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Female Gymnast on Balance Beam

News 2016

UK Gymnastics Competition in Milton-Keynes



Amie Cooper competed in a UK Gymnastics Competition in Milton Keynes and came 4th overall. This was her first competition with Carterton Club. Amie competed on vault bars beam and floor. She performed an impressive floor and bar routine placing 4th on both these pieces. Amie is training hard in preparation for the World Championships in Orlando in June 2016

A proud day for Carterton Gymnastic Club Veterans

August 8th 2016


Kate Deal and Colin Rigby represented Carterton Gymnastics Club at the British Vets 2016 competition at the Lilleshall National Sports Centre Newport, for gymnasts aged 18 and over.


Kate, who is the British handstand champion, put in a spectacular performance in her first tumbling competition and with two solid runs scored over 55 to be awarded the silver medal. Kate also competed in the four-piece apparatus competition against six other gymnasts, and was given the highest score on vault and secured the bronze medal with an overall score of 33.85.


For Colin Rigby, this was his third national competition and he impressively handled all six pieces of apparatus that he competed on. His highest four scores totalled 46.25 which was two clear points ahead of second place, making Colin the over 50’s British Champion.

Fabulous results for veterans at Basingstoke

June 5th 2016


SIX Veterans from Carterton Gymnastics Club competed at Basingstoke on Sunday 5th June.  In the over 30's Angela Oliver came 3rd her best piece being on beam scoring 11.7 also taking 2nd place in tumbling. Angela Bywaters came 4th her best piece being on floor scoring 10.7. She took 1st place in tumbling. In the over 40's Angela Money came 3rd her best piece being on beam scoring 10.1 and came 3rd in tumbling. Claire Granville came 2nd in this category her best piece being on vault scoring 12.85 and came 1st in tumbling. Colin Rigby did six pieces of apparatus his best piece being on vault. He came first scoring 72.2 and 1st in tumbling. Kate Dela competed in the over 30's professional level on 4 pieces coming 1st scoring 38.4 her best piece being on bars.


Photo, left to right:

Back row: Angela Bywaters, Colin Rigby

Front: Kate Dela, Angela Oliver, Claire Granville and Angela Money

Southern Regional Grades Finals Competition, Portsmouth

April 24th 2016


Eabha Morris age 11 from Carterton Gymnastics Club, Carterton, Oxfordshire,  competed in the Southern Regional Grades Finals competition in Portsmouth on Sunday 24th April.  She competed in a tough competition against Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire on bars, beam, vault and floor presenting a beautiful floor routine and coming 4th on beam making her 9th overall in the competition. A very good day for Eabha...

Silver and bronze in Oxfordshire Grading Competition

March 13th 2016


THREE girls from Carterton Gym Club, took part in the Oxfordshire Grades Competition on Sunday 13th March 2016. They all competed on bars, beam vault and floor.  Evie Daft aged 11 received a commendation and took second place overall in Level 3.  Eabha Morris received a distinction and took third place overall in Level 4 while sister her Roisin Morris took fourth place overall in Level 5 also receiving a distinction.  Evie and Eabha are now through to compete in the Southern Regional finals.


Photo, left to right: Roisin Morris, Eabha Morris and Evie Daft

Two silvers and a bronze for Carterton Gymnastics' squad

November 26th 2016


Carterton gymnastics squad competed at the Oxfordshire Individual Apparatus 2016. All the gymnasts put in their best performance with Isabel Norris, aged 12 setting a personal best score of 12.15 to secure silver on bars. Evie Daft, age 11 brought back silver on beam and bronze for her impressive floor routine.

Carterton gymnast secures place in US final

June 16th 2016


Amie Cooper, represented Carterton Gymnastics Club at the United States Association of Independent Gymnastics Clubs World Championship (USAIGC) in Orlando, Florida last week qualifying for a place in the finals for her floor routine.


As a first time international competitor Amie was over the moon to be placed joint third in the age 13 junior category with a score of 9.45 out of 10 and go on to achieve overall eighth position in the final.


Debra Courtenay-Crane, head coach at Carterton, who accompanied Amie to the US said 'We are extremely proud of what Amie has achieved, she put in a solid performance on bars, vault and beam, but excelled with her floor routine, whilst coping with the pressure of a world championship'.


Amie, who came back to the UK with a finalist's medal said 'I didn't expect to make it through to a final round as the competition was so high, but Debra kept me focussed.  The whole competition was a fantastic experience and it was amazing to meet gymnasts from the US, Bermuda, Canada and South Africa and learn about their approach to the sport'. When asked what the future holds Amie said 'i just want to keep progressing and working with Debra to learn more and improve my technique and see where that takes me'.

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