The Scarborough Gymnastics Academy’s annual club awards took place at Scarborough Rugby Club and the evening was also combined with the 10th anniversary of the club.
Scarborough Gymnastics Academy celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2012, having been established by Evy and Nikii Walker in 2002.
SGA provides a training base for eight qualified coaches (Evy Walker, Nikii Walker, Kadie Walker, Hannah Bishop, Cathy Coates, Lauren Mainprize, Dawn Hood, Megan Richardson) and three up-and-coming coaches (Joanna Pattison,Lynda Wilson and Rebecca Lockwood), delivering professional gymnastics sessions to over 270 gymnasts per week.
SGA has gone from strength to strength over the years and has celebrated many amazing achievements including two British Championship titles and international achievements in the International Team gym cup.
The gymnasts, families and friends were entertained at the event with quizzes, raffles and a specially presented slide show of the clubs achievements over the past 10 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 are 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: 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 2012.
Primary – Emily Newbould
Junior/Senior Joanna Pattison
The Big Improvement Awards are presented to gymnasts who have worked really hard, shown commitment and greatly increased their skills in all areas of the disciplines in which they train.
General Gymnastics Under-fives – Holly Draper
General Gymnastics Under-sevens – Jacob Bland
General Gymnastics Under-nines – Jessica Nolton
General Gymnastics Primary – Alice Boorer
General Gymmastics Junior – Rebecca Dent
General Gymnastics Senior - Georgia Price
Competitive Gymnastics Big Improvement Primary Award – Damien Quinton
Competitive Gymnastics Big Improvement Junior Award – Lottie Ingham
Competitive Gymnastics Big Improvement Senior Award – Megan Coates
The Commitment award is presented to a gymnast who has shown an ongoing commitment and dedication to gymnastics throughout the year.
Primary Commitment Award : Jasmine Marshall
Junior Commitment Award: Joseph Fishburn
Senior Commitment Award : Amber Hood
The Progress Award is presented to gymnasts who have worked hard, made progress and shown big improvements throughout the year.
Under-sixes Progress Award : Ashleigh Witty
Under-sevens Progress Award: Katie Lancaster
Under-10s progress award : Max Teasdale
Under-12s Progress Award: Evie Barnes
Under-14s Progress Award: Ellis Miller
Senior Progress Award: Abigail Catherall
Dance and Conditioning are both very important aspects in gymnastics, and both the Dance Excellence Award and the Conditioning Award recognises gymnasts who excel, work hard and train with enthusiasm in these areas.
Junior Conditioning Award: Megan Buttery
Senior Conditioning Award: Caitlin Frith
Primary Dance Excellence Award: Abi Davison
Junior Dance Excellence Award: Ellis Miller
Best Newcomer (Joint Winners): Sophia Broadbent, Anya Broadbent
Star Awards: This category focuses upon six pieces of apparatus, being the vault, tumble and trampette
These award is presented to gymnasts who have shown significant improvements and skill development on the following pieces of apparatus.
Star on Trampette
Coral Rose (Junior)
Lucy Walton (Primary)
Star on Vault
Amber Wilson (Junior)
Tilly Grunwell (Primary)
Star on Tumble
Bethany Morley (Junior)
Hannah Lockwood (Primary
The Susan Richings Award: This award was kindly donated by Susan Richings.
This category focusses on an outstanding contribution to the club.
The 2012 winner was Dawn Hood for their recent achievement winning the British Championships.