GFA News & Competitions


GFA Competitive Groups at County Floor and Vault

Categories // GFA News & Competitions

On Sunday 25th September fifteen gymnasts from our GFA competitive groups R1, R2 and C1 competed at the County Floor and Vault in Retford. This competition was aimed at level 5 gymnasts alone and was a qualifier for the County Teams competition to be held in November.

 It was an exciting day before the competition even started as for 10 of the girls it was their first time competing at Level 5.

 Floor was our first piece of the day. There were a lot of new routines being tried out for the first time in competition by our younger gymnasts from R2 and nerves did come into play but all the girls showed how committed and brave they were by finishing their routines and they should be very proud of themselves. The C1 girls, competing for the first time at this level, performed very well and did not look out of place against more experienced gymnasts. The girls from R1 performed strongly with some beautiful routines and powerful tumbles.

 Vault was a closely contended piece with less than 1 mark separating 1st place to 20th place in both the 8/9 and 10/11 age ranges and less than 2 marks in the 12/13 age. We saw some fantastic and tight flatbacks from the R2 girls. From C1 and R1 we had strong handsprings and half on half offs with stuck landings (though we did see a few bendy legs....tut tut).

 Huge congratulations to Charlotte Simpson who qualified for the Nottinghamshire County team, what a fantastic achievement.

 Highlights of the day – Steph Booth for displaying amazing bravery

Quote of the day – “ I don’t care how it looked, I got over it!” Martha Turner, C1, talking about Vault.

 Well done to all the girls you should all be very proud of yourselves, your coaches are.

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Our birthday party hire is evolving!

Categories // GFA News & Competitions, Gymnastics For All

Notts Gymnastics Academy are very excited to announce that we are expanding our hugely popular Birthday Party Hire service and will be offering more opportunities for booking parties from July 2017 onwards.

Parties are available to book for 1.5 hours at a cost of £150 for a maximum number of 25 children (3-12 years). There are four time slots available for bookings over a weekend:


Slot 1

Slot 2


4.30- 6pm

5.45- 7.15pm


3.30- 5pm

4.45- 6.15pm

The hire includes exclusive use of our world class gymnastics facility, with access to all the apparatus including the foam filled pits, trampoline’s, bars and balance beams for 1 hour and then 30 minutes in a party room for refreshments. (Please note: we are unable to provide any catering).

Bookings can be made via our website, using the online enquiry form or alternatively, by contacting the office on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01159 233033


Our parties have become hugely popular and have been fully booked months in advance, so don’t delay and enquire today!


C1 Girls and Boys Compete Advance Levels at GFA Regional Floor and Vault

Categories // GFA News & Competitions, Gymnastics For All

Last week the C1 competitive groups competed at the Primary levels Floor and Vault championship. This week was the turn of the Advanced level gymnasts to compete with 9 other clubs from the region. The morning competition was time for the C1 girls to shine.

Despite the temperatures soaring the girls performed their floor routines beautifully and powered through their vaults with determination. There were so many individual achievements during the morning. One such achievement was Zara Brittain nailing her handspring to 1 in her floor routine, which she had been struggling with during training – perfect timing! The final results were fantastic with Millie Green taking overall bronze in  the 11yrs group. Jessica Pollard became the Floor and Vault Regional Champion taking gold in the 10yrs group AND the highest overall score in the whole competition.


9 yrs:

Jaylah Clarke - Overall 4th place

10 yrs:

Jessica Pollard - Overall 1st Place Regional Champion

Martha Turner - Overall 5th Place

Poppy Richie - Overall 6th Place

Mia Smith - Overall 9th place

Zara Brittain - Overall 17th Place

Amelia Coventry - Overall 19th Place


Millie Green - Overall 3rd Place

Chloe Gilbert - Overall 8th Place


Summer Wittering - Overall 9th Place

The afternoon was the boys turn to compete.

With Andy Smith, their coach, looking on the boys started on vault. Good strong handsprings with stuck landings gave the boys a fantastic start to their afternoon. Floor followed with the boys putting their all into performing their set routines for the judges. Jake and Wades hard work gave them results which had them smiling from ear to ear.



Jake Molyneux - Overall 2nd Place

Wade Shaw - Overall 3rd Place

Well done to all gymnasts who competed it was a brilliant day and all who took part can be proud of their achievements.

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R1 group perform display at Tollerton fair

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On Saturday 10th June 8 members of the R1 competitive group, with a special appearance from Noah Farnsworth from mens development elite, attended the Tollerton Fayre to show off their skills to over 200 visitors to the annual event.


Despite strong winds threatening to blow the marquee’s away the girls treated the onlookers to a variety of gymnastics from full floor routines to acrobatic skills using trampette.

Kara Plaats, Jemima O’Neill and Katie Hyland all performed their individual floor routines for the crowd before joining the rest of the group to show off their front somersaults, tuck back somersaults and birani’s from the trampette.


All the gymnasts were fantastic performing their 20 minute routine in less than favourable conditions and the feedback from the public was amazing.

Well done to all the gymnasts involved and a big thank you to parents who gave up their afternoon.



Molly Nicholls, Jemima O’Neill, Honey Farnsworth, Olivia Gladstone, Katie-May Hyland, Emma Richardson, Darcey Cox, Kara Plaats and Noah Farnsworth.


C1 Boys and Girls Compete at Regional GFA Floor & Vault

Categories // GFA News & Competitions

Congratulations to gymnasts who competed on Sunday 11th June in the first GFA regional competition of the year.

With over a hundred entrants from all over the East Midlands the competition was a tough one for all gymnasts involved.

All the Notts gymnasts held their own and performed very well on both pieces.

For Luca Hernan-Serrand and Lola Sampson this was their first ever competition with both gymnasts delivering good strong floor routines and vaults, despite a fall for Lola on vault.

Overall it was a good day for the Notts gymnasts with the boys taking 3 medals between them and fantastic performances from the girls.

A big thank you to Oscar Sampson, from the junior elite group for standing in at last minute to chaperone the boys between the different pieces.


Girls 8yrs:

Francesca Atkinson     7th overall

Lola Sampson             13th overall

Girls 9yrs:

Abi Noble                    20th overall

Boys 8yrs:

Luca Hernan-Serrand  1st overall – Regional Floor and Vault Champion

Daniel Talmain           3rd overall

Angus Wheatley         4th Overall

Boys 9+:

William Ivemey          2nd overall

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