British Championships 2014, Lilleshall National Sports Centre
EIGHT members of Carterton Gymnastic Veterans Club competed at the British Championships 2014 at Lilleshall National Sports Centre at the weekend. This is the first competition the team have entered having only been formed as a team since January this year. Most of the team only started gymnastics then and some having been out of the sport for many years. They have been sponsored by ABC Oxford Limited.
Professionals Kate Dela, Georgina Money and Laura Trafford competed. Dela came 2nd overall in the over 30's. Money and Trafford both completed in the over 18's, Money coming 9th overall and Trafford 7th overall and 4th in tumbling.
Novice gymnasts include Colin Rigby who entered in the over 50's coming 2nd overall and 1st in tumbling, Angela Money entered in the over 40's coming 6th overall and 6th in tumbling. Claire Granville also in the over 40's came 4th overall and 4th in tumbling. Angela Oliver and Angela Bywater both entered the over 30's, Oliver coming 7th overall and 3rd in tumbling and Bywater 6th overall and 9th in tumbling.
The team enjoyed every minute and worked extremely hard with their coach Debra Courtenay-Crane.
Photo: Left to right: Colin Rigby, Angela Bywater, Georgina Money, Claire Granville, Angela Money, Kate Dela, Angela Oliver and Laura Trafford
South Region Voluntary Levels Competition, Sunday 4th and 5th October 2014 at Milton Keynes
FOUR girls from Carterton Gym Club entered the South Region Voluntary Levels in and out of age gymnastics competition on Sunday 4th and 5th October 2014 at Milton Keynes. All four competed on bars, beam, vault and floor at different levels. Evie Daft aged 9 competed at level 5 OOA and her best piece was on bars with 11.40. Natasha Granville aged 12 and Georgia Bishop aged 13 both competed at level 4 OOA. Granville took home a silver medal on vault with a score of 11.70. Bishop's best piece was on floor scoring 10.80. Ella Mead aged 15 competed at level 3 OOA. Mead took home gold on bars with 11.20, bronze on vault scoring 11.50 and bronze on beam scoring 8.30 taking home bronze overall. All four girls did well as it was a hard competition with some great gymnastics demonstrated by all.
Photo: Left to right: Ella Mead, Natasha Granville, Sarah Edmunds, Evie Daft and Georgia Bishop
Oxfordshire County Levels Competition at Berinsfield,
Sunday 29th June 2014
EIGHT girls from Carterton Gymnastics Club of Upavon Way, Carterton competed at the Oxfordshire County Levels Competition at Berinsfield on Sunday 29th June 2014. All competed on vault, floor, bars and beam.
Ella Mead aged 14 competed at Level 3 OOA and took home a Bronze on beam. Molly Mullins age 13, Georgia Bishop age 12 and Natasha Granville age 11 all competed at Level 4 OOA. Mullins took Gold on vault and bars, Bishop took Gold on floor while Granville took Silver on both vault and beam and Bronze on bars coming second overall. Eabha Morris age 10, Evie Daft and Isabel Norris both aged 9 competed at Level 5 OOA. Daft took home a Gold on both vault and Bars while taking a Silver on floor. Best piece by Eabha and Isabel was on floor. Roisin Morris age 8 competed at Level 4 IA and took home Gold on vault, bars, beam and floor coming first overall. All eight girls worked hard and had a great day, it being the first competition for three of them, coached by Debra Courtenay-Crane and Colin Rigby.
Photo: Left to right back: Georgia Bishop, Ella Mead and Molly Mullins
Middle: Evie Daft, Natasha Granville and Evha Morris
Front: Isabel Norris and Roisin Morris
Natasha Granville, Evie Daft and Ella Mead
Veterans over 30's Artistic Advanced Gymnastics Competition Basingstoke, Sunday 8th June 2014
KATE Dela from Carterton Gymnastics Club, Upavon Way, Carterton competed at the Veterans over 30's Artistic Advanced Gymnastics Competition at Basingstoke on Sunday 8th June 2014.
It was an amazing day for Kate. She competed on vault, bars, floor and beam. Her best score was on beam with 13.80. Her overall score was 39.80 and she took home a Gold medal.
