LWGC NEWS & EVENTS!

FUTURE DATES FOR YOUR DIARY 2020:

Monday 23rd March - Saturday 28th March

LWGC Club Championships!

Postponed. Please scroll down the page for videos if you'd like to practice.

Sunday 29th March

LWGC Club Championship FINALS

Postponed.

Monday 30th March - Saturday 4th April 

LWGC Awards Week & Easter Fun!

Easter Holidays Monday 6th April - Sunday 19th April

Easter Holiday Club will run on the following dates

1st week: 

Monday 6th April, Tuesday 7th April, Wednesday 8th April & Thursday 9th April 

2nd week:

Tuesday 14th April, Wednesday 15th April, Thursday 16th April & Friday 17th April

Sunday 17th May - Squad Competition

Erewash Valley Gymnastics Club

GFA 4hrs, 4hr Mini WA, 8hr WA, All Boys Groups

Cancelled, refunds will be processed.

May Half Term Monday 25th May - Friday 29th May

May Holiday Club will run on Tuesday 26th, Wednesday 27th, Thursday 28th & Friday 29th May

LWGC CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS 2020

23rd - 28th March 2020

POSTPONED. YOU CAN STILL USE THE VIDEOS BELOW TO PRACTICE

GENERAL GYMNASTICS CLASSES RECEPTION +

 

Children will compete during their usual class time, and they will compete in their usual class groups. 


✨All parents & carers are most welcome to come and spectate if you wish.


✨All children will get a medal for taking part and the winner from each group will get a different coloured medal and will be presented with two tickets to the final on Sunday 29th March. 


✨Please remember that our Annual Championships are supposed to be fun & pressure free, please just encourage your gymnast to enjoy the fun, supportive team atmosphere, where all the children will cheer one another on. 

A part of your child's gymnastics class from now until then will include some practice for the championships, but they will also continue to work around the apparatus as they usually do. 

We often have requests from parents to see a video of the routines the children are working on, in case some gymnasts have missed a session. There is no requirement for your child to practice but if they would like to, that's fine too. 

You can see videos of the routines below...

GYMSTARS PRE-SCHOOL CLASSES 3+

✨ Our Gymstars are practicing little routines within their small groups on Floor, Bars and Vault. 

✨ Parents will be invited into the gym to watch their little ones perform and will be able to sit on the edges around the floor area. Upstairs will still be open if you have younger siblings who want to play with the toys/would prefer to watch from there.

Please can you ensure your gymnast is in their club t-shirt and leggings/ or leotard. 

If the girls are able to have 2 plaits that would be great but no pressure.

 

✨ All of the Gymstars will be a winner and will be awarded with a medal at the end of the competition.

 

Looking forward to competition week :) 

Squad children... Kym will be in touch with all the info you need.

Timings for Club Championships finals!

 

Round 1, Reception & Year One : 8:30am - 10:30am 

Round 2, Year Two & Three: 11:00am - 1:00pm

Round 3, Year Four & Five: 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Round 4, Year Six +: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Reception and Year One Routine
Reception & Year One Routine
Reception and Year One Routine
Year 2 & 3 Routine
Reception and Year One Routine
Year 4 & 5 Routine
Reception and Year One Routine
Year 6 + Routine

LWGC AWARDS WEEK

9th - 14th December 2019

We are celebrating awards week in the penultimate week of term 9th - 14th December!

You can also click here to see our December events, including fun week, term dates & our shoebox appeal for Helping Hands

 

Since September our Gymnasts have been working hard each week learning and perfecting a variety of skills across multiple pieces of apparatus. 

 

At the end of their session during awards week, Gymnasts will be presented with any certificates they have achieved this term.

Any gymnasts who unable to attend during awards week will still be able to collect their certificates and any medals achieved in their next class, so please don’t worry about the possibility of missing out.

 

PRE-SCHOOL GYMNASTICS CLASSES 

How do the Pre-School certificates work?

Over the past term all our Gymstars have been working very hard towards our awards which have their own set of criteria. The awards are:

RISING STAR, SHINING STAR, SHOOTING STAR & SUPER STAR AWARDS

In addition to the certificates, we will also be handing out 12 trophies across the whole of our pre-school classes. These trophies have been carefully selected to award individual gymnasts who the coaches have noticed have displayed our club values consistently. Trophy winners will keep their award forever in recognition of their achievements and hard work.

We are so proud of all our little gym stars and their determination and progress during all their sessions. 

I would love to invite all grown ups into the gym hall for the last 10 minutes of the class to watch from the floor and see the children's smiles as they're awarded their certificates.

Please see the information below regarding conduct & rules when in the gym. You are most welcome to watch from the mezzanine if you have younger siblings.

See you soon! Eden - Head Coach, Pre-School

GENERAL GYMNASTICS CLASSES

 

 

 

How do the certificates work?

  • The certificates are split across the four apparatus we specialise in at LWGC. These are Floor, Beam, Bars and Vault.

  • The order of the certificates is as follows:

STAR, RED, YELLOW, GREEN, BLUE, PURPLE, BRONZE, SILVER, GOLD AND DIAMOND.

