Leicestershire Level 7, 6 individual apparatus championships



The competition was held in Leicester at new college. It was the first competition of 2011 and what a great turn out of gymnasts from across the county with 100 competitors taking part.


Once again Hinckley & Burbage had a strong presence with 36 gymnasts from the club competing for the medals.


Today’s event was to find the best gymnasts on each piece of apparatus. Gymnasts are split into age groups and ability. Level 7 is for beginners and level 6 for gymnasts gaining the pass mark from last year to move up from level 7.




Level 7 was the first competition of the day. This was for many gymnasts their first ever competition.  The gymnasts coped well with pre competition nerves and remained focused on the job they had to do.


The girls all performed their routines well. The large crowd were fastened to there seats awaiting the results. The Hinckley & Burbage gymnasts did very well picking up medals across all age groups and each piece of equipment.




Highlights from Level 7




Age 8,9 


Jamie-Leigh  3rd on Vault, Katie  2nd on Vault and


Jessica  2nd on Floor.




Age 10,11


Catlin  2nd on Beam, Ellie  3rd on Bars & 2nd on Floor,


Olivia  1st on Vault, Maesie  1st on Bars & 1st on Beam and


Ellie  winning a medal on each piece 3rd on Beam, 2nd on Vault, 2nd on Bars and 1st on Floor.




Age 12+


Lucy  also winning medals on all pieces 3rd on Beam, 2nd on Floor and Vault and 1st on Bars.








Level 6 started after lunch. Hinckley & Burbage had 10 gymnasts across the age groups. Many of the girls had performed last year but still some as nervous as the first timers. Again the gymnasts did very well picking up many medals.






Highlights from Level 6




Age 8,9


Maisie  2nd on Beam and Floor.




Age 12+


Olivia  3rd on Bars, Laura  3rd on Beam, Lauren  3rd on Floor and 2nd on Vault and Elizabeth  2nd on Bars and 1st on Vault.










“It was a long but great day. The competition was a huge success for the club and for the gymnasts. It’s a great reward for all the girls to show that all their hard work that has paid off. Many thanks to all the coaching staff for their help and support without them results like this would not happen.”






Sharon Thomas (Head Coach)




Level 7 Gymnasts



Level 6 Gymnasts