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 Club Gymnasts Close Year Successfully at International Competition

  Ladywell Display Team 2008

 As the Festive Season draws near every year, there is always a flurry of activity as gymnasts are  prepared for the annual trip to Luxembourg for the Christmas Cup Gymnastics Competition.  Ladywell  has an enviable record of success at this particular Competition.  This year, the 10th Anniversary of the  event was no different; with the Senior Team winning the Bronze  Medal, Simone Ming winning  the  Individual Silver Medal and Anna Manso de Zuniga winning the  Individual Gold Medal in the Christmas  Youth Cup. View the full results with photos' here


 Club Display Team turns it on at Gymnastics Display Festival

  Ladywell Display Team 2008

 Every year in early October, the culmination of almost a year's hard work manifests itself in the London  Festival of Gymnastics, held at The Brentwood Leisure Centre, Essex.

 Display Coach, Sinaid, with assistance from fellow coach Jenny throughout the year, assembled a  group of gymnasts, comprising both new and experienced children, who despite practicing for only one  hour per week, represented the Club with distinction at this event. View a selection of photos' here


 Club gymnasts travel to Malta for International Competition

  Ladywell Gymnasts in Malta 2008

 A group of gymnasts and coaches from the Club traveled to Malta on 17 July to attend the  Gymstars International Invitational Competition. The heady mix of a beautiful location, fantastic weather  and warm local hospitality ensured the party had a wonderful stay in Tarxien.  The Competition Results  are available for viewing here with a page of photos' available here.


 Ladywell Annual Club Championship's are a huge success!

  Group of gymnasts with Guest

 A brilliant turn out from both parents, family members and gymnasts ensured that the fifth Annual  Club Championships turned out to be a resounding success.  For many of the gymnasts this was their  first ever taste of competition and despite a few nerves, they all performed brilliantly on the day in front  of their highly appreciative audience.  A full list of results and photos' are available here.


 Ladywell Gym Club participates in unique Event

  London Youth Games Torch Visits Ladywell Gym Club

 A Truly Unique Event was held recently over the River Thames when members of the Club joined  other gymnasts, artists and cheerleaders to perform a series of cartwheels across the infamous  Millennium Bridge.  The event marked the beginning of the London Dance Festival. A selection of  photographs taken at the event and some background are viewable here.


 Ladywell Gym Club Fund Raising Fun Day

  London Youth Games Torch Visits Ladywell Gym Club

 A Fun Day was held recently beside the Club premises in support of the fund raising effort to send a  Team to the International Competition in Malta. Thankfully the weather held and the event proved a  roaring success - as can be seen in the collection of photo's on display here.


 London Youth Games Torch Visits Ladywell Gym Club

  London Youth Games Torch Visits Ladywell Gym Club

 The London Youth Games Torch, lit recently by London Mayor Boris Johnson, has paid a visit to  Ladywell Gymnastics Club, which acts as the Training Centre for the Lewisham London Youth Games  Gymnastics Team. The Torch was on a whirlwind visit of all the London Boroughs'.
 In the photo above, Lewisham Councilor Chris Best, a member of the 2012 Forum, holds the Torch,  surrounded on this occasion not by burly Chinese Minders, but by members of the Lewisham London  Youth Games Gymnastics Team.


 Two Gold and Two Silver Medals for Ladywell at LGF Individual Age Group Competition

 Four Ladywell gymnast's brought their hard training to bear at the LGF Bronze Competition, held at  Heathrow Gymnastics Club. Well done to Ophelie Zahui and Gemma Simmons for winning Gold and  Rhyanna Banton and Bryony Gill for winning Silver Medals. Check the Results Page for more details.

 Three Gold Medals for Ladywell at LGF Bronze Competition

 Three Ladywell gymnast's certainly rose to the occasion at the LGF Bronze Competition, held at  Cheam Gymnastics Club on 19th May. They each won the Gold Medal! Well done to Quynh Trinh,  Darcy D'wan and Antonia Patterson.  Check the Results Page for more details.


 Ladywell wins Gold at Regional Senior Team Championships!

Winning Regional Senior Team

Our victorious girls on the rostrum

 Ladywell won the Gold Medal at the Regional Senior Team Championships at a competition held at  Heathrow Gymnastics Club on 11th May 2008. So dominant were our team that we were more than six  points clear of our nearest rivals.  The Team consisted of Bryony Gill, Rhyanna Banton, Gemma  Simmons, Chelsea Cherry and Ophelie Zahui. A fantastic effort girls - Well Done.                             See the Results Page for score details.

 Hat-full of Medals for Ladywell at LGF Spring Competition

 Ladywell gymnasts put up a fantastic multi-medal winning performance at the LGF Spring Competition,  held at Heathrow Gymnastics Club over the weekend of 19th, 20th April. Check the Results Page for  more details.

 Bryony Gill wins Gold Medal at Regional Club Grade 3 Competition

Bryony Gill with Gold Medal

Bryony with her Gold Medal

 Club stalwart Bryony Gill has won a Gold Medal at the LGF Regional Club Grade 3 Competition, held  at Heathrow Gym Club on 03rd March 2008. This success is the culmination of many months of hard  work and Bryony has done herself, her family and the Club proud.  Well done Bryony.

 Ladywell wins Club of the Year at top Awards Presentation Night!

Award Group Photograph

John Brewer presents Award to Frank and Nicole

 The inaugural Pro-Active London 'Celebrating Sport & Physical Activity' Awards, held on 14th March       at Chelsea Football Club, proved to be an auspicious night for Ladywell, as to our great surprise and  delight we won the prestigious and coveted Club of the Year Award. 

 When Richard Sumray, the Chairman of the  London 2012 Forum announced that Ladywell had won  the top prize of the night,  nobody was more surprised than the two Ladywell Staff members in  attendance, Frank and Nicole.  The award was presented to generous applause from the large  audience by Mr John Brewer, Chairman of the London Regional Sports Board of Sport England.

 Eight major awards were presented on the night to nominees representing sports clubs in a multitude    of sports from all of the London area.

 The two guest motivational speakers were former World Boxing Champion Duke McKenzie and  Olympic Shot-Putter Judy Oakes OBE.


© Ladywell Gymnastics Club 2008 2008


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