We would like to congratulate all our gymnasts who won the Progress Medal in the gymnastics classes. The Head Coaches have a tough time on deciding who they feel deserve the medals – they take into account many attributes – dedication, determination, attendance and as well as ability! 

Gymnastics

 
Copthorne Monday 3.30pm Copthorne – Scarlett Ackroyd
 Copthorne Monday 4.30pm  – Winner asked not to be named
Copthorne Monday 5.30pm – Ava Whyton
 St Bede’s Monday 6.00pm – Jessica Hossack
St Bede’s Monday 6.30pm – Orla Myers
 St Bede’s Monday 7.00pm –  Izzy Knowles
St Bede’s Monday 8.00pm – Kaitlin Ashby (photo to follow)
 Copthorne Tuesday 3.30pm – Sienna Bolt
 Copthorne Tuesday 4.30pm – Zach Wright
 Copthorne Tuesday 5.30pm – Ava O’Donnell
Jubilee Tuesday 4pm – Summer Hill
Jubilee Tuesday 5pm  – Amelia Hayward
Jubilee Tuesday 6pm – Amy Coleman
Jubilee Tuesday 7pm – Sophie Day
St Bedes Wednesday (Boys) 6pm – Josh Walker
St Bedes Wednesday (Adult) 7pm – Lloyd Taylor (No photo)
Oakwood Wednesday (Youth) 6.30pm  – Ellie Williams  (Photo to follow)
Oakwood Wednesday (Freestyle) 7.30pm –Zak Gardiner(Photo to follow)
Oakwood Wednesday (Freestyle) 8.30pm  – Jamie Scaramanga (Photo to follow)

Copthorne Wednesday 3.30pm – Isabelle Warren 
Copthorne Wednesday 4.30pm – Noah Smith
Oakwood Thursday (Boys) 5pm -Tim Shew  (Photo to follow)
 Oakwood Thursday (Elite) 6pm – Sophie Tilley (Photo to follow)
Oakwood Thursday (GymFit) 8pm – Darren Cole  (Photo to follow)
Oakwood Friday 5pm – Kourtney Peters
Oakwood Friday 6pm – Zoe Murphy
 Oakwood Friday 7pm – Niamh Lesova
 Hazelwick Friday 5.30pm – Lucy Vance
Hazelwick Friday 6.30pm – Amber Frankland
Hazelwick Friday 7.30pm – Lexi Randall  (Photo to follow)
Oakwood Saturday 11am – Indie Fobbester-Balk 
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Oakwood Saturday 12pm – Madison James 
(Photo to follow)
Oakwood Saturday 1pm – Jasmine Keane 
(Photo to follow)
Hazelwick Saturday 11am – Lily Burgress
Hazelwick Saturday 12pm – Sophia Khan
Oakwood Sunday 11am -Belle Herrington

As the Club is growing so much – we now have 30 trampoline classes and so we now have separate posts for our Hall of Fame for our Gymnastics and Trampoline Class Progress Medal winners!!

During the 3rd week of May we held special sessions, where parents are invited to watch their children and their classmates show the progress they have made by individually showcasing their ever growing repertoire of skills. The head coach then had to decide on one trampolinist whom they felt had made the most progress over the last six months. This is definitely one of their hardest tasks as a Springfit Head Coach, as everyone seems to be coming on leaps and bounds! Coaches also look at other factors such as attendance level, attentiveness in class – this is particularly important in trampolining where everyone should be ‘spotting’ for the other trampolinists – as well perseverance with a tricky move or improvements in balance and co-ordination. At the end of the class, the chosen trampolinists was awarded a well deserved gold medal for their hard work and determination.

This time medals were awarded to brother and sister Samuele and Valentina Matata. Coach Megan Snow had great praise for them both saying about Valentina ” She has recently come back from a break and with all her effort she has put in she has developed new skills and passed many skills including a front somersault which she would always say no to!  Valentina also never fails to smile and is a star pupil when it comes to setting down as she organises everyone. Well done “. With regards to Samuele  she said “He hasn’t been in the class as long as most of the participants but has shown twice the determination as well as improving so much. He always arrives on time and never fails to complete instructions given. He never gives up and he never allows anyone else to either – he is the class cheerleader. An award well deserved for many reasons.” 

Head Coach Adam also had great praise for some of his trampolinists saying of Madeline Griffin she has made amazing progress passing 8 badges in 6 months and adult class member Christina Bassett has shown great perseverance and dedication to her sport in the classes. 

