10th December 2017
On Sunday 10th December, the gymnasts from Chippenham Moonraker gymnastics club performed in the annual Regional Grading’s in Plymouth.
There are 3 different awards in regional grades; pass, commended and distinction. Pass means the gymnast scored above 47.50, Commended means the gymnast scored over 52.50, and Distinction means the gymnast over 57.50. All scores are marked over 5 pieces of apparatus; Floor, Beam, Bars, Vault & Range and Conditioning.
To kick start the day 3 of Moonraker’s girls competed in the regional grade 3 category. Freya Gleed was awarded with a distinction and Jemma Vincent and Tamar Hibbert was awarded commended.
In round 2 Katie Strange and Jenny Francklin competed Grade 1; This is the highest level of grading in the regional pathway. Katie was awarded a distinction and Jenny a commended.
Emily Clark and Hermione Ferris competed in Grade 6 and were both awarded a distinction.
The girls in round 3 competed regional grade 3. Florrie Strange and Madison Cox were awarded distinctions on the day and Charlotte Foley brought home a commended.
All the girls did fantastic and for some it was their first ever grading and they all came out on top.
3rd December 2017
It was our biggest club competition ever with nearly 200 children competiting across the day.
All children competed on Floor and Vault and every single gymnast walked away with a ribbon or a medal.
All gymnasts did amazingly well and made CMG very proud.
Thank you to all the staff, coaches, volenteers, committee members, parents, gymnasts and most importantly the judges.
Thank you everyone!
25th & 26th November 2017
29th October 2017
1st October 2017
Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th August 2017
On the 5th and 6th of August Hannah West and Emma Keily entered into the Adult Gymnastics British Championships.
Emma was in the over 40's Novice catrgory for her 3rd consecutive year and competed on the floor, beam and vault. Emma beat her personal best and placed 6th over all in Great Britain.
Hannah West competed in th over 18's intermidate competition and competed all four pieces, floor, beam, bars and vault. Hannah was crowned British Champion and came away with the gold medal.
Well done Ladies!
Click on the link below to read Hannah's interview with our local newspaper.
Sunday 16th July 2017
Sunday 2nd July 2017
Congratulations to Sophie Townsend (national squad), Emily Macklin-Day (Regional squad) and Amber Nixon (development) for all winning gymnast of the month for June.
Emily has achieved wonders on the bar this month as she has nearly achieved her giants on wooden with support. This is a massive achievement for Emily and her resilience has been outstanding! Keep up the hard work Em.
Sophie has really stepped up in both her training and competition performances. Sophie wiped the floor with winning 4 golds at the Wiltshire Levels Championships. Sophie is achieving loads of new skills I couldn't be happier with her enthusiasm and progress.
Amber has impressed all the coaches with her hard work in training and conducting conditioning circuits like a pro! Amber is a little pocket rocket when it comes to fitness and gives some of our top squad girls a run for their money! Keep up the hard work Amber you are doing fab!
Sunday 11th June 2017
On the 11th June, 18 Chippenham Moonraker gymnasts competed in the first round of the West Country League Championships. All gymnasts competed very well over the floor, beam, bars and vault. Some of the gymnasts even completed some fantastic personal achievements on the day as well.
In the first round was CMG’s division 2 B League. Kelsey Stokes, Mia Wright, Ellie Treacy, Eva Falcone Healy,Emily Macklin-Day & Sophie Townsend made up the B League team, placing 2nd overall. Mia Wright and Ellie Treacy both performed their new vaults and placed joint 2nd. Eva Falcone-Healy had a fantastic day and placed 3rd on beam.
In the second round was CMG’s division 2 A League. Alannah Heneghan, Chloe Searle, Florrie Strange, Summer Taylor, Leah Bishop & Katherine Allday made up the A League team, placing 2nd overall. Alannah had a fantastic day and placed 1st on the vault, 2nd on the floor, and came 2nd overall. Katherine Allday impressed the judges on floor and placed 3rd.
In the third round was CMG’s division 2 C League. Katie Strange, Maisie Russell, Lauren Searle, Jenny Francklin & Holly Pearce made up the C League team, placing 2nd overall. Katie Strange had an amazing day and placed 2nd on the beam and 2nd overall. Maisie Russell managed to stick her new bar routine and placed a respectful 2nd on bars and 3rd overall. Lauren Searle was the floor star of the day and placed 1st on floor.
Sunday 4th June 2017
Twelve of Chippenham Moonraker Gymnasts competed at the Wiltshire Teams Competition on Sunday 4th June and to our delight all competed very well on the Asymmetric Bars, Beam, Floor and Vault. Most of the gymnasts competed with lots of new skills on the day coming away with 8 medals, four Gold, four Silver and four 4th place ribbons.