  • Once a gymnast has completed the same colour level across all four disciplines, they will also receive a medal which has a ribbon in the colour of the award to show that they have completed everything in that colour level. 

 

The week itself:

 

We would like to invite you into the gym to watch your child's class & see them receive any certificates and medals due.

 

We will have strips of purple matting along each side of the floor where spectators are welcome to sit and watch.

 

Please remember the following if coming into the gym to spectate:

  • No photographs at all in the gym please. Your children will love having your full attention & we will provide a dedicated photograph area in the foyer for you to take your proud photographs after their lesson.

  • No shoes to be worn on the red or purple floor areas. 

  • NO FOOD in the gym.

  • Drinks are only to be consumed on the grey carpeted floor area that runs along the entrance to the side of the gym. 

  • Younger siblings are welcome in the gym but will need to be able to sit & watch on the purple matting, if you think this may be tricky for an hour, the mezzanine will still be available to all parents and you are most welcome to watch from upstairs.

  • Praise is encouraged always, however, please refrain from cheering or shouting to your child, as this can sometimes have an adverse effect and distract your child & others. 

 

Any gymnasts who unable to attend during awards week will still be able to collect their certificates and any medals achieved in their next class, so please don’t worry about the possibility of missing out.

 

In addition to the certificates, we will also be handing out 12 trophies across the whole of our general gymnastics classes. These trophies have been carefully selected to award individual gymnasts who the coaches have noticed have displayed our club values consistently. Trophy winners will keep their award forever in recognition of their achievements and hard work.

 

We are incredibly proud of all of our gymnasts and everything they continue to achieve; whether it’s the perfection of a complex tumbling routine or mastering their first forwards roll. We hope you will join us in celebrating them doing a sport that they love. 

 

See you all soon! 

 

Tom - Head Coach, General Gymnastics

LWGC SQUAD AWARDS WEEK

This December all our Squad Gymnasts are invited to Awards Evening!
 

Saturday 14th December 2019 at 6pm-8pm.

This will be a night to celebrate the Gymnasts being part of our LWGC Squad groups. 

They will be able to show off their hard work and skills they have been working towards this term.

We'll be handing out awards for the gymnasts too!

I'm really excited to welcome you all then.

 

Kym - Women's Artistic Head Coach

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ELLIE & BECKY DOWNIE ARE COMING TO LWGC!

 

JOIN INSPIRATIONAL GYMNASTS THE DOWNIES FOR A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY !

LWGC are delighted to announce that we have been asked to host an experience day run by gymnasts Ellie and Becky Downie, who have personally chosen our club!

We are opening the LWGC doors on Sunday 16th June from 9.30 - 12.30 for the experience day.

Gymnasts will enjoy:

  • A full 45 minute dance warm-up choreographed by Ellie and Becky 

  • Followed by an hours group work on four sets of apparatus in 15 minute rotations

  • There will then be a question and answer sessionfollowed by photographs, autographs and games. 

This promises to be a once in a lifetime experience to gain tips and skills from two of Team GB’s most skilled and talented members.
 

Becky & Ellie have limited the spaces at their experience day to 50 places maximum & have placed a minimum age limit of age 5+. The experience day will cost £60 per gymnast.
 

Please note LWGC is supplying the venue for this wonderful opportunity as we believe it will be an experience to remember forever. We will not make any profit from the event. 
All ticket sales are via the DoubleDownies website here: 

https://shop.doubledownies.com/product-category/experience-days/ 

Password: ddleamington

LWGC Gymnasts have 7 days priority booking with a password, after this, tickets will go on sale to the general public and will be promoted via the DoubleDownies social media. So please book early to avoid disappointment.

Book your gymnasts space here - Enter the password ddleamington

You can read more about Becky & Ellie and their outstanding achievements here

 

WE ARE CELEBRATING!

To celebrate the first anniversary of opening our brand new gymnastics facility we are running a daily giveaway every single day this week! We want to say thank you to you all for being a part of our vision and for continuing to support us as we grow!


There’s loads to be won & we will be drawing names using a random generator from our class lists from each day, so EVERYONE enrolled on a Monday class will be placed in the draw for that day and so on.. (don’t worry if your gymnast is away on this day, they’re still on our register and will still be in the draw)! 


Keep an eye on our Facebook page & website daily to see what the prizes are each day! Winners will be announced at 7.30pm & will also be notified by email! 


Mondays' prize is a 30 minute one-to-one session with Head Coach Abby! GOOD LUCK EVERYONE! 

February 2019
Congratulations are in order!

COACHES RECOGNITION!

Please join us in congratulating Ella, Guy & Zarinah on successfully completing their Level 2 Gymnastics Coaching Qualification, which takes a huge amount of time, hard work and dedication and we are so proud of them! 

SQUAD COMPETITION!

Please also join us in congratulating our gymnasts who competed in The Winter Warmer 2019 last weekend! Not only did many of them place in all around positions and individual apparatus medals 🥇 we witnessed children succeed and grow in confidence!

 

For some, succeeding was medalling, for others succeeding was getting up in front of 100’s of people and giving it their all. The coaches were beaming with pride for each and every one 💙

Hard work, commitment, lots of fun and self belief makes for champions like these!

Look at some of these amazing photos from the day!