Photo: Coach Debra Courtenay-Crane and Kate Dela
Southern Region Grades Competition at Basingstoke
Sunday 13th April 2014
THREE girls from Carterton Gymnastics Club, Upavon Way, Carterton took part in the Southern Region Grades Competition at Basingstoke on Sunday 13th April 2014. All three girls competed on vault, floor, bars and beam. Evie Daft aged 9 entered at grade 13 and her best piece of the day was on on vault scoring 12.30. Natasha Granville aged 11 entered at grade 10 and her best piece of the day was also on vault scoring 12.10. Ella Mead aged 14 entered at grade 9. Her best piece of the day was on vault scoring 11.90 and she took home a bronze medal overall.
Photo: Left to Right, Natasha Granville, Evie Daft and Ella Mead
Oxfordshire Grades Gymnastics Competition, Abingdon, March 16th, 2014
FOUR girls from Carterton Gym Club, Upavon Way, Carterton, all competed at the Oxfordshire Grades Gymnastics Competition at Berinsfield on Sunday 16th March 2014. All four passed their Grades getting through to the Southern Region competition in May, and all came home with Gold medals. The youngest Evie Daft aged 9 took her grade 13, Amelie Meaden aged 9 took her grade 12 while Natasha Granville aged 11 took 10 and Ella Mead being the eldest at 14 took her grade 9. They all took part on four pieces of apparatus being vault, bars, beam and floor and were coached there by Debra Courtenay-Crane.
Photo: Left to Right, Natasha Granville, Evie Daft, Amelie Meaden and Ella Mead
Oxfordshire Two piece Competition, November 17th
Four girls from Carterton Gym Club who train at Carterton Community College Upavon Way competed at the Oxfordshire Two piece Competition on 17th November at Berinsfield,all doing beam and floor. Evie Daft competed at level 5IA and took home a gold on beam and bronze on floor. Natasha Granville competed at level 4OOA junior and took home a gold on beam. Georgia Bishop competed at level 4OOA senior taking a bronze on floor. Ella Mead took home a silver on beam and bronze on floor at level 3OOA senior.
Photo: Left to Right, Georgia Bishop, Ella Mead Natasha Granville and front Evie Daft
South Region Levels Championships 2013, September 21st/22nd
Three girls from Carterton Gymnastics Club, Upavon Way, Carterton got through to the South Region Levels Championships 2013 and competed at Rivermead Leisure Complex in Reading on 21st and 22nd September. All three girls competed on vault, bars, beam and floor in a very tough competition. Evie Daft aged 8 competed at level 5. Her best piece of the day was on floor. Georgia Bishop aged 12 competed at level 4 with her best piece being on bars. Ella Mead competed at level 3. Mead walked away with a gold medal on both beam and vault, taking home also a bronze medal overall. All three girls did their best and their coach Debra Courtenay-Crane was very proud of them all.
Photo: Left to Right, Evie Daft, Coach Debra-Courtenay-Crane, Ella Mead, Georgia Bishop
Oxfordshire County In and Out of Age Levels Gymnastics Competition, June 30th, 2013
Four girls from Carterton Gymnastic Club took part in the Oxfordshire County In and Out of Age Levels Gymnastics Competition on Sunday 30th June 2013 at Abingdon Gymastics Club. All four girls did vault, bars, beam and floor. Evie Daft competed at level 5IA. Her best piece was on floor scoring 11.05. Her total score was 41.65 and she took home a bronze on floor. Amelie Meaden competed at level 5OA. Her best piece was also on floor scoring 11.45, total score being 41.85. Georgia Bishop completed at level 4OA and took home bronze on floor. Ella Mead competed at 3OA. Her best piece was on vault scoring 12.20. Her total score was 41.70. She took home gold on beam and bronze overall.
Photo: Left to Right, Georgia Bishop, Amelie Meaden, Evie Daft and Ella Mead
As you were all aware, we were nominated and short-listed for the prestigious award, of West Oxfordshire Sports Club of the Year 2013, and tonight, Thursday 23rd May, it was announced that we won! Congratulations to all involved in making this a truly wonderful club!