Level 3 Over 13yrs-
Gold : Maisie Russell, Katie Strange, Lauren Searle, Holly Pearce
Level 6 9yrs and under-
Silver : Madison Cox, Emily Clark, Emmy Tayler, Charlotte Foley
Level 5 11yrs and Under-
Ribbons : Emily Draper, Jemma Vincent, Cammy Boulett
Excellent competition for all the Gymnasts who competed. Many thanks to the coaches and Judges who gave up their precious Sunday to help these gymnasts perform to their maximum potential.
March & April 2017
Alannah Henghan won gymnast of the month for March. Alannah has only recently moved to our County squad and has already acheived a very high skill set. Alannah is now ready to compete in Regional competitions after all of her hard work. Well done Alannah!
Eva Faclone-Healy and Matilda Stanton both won the gymnast of the month for April. Eva (National Squad) has over come her fear of performaing and has blosumed in confidence. Eva is now excelling and is ready to take her gymnastics to the next level.
Matilda Stanton is part of our mini suqad programme. Matilda has only recently joined the group and is already presenting her moves with elegance and confidence. Good luck to Matilda in her first ever competition in May.
Well done girls!
Sunday 2nd April 2017
Sunday 19th March 2017
Six gymnasts representing the Chippenham Moonraker Gymnastics Club competed in the South West National Grades competition on Sunday 19th March. This is a set element competition in the Elite competition stream and acts as the qualification round for the National Development Plan Final held later in the year. Mia Wright was successful in earning a reserve position for the South West Team at National Grade 2, the first time the club has been represented in a Regional team for a National Final since its inception in 2011.
At National Grade 4, for the younger gymnasts, Emily Macklin-Day and Eva Falcone-Healy both performed extremely well receiving Highly Commended to pass the Grade. Macklin-Day performed especially well to finish in 20th position in a large field of 42 gymnasts.
At National Grade 3, both Ellie Treacy and Sophie Townsend overcame illness in the week prior to the event to pass their grade, with Treacy being awarded Highly Commended and Townsend a Pass.
At National Grade 2, Kelsey Stokes was awarded a Pass for her overall performance. But was especially good on the floor exercise achieving the 2nd highest score on the apparatus in the grade. Mia Wright was the standout performer for the club on the day with a string performance on all apparatus, achieving her Grade with Highly Commended and placing 6th in the all around competition earning the position of reserve for the South West team at the National Final.
Sunday 12th March 2017
On Sunday 12th March 13 gymnasts from Chippenham Moonraker Gymnastics Club participated in the first competition of the 2017 season - Wiltshire Grades in Melksham. Gymnasts are assessed against set criteria on the different apparatus – vault, bars beam and floor exercise for the girls, vault, high bar and floor for the boys - at ascending difficulty levels aiming for a target score to pass their grade. All of the gymnasts who took part were successful in passing their Grade.
At Women’s Artistic Grade 3, Amber Nixon had a solid competition to achieve a Pass at the grade. Team mates Madison Cox, Emily Clark and Hermione Ferris were also successful, receiving a Highly Commended score for their Grade. Emmy Tayler was the standout Moonraker performer at Grade 3, achieving the Grade with Distinction and placing 6th overall in the competition.
At Women’s Artistic Grade 2, Charlotte Foley was awarded a Pass for her performance.
At Women’s Artistic Grade 1, Tamar Hibbert achieved a Pass, with Florrie Strange being awarded a Highly Commended and 6th place overall, and Emily Draper also receiving Highly Commended and 4th place overall.
In the Women’s Artistic Pre-Level division, the highest category at the Wiltshire Grades, Chloe Searle and Alannah Heneghan were both awarded their Grade with Highly Commended; Searle placing 4th in the overall rankings with Heneghan just ahead of her taking the bronze medal.
In the Boys Grading event, newcomer Jacob Faulkner placed 3rd overall at Grade 5 achieving a Pass in his first competition for the club. At Grade 4 Lenny Osler achieved a pass and placed 5th in the all around standings.
Congratulations to KELSEY STOKES for becoming CMG's first gymnast of the month in 2017. Kelsey has already acheived some fantastic personal acheivments already and the year has
only just begun.
Kelsey is still working very hard and she is looking forward to competing in her first ever National Grading in March.
Keep going Kelsey you are doing great!
Saturday 4th February
On Saturday 4th February, Chippenham Moonraker Gymnastics held their annual awards evening, celebrating all the club’s achievements over the preceding year. Awards were given out to participants from across the entire range of club activity, from recreational gymnasts, through the competition groups and up to the adult participants.
The Club Gymnast of the Year Award for 2016 was presented to Ellie Treacy, who had a particularly successful competitive season in 2016, including being one of the first Chippenham gymnasts to successfully pass a National Grade, and winning a Regional Title at the South West Springboard event. Disability gymnast Millie Strange was presented with the Outstanding Achievement award for her silver medal winning performance at the British Disability Gymnastics Championships, whilst her twin sister Katie was presented with the Role Model Award. Maisie Russell received the Sportsmanship Award, showing real team spirit attending a competition on her crutches having been injured in training the day before meaning she was unable to compete.
