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Chrystal Shines again winning Gold at International Acrobatics competition in Switzerland
We were delighted when we heard the good news on Friday afternoon. This was the first time Chrystal has been abroad let alone competing for her Country, it was a fantastic and memorable experience for her.
Chrystal trains and competes for Wakefield Acrobatic Gymnastics Club 5 Days a week as well as Coaching 2 days a week and training once a week for Black Diamond Artistic Gymnastics Club at Kingstone Community Sports Centre.
Due to the cancelled flights and recent travel problems from the ash cloud we didn’t know if the competition would still take place, the night before Chrystal was due to travel, she received news that the flight was still running and the competition was on.
It has been a hectic time preparing for the competition and waiting anxiously for travel news during the past week but everything has all paid off.
From her success winning an International Gold medal she will now compete at the British Acrobatic Championships in November later this year and we wish her the best of luck!!
Sparkling Success 18 medals from 9 gymnasts at South Yorkshire Level 6 four piece Championships
The Black Diamond girls took the competition by storm taking away 18 medals with an overall Bronze County winner Phoebe Priest, 2 overall silver county winners Olivia Pegg and Emily Williams and an overall Gold South Yorkshire Champion Froso Demetriou.
Results are as follows:
Froso Demetriou age 15: Gold Bars, Gold Beam, Gold Vault, 4th Floor Gold Overall, South Yorkshire Champion
Chrystal Waterhouse age 15: Gold Floor, 5th Bars, 5th Vault, 5th Beam, 5th Overall. Floor Champion
Phoebe Priest age 10: Silver Floor, 7th Vault, 12th Bars 4th Beam, Bronze Overall
Katie Tucker age 11: Bronze Beam, 5th Vault, 7th Bars, 9th Floor, 7th Overall
Francesca Makey age 11: Silver Beam, 4th Vault, 15th Bars, 6th Floor, 11th Overall
Jazmine Bird age 12: Silver Floor, 7th Vault, 8th Bars, 4th Beam, 4th Overall
Olivia Pegg age 13: Gold Vault, Silver Beam, 4th Bars, 5th Floor, Silver Overall. Vault Champion
Emily Williams age 13: Gold Beam, Gold Floor, Silver Bars, 8th Vault, Silver Overall. Beam and Floor Champion
Ashton Roberts age 14: Silver Vault, Bronze Bars, Bronze Floor, 7th Beam 3rd Overall
21 Medal Positions from 13 Gymnasts at Rotherham Competition, Level 5, 6 and 7 Four Piece
Black Diamond did exceedingly well receiving a total of 21 medal positions out of just 13 gymnasts which was a fantastic result for the girls competing on Bars, Beam, Vault and Floor. For 10 of the girls this was their first ever competition and were delighted at the results.
The results from the competition are as follows:
Chrystal Waterhouse age 15 Gold on Floor
Froso Demetriou age 15 Gold on Beam, Silver on Vault, Bronze on Floor
Christina Demetriou age 15 4th Beam missing out by 0.1 for Bronze position
Ashton Roberts age 14, Gold on Vault, Silver on Floor, Silver on Beam, Silver on Bars, Silver Overall
Jazmine Bird, age 12 Bronze on Floor 4th Overall
Olivia Pegg age 12 Gold on Vault
Phoebe Priest age 10 Gold on Floor, Gold on Beam, Silver on Vault, Bronze Overall
Bethany Davison age 9 Silver on Beam, Bronze on Floor, Bronze on Bars, 4th Overall
Francesca Makey age 11 Gold on Floor, Silver on Beam, Bronze on Vault
Emily Williams age 12, Gold on Vault, Gold on Beam, Silver on Floor Bronze Overall
Maisie Goddard, age 12, Silver on Vault
Chloe Davison age 9, 5th Overall
Charlotte Cunliffe age 6, 6th on Floor out of 13 gymnasts in the under 8 age category
Barnsley Sport Awards 2009
Chrystal Wins Young Volunteer of the Year
Club nominated Best Club of the year
Christina & Froso Nominated young volunteers of the Year
Christina and Froso are 2 out of 3 triplet sisters who both found a passion for gymnastics and coaching. They spend most of their time either doing gymnastics or coaching it. They have been members of Black Diamond Community Gymnastics club for over 2 years now, finding a passion for coaching last year. Both Christina and Froso have never been involved in the sport before they joined Black Diamond and we are proud to have them on our young coaching team.
