Issue 5 : Volume 4
December 2009 CITY OF HULL OLYMPIC GYMNASTICS CLUB
AFTER MANY PROMISES WE NOW SEEM UNABLE
CITY OF HULL GYMNASTICS CLUB TO GET A RELY FROM HULL LEISURE NEVER MIND
FIND OUT ABOUT THE PIT ROOM.
As many of you know, Hull Leisure have
promised for the last two and a half years
that the pit room would be refurbished and
brought back in to use. Many of us
remember Councillor Minns sat at a table in
Woodford main hall when he promised
Woodford would reopen. He specifically
stated that this would include the YEGA Competition Success
gymnastics facility. At that meeting, the For Recreational and Intermediate
vast majority of the audience were Classes
gymnasts, parents and coaches from this
club and others. Gymnasts from these classes entered the
YEGA Floor and Vault Team competitions.
You might wonder then why two and a half The U8s team of Ellie Creighton, Sophie
years later the gymnastics pit facility is still ulford, Charlotte Dearlove, Zoe Dyble and
being used as a store room. It was almost Isabelle King won the bronze medal.
ironic when we noticed a nice new plan of The 13+ team, Lauren Atkinson, Bethany
Woodford Leisure Centre on the wall in Atkinson and Sophie Waudby won Silver.
reception, which clearly shows the Congratulations to you all.
gymnastics pit. We will of course continue to
try to raise a response from Hull Leisure but Other Clubs and Venues
remain very disheartened, while we
continue to train in different venues across Even though we moved back into Woodford
East Yorkshire. on Fridays and Saturdays this is not enough
time for our Competition Classes. Some of
Spectacular Competition Success them train for 14 hours each week. We
continue to be hugely grateful to Wolds
The autumn time includes the Yorkshire
Gymnastics Club in Driffield and All Saints
East Gymnastics Association's team
C. E. Junior School in Hessle.
competitions. This year as ever the club
entered several teams, mostly from the
competition classes, but also some of the
POINTS OF INTEREST
intermediate and recreational gymnasts
Keep up to date with what is happening in
After our last entered the floor and vault.
the club or with important dates and
newsletter, news on
competitions by visiting our website. The
the pit room appears The U10s Level 7 Four Piece Team of Katie
to have stopped Corns, Jennifer Mearns and Freya Noman
coming. won by 3 points. The U12's Level 7 Four
You may notice that at some point in
Piece Team of Courtney Alderson, Louise
December the web site had a bit of a face
Club's gymnasts end Craggs and Rosie Upton won by an
lift! Our thanks to Dave Williamson for
the year on a high, incredible 6 points. As Natalie later told the
offering us a better service than the take
winning many more Hull Daily Mail, "When you can lose a
away web site I originally constructed a
medals. competition by 0.1, this is an outstanding
couple of years ago.
Congratulations to The website contains many of the forms and
Lynn Yates after The club entered one U12 level 5 team and
documents we are unable to display at
becoming a Club one U10 level 5 team. In the event the U10
present at Woodford Leisure Centre.
Judge, and to Mrs team ended up competing at U12 because
Laws for revalidating there were no other teams at that level and
Club Welfare Officer
as a Club Judge again. age to compete against them. The U10
team of Jessica Cox and Rebecca Goodwin
Simon Mearns is now Until now Natalie has served as the club's
came 3rd and the U12 team of Katie Hunt,
qualified as a Regional welfare officer. From the start of this month
Emily Charlton and Emily Wilkinson won by
Judge. Emily Charlton's mum, Elaine Charlton, has
3 points. Again, both teams performed
taken over this position. A picture will
really well, with Emily Wilkinson particularly
Several coaches aim to appear on the club notice board after
worthy of a special mention, giving a career
do the next stage of Christmas for those of you who don't know
best performance on beam, including a
training (See Story) her. Natalie will now serve as deputy
cartwheel, straight into a tuck back
My Point Of View - By Emily Wilkinson Coach Education
Another year gone by and still travelling to
Several of our coaches are just about to
various training venues, but still going
undertake further training in the New Year.
strong. It all kicked off with the grades
Becky Crisp and Di Craggs are about to do
which are very nerve wracking for the
the Level 2 Women's Artistic Gymnastics
CITY OF HULL GYMNASTICS CLUB gymnasts as they know they need to pass.
Luckily everybody that entered passed. We
have had new faces join and sadly old
course and Lynn Yates will do her Level 3
at Easter, less than a year after completing
her Level 2. Simon is planning to do a
Level 4 Women's Artistic Course also at
Easter which will, if he successfully
It feels an honour to be in the competition
completes the course, mean Hull has a
class because all the little ones look up to
level 4 coach for the first time in many
you. It is very hard work and can be
frustrating when you can't get something
right, but very rewarding when you win
medals, which we have won at nearly
The fundraising committee have made the
club proud. We got to dance at Craven Park
where the mighty Hull Kingston Rovers
play and won a great match. We raised
over £400 pounds.
It's good belonging to the club where the
coaches are nice and we have a good team
of girls that get on.
Thanks for reading.
Many thanks to the fundraising committee
for the amazing work they have been doing
recently. The team have organised a
variety of events, ranging from the group
routine performed at half time at Hull K.R.
that Emily mentioned above to events like
the race night organised by Martine.
Jeanette and Anne have also run a Build-a-
bear event and a tombola for the
Christmas Competition. Perhaps the
biggest event has been the Christmas
raffle. Many thanks to all of you for making
this so successful.
All of this fundraising is aimed at paying for
the £3000 worth of new equipment that
the club has ordered recently. The first of
these items is the new beam which was
bought from the O2 Arena, after the World
Championships. The girls can now say they
have been on the same beam as Beth
Tweddle and the rest of the worlds elite
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year