The East Kilbride (And District) Gymnastics Club - SCIO Number: - SC039629 - Incorporated: - 30th October 2013
Greenhills Sports Centre, Stroud Road, East Kilbride, G75 0YA
Acrobatic gymnastics is a discipline performed in pairs , trios and men's 4s.
At the lower levels the gymnasts will perform a routine to music with both balance and dynamic moves.
When gymnasts reach the high levels they will perform 3 separate routines - balance, dynamic and combined.
Our Acro section currently holds many talented gymnasts - including gymnasts picked to take part in a training camp in Italy with expert coaches, gymnasts picked to perform their routine at the world artistic championships and gymnasts qualifying for and medalling highly at very prestigious competitions.
The current Head Coaches are Eilidh Jardine and Kellyanne Anderson who are supported by a great team of coaches :
Nicky Youl, Ian shields, Gill Okane, Moira Robertson, Jennifer Anderson, Hannah Watson, Cameron Rooney, Erin Leishman, Nicole Smith, Sara O'Kane, Zoe Smith.
This month we have attended the Tigers competition in Kent. We took most of our FIG 1 and 2 gymnasts here where we has a very successful time. We came home with 3 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze. This was a great, friendly, laid back competition and we plan to go again next year.
We also took our ndp 2 gymnasts to Lancaster which was great. We came
Home with a gold, a silver and 3 bronze. Great to get them to perform outside of Scotland.
Now we are working towards this weekend for our fig gymnasts competing in the Scottish championships and our medal winners from the ndp Scottish are also performing here as well for a practice for the British and for Southampton. Hopefully have great updates next month from this competition.
Eilidh and Kellyanne
At the recent British Gymnastics NDP and IDP Acrobatic Gymnastics British Championship at Fenton Manor Sports Complex in Stoke-on-Trent. 17 Partnerships from across Scotland took part in the competition against the best of British Acrobatic gymnasts at NDP and IDP level. One of these partnerships was the IDP Mixed Pair partnership of Cameron Rooney and Eve McFarlane from East Kilbride Gymnastics Club. Cameron and Eve performed two great routines against 6 other partnerships from various very successful clubs right across Britain. The scores were very close after all the routines had been performed but Cameron and Eve had performed their routines beautifully and with precision to take Gold Medal place and become the British Champions at IDP level.
Everyone at the club is very proud of their achievements and what a tale to tell their friends and family! This result is a testament to the hard work and dedication that these gymnasts and their coaches put in every single training day to get where they are now.
Their coaches Moira Robertson and Jennifer Anderson are understandably proud of Cameron and Eve’s performances. They said “What a thrilling weekend we have had at the competition. Right down to the very last routine we weren’t sure if they had actually won the gold medal, but we knew that they had performed at their very, very best and had done everything that they could to win. We couldn’t be more proud of them, they are fantastic gymnasts and great role models for the other gymnasts at the club.”
Everyone at EKGC is hugely proud of these gymnasts and coaches.