Santa comes early for Ladywell !
The beautiful Club of the Year Trophy
Christmas came a bit early this year for our Club!
At the Lewisham Sport Awards, hosted by the Mayor Sir Steve Bullock, we were awarded the coveted Sports Club of the Year for 2009. As always, competition for this particular award was very stiff and we are obviously delighted that our efforts on behalf of the children of Lewisham and beyond have been recognised in this way.
Shirley accepts the Club of the Year Trophy
Another very rewarding aspect of the evening was the number of ex-ladywell  'gymnasts' who received awards on the night - for achievement in other sports; thus proving our long held belief that gymnastics as a sport provides an ideal platform for children who wish to pursue other sports when their gymnastics career is finished.
The awards were presented on the night to a capacity audience by double Olympic Gold Medal winning rower James Cracknell, who gave an inspirational introductory speech.
As well as the Club of the Year Trophy, the following awards were also collected by Club Coaches' and gymnasts':-
Shirley Callaghan - Runner Up in the Coach of the Year category.
Shirley with her Coache's Award
Simone Ming - Runner Up in the Young Sportswoman of the Year category.
Rebecca Burnett - Third Place in the Young Coach of the Year category.
The London Youth Games Women's Artistic Team for Lewisham were awarded medals in recognition of their achievement in finishing second in last summers event. The recipients were:
Chelsea Cherry, Charlene Dixon, Rhyanna Banton, Ophelie Zahui, Simone Ming and Eve Davidson.
The London Youth Games Girl's Floor & Vault Team for Lewisham were awarded medals in recognition of their achievement in finishing second in last summers event. The recipients were:
Darcy D'wan, Antonia Paterson, Jade Hayward, Alice Davidson, Quynh Trinh, Vi Li.
Simone Ming was awarded four medals for her achievements in winning the Women's Overall Gymnastics Title at the Games for the third consecutive year - as well as Gold Medals in three of the four piece disciplines - thus bringing her award tally for the evening to an incredible five awards!
Simone with one of her Awards
Alice Davidson was awarded a medal in recognition of winning the Gold Medal for Vault at the London Youth Games.
Alice stands next to James Cracknell
Kierian Traille was awarded a medal for his achievement in winning a Bronze Medal for Vault at the London Youth Games.
Kieirian stands beside Mayor Sir Steve Bullock