Megan and her assistant Elise also had high praise for Mikey saying “He never fails to make the class laugh and always brings positive vibes. After a hard battle with him to do skills Mikey finally braved his fears and is now doing front somersaults after being scared to go upside down! We are proud to have him in our class!”

 It always gives us great pleasure in presenting these lovely shiny gold medals to our Springfit members who we feel deserve the recognition. It boosts  confidence, gives them a sense of pride in what they do and offers something to focus on and work towards every six months. In addition, it’s a class event that all our members look forward to and enjoy, as well as the parents and other spectators!

The Springfit team would like to congratulate all the trampolinists pictured below, who achieved this medal for their fantastic progress throughout the last six months.

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St Bedes Monday  6pm – 
Carla Doneux
St Bedes Monday 6.30pm – Madeline Griffin
St Bede’s Monday 7pm –Valentina Matata
St Bede’s Monday 7.30pm – Kip Cheema
St Bede’s Monday 8.30pm – Christina Bassett
Jubilee Tuesday 4pm – Maja Ciesielska
Jubilee Tuesday 5pm – Brandon Foley
 
Jubilee Tuesday 6pm – Poppy Newman
Jubilee Tuesday 7pm – Eloise Bassett
St Bede’s Wednesday 6pm  – Mikey Quinlan

St Bede’s Wednesday 7pm  – 
Samuele Matata
Oakwood Wednesday 6.30pm – Max Devulder
 Oakwood Wednesday 7.30pm – Ella Bentley
Oakwood Wednesday 8.30pm – Kerry Foster
(Awaiting Phot0)

Oakwood Thursday 4.45pm – 
Ella Woolsey

Oakwood Thursday 5.45pm  – 
Owen Juniper

Oakwood Thursday 6.45pm – 
Madison Emsley
Oakwood Thursday 7.45pm – Kerrianne Shute
 
Oakwood Friday 5pm – Chloe Harrington
Oakwood Friday 6pm – Georgina Barnes
Oakwood Friday 7pm – Leah-May Owen
Hazelwick Friday 5.30pm  – Elliott Hall
Hazelwick Friday 6.30pm – Erin Miller
Hazelwick Friday 7.30pm – Emily Sutton
Oakwood Saturday 11am –Maddie Austin
Oakwood Saturday 12pm – Abigail Kilborn
Oakwood Saturday 1pm –Katie Freeman
Hazelwick Saturday 11am – Oliver Palmer
Hazelwick Saturday 12pm – Mark Dean
 Oakwood Sunday 11am – Jennifer Stern 

On 7th May, Springfit gymnasts were invited to take part in the annual Acrobatic gymnastics competition hosted by our sister club – Pointers in Warlingham. Acrobatic Gymnastics involves partnering with another individual or a team to perform routines consisting of counter-balance moves, lifts, dance and tumbling, all set to music. By learning as a pair or group, gymnasts develop their skills, strength and coordination together. Partnerships are judged on artistry, difficulty of skills and the execution of skills. 

  Our great Springfit Gymnasts ready to perform!

The day was filled with energy and the support from relatives and friends was fantastic – we enjoy these local competitions as much as our gymnasts, they are so friendly and fun! 

Springfit gymnasts took home a bucketful of medals – including in three Springfit pairs in Grade 1 sharing first place with a duo from High Vaultage! Congratulations to Rachel Barrington and Saskia Spencer (Copthorne -coached by Katie), Jasmine Keane and Isabell Ball (Oakwood –coached by Plamen) and Ellie Blackstock and Daisy Maclay (Jubilee – coached by Georgie and Abbie) for holding their nerve and putting in a near perfect performance in this tough category.  Next up twins Amber and Lauren Frankland put in a great performance (see the video kindly shared by their parents) to take Gold in the Grade 1 category (starting value between 10.8-11.8). The twins are coached by Head Coach Steve at our Hazelwick training centre and you can see him proudly watching them in the video! It was a clean sweep for Springfit with Florie Bradstock and Katie Harding (Jubilee) and Ella-Mae Cox and Emily Dobb (Oakwood) taking silver and bronze. The Grade 1 duos were very entertaining with some clever choreography to pieces of music from films like the Pink Panther!  

Grade 2 Pairs meant more medals for our gymnasts with Hazelwick duo Chloe Forward and Lexi Randall taking 2nd closely followed Oakwood’s Amelie Fobbester-Balk and Amy Lee taking 3rd place. 

