NCGTA News & Events

Our Recreational gymnasts can take part in our in-house competitions and perform a display to parents once a year. Our Squad gymnasts compete at local, county and regional levels in various floor and vault competitions throughout the year.

We also have fun events for all of our Gymnasts throughout the year, including NCGTA Parties, with exclusive use of Cotswold Clubhouse.

We have decided that it would be great for you to get to know all of our Coaches at NCGTA a little better. Great for the gymnasts already with us; but also reassuring for people considering joining their children up, so you can understand the NCGTA family a little more.

With each Coach we are doing a Q&A and this is all about COACH…MEG!

What is your role at NCGTA?
Level 2 waivered Coach – awaiting final exam

How long have you been a coach?
4 Years.

What are your qualifications?
Level 1 Women’s Artistic
Level 2 Women’s Artistic waivered
Level 1 Pre School Coach

What is your favourite skill to coach?
Any tumbling on the floor!

Were you ever a gymnast? And what level did you compete?
I remained a recreational gymnast and loved it!

What are your interests outside of the gym?
I love spending time with my family, enjoy doing art, and anything creative.

Favourite Food?
Chocolate!

Favourite Film?
The Hunger Games films.

If you could have a super power, what would it be?
To be able to teleport!

What is your proudest achievement as a coach?
Getting our Activity Camps and Summer Gymnastics classes up and running again after lock down. They were a great success and made me feel really proud.

We have decided that it would be great for you to get to know all of our Coaches at NCGTA a little better. Great for the gymnasts already with us; but also reassuring for people considering joining their children up, so you can understand the NCGTA family a little more.

With each Coach we are doing a Q&A and this is all about ASSISTANT HEAD COACH…EMILY!

What is your role at NCGTA?
Assistant Head Coach

How long have you been a coach?
13 Years

What are your qualifications?
Level 2 Women’s Artistic
Disability Awareness
Working towards Level 3

What is your favourite skill to coach?
I love coaching and supporting anything on beam…especially dismounts!

Were you ever a gymnast? And what level did you compete?
Yes. I was an elite Gymnast for the West Midlands. I went to many National competitions and also competed at the British Championships.

What are your interests outside of the gym?
I love spending my free time with my husband and son.

Favourite Food?
Pasta or Arancini

Favourite Film?
I love anything Disney.

If you could have a super power, what would it be?
Super strength

What is your proudest achievement as a coach?
Taking my gymnasts to their first grades competition where they all passed! Also, taking another gymnast to her first disability competition where she came in first place!

We have decided that it would be great for you to get to know all of our Coaches at NCGTA a little better. Great for the gymnasts already with us; but also reassuring for people considering joining their children up, so you can understand the NCGTA family a little more.

With each Coach we are doing a Q&A and our first is HEAD COACH…GEORGIA!

What is your role at NCGTA?
Head Coach

How long have you been a coach?
10 Years

What are your qualifications?
Level 2 Women’s Artistic
Preschool
Working towards Level 3

What is your favourite skill to coach?
Connections on Beam, getting stuck in and supporting tumbling. All the big fun skills, when I’m learning and the gymnast is learning. Hopefully able to do that again soon!

Were you ever a gymnast? And what level did you compete?
Yes. I was East Area Floor Champion in 2009. East Area Team Tumbling Champion in 2009.

What are your interests outside of the gym?
I don’t have a life outside of gym! I like to go out to eat and spend time with my partner.

Favourite Food?
Cheeseburgers!

Favourite Film?
Any Harry Potter film.

If you could have a super power, what would it be?
Shape-shifter

What is your proudest achievement as a coach?
Getting my first Distinctions at grades in 2020. Getting 4th, 6th overall in a Southwest Competition at Club level and 8th overall in a Southwest Competition at National Level. I’m proud of being Head Coach at NCGTA!

It was great having all the Squads together and getting some lovely photos. Such a team of hard working, committed and focused individuals. So proud of what you have achieved so far and continue to achieve.

February 2020

 

On Sunday 19th January, 10 Squad gymnasts from North Cotswolds Gymnastics and Trampolining Academy (NCGTA) based in Bourton on the Water, attended the County Squad Trials at Fromeside Gymnastics Club, Bristol.

Two of the youngest squad members trialled for the “Mini Squad (2013/2012 born)”, Juliet Thompson and Lola Whitlock. Juliet excelled in all her routines, to pass with 80% and the top of her age group. Lola became a reserve for Mini Squad.

Lily Rose Giles entered the “County Squad (2011 born)”, the only gymnast in this category. Her first time using new skills Lily did incredibly well and has been accepted into the “Development Squad” for her age.

Also trialling for the “Development Squad (2011/2010 born)”, were Lydia McCready, Olivia Robson, Sadie Rogers and Tara Schultz. All girls showcased new skills, and for many this was the first 4-piece event they have taken place in. Lydia scored 64% and was named a reserve for this squad.

Finally, trialling for the “Development Squad (2008/2009 born)” were Charlie O’Hara, Elsie Sumner and Jessica Knight. For Jessica it was one of her first 4-piece events, where she showcased a lot of new skills. Both Charlie and Elsie made it into the Development Squad. Elsie with a score of 78%, and Charlie a score of 84% – which was the highest percentage of the day!

It was a fantastic day, with wonderful results for the gymnasts. All of the Coaches at NCGTA are very proud of their performance on the day and the  hard work they put in.