Newsletter 5 2018

The Newsletter can also be downloaded at Nuusbrief 5 2018a (which contains both an English and Afrikaans version of the newsletter).

Dear Parents and gymnasts
I suppose quite a few of you are sighing with relief that the year has almost come to its end and the preparations for all the competitions are over. Now only the club competition, which I hope will be an interesting and fun experience, remain.

Congratulations to Marna Horn, Cadence Joos, Nina Joos, Elrike Nel, Ayla Westdyk and Lize die Villiers, with the exception of Marna, who had there first experience of a SA Gym Games. The coaches and the club are very proud of these girls. Congratulations to Lize and Nikola Muller with their medals. A big thank you to the dedicated coaches for their valuable input into the gymnasts.

This year we will not have our normal Christmas tree ect ( I see some parents smiling). I
am grouping the club competition and end of year function together. We are busy in the
classes with the preparation for the competition as set our in a previous circular on the
website.

Club competition

The gymnasts will be in teams and work as a team for the competition. The gymnasts know in which levels they are, and the cost is R100. We will hand out envelopes with their name on and please send back as is.

Competition dates are as follow:
2 November – Babes – 16:30 – 18:30
9 November – Lev 1 -16:30 – 18:30
16 November – Lev 2 – 16:30 – 18:30
23 November – Lev 3 – 16:30 – 18:30
30 November – Lev 4+ – 16:30 – 18:30

Officially the club closes on the 29th of November so if the competition was eg the 9th the gymnasts still come to normal training till the 29th . The different competitions are due to the lack of space for all the parents in the hall.

It is with sadness but also happiness that we are saying goodbye to one of our most liked coaches, coach Leone, who is going to work on the cruise liners for a year. We wish her all the best and may it be a wonderful experience, may her dreams come true. We will for sure miss her enthusiasm and joy for life, but we realize that she needs a break. Success, Good luck and Health and lots of Love, Leone from all who’s life you have touched in the club
Good luck to all exam writers. Do your best!

Kind regards
Annette, Mamre, Jodie, Suzette and Jason

PS. Don’t forget about our facebook 8 week handstand challenge, which is still running till the 16th of November. You can have a peak at the current entries at:

Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6

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SA Gym Games results

We’re super proud of all our senior gymnasts that competed at the SA Gym Games in Pretoria during the October break. Results are available at http://www.sagf.co.za/events/sa-gym-games-2018-city-of-tshwane/

Congratulations to rhythmic gymnast, Nikola Muller, who came 2nd in Clubs and 6th all round for level 10 (over 15)

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Congratulations to artistic gymnast, Lize de Villiers, who came 2nd in vault, 3rd in uneven bars and 11th all round for level 4 (10 years).

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E-mail crash

Coach Annette’s mailbox crashed and she lost all the e-mail addresses and mail lists in the process. She’ll start rebuilding lists, but would appreciate all our gymnasts to send her an e-mail to make sure she doesn’t miss anybody. Please e-mail her at davidn1@telkomsa.net

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Last term

Lessons for the last term will resume from Wednesday, 10 October.

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End of year club competition format

Coaches and gymnasts, 

We have an interesting new competition for the last term of the year. The skills you have to incorporate into your routines are which you will also be using next year. So if you were level 1 this year you will be level 2 for the competition. The 2 to 3pm class will be the new level 1 (unless they have already competed as level 1 this year). The coaches will make sure they understand the skills, but will leave it up the the gymnasts to put their routines together (of course the coaches will help). The only requirement is that the gymnast find a tune she likes for 1minute for her floor. The coaches will help put the floor together to make sense!!!!

You may wear any interesting gym wear and also some make up!!!

We will be working in teams and a team consists of 8 gymnasts any age but levels together. Over the 8 gymnasts each apparatus has to be done 4x. Eg. team is Mamre, Annette, Suzette, Jodie. Leone, Linda, Esme and Adele. Mamre elects to do Beam and vault, Annette does Floor and Beam, Suzette does beam and bar, Jodie does Bar and vault. ect

No scores will be shown only a flipcard showing gold, silver and bronze. The colours will be added and a medal of that colour awarded. The team with the highest amount of gold scores will receive a trophy each. 

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

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8 Week Handstand Challenge

Start practising your handstand! Our 8 Week Handstand Challenge kicks off on Monday. 17 September!

Take a photo of your handstand (be creative) and post it to our facebook wall before Saturday each week.

Come join in the fun!

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Western Cape Trials Results

Well done to our Artistic and Rhythmic gymnasts that competed at the Western Cape trials. Results can be found at http://www.westerncapegymnastics.com/western-cape-championships.html

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Level 4 WAG gymnasts: Elrike Nel, Nina Joos, Ayla Westdyk, Lize de Villiers, Cadence Joos and Saskia Rohwer

All our artistic gymnasts that competed made the Western Cape Team to compete at the SA Gym Games in October. Congratulations to Nina Joos winning 1st place in bar for level 4, 9 years and Lize de Villiers taking 3rd place in bar level 4, 10 years. Lize was also awarded Western Cape Honours.

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Well done to the following Rhythmic gymnasts who made the Western Cape Team: Lilia Miller (lev 7), Anna-Christina Kriel (Lev 9), Anda Zenzile (Lev 9), Nikola Muller (Lev 10) and Jo-Anne Meldau (HP2).

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Congratulations to Anna-Christina Kriel for taking 3rd place in clubs Lev 9 u/15, Nikola Muller winning Lev 10 o/15 over all as well as 1st place for all apparatus and Jo-Anne Meldau taking 3rd  place HP2 over all, 2nd place Free dance and clubs and 3rd place ball and ribbon.

We would like to wish all these gymnasts all the best for the SA Gym Games!

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