Female Gymnast on Balance Beam

News 2018

Medals galore for new County Squad at Oxfordshire County Championships

June 24th 2018


In the first competition for the newly formed County Squad, Tia Carter won the Dave Lock trophy in recognition for her commitment to gymnastics. Grace Goldthorpe and Nia Foggett  both became county champions.

Squad Member Wins Blue Peter Hot Air Balloon Competition

April 12th 2018


A squad member from Carterton found herself walking on air when she was the lucky winner of a Blue Peter competition. Chloe came up with a design to go on the side of their 60th birthday hot air balloon and her design was chosen from over 8000 entries.  Not only did she get to visit Cameron Balloons in Bristol to see the balloon being made, she also appeared on the live show in MediaCity, Salford with her heroes Lindsey and Radzi, as well as Alesha Dixon, where the finished balloon was finally unveiled. Lindsey spent months training to be a hot air balloon pilot before using Chloe's balloon to attempt a record breaking balloon flight. Lindsey's record attempt will be shown on Blue Peter in October.

As the live show was during training on a Thursday night, the squad got to watch it during their training session thanks to Debbie and her laptop!

Proud day for gymnasts at annual Club Championships

March 24th 2018


A wonderful day was had by all at the annual club championships. The gymnasts enjoyed the opportunity to show family and friends their skills as they competed within the club for medals on floor, bars, beam and vault. All the gymnasts impressed with their hard work and wonderful attitude. A big thank you to all the parents and volunteers who made the day happen.

Gymnasts were able to buy commemorative t-shirts listing the gymnasts names on the back and this raised lots of money for the club.

A Carterton gymnast, Tia, also had a fundraising stall with her friends selling pots of slime and they raised a wonderful £ 340 for the Neurological Special Nurses at John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.  

A gold and four passes at Oxfordshire Grading Competition

March 4th 2018


Four squad gymnasts competed in the Oxfordshire Grading Competition in Abingdon on the 4th March and all passed their grades. Isabel Norris won gold and passed with a distinction at level 3 and now goes on to represent the club at regional level on the 24th March. Nia Foggat passed her grading at level 5 and Chloe Mills and Emily Whittaker both passed with commendations in their first grading at level 6.

Adult squad comes up trumps again

March 16th 2020


The Carterton Gymnastics adult squad came up trumps yet again at the regional competition held yesterday in Basingstoke.

Head coach Debra Courtenay-Crane said 'the passion and commitment of the adult squad is remarkable and their hard work has really paid off". Fantastic results were achieved all round and it was also a family affair with dad Colin Rigby coming first on the high bar, daughter Danielle Rigby coming 2nd on floor and vault, and sister Rebecca Rigby taking part for the first time in an adult competition.

Also receiving medals were -  Angela Bywater, coming first on beam, Angela Money second on beam and Lisa Foggett third on floor. Kate Dela managed the pressure of a tough competition achieving an all round fabulous first place position. It was also a successful day for Clare Mills from Carterton who took part in judging at a regional competition for the very first time.

Left to right: Colin Rigby, Angela Bywater, Lisa Foggett, Kate Dela, Angela Money, Rebecca Rigby and Danielle Rigby.