Here's the full story…
Awards for West Oxfordshire’s sporting stars
Budding sports stars and inspirational club staff were honoured at the annual West Oxfordshire Sports Awards on 23.05.13.
The ceremony, held at Witney Lakes Resort, acknowledged the District’s talented athletes as well as the valuable work carried out by the sports clubs, coaches and unsung heroes.
West Oxfordshire District Council runs the awards in partnership with GLL Sports Foundation. Richard Langridge, Cabinet Member responsible for leisure was full of praise for the winners. He said: “This is one of my favourite events of the year as it a chance to celebrate the passion, achievement, dedication and commitment of the talent we have in West Oxfordshire".
Sports Club of the Year
Carterton Gymnastics Club was crowned Sports Club of the Year in recognition of its achievements and links with the local community.
The Club provides coaching for all ages and has 100 children participating at all levels. Last year they coached an elite squad to county and regional level and coached a veteran gymnast to national level, achieving second place in the GB veteran competition
The club shares facilities with the local community college, providing an excellent model of sporting opportunities for the students and actively encourage students participating in GCSE, A level and Duke of Edinburgh.
Photo: Head Coach, Debra Courtney Crane, received the award on behalf of the Club and said, “This is a fantastic achievement for the Club and all the volunteers who give up so much of their time. This is why the Club is such a success. I have 12 volunteer coaches helping me and I couldn’t do it without them."
Veterans Competition, BasingstokeSunday 9th June 2013
Kate Dela from Carterton Gymnastics Club, took part in the Veterans Competition in Basingstoke on Sunday 9th June 2013. It was a very tough competition for Dela as she was the youngest in her group.
Kate competed on vault, bars, beam and floor. Her highest score was on beam with 13.20. Her total score was 37.55 which was made up of her three highest scores. She had a good competition and was very pleased to take 1st place overall in the over 30's category. Kate is now working hard for the British Championship Competition in November at Newcastle.
Photo: Kate Dela
Grades 14 – 9 Competition 2013
Carterton Gymnastics Club, Carterton, Oxfordshire took part in the Oxfordshire Club Grades at Berinsfield Gymnastics Club, Oxfordshire on Sunday 17th March 2013.
Evie Daft competed at level 14 and took home a Silver medal scoring 59.05. Her best piece of the day was on vault.
Amelie Meaden competed at level 13. She took home a Gold medal scoring 58.10. Her best piece was also on vault.
Natasha Granville competed at level 11 taking home a Gold medal scoring 47.45. Her best piece was also on vault.
Georgia Bishop and Ella Mead both competed at level 10. Mead took Gold scoring 43.10 and Bishop took home silver with a score of 41.20. Their best pieces also were on vault.
All girls were pleased with their performances on the day coached by Colin Rigby and Sarah Edmonds.
Photo: Front, Evie Daft and Amelie Meaden. Back, Natasha Granville, Ella Mead, Georgie Bishop
Witney Gazette special feature, April 10, 2013
Oxfordshire Gymnastics Grades 14 – 9 Competition 2012
Four girls from Carterton Gymnastic Club took part in the Oxfordshire Gymnastics Grades 14–9 Competition at Kingston Gymnastics Club, Milton Keynes on Sunday 25th March 2012.
Amelie Meaden aged 7 took a Gold medal scoring 62.40 at level 14, her best piece being range and conditioning.
Niamh Herbert, aged 9 also took a Gold at level 13 scoring 56.55. Her best piece was on vault.
They both competed on vault bars, beam, floor and range and conditioning and this was their first competition.
Natasha Granville aged 9 and Georgia Bishop aged 10 both competed on vault, bars, beam and floor. Natasha competed at level 12 and scored 40.25 with her best piece being on vault.
Georgia competed at level 11 and took home a Silver medal with a score of 44.70 her best piece also being on vault.
Photo: Left to Right Coach Debra Courtenay-Crane, Natasha Granville, Amelie Meaden, Niamh Herbert, Georgia Bishop and Coach Colin Rigby
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