20 November 2023 - another Competiton weekend at the West Midlands Apparatus Team Championships

Well done to all of our amazing gymnasts who competed in the regional apparatus team champs in Cannock this weekend. With a few last minute changes and the bronze team stepping down when they did not have the required numbers, it was left to our two copper teams to fly the Flames flag!  
Extra mention for the following performances:

Saffy 2nd bars
Kimii-Li 5th bars

This weekend we also saw Makayla compete in the regional FIG qualifier, smashing her way through the qualifying score required to compete in the English Championships in 2024 and achieving 1st place on vault, 3rd on floor and 4th overall. Brilliant work yet again Mak. What a star!

12 November 2023 - Congratulations to Beam Queen Mak, who won gold on beam in the English Jim Moss Classic  Challenge yesterday 

We are so proud of Mak who competed in the English Silver Intermediate Level of the Classic Challenge yesterday. Bars, floor and vault did not go as well as hoped but beam was spectacular and Mak romped home with the gold medal for that piece. Well done Mak!  Thank you to coach Ricky and judge Lisa and we now look forward to the regional Apparatus Teams Competiton next weekend at Cannock.

31st October 2023 - It was a busy start to half term for our gymnasts, coaches and judges! 

31st October 2023 - It was a busy start to half term for our gymnasts, coaches and judges! 

On Monday 30th October, our Flames competition gymnasts travelled to Lilleshall National Sports Centre, the home of British Gymnastics, to compete in the 2023 Metropolitan County Championships.  We are very proud of our wonderful gymnasts, who hold their own in a very competitive field of talented gymnasts.  We especially congratulate:

Makayla (silver) who took top spot on vault and beam, and 2nd place overall
Merryn (bronze) 6th overall and 3rd on beam
Izabella (Bronze) 5th on vault, 6th on beam
Jayrian (Bronze) 4th on beam and 5th on floor
Grace (Bronze) 6th on bars
Etta (Tin 8-9) 4th on vault, 5th on bars, 3rd on beam and 4th floor, 5th overall
Charlotte (Tin 10-11) 1st place overall and on all pieces
Yumi (Copper 9-10) 5th vault, 3rd bars, 3rd beam, 5th floor and 4th overall
Saffy (Copper 11-12) 3rd on vault, *1st* on bars, 4th on beam and 6th on floor, 3rd place overall
Celia (copper 11-12) 2nd on vault, 5th on beam, 4th on floor, and 4th overall
Mya (Copper 11-12) 5th on vault, 4th on bars, 6th on beam, and 6th overall
Willow, 6th on vault, 6th on bars
Ida (Copper 13-14) 2nd on vault, 3rd on bars, 2nd on beam, 3rd on floor, 2nd place overall
Jessica (Copper 13-14) 3rd vault, 6th bars, 3rd beam, 5th floor, 4th overall
Kimii-Li (Copper 13-14) 3rd vault, 3rd bars, 4th beam, 6th floor, 5th overall
Arti (Copper 13-14) 5th vault, 5th bars, 6th beam, 3rd floor, 6th overall
Eliza (Zinc 10-11) 5th vault, 4th bars, 4th beam, 5th floor and 5th overall

Thank you to our judges Liz, Joanne, Chandra, Rhoda and Al, and thank you to all the brilliant parents involved in setting up and running the competition ... too many to mention, you know who you are, and I am so grateful to you all.

17 October 2023 - West Midlands regional Tin, Zinc and Copper competition - the first ever Womens Artistic 4-piece competition for many!

Congratulations to our amazing gymnasts Charlotte, Etta (both in the Tin competition), Eliza (Zinc competition), Arti, Kimii-Li, Saffy, Celia, Willow, Mya, Yumi (all in the Copper competition),  who all competed in the West Midlands Classic Challenge Tin, Zinc, Copper competitions last weekend. For many of these girls, it was their first ever Womens Artistic 4-piece competition and after only a few weeks or months of squad training and preparation.  Lots of competing of new skills and routines, and many opportunities to learn and improve going forward.  We are so very proud of everything you have achieved.  

Our next competition is the Metropolitan County Championships on Monday 30th October at Lilleshall, and for now it's time to get back in the gym to get ready for what lies ahead.  Good luck girls!!

3 October 2023 - First West Midlands regional competition of the season

Congratulations to our amazing gymnasts Merryn, Izzy, Grace, Makayla and Holly who all competed in the West Midlands Classic Challenge this weekend. 

In the Gold level, Holly achieved a fantastic 3rd place overall (after having a difficult time on beam!) and 1st on vault, 2nd on bars, 5th on beam and 4th on floor.  This result gave Holly a well-deserved place in the regional team at National Finals in November.

In Silver level, Makayla bagged a stunning 5th place on bars and 6th place on beam with an overall 11th place.  

Competing in Bronze were Merryn, Izzy and Grace who were up against a large field.  There are no individual places to report for these gymnasts, but we are immensely proud of their performances, with lots of new skills being competed, and the start of bigger and better things ahead.

Our next competition is the West Midlands regional Tin, Zinc, and Copper competition in 2 weeks time before our county championships on the 30th October, so we are back in the gym training hard for these next competitions.  Good luck girls!!