such applicants at the forthcoming grading.
With the Tracks 2000 League now having released their confirmed dates and handbook for 2015, the year appears to have changed shape such that a previously advertised Open Competition in May now clashes and so will be deferred. The updated calendar linked below aims to provide an overview of all competition & squad events (as well as main school holidays).
A number of dates have been highlighted as being Potential Regional Open Events; please note that these are not committed dates as yet and are dependant on clubs offering to host one – any such will be recorded on the region’s Google Calendar.
It is understood that the National League organizers are about to launch a National League for Regional Competitors.
The Eastern regions first round of the British Schools Championships 2014/15 is being held at Hitchin Boys School, Herts SG51JB on Sunday 30th November. Available to download are:
There will be a range of trampolines from 13mm to 4x4mm allocated to panels, please put in your covering email if any of your elite performers are unable to compete on a 6x4mm or 4x4mm trampoline. If you have any equipment concerns please don’t hesitate to contact the Organizer, Claire Watt.
DE photos will be attending as well as Star leotards.
Beverages and snack will be available through out the day upstairs, bacon rolls and cakes with jacket potatoes from 11.30.
Competition t-shirts will be on sale on the day, child sizes £10 and adult sizes £12.
Alternatively they are available to pre order on the form below before the 3rdNovember and pick up at the competition, pre orders are only £10 for adult’s sizes and £8 for child sizes.
|Child Sizes £8||White||Sky Blue||Totals:|
|Adult Sizes £10|
The squad coaches are inviting the following gymnasts to the upcoming May squads (please see earlier news release for details), being held at Brentwood on Sunday 25th May.
The order of activity on the day will be as follows:
|Activity||Junior Squad||Youth Squad|
|Intro, non-directed warm-up with own coaches||9:00||12:00|
|Bed warm-up & jump drills||9:15||12:15|
|Refresh session from previous squads||9:40||12:40|
|Session review, equipment clear-down, depart||2:45|