Happy New Year

Hopefully 2022 will see us all be able to properly resume our fantastic sport starting with grades in the spring. The new handbook will be with you shortly and the website will gradually move back to regular updates.

Archived Post 2021 – Yorkshire WA Competitions Resume This Weekend

With caution and following strict protocol requirements from BG and the Event Venues, Yorkshire WA Gymnastics is pleased to resume competitions.

The protocols for the various events can be found on the Covid 19 Protocol Information Page. Just scroll down to find the information for the event that you are interested in.

So, we thank everyone in advance for working with us to make these events possible and most importantly wish the gymnasts the very best of luck!

Archived Post 2020 – British Gymnastics Covid 19 Update

Dear all,

British Gymnastics have updated their guidance following the government announcements this weekend. Clubs should have received the email however the document can also be found on BG’s Covid 19 pages (link below – log in necessary to access)

Unfortunately the current guidance is that indoor sports and therefore clubs cannot as yet reopen and that we have to be patient a little longer however they are working on the way forwards for our sport and will update when possible.

Link to document:

Covid 19 Update Document 11th May 2020


Yes Sessions 2020 – First One 2nd February – Sign Up Now!

Cost is £5 per gymnast payable on the day


ANY DIFFICULTIES EMAIL  – [email protected]

The session is open to any gymnasts not in Yorkshire WA Squad. YES sessions are a joint training opportunity provided by Yorkshire WTC. Co-ordinated by the Joint Training (YES) Officer it is a chance to meet other coaches, share tips and best practice. Also an opportunity to spend some time on those areas you just don’t get chance to focus on in the gym. A great training opportunity for coaches and gymnasts alike. If you haven’t been to one yet then maybe it’s time to give it a try!

Sessions 2020

1 – 2nd February 2020 – TSV 1.30 – 5.00

2 – 30th August 2020 – Time & Location TBC

3 – 6th December 2020 – Time & Location TBC

Complete your application form below

A completed GDPR/Data Protection Form should be completed for each gymnast, coach and judge and brought on the day. When you submit your application you will be automatically taken to the form to download, but if you have any difficulties email [email protected]



If more than 3 coaches attending please complete the first 3 coaches' details on this form and then complete the form a second time for the additional coaches.
Max ratio of 6 gymnasts per coach. If applying for more than 8 gymnasts - places 9+ will be allocated only if space is available. If you are applying for more than 8 gymnasts please complete the first 8 gymnast's details on this form and then complete the form a second time for the additional gymnasts.
If more than 3 judges attending please complete the first 3 judges' details on this form and then complete the form a second time for the additional judges. If no judges attending please state 0.

Coaches Details

Coaches should bring their Yorkshire WA Passcard or screenshots of gymnet and photo id. If you wish to apply for a Yorkshire WA Passcard (these are foc and entirely optional) please email [email protected]

Coach 2 Details

Coach 3 Details

Gymnast 1 Details

Gymnast 2 Details

Gymnast 3 Details

Gymnast 4 Details

Gymnast 5 Details

Gymnast 6 Details

Gymnast 7 Details

Gymnast 8 Details

Judge 1 Details

Judge 2 Details

Judge 3 Details


When you submit your form you will automatically link through to the GDPR form for you to download. If you have any difficulties email [email protected]


Expert Workshop 1 – 8th Feb

2020 Expert Workshop 1 – Saturday 8th February 1.30 pm-6.00pm


Astre Gymnastics Academy

This workshop will be run by Sandy Richardson and Wolfgang Bohner, bringing their extensive expertise to share with the Yorkshire WA Community.

This session will focus on;

  • Close Bar Element and their Preps
  • Tumbling Preps including twisting and double backs
  • Gymnast conditioning and preparation particularly relating to bars and tumbling


The workshop is most suited to;

  • Coaches working these skills with gymnasts
  • Coaches looking to move gymnasts onto these skills over the next year or in the near future
  • Coaches looking to bring these skill levels into their clubs
  • Coaches working level 3 & 4 CPD
  • Coaches working towards Yorkshire Squad with Gymnasts
  • Coaches looking to improve Squad Trial results with gymnasts

The cost is £20 per coach and each club should bring one gymnast with them to work with. There is no charge for the gymnast. There is a maximum of 30 coach places

The workshop cost is being subsidised by Yorkshire WA Gymnastics Technical Committee.

