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 Gymnastics Association Ltd

Women’s Artistic Technical Committee




The AGM of the WTC is to be held on Tuesday 8th November 2022 via Zoom. It will commence at 8.00pm.

Nominations are invited for the following posts on the committee:


·        Chair ·        Competition Organiser (Floor )
·        Vice Chair ·        Competition Administrator
·        Secretary ·        Communications Co-ordinator
·        Finance Manager ·        Social Media Co-ordinator
·        Judging Co- ordinator ·        Development Co-ordinator
·        Welfare Officer x 2 ·        Performance Co-ordinator
·        Competition Co-ordinator ·        Squad Co-ordinator
·        Deputy Squad Co-ordinator ·        Education Co-ordinator


Nominations must be accompanied by

  • the name of the Proposing Club
  • the name of the Seconding Club

(The proposing and seconding club must be different to each other, and both must be fully affiliated clubs to YGA Ltd and the WA Discipline. The nominees own club can propose or second.)

  • a short resume of relevant experience supplied by the nominated person, to enable an informed decision.


Emails will be sent to all nominees asking them to confirm that they accept the nomination, if the nomination is not accepted or no response received by the deadline the nomination will not be completed.

In the event that there is more than one candidate nominated for a post, a vote will take place at the AGM and all CLUBS attending the meeting will be entitled to one vote per position.

The Secretary must receive all nominations including the names of the Proposer and Seconder and resume no later than midnight on the 25th October 2022

Nominations and resumes will then be circulated prior to the meeting.

Nominations can be made via the website using this link


Nominations from the Floor

If no one is nominated for a post or a nomination is not fully completed with a proposer, seconder, and resume, prior to the meeting a nomination may be made from the floor with a proposer and a seconder. In this instance the nominee accepts the nomination at the meeting and provides a verbal resume. Nominations from the floor cannot be made for posts where nominations have been received by the deadline. As the nominee needs to accept the nomination it is only possible to nominate from the floor if the nominee is in attendance.


Notice of Motions

Requests for notice of motions for discussion at the AGM must be submitted via the online form/in writing/by email by midnight on 19th October 2022,

Notices of motions can be made via the website using this link



Notice of Motions are circulated with nominations prior to the meeting to allow them to be considered on the agenda of the SGM or AGM.


Summary 2022


8th October 2022 Notice of AGM circulated via email – Attached 2021 AGM minutes and 2022 AGM agenda.

19th October 2022 Notice of Motions deadline closes at midnight

25th October 2022 Nominations for Roles closes at midnight

28th October 2022 Nominations and Notices of Motions circulated to all affiliated clubs and members

8th November 2022 AGM


Very important Email 16th May

The secretary will be sending over a very important email on entries for the 9th & 10th July competitions. This will need attention from any club entering gymnasts for the FIG, Gold, Silver, Bronze Teams and Challenge Trophy & Qualifier.

Please read it carefully and if you don’t receive it please contact the Secretary.

The email received list will be updated when it is sent out

Thank you


We are looking forward to seeing everyone again at Catterick this weekend.

Just a practical reminder to coaches to always have a back up copy of their gymnast’s music and to check the music on arrival , that way we can make sure that every gymnast is able to get performing on floor as swiftly as possible to keep those pesky nerves at bay.


We wish all the gymnasts the best of luck.




Dear Clubs,


Please find below some points which have arisen from the previous competitions, we would kindly ask that you would send out these reminders to coaches and parents.



Please remember that everyone at the competitions has volunteered their time to help the competition run smoothly and should be spoken to with respect including those manning the door.


In exceptional circumstances, we may not be able to accept card payments on the door and would therefore only be able to accept cash for spectator entry.


If you are buying a club leotard for your child to wear at the competition, please check the sizing is correct.


Remember that event tee shirt sales are online and should be purchased in advance and collected at the competition.




When leotards are purchased or borrowed for competitions, please check that the sizing is correct to ensure that they are not big and baggy around certain parts of the body.


Please ensure parents are aware of the new purchasing options for event tee shirts so no one is disappointed on the day.


A brief reminder of what is acceptable coaching attire at competitions, please refer to the handbook for a more in-depth guidance. (Page 25)

·          Full length tracksuit bottoms or full-length leggings (plain and none see through)

·          A collared polo shirt or t-shirt, a tracksuit top but not a hoodie and appropriate gym training shoes.


Please ensure all artistry gestures in floor routines are age appropriate and respectful.



Thank you for your ongoing cooperation and we look forward to seeing you all at future competitions.