The girls never miss a class, always arriving 30 minutes before classes start to help set up equipment and warm the younger gymnasts up, the girls spend parts of what was their own training time now coaching instead. Training 3 times a week and coaching 3 times a week, the girls have very little time left for G.C.S.E school work.
Froso and Christina have helped organise events and have helped out at competitions ensuring everything was well organised and all gymnasts were prepared for action.
They have taken the British Gymnastics Helpers Award and are now planning on taking their level 1 assistant coach Award when they turn 16 next year. They are always around whenever they are needed never letting the club down.
The girls are now excellent gymnasts as well as excellent coaches, always bringing a smile to the club, they encourage and help other young teenagers to get involved with the sport and stick with it to make a career from gymnastics and healthy living.
We wish them luck as they will be competing in their first external competition in November and will prepare them for major competitions in 2010.
Black Diamond Community Gymnastics Club Short listed Best club of the Year
Black Diamond Community Gymnastics Club held at Kingstone Community Sports Centre is solely run by teenagers; the head coach Kimberley Waterhouse only 19 years old who started the club off when she was just 17 is now a taking her British Gymnastics Level 4 Senior Club Coach Award being one of the youngest in the country qualifying at this level. The club now have 7 young volunteer coaches aged 13 to 16 years old from all round the borough who all play a big part in the club.
Black Diamond is a small club with high expectations and goals set in stone in order to improve health, fitness and coaching in the area.
Black Diamond has finally managed to set up more classes to cater for more children and teens interested in the sport and high levels of skill improving from a 1 hour class per week to 6 classes a week, enabling us to include children with disabilities, special needs, and people of all ages into the club. From this the club was able to take part in their first major competition in May this year at the South Yorkshire gymnastics championships. They were more than happy when their gymnasts took Bronze, Silver and Gold medals at the competition being the current South Yorkshire champions on floor.
This has lead to the club entering more gymnasts into the next competition held at Rotherham in November leading up to the major competitions in 2010 which we expect nearly all gymnasts to be competing. As well as preparing for our annual Christmas competition and performance in December.
The club also held a Cancer Charity fundraiser competition in July this year, inviting other clubs from around Yorkshire totalling at 58 competitors taking part in the community event to raise money for Weston Park Cancer Charity which was dedicated to one of the senior volunteer coaches Donna who suffers from cancer. The club raised over £360 that day making the event a success.
Black Diamond Community Gymnastics Club put their efforts into improving the level and quality of gymnastics in the Barnsley and South Yorkshire area, also creating young sport leaders and qualified coaches for the future creating a better outlook on coaching levels and career prospects in Barnsley and South Yorkshire. They mentor and guide young teenagers and adults to achieve their goals weather that be competing or coaching to give them a brighter look on the future.
We would like to say thank you to the following people who make up Black Diamond Community Gymnastics club:
Kimberley Waterhouse age 19, Head Coach
Chrystal Waterhouse, Volunteer Helper and Gymnast age 15
Froso Demetriou, Volunteer Helper and Gymnast age 15
Christina Demetriou, Volunteer Helper and Gymnast age 15
Elicia – Eve Hodgson, Volunteer Helper age 14
Ashton Roberts, Volunteer Helper and Gymnast age 14
Olivia Pegg, Volunteer Helper and Gymnast age 13
Charlotte Senior, Volunteer Helper and Gymnast age 13
Donna Waterhouse Assistant volunteer coach and committee member
Alan Gibbard Club Coach and Committee member
Michele Crowther Volunteer Coach age 24