Women’s Technical Committee 2013-17 Code of Points Seminar

Date: Sunday June 2nd 9.30 – 1.30

Venue: St Francis Community Centre Tudor Rd Hinckley LE10 0EQ
Directions can be found by clicking here
Fee: No Charge
Tutor: Katherine Boden  Brevet Judge

The WTC invites all affiliated East Midlands clubs to attend the above seminar. The code has significant changes which will affect all National East Midlands & County competitions.

Each club can send 2 representatives and name 2 further people as reserves. Clubs that have national/regional judges attached to their clubs do not have to nominate these as their representatives as they will be invited separately.

Any specific questions regarding the new code can be emailed to: katstar7@hotmail.com and will be answered on the day. Please try to download the 2013-17 code of points from the FIG website.The code can be found under rules/wag.

Please download and complete this form and return no later than May 25th to me at marie@kogc.fsnet.co.uk.  Reserves will be notified after May 25th if there are any places available.

Marie Mitchell

WTC Chairperson

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BSGA Schools Trampoline Competition

This year’s East Midlands Regional Schools Trampoline Competition will be held on Sunday 9th December at Grimsby Leisure Centre.  Full details are on the Night Flyers Website.

Pupils from any East Midlands schools are eligible to enter, whether or not they attend a club, provided they can safely perform the competition routine.  Pupils may enter as individuals or teams, with the winners progressing through to Zonal and National rounds in Jnauary and March 2013.

Please pass these details on to any schools in your area who may not be aware of this event.


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Japan Olympic Team arrive in Northampton

Three Olympic gymnasts have arrived in Northampton to start the final leg of their Olympic preparations before heading to the London 2012 Games next week.

It will be Japan’s fourth visit to Northants Academy in the last 12 months, as it provides the perfect place to prepare for the Games with world class facilities and accommodation on site at Kings Park Conference Centre.

2011 World Championships and 2012 Olympic Test Event bronze medallist Masaki Ito (24) will be heading up Japan’s challenge to win their first Olympic medal, with China expecting to be the main contenders for gold and silver. Back up to Japan’s current Number one comes in the form of experienced 28 year-old Yasuhiro Ueyama, from Osaka, who is a four-time World Championship medallist and represented Japan at the 2008 Beijing Games, finishing 10th. The sole female athlete from Japan is Ayano Kishi (20), from Ishikawa and club mate to Maski Ito, who will compete in her first Olympic Games after securing a spot at the Olympic Test Event in January this year, where she finished in 10th place.

Science staff from the Japanese Institute of Sports Sciences will accompany the athletes to carry out tests to ensure the gymnasts are fully recovered from jet lag and are in tip top condition before heading down to London on the 31st July, with the men’s competition taking place on Friday August 3rd, and Women’s on Saturday August 4th.

Director at the Northants Academy, Tracy Whittaker-Smith, who has been selected as Great Britain Olympic coach to support sole GBR representative Kat Driscoll, says: “We are very proud to host the Japan delegation for the fourth time and to help in their important preparation for the Olympic Games”.

“We have worked hard to build relationships with team Japan and it is a fantastic opportunity for club members & local people to come along and meet the Olympians”.

Japan follow in the footsteps of Blake Gaudry, from Australia, and GBR athlete Kat Driscoll, who have both trained at the Academy in recent weeks as part of their Olympic preparations.

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More East Midlands Torch Bearers!

Congratulations to 3 more Torch-bearers from the East Midlands.

Yesterday, two NTGA members, Jaime Halsey (Moore) and Penny Mitchell had the honour between Kettering and Leicester, then this morning, Shobha Trivedi, mother of trampolinists Natasha and Anisha Trivedi, carried the torch through Leicester.  A very proud day for all!
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The Olympic Torch comes to Nottingham

EMGA members played an active part in the torch’s progress through Nottingham today.  Adam White from Phoenix Trampoline Club had one of the more unusual legs of the relay when he took the torch by boat over the Holme Pierrepont water course today.  With supporting displays from gymnastics teams from Rushcliffe and EMGC, it proved to be a great event for everyone.

(Please contact Chris at Nightflyers TC if you’d like to use or have copies of any photos!)

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Northampton Trampolinists bid for TV Gold

NTGA’s elite ‘Air Gravity’ team are to feature on a new ITV talent show “Let’s Get Gold”.  James Higgins, Jaime Moore, Steve Walsh, Amanda Harris, Penny Mitchell and Oly Boag will be competing for a prize of £100,000 in front of a panel of sporting and entertainment stars.

You can see the full press release on the emttc website.

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British Gymnastics Club Conference a Brilliant Weekend

I attended the British Gymnastics Club Contference the weekend of 9th and 10th of June and had a fantastic time. The workshops and demonstrations were inspirational and informative; everyone I spoke to was buzzing about the how they could implement what they gained in their clubs.

It was great to catch up with everyone at the Awards Evening too. What a great chance to sit and relax, dance and have a laugh with our clubs out of ‘work mode’.

A brillinat weekend and can’t wait for the next one; hope to see you there again next year.

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British Gymnastics May 2012 Funding Newsletter

The latest British Gymnastics funding newsletter has some great funding streams in it; many are different from the more commonly recognised organisations. If you are looking for funding this could be the letter you need to read today!

Please click the link below and click on ‘May Funding Newsletter’ to download:



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Regional Awards – Saturday 17th March 2012

Nominations have now closed for this year’s Regional Awards. 

Short listed nominees will be revealed on Thursday 23rd February 2012.

To book your tickets for the evening, please visit the Awards section on the website and complete the booking form.

Good luck to all nominees!

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Trampoline Judging course

A Trampoline Club Judge course has been organised at Northampton on 19th & 20th May 2012, for further details select the link below:


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