Group Gymnasts of the Year, given to the gymnasts who won the gymnast of the month award for their group the most times over the year, were as follows:
Squad – Maisie Russell Minis – Ava Smith
Development – Emily Clark My Gym – Ella Stiles
Pre-Development – Lauren Turfrey Pre-Squad – Chloe Searle
Grades – Niamh Doherty Adults – Emma Kiely
Several gymnasts were rewarded for showing the most improvement over the year – Leah Bishop (Squads); Charlotte Taverner (Development Gymnasts); Alice Dennien & Joel Bates (Recreational Gymnasts) and Sophie Townsend (Flexibility and Conditioning). Chloe Searle was awarded the best Floor Routine for 2016 and Tamar Hibbert for being the best presented athlete in training.
All the Club’s Young Leaders were recognised for their contribution to the club by being awarded a medal – these are the coaches of the future, and the club could not run the sessions as well without them. Taylor Forester was awarded the Young Volunteer of the Year award for her boundless enthusiasm with the children in the recreational classes.
The club’s Coaching team, Judges and Committee were also thanked for all their hard work over 2016.
Sunday 29th January
On Sunday 29th January 2017 members of Chippenham’s Moonraker Gymnastics Club gathered at the Olympiad Leisure Centre for the annual Club Winter Championships. The competition featured all levels of club activity, from 4-year old recreational members just taking their first steps in the sport, to seasoned competitors who have been working for years to achieve their level of performance. Competition was tight across all ages and ability groups, making for some very exciting events across the whole day. Over 170 of the club’s 500 strong membership base took part with lots of smiling faces seen enjoying the competition watched by family and friends across the day.
All gymnasts performed exercises on the floor and vault, with routine content set according to the gymnasts’ age and attainment level. The audience were treated to some spectacular performances from all levels of competitor in every round.
24 Club Champions were crowned across the day, with all of those taking part receiving a participation certificate and ribbon as recognition of their achievement. Full results as follows:
Group A – 1. Lauren Ball; 2. Kathryn King; 3. Grace Grylls
Group B – 1. Tabby Williams; 2. Alannah Watson; 3. Siteri Masala
Group C – 1. Ella Crook; 2. Agatha Parsons; 3. Kiera Butler
Group D – 1. Alesha Harris; 2. Poppy Gamble; 3. Angelina Wordley-Stewart
Group G – 1. Sophia Samokovlieva; 2. Codie Rigby; 3. Skye Hillman
Group H – 1. Elisha Constantine; 2. Megan Curtis; 3. Gracie Lister
Group I – 1. Kerenza Scott; 2. Kelsi Learmonth; 3. Alisha Burkett
Group M – 1. Amabel Schoeman; 2. Sophie Townson; 3. Isabel Campbell
Group N – 1. Willow Currie; 2. Trinity Cole; 3. Isabel Parsons
Group O – 1. Alice Dennien; 2. Anna Manuel; 3= Cerys Kiely, Tilly Adcock & Taylor Forester
Group P – 1. Melissa Bailey; 2. Joel Bates; 3. Alicia Wood-Ratcliffe
Competition Development and Squad Groups:
Mini Squad – 1. Danielle Armado; 2. Freyja Irving-French; 3. Lola Tayler
Mini Grades – 1. Matilda Stanton; 2. Ava Smith; 3. Eloisa Slade
National Grades – 1. Ellie Treacy; 2. Sophie Townsend; 3. Eva Falcone-Healy
Level 5 Under 9 – 1. Leah Bishop; 2. Florrie Strange; 3. Katherine Allday
Level 3 – 1. Lauren Searle; 2. Kelsey Stokes; 3. Katie Strange
Level 5 10+ – 1. Alannah Heneghan; 2= Chloe Searle & Katelyn Marr; 3. Tamar Hibbert
Development Squad – 1. Charlotte Foley; 2. Madison Cox & Amber Nixon; 3. Emily Clark
Boys Squad – 1. Victor Baker; 2. Lenny Osler; 3. Callum Johnstone
My Gym Sr Group A – 1. Ella Stiles; 2. Teigan Higgs
Grades Group 1 - 1. Francesca Dipisa; 2. Niamh Doherty; 3. Alisa Burton
My Gym Sr Group B - 1. Charlotte Townsend; 2. Mabel Smaller; 3= Amelia Scott & Charlotte Tate
Pre-Development – 1. Charlotte Taverner; 2. Lucy Barnard; 3. Evie-Mae Last
My Gym Juniors – 1. Lauren Halliwell; 2. Jocelyn Chillitupa; 3. Megan Bates