The Scarborough Gymnastics Academy’s annual club awards took place at North Cliff Golf Club with special guest Olympic Gymnast Marjorie Carter presenting the awards. Marjorie represented Great Britain in the 1952 Games in Helsinki and the 1960 Games in Rome. Marjorie was also Head coach at City of Leeds Gymnastics Club for 18 years and coached both SGA’s head coaches Evy and Nikii Walker.
The gymnasts, families and friends were also entertained with quizzes, raffles juggling workshop and a specially presented film showing the clubs achievements over the past two years. The awards are presented in a number of categories, for both the general gymnastics and competitive sections of the club. Competitive results throughout the year is taken into consideration as well as commitment, enthusiasm and progress, when deciding upon the winners of the annual awards.
The winners were as follows:
Competitive Gymnast of the Year: These awards are presented to gymnasts who have shown ongoing enthusiasm and commitment to gymnastics, as well as improving their skill level and achievement good all round results throughout 2010 / 2011.
Senior Gymnast of the Year: Caitlin Frith
Junior Gymnast of the Year: Ellie Smith
The Big Improvement Awards which are presented to gymnasts who have worked really hard, shown commitment & greatly increased their skills in all areas of the disciplines in which they train.
General Gymnastics Under 5’s – Lisa Brindle
General Gymnastics Under 7’s – Tom Parkin
General Gymnastics Under 9’s – Anja Lahger
General Gymnastics Primary – Tyla Ingle
General Gymmastics Junior – Jasmin Roper
General Gymnastics Senior – Heather Atkinson
Competitive Gymnastics Big Improvement Primary Award – Gemma Sykes
Competitive Gymnastics Big Improvement Junior Award – Sophie Gambles
Competitive Gymnastics Big Improvement Senior Award – Coral Rose
The Commitment award is presented to a gymnast who has shown an ongoing commitment and dedication to gymnastics throughout the year.
Junior Commitment Award: Damien Quinten
Senior Commitment Award : Niamh Sweeney
The Commitment to coaching award is presented to a junior coach who has volunteered showing an ongoing commitment and interest to gymnastics development throughout the year. As wwell as developing their person coaching skills.
Commitment to Coaching Award: Niamh Sweeney
The Progress Award is presented to gymnasts who have worked hard, made progress and shown big improvements throughout the year.
Under 7’s Progress Award: Evie Lawson
Under 10’s Progress Award: Olivia Smith
Under 12’s Progress Award: Abbie Davison
Under 14’s Progress Award: Ellis Miller
Senior Progress Award: Amber Hood
Dance & Conditioning are both very important aspects in gymnastics, and both the Dance Excellence Award and the Conditioning Award recognises those gymnasts who excel, work hard & train with enthusiasm in these areas.
Junior Conditioning Award: Hannah Lockwood
Senior Conditioning Award: Jo Pattison
Primary Dance Excellence Award: Gabbie Clyde
Junior Dance Excellence Award: Evie Barnes
Senior Dance Excellence Award: Bethany Morley
Star Awards: This category focuses upon six pieces of apparatus, being the vault, floor, beam, bars, tumble & trampette These award is presented to gymnasts who have shown significant improvements & skill development on the following pieces of apparatus.
Star on Bars – Evie Storr
Star on Beam – Freya Storr
Star on Floor – Emily Newbould
Star on Vault – Sonny Grant
Star on Trampette – Tilly Grunwell
Star on Tumble – Amber Wilson
The Susan Richings Award: This award was kindly donated by Susan Richings. This Category focuses on an outstanding contribution to the club. The 2011 winners were the Primary National Teamgym squad and coaches for their recent achievement winning the British Championships.
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