In Grade 3 Springfit veterans Sammy Scott-Browne and Jazmine Hogan narrowly missed out on silver to take home a bronze medal – they had the added pressure of going live on our Facebook Page with their performance as well! Click here to watch them perform – Sammy and Jazmine . 

In the higher grades the routines got harder and higher and even with an extra person when the trios took to the mats!

Springfit Trios also put in excellent performances – Aimee Jordan along with sibling pair Amy and Daniel Taristano took Gold as did Katie Vaughan, Sammy Scott-Browne and Sophie Tilley in the Grade 3 Trios who all train together in our Elite Squad at Oakwood. 

What a day! We would like to congratulate all the gymnasts that took part – you did yourself, your family and Springfit proud! Full Results can be found here

On Sunday 12th March nearly 50 Springfit gymnasts travelled up to Warlingham to take part in our sister club’s, Pointers, Annual Tumbling Competition and nearly a third of them took home a medal!! The discipline of tumbling is a real pleasure to watch for proud parents and coaches as well as fellow competitors as gymnasts link impressive move after impressive move along a strip of floor matting.

Some of Springfit Tumblers ready for action!

The first half of the competition was jammed packed with Grade 1 and 3 gymnasts completing their 3 runs to the panel of judges.  These more elementary levels had the gymnasts completing sequences compromised of forward and backward rolls, cartwheels and turning jumps. For many gymnasts this was their first competition and so they had not experienced the thrill of competition before but were buoyed by the friendly and welcoming nature of the well-organised afternoon in Warlingham.

 

Springfit gymnasts who took home medals in the first half were:

Grade 1

  • Lily Owens Bronze (2009)
  • Alexia Gibb Bronze (2010-2011)

    Happy Medal Winners!
  • Harry Osbourne (Boys) Bronze – he missed Silver by only .06 point
  • Eloise Murphy Gold, Carmen Bulger Silver, Sophie Day Bronze in the 2005-2008 category and only 0.3 points separated them. 

Grade 3

  •  Joe Watkins Silver (2001-2006) and was only .06 off Gold followed by Lexi Kane with Bronze
  • Amelia Telfer (2007-09) Bronze

In the most advanced category the judges had their work cut out, trying to distinguish between the quality of moves involving backflips, front somersaults and a highly difficult aerial ‘fly spring’. 

Head Coach Helen Hutson Pope had this to say : “Our lovely Springfit Gymnasts enjoyed a challenging and fun tumbling competition this weekend against some of our sister clubs. We had some worthy medallists amongst a strong line-up, so a big well done to them! And as always the real winners were our wonderful children who showed great determination and sportsmanship, supported by the parents and families. It was a wonderful show of enthusiasm and appreciation for all the competitors.”

In the second half Springfit Gymnasts took home another 5 medals:

Grade 2

  • Chloe Forward(2008-10 ) took Gold  with Eloise Saunders taking Bronze
  • Oilvia Geason-James (2006-07) took Silver and Geogrie Davis took Bronze

Grade 4 

  • Daniel Tarsitano – Silver

The tumbling competition is always a highly anticipated phase of the year, but Springfit gymnasts now have their sights set on the next of the tri-annual events, with acrobatics routines to practice in class ready for the competition in May. 

The full set of results can be found here: Results.

 

The second weekend in March was busy with the competition calendar kicking off with the first Springfit Trampoline Invitational at Moor House School in Oxted.

We were inundated with entrants from all over Surrey and West Sussex and the competition was as fierce as usual but the fun and friendly atmosphere that everyone has come to know and love about Springfit’s competitions was still there!

The competition was tough and all trampolinists performed two routines, showing amazing displays of talent and determination. The age of those competing ranged from 5 to 15 years. Although this was a friendly competition, young trampolinists were still under pressure to perform their routines with precision and in front of a large crowd with all eyes on them.

Some of our happy medalists!!

In the first half of the competition saw Springfit trampolinists take 4 medals – there was a Gold medal for Ed Collingwood who trains at our Jubilee training centre and only 0.03 points behind was Heather Hall, who trains on a Friday at Hazelwick School with Head Coach Natalie, in the Grade I for those aged 8 and under. The final medals in this section went to our Elite Trampolinists who are coached by Club Manager Adam – Charlie Claydon took Silver in the Level E Grade and Scarlett Shepherd and Jazmine Hogan in the Synchro section took another Gold medal – there is no stopping these girls! 

In support for the brave individuals were plenty of family and friends, who applauded every effort and populated the balcony of the sports centre with vocal support. This vantage point provided some excellent aerial shots of the children showing a fine display of shapes and somersaults in each ten-move routine.  Each showcased their talent to the panel of judges with poise and precision in this tricky sport.