The Yorkshire WTC

Important emails

  1. As not all emails are reaching clubs due to hotmail and gmail issues we are posting here when key broadcast emails have been sent to all clubs. Please always check your spam email and place the Secretary on your VIP list to minimise issues.
Please find bellow a list of all emails to date sent to clubs by the WTC if you have not received any of these emails please contact the secretary.
2nd January – regarding national judging courses.
23rd Jan – WAG updates revised version
28th Jan – Minutes from 2021
28th Jan – Minutes 2022
15th Feb – BG planner
17th Feb – compulsory grades venue
21st Feb – email to relevant clubs regarding regional grade 4s
6th March – Competition program for club grade 6/5 and 4
7th March – Email from chair regarding compulsory grades
11th March – Tee shirt orders for grades
17th March – 2nd / 3rd April grades schedule
18th March – Grade tee – shirt troubleshooting
26th March – Yorkshire Handbook 2022
26th March – Grade 6 / 5 / 4 volunteers
26th March – Programme revised grade  6/5/4
4th April – BG updates
4th April – WTC meeting wed 13th April
4th April – latest FIG update including Artistry help 
5th April – positive covid case
6th April – Grades May
7th April – Minutes 2022
8th April – T Shirt email
8th April – Grades – May preview running order
21st April – Tee-Shirt deadline
21st April – Yorkshire Kit
21st April – FIG Gymnasts
21st April – Yorkshire update
25th April – Reminders to coaches and partners
27th April – NTC update
5th May – grades may
9th May – compulsory 2 training opportunity
12th May – April Minutes
12th May – Zinc and copper teams list
16th May – Important comp entry information
16th May – Tee shirt teams
17th May – Tee shirt Green
23rd May – revised schedule URGENT teams
26th May – Tee shirt deadline looming
30th May – Catterick 11-12 June schedule
5th June – Competition pack away
5th June – YGA ltd professional standards officer
14th June – Team tee shirt – online shop
14th June – selection criteria for Yorkshire WA
19th June – Pewter, Bronze, Silver, FIG teams provisional schedule.
22nd June – extended tee shirt sales
24th June – Pewter / Bronze / Silver and FIG teams final schedule and timings
27th June – FIG Nominations for Yorkshire
4th July – Skill recognition (backwards roll to handstand on beam)
27th July – BG Update and important request for information
17th August – Updates from the chair
20th August – Administration Update
26th August – New guidance weight management
26th August – Yorkshire Affiliation
7th Sept – Yorkshire kit
16th Sept – Concord 8th / 9th
21st Sept – Request for feedback
21st Sept – T shirts – October event
26th Sept – Schedule and Rounds 8th/9th
26th Sept – T shirt reminder
30th Sept – WTC meeting October
1st Oct – Important competition reminders
2nd Oct – Volunteers October 8th/9th
3rd Oct – National finals team training
7th Oct – Notice of YGA WA AGM
13th Oct – Zinc and Pewter membership
14th Oct – Tee shirts Zinc and Pewter
17th Oct – Meeting details
24th Oct – Zinc and Pewter running order
28th Oct – NTC Technical update
28th Oct – WTC Introductory course to judging
29th Oct – Latest WTC updates
30th Oct – WTC – AGM
31st Oct – Zinc and Pewter schedule and timings
4th Nov – Tee Shirt reminder
4th Nov – Zinc / Pewter enquiry
4th Nov – Zinc / Pewter set up
4th Nov – Intro to judging / regional

Launch of the Yorkshire WA Pewter Programme 2022

Yorkshire WA Gymnastics are please to include on the calendar this year their much anticipated Pewter programme.

Specifically and carefully designed using the huge WA experience, not just on the WTC committee but within the wider Yorkshire WA community, to give gymnasts logical, safe and appropriate steps forward on bringing together the 4 pieces of WA gymnastics.
Using this experience Yorkshire WA have built a criteria that works for the gymnasts and gives a rewarding level in itself, whilst also a natural progression towards the WA Classic Challenge.

Pewter participation allows younger gymnasts and those new to the 4 pieces of WA a chance to experience performing in a friendly participation event.

The Pewter competition is the perfect competition for gymnasts to make that first step into 4 piece gymnastics competitions or to consolidate the progress they have been doing.

As a natural complement to the BG WA Classic Challenge both Pewter criteria provide lots of choices of moves to allow gymnasts to work to their strengths, whilst balancing this with the appropriate and safe moves for this level and for each individual gymnast.

The full criteria can be found in our new 2022 handbook here and the dates are on our event calendar here and here.

Yorkshire Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Pewter ©2022

Yorkshire Tee – Shirts

The Yorkshire Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Committee are pleased to announce that in collaboration with GDB Manufacturing, we have an online shop for ordering tee-shirts for gymnasts competing at our Yorkshire competitions.

The tee-shirts are ordered using the link below:


Please follow the link and order the correct size and pay via PayPal to GDB for the tee-shirt. Your tee-shirt when manufactured will be individually bagged and labelled with the payee’s name and gymnast’s name. This tee- shirt can then be collected at the competition when proof is shown of payee and gymnast at the competition. Please note we will not be selling tee-shirts at the competition. 

The deadline for ordering T shirts for the May grades is 25th April 2022. 

British Classic Challenge Championships 2021

Over the weekend of the 6th and 7th of November. Yorkshire fielded two teams in the first ever British Classic Challenge Championships, held at Surrey Sports Park in Guildford. Yorkshire’s Bronze team performed on Saturday to finish a credible 6th with a score of 185.700. Gymnasts in the team gave some notable performances with team member Ella Rose Johnson – Whitehead taking the Silver medal on the bars.

Sunday saw Yorkshire’s Silver team take to the podium, unfortunately the team had lost a member that week due to injury, whilst another had fought back to compete only having a couple of sessions in the gym after having Covid. The team performed well despite carrying falls and pulled through to complete the competition. Yorkshire finished on rest in the final round of the event with the coaches waiting on tenterhooks watching the final scores come in. The Yorkshire Silver team finished with the most unexpected result of being awarded the Silver medal with a score of 182.000. An amazing achievement for the county, the gymnasts and coaches. Gymnasts within the team also achieved amazing individual titles. Abbie Grafton became the 2021 Silver Classic Challenge Champion also taking the Silver on the Vault. Team mate Georgia King took the Bronze All around and became the Silver bar Champion and Jessica Rodgers also came away with a Bronze medal on the Vault.
A brilliant weekend for all involved, showing great team work and camaraderie with some excellent support and feedback from officials.
Congratulations to all involved.

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.

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