Annual Club Competition Report
I would like to say a huge thank you to all the parents, grandparents and friends who came along to support the gymnasts, in our Annual Club Competition. I thought it was a wonderful day and was very impressed with the 110 gymnasts, who all performed beautifully.
The standard improves each year, well done to all the coaches.
Thank you also for your support buying our Christmas squares, the money always goes to buying equipment. 50p a square. Liz.
Well done to Vicky Cronin, Becky Harding and Lisa Allen who passed their Assistant Coach exam.
Thanks to Martina and Leah, for years of loyal service, both competing and coaching. They are off to University and but first are attending a Club Coach course, so we should see them during holidays, good luck.
Laura Madge, 17, won the bouquet and certificate for highest vault score, in the Senior Modified FIG section of the recent South West Inter counties, at Plymouth.
She competed for Devon in the Floor & Vault competition .
This is a very high achievement, as she trains and practices her vault, a Piked Tsukahara, on a 12 m vault run up, half the permitted length.
Trophies were awarded to members of the squads for their hard work and dedication, along with the annual trophies for highest scores at competitions.
New foam Vault , this was bought with the money raised by the hard work of Torquay's Lions Club at the Race night, last November. Thanks to all who helped.
Congratulations All the girls passed their Club Grades and had a good start in this years Devon league, progressing well.
Well done to the boys who competed in the Devon league on 13th March. Many apparatus medals and good team placing's.
Torbay Olympic Gymnastics Club has gained GymMark status which recognises the club as being Safe, Effective and Child Friendly. GymMark is the British Gymnastics version of the Sport England Clubmark and the club is one of the first in the South West and nationally to gain this accreditation. The club has brought together a pack proving that it's high standards of welfare covered all aspects of the running of the club. From First Aid and coaching ratios, through effective planning and volunteer coordination, to guarantees of best practice, showing that the club has effective schemes for child protection and welfare. The club's five year development plan has been updated, which includes coach education, competition goals and the plan to triple the working area for the gymnasts.
The annual Club Competition, last Sunday 28th Nov. was a great success with many happy gymnasts going home with medals, after performing in front of proud parents and grandparents. Lucky program winners took home a box of chocolates and a gymnast in each competition won an Advent Calendar.
Congratulations Sean Lindsay Under 12 Devon Open Champion & Bronze Medallist at the SW Apparatus Finals.
Steven Amer helped Devon get team Silver in the U12 Inter-
Torbay Coach of the Year
Head Coach, Mark Pocock wins Torbay Coach of the Year 2003, this award was presented at Paignton Zoo in April '04.
Sean Lindsay Wins Sports Personaility of the Year
Herald Express, 2003
Torbay Olympic Gymnastics Club
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