The second half of the competition saw our Grade F-H trampolinists take to the trampoline and another 4 medals for Springfit! In Level H Oakwood Trampolinists 11 year old Demie O’Leary and 10 year old Sophie-Louise Naylor took silver and bronze respectively. Finally sisters Eloise and Lily Murphy narrowly missed gold to take silver in the Level H Synchro. 

The judges were impressed with the quality of performances, which seems to improve with every event, and commended the support of the staff from each local club who came along. Head Judge Adam Reynolds said of the event: “To have so many instructors and staff from all these clubs come along to show support for children who are clearly passionate about trampolining is great. It’s clear that the efforts are appreciated by performers and parents, and this makes it always worthwhile.”

Proud Medalists
Holly with her trophy

Holly Earl from FliteCrew took home the Marie Manhire-Clark trophy for effort as she put in a solid display and her routines were memorable for the judges

We believe that competitions like this really do boost children’s confidence. It gives them such a sense of achievement and something to be proud of. Even if they don’t win, performing in front of a crowd does wonders for self esteem.
Our next event in July is already highly anticipated Watch this space!

A huge well done and congratulations to all those who took part!

 

Everyone at Springfit would love to congratulate 9 year old Amelie Fobbester-Balk on being awarded the Fay Greene for effort in 2016.

One individual from any of our 35 gymnastics classes (over 600 gymnasts!) can be chosen and it is based on who has shown the most overall progress in the last year. All 5 head coaches at the club discussed and deliberated who deserved the recognition, considering levels of dedication, achievement, competition, attitude and performance among other important skills taught in this hugely beneficial sport.

A surprised but happy Amelie with her trophy!
A surprised but happy Amelie with her trophy!

The trophy was presented to the club back in 1998 by the parents of Fay Greene; a talented gymnast who was so enthusiastic about the sport that her family wanted her passion to live on through the club after Fay’s tragic death at an early age.

It is such a special moment and it was a complete surprise to Amelie but we told her Mum before the class so she was in on the secret!

Proud Head Coach Plamen who coaches Amelie on Saturdays at Oakwood Sports Centre awarded her the trophy at the end of class and had this to say “She never shy’s away from any challenge that we give the gymnasts during the classes, she also has an amazing attitude that she shows every single class, and because of those two, and many more good qualities such as persistence, dedication and positiveness she has improved in leaps and bounds.  She continually shows lots of improvement and picks skills up very quickly, listening to everything coaches teach in class. She participated the floor and vault competition and did very well too.”

Amelie has been training with us since 2013 and started competing in 2014 in our various gymnastics competitions. Amelie joins a lot of great names  already engraved on it from Georgie Donovan to Katie Pidgeon and many who have gone on to train for many hours at a high level. 

 

  Throughout the week of Monday 6th to Sunday 12th February we will be inviting all members to come along to classes wearing their PJS or ONESIES to help raise money for the British Heart Foundation and C-R-Y (Cardiac Risk in the Young).

All funds will be split evenly between the two charities.

Taking part is optional, and we only ask for a minimum donation of £2.00 per member to be handed to the coach at the beginning of the class or visit www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/Springfit.

These two charities are very much close to our heart as they represent Charlie Clifton and Marie Manhire-Clark (pictured) who were a big part of Springfit and sadly both were taken by heart attacks in recent years.

Photos may be taken for a short article about the event for our website, Facebook page and/or press release, so please feel free to join the valentines fun and help out the good causes.

We look forward to seeing you along!

With thanks, The Springfit team

We are pleased to announce the 12 year old Katie Vaughan from Horley has been awarded Springfit Gymnastics and Trampoline Club’s Elite Trophy for her outstanding achievements throughout the last year.

The trophy rewards effort in improving flexibility, strength, attitude and performance in gymnastics.
Katie has begun competing in regular competitions for the club including taking Bronze in the Floor and Vault Competition in November and Gold on the Beam in the July Competition) and she has shown a determination in her attitude towards training sessions that her coaches really admire.

Katie Vaughan Elite
Katie looking very happy with her trophy!

 Head Coach Plamen has this to say – “Katie thoroughly deserves this award because of her overall performance in class and her attitude has always been very good.”

In both the Elite Class and her Advanced Gymnastics class at Oakwood Sports Centre, Katie works hard individually to improve her own ability level and her self-motivation is evident to other members of the Elite gymnastics class. Fellow Head Coach Georgie had this to say of Kate – ” She always has been great and has sustained her extremely high level of performance and dedication for the last year.”