Payment should be made by bank transfer to HSBC Sortcode: 40-27-15 Account: 80014958  labelled EXP1{Your name}. Proof of payment should be emailed to [email protected]

Place Allocation: The first place per club will be offered on a first come first served places, additional places per club will then be offered as available. This is to ensure that the maximum number of clubs get chance to benefit from the input of these well re-known coaches.

If you have any difficulties registering through this form please email [email protected]. Make sure you press submit and wait for the acknowledgement screen so you know your application has gone through.

Application is via the online form below;


If you have any difficulties registering through this form please email [email protected] Make sure you press submit and wait for the acknowledgement screen so you know your application has gone through.


2020 Grades Clinic – Sun 5th Jan – Applications by 17th Dec

Sunday 5th January  10.00am-4.00pm


Astre Gymnastics Academy

 This clinic will be taken by Debbie Morgan who is both a highly qualified coach and a brevet judge. Debbie has written many NDP grades over the years for BG and is Chair of the Eastern Region who always excel in the Grades competitions at all levels.

The clinic will be beneficial to all coaches and judges and especially to those new to grades.

Advice will be given about which grade is suitable for gymnasts at all levels and will cover National Grades, Grades 6 & 5, Regional Grades and will conclude with Compulsory Grades.

Cost:  £25 per coach or judge.

Please apply by 17th December to Christine Bowker via the form below or email and pay the clinic fee into the Yorkshire WA account

HSBC Sortcode: 40-27-15 Account: 80014958  labelled GRC {Your name}

E-mail address  [email protected]

Please give your name, club, tel. number and e-mail address with the application

2020 Grades Clinic

Yorkshire In Age National Teams 2019

Level 4 In Age.

With just 2 gymnasts in the team Yorkshire were not going to be up the rankings however the gymnasts still performed with Yorkshire pride. Congratulations to Olivia Munro (Dronfield) and Fia Shivtiel (TSV) for qualifying to represent the region.

Level 3 In Age.

Representing Yorkshire and wearing the white rose with pride were Lily Newton (TSV), Amelia Haslam-Walker (Pennine), Jaeda Gaye (Gymmagic) and Lexi Mortimer (Gymmagic). Well done to the gymnasts and coaches who qualified to represent the region in this tough competition finishing 8th out of 12.

Well done to coaches and gymnasts alike

Bill McLoughlin Championships 2019 – Yorkshire Winners 2nd Year in a Row!

The Bill McLoughlin nominated teams in 2019 had a tough act to follow. In 2018 Yorkshire had stormed the competition and brought the trophy proudly back to the region. Yorkshire was able to field two full teams. The first team up was Nina Deery (Sheffield Workshop), Holly Blake (Elmfield), Ren Billingham (Leeds), Poppy Wilkinson (Leeds). They delivered solid performances, clean beams and represented the region proudly. Next up were Megan Bridge (Gymmagic), Shanna-Kae Grant (Leeds), Keira Thornton (Gymmagic) and Madison Ockerby (Leeds). Another set of excellent performances, another set of clean beam routines and another set of gymnasts representing the region proudly.

The results were in and for the second year in a row ……..

Yorkshire Team A – NATIONAL CHAMPIONS! (and winning by over 2.0 marks).

The long list of top ten placings are below,

Megan Bridge (Gymmagic) 1st vault, 1st beam, 1st floor, Shanna-Kae Grant (Leeds) 4th bars, 2nd beam, 2nd floor, highest AA scorer, Keira Thornton (Gymmagic) 2nd vault and 10th floor Madison Ockerby (Leeds) 4th beam

Yorkshire B – 8th out of 11 teams.

Poppy Wilkinson (Leeds) 7th beam, Holly Blake (Elmfield) 8th beam, 10th floor, Ren Billingham (Leeds) 9th bars

As one coach commented it was a very long but very successful day!

Well done to all of the gymnasts for a superb representation of the region, well done to all of the coaches and thank you to our 2 lead coaches Sharon Gott and Steph Murray.


Yorkshire National Grade Teams 2019


2019 Grades National Finals – Yorkshire Teams

It’s been a busy few months for Yorkshire Women’s Artistic Community and it’s time to catch up on reporting and celebrating the hard work of gymnasts, coaches, judges and the WTC itself. Back in April following the Yorkshire Grades the gymnasts who qualified for National Finals were the first to try out the new National Team Training programme.

In 2019 the YGA WTC has separated the National Team Training from the Squad programme in order to increase the number of sessions and to make those sessions fully focused on the qualifying teams.

Although the sessions were organised by members of the WTC the aim was to let the sessions belong to the coaches and the gymnasts, with them telling the WTC how they wanted it to work and what they needed. This approach was to give the coaches and gymnasts chance to work as a team and as was only to be expected from the fantastic members of our region, they did just that.

The 2 sessions took place 2 weeks apart with the coaches choosing the first session to be focussed on skills and team structure, the second on routines and judge’s feedback.

With the team training behind them in May, four full national grade teams headed down as well as our successful compulsory gymnasts.

The compulsory gymnasts competed first on the 11th/12th May.

Although not full teams so unable to place in the team competition the individual gymnasts did themselves proud with Leila Lih (Dronfield) in Compulsory 3 achieving a fantastic 7th place on vault to give her an overall score over 60. In Compulsory 3 Lexi Mortimer (Gymmagic) and in Compulsory 4 Olivia Munro (Dronfield) both achieved a super top 20 place on apparatus, vault and bars respectively.

These were tough competitions working to the highest standards in the country and the 3 Yorkshire gymnasts were able to return home with pride at a job well done.

The National Grade teams followed shortly afterwards on the 25th/26th  May

The National 1 Team consisted of Louise Akers (Diamonds) Georgie King (Leeds), Florence Stoney (Gymmagic), Jessica Rodgers (Sheffield Workshop) and Lola Pritchard (Sheffield Workshop) in reserve. These experienced consummate professionals represented the region to a resounding 5th team place. There were some fantastic highlights with Georgie achieving 8th on vault, 4th on bars, 2nd on floor and 7th overall. Louise delivered a super 4th on vault, Florence 1st on bars and 5th on range and Jessica a solid top half result on 3 pieces and overall.  The combination of good solid results all round from all of the team meant that Yorkshire placed well and looked good in this tough National Arena.

Not to be outdone the National 2 team also delivered a resounding 5th place. The best National 2 result for several years. The team consisted of Summer Elbortoukaly (Harrogate), Poppy Wilkinson (Leeds), Elsie Grieg (Sheffield Workshop), Jessica Burton (Sheffield Workshop) and Holly Blake (Elmfield) in reserve. The results were headed up fantastically by Poppy with a 3rd on vault, 7th on bars, 1st on floor, 4th on range and a 4th overall. Elsie delivered a super 8th on vault. 9th on floor and a resounding 9th all round. Summer and Jessica delivered solid all round scores for the team with Summer coming 6th on vault. The combined efforts of these gymnasts saw Yorkshire again standing with heads held high amongst the nation’s regions.

The National 3 team had the unfortunate news of 2 injured gymnasts shortly before the competition date however the reserves stepped in at very short notice and with good spirit whilst sending their condolences to the disappointed gymnasts who had unfortunately had to step down. The team work across clubs to deal with this really was outstanding.

The National 4 team, last in the report but by no means least, delivered for the region with an extremely respectable 6th team place. The team were Anna Forbes (Harrogate) Evie Bottomley – Probst (Harrogate), Imogen Thompson (Gymmagic), Mia O’Neill (Gymmagic) and Libby Wilson (Dronfield) in reserve.

Anna demonstrated what good all round scores can do, she placed 8th on beam and only narrowly missed top ten on 3 other pieces meaning that she delivered a fantastic 5th place overall. Evie delivered fantastic 13’s on 2 pieces, Mia and Imogen super 12 plus scores on 3 pieces each. It shows the standard of this competition that high scores were narrowly missing out on top ten places. However good all round performances were what the team needed and the gymnasts came through to ensure that Yorkshire had yet another good all round result to celebrate.

Below are team pictures showing our Yorkshire gymnasts quite rightly enjoying a sense of achievement. This set of results across all of the competitions is one of the strongest and most consistent that Yorkshire has delivered for some time. A very big well done to you all, coaches and gymnasts alike. Below is a gallery of our great gymnasts.









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