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Neston Sets

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Some late results from Neston Sets last weekend. The club got a fantastic 30 medals in total, two up from last year. We also came in second place overall in the top ten scores competition. These are our fabulous gymnasts results

Leah Mather Bronze Set 3 Vault

Archie Sheppard Silver Pre Set 1 Vault

Olivier Tasker Silver Floor and Bronze Vault Set 3

Ruby Adlard Silver Floor and Silver Vault Pre Set 1

Evie Snell Bronze Vault Pre Set 1

Carlo Di Miceli Bronze Vault Pre Set 1

Sophia Beer Silver Vault Set 3

Jacob Ryan Gold Floor Set 4

James Woolfall Bronze Floor and Silver Vault Set 4

Jack Harper Gold Vault Set 4

Williams Bell Silver Floor and Bronze Vault Set 1

Jessie Stanley Bronze Floor and Silver Vault Set 2

Rosie Wade Silver Floor Set 2

Olivia Hogan Silver Vault Set 1

Alexis Smith Bronze Vault Set 1

Jack Sheppard Gold Floor and Silver Vault Set 2

Rowan Body Silver Floor Set 2

Harry Lewis Bronze Floor Set 2

Finn Bennett Silver Vault Set 2

Jessica Walklett Floor Set 2

Olivia Koumas Silver Set 1 Vault

Kyle Millar Gold Vault Set 1

Joe Hubbestey Silver Vault Set 1

Emilia Ashfield Silver Vault Set 1


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Sorry everyone but free running will not be on the following dates…..
11th July
18th July
25th July
1st August
22nd August

After 22nd August normal service will be resumed


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Congratulations to our new Level 1 Women’s Artistic Coaches  : Jenna and Shaun. We are very proud of you

Mums and Tots Sessions!

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We are looking to launch a Mums and Tots session soon.
Current plans are:

1. We will start sometime in or before the summer.
2. Initially we’ll offer one day per week
3. We’ll cover pre-school gymnastics

4. Age from 3 years to 5th birthday
5. Cost will be 4 pounds for 45 minutes

More details to follow.

Email info@drillgrangeroadwest.com

Birkenhead Comets in the News!

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From the Wirral Globe : Wirral cheerleaders prepare for world championship

 A GROUP of young Wirral cheerleaders take on the world at a championship final in America next month.

The Birkenhead Comets fly out to Pensacola, Florida on April 8 for the finals, competing against teams from Europe, America and Australia.

To help fund the trip, the group of 15 girls, aged 13 to 18, treated shoppers at Pyramids Shopping Centre in Birkenhead to acrobatic displays which were organised as a way of raising a portion of the £9,500 cost of the trip.

The team’s coach, Carrie Humphreys, 36, says the girls have been working hard perfecting their routines since qualifying for the final last June. She said: “The routines are hard work and very athletic. This is not cheerleading with pom-poms, its more gymnastics and tumbling-based and is physically very demanding. “Going to America will be a wonderful experience for the girls and after the week of competition in Pensacola we will be moving on to Louisiana to train with an American team. “Many of the girls will be staying with host American families which will give them a wonderful opportunity to get a real feel for American culture and possibly make life-long friends.” Trips to compete and train in America are expensive and the girls have been busy fundraising to help raise the £9,500 needed to fund their trip.

Coach Carrie Humphreys continued: “We have raised £6,500 to help pay for the trip and the hotels and flights are all booked. So what we raise now will help us pay transport costs and would mean we could eat! “We are so grateful to the management of Pyramids Shopping Centre for allowing us to put on a demonstration of cheerleading.

“The Birkenhead public, as ever, have been very generous and we have raised a really good amount to add to our total, more than £300 in fact. And we have got other kids involved and maybe got a few interested in joining the Birkenhead Comets.”

Derek Millar, Commercial Director for Pyramids Shopping Centre, said: “The Birkenhead Comets display drew quite a crowd and it was terrific for us to be supporting these young people as they prepare for their trip to America.

Medals Galore at North West R.A.P’s

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P1030386This weekend some of our younger gymnasts travelled to Robin Park, Wigan to compete, some for the first time,  in the Men’s Artistic Regional Assessment Plan. Josh, Kyle, Fynn, Ethan, Will and Rowan entered the Novice Level. All passed with Kyle and Will getting above 70% and a bronze medal  while Josh, Fynn, Ethan and Rowan scored over 80% earning them a merit and a silver medal each. In Level 1, Nathan, Jack and Harry all scored over 80% bring home a Silver medal each. Well done to all our boys!

Polichinelo Circus School

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polichinelo_circus_acrobatic_courseCurrently running at Drill is the first Acrobatic Course run by the Polichinelo Circus. This 8 week acrobatics course has been designed to cater for all standards including beginners. Acrobatics offers a strong foundation in the performing arts and circus as it can be introduced in to a number of disciplines such as juggling, dance, clown

If you want to learn more then you can go to their website at http://www.acrobaticschool.com

Frank Field MP Visits Drill

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photo 2Saturday 14th February saw Drill receive a visit from the MP for Birkenhead, Frank Field. Cathy, Steve, Peter and Andy showed Frank around the building. Frank was impressed with all the activities going on that morning and wanted to learn how BCDC has coped with transforming the council run centre into the thriving facility it is now.

Team Gold at National Elite Level 1 Finals

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On Sunday 3rd November Aled Davies-Williams and Ethan Adlard travelled down to the GMAC centre in Birmingham to compete in the Elite Level 1 National Finals. After competing on 6 pieces and two preparation programmes (artistic and physical) the North West team got the highest combined team score and therefore scored the Gold medal in the team event. Congratulations to the boys, their coach Sian and the North West coaches in achieving this amazing results. Well Done from all at Drill.

Click Here to see pictures from the competition

Adult Gymnastics

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We are happy to announce the start of our Adult Gymnastics classes. If your over 18 and want to try your hand at gymnastics or an older gymnast who wants to carry on training then this is for you. Classes are run be a fully qualified coach.

Tuesdays : 8 – 9:30

Cost £5

See you there!