Even though a quiet member of our classes , Katie clearly enjoys her gymnastics and this a good reason why she continues to just get better and better! She puts 100% into every aspect of her training and the results speak for themselves.

This special class is not advertised by Springfit but provides further hours of training to members through a personal invitation by the Head Coach of the several advanced classes at the club as a means to provide further training in the more difficult skills children can learn.

Everyone at Springfit would like to CONGRATULATE Katie again – keep up the good work!

As the Club is growing so much – we have to create two separate posts for our Hall of Fame for our Gymnastics and Trampoline Class Progress Medal winners.

During this special session, parents are invited to watch their children and their classmates show the progress they have made, and sometimes enjoy a group performance choreographed by the coach (in gymnastics) as well as individually showcase their ever growing repertoire of skills. The head coach then had to decide on one gymnast whom they felt had made the most progress over the last six months. This is definitely one of their hardest tasks as a Springfit Head Coach, as everyone seems to be coming on leaps and bounds! Coaches also look at other factors such as attendance level, attentiveness in class as well perseverance with a tricky move or improvements in balance and co-ordination. At the end of the class, the chosen gymnast was awarded a well deserved gold medal for their hard work and determination.

It  always gives us great pleasure in presenting these lovely shiny gold medals to our Springfit members who we feel deserve the recognition. It boosts  confidence, gives them a sense of pride in what they do and offers something to focus on and work towards every six months. In addition, it’s a class event that all our members look forward to and enjoy, as well as the parents and other spectators!

The Springfit team would like to congratulate all the gymnasts pictured below, who achieved this medal for their fantastic progress throughout the last six months.

Gymnastics

ozzy-dackcombeCopthorne Monday 3.30pm -Ozzy Dackombe
maisie-tyrellCopthorne Monday 4.30pm -Maisie Tyrrell
Copthorne Monday 5.30pm – Lola Ryan
harriet-jones-stb-mon-g-1800 St Bede’s Monday 6.00pm – Harriet Jones
St Bede’s Monday 6.30pm –  Amelie Daly (Freestyle)
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sophie-bellew-stb-mon-g-1900-8yrs Bede’s Monday 7.00pm – Sophie Bellow
St Bede’s Monday 8.00pm – Sophie Swain (Freestyle)
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sienna-tester Copthorne Tuesday 3.30pm – Sienna Tester
megan-carroll Copthorne Tuesday 4.30pm – Megan Carroll
phoebe-winCopthorne Tuesday 5.30pm – Phoebe Win
florie-waters-jub-tue-g-1600Jubilee Tuesday 4pm – Florrie Waters
leila-greasley-jub-tue-g-1700-7yrsJubilee Tuesday 5pm – Leila Greasly
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Jubilee Tuesday 6pm – Jasmine Cooper
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Jubilee Tuesday 7pm – Olivia Gleason James
St Bedes Wednesday (Boys) 6pm – Daniel Ryan
St Bedes Wednesday (Adult) 7pm – Harriet Johns
Oakwood Wednesday (Youth) 6.30pm  – Hollie Chamberlain
Oakwood Wednesday (Freestyle) 7.30pm  – Christopher Miles
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Oakwood Wednesday (Freestyle) 8.30pm  – Tom Saunders
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Oakwood Thursday (Boys) 5pm -Alexandros Woolston
sammy2Oakwood Thursday (Elite) 6pm – Sammy Scott-Browne
Oakwood Thursday (GymFit) 8pm – Jo Dunbar
amber-daly Oakwood Friday 5pm – Amber Daly
Oakwood Friday 6pm – Charlie Markey
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 Oakwood Friday 7pm – Melissa Fox
emily-hemsley-ori-fri-g-1730-7yrsOriel Friday 5.30pm -Emily Hemsley
lauren-frankland-ori-fri-g-1830-8yrsOriel Friday 6.30pm – Lauren Franklin
Oriel Friday 7.30pm – Logan Candler
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Oakwood Saturday 11am – Emily Mungham
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Oakwood Saturday 12pm – Isabel Ball
ella-kola-oak-sat-g-1300-13yrsOakwood Saturday 1pm – Ella Kola
amber-barnes-ori-sat-g-1100-5yrsOriel Saturday 11am – Amber Barnes
chloe-dean-ori-sat-g-1200-7yrsOriel Saturday 12pm – Chloe Dean
Oakwood Sunday 11am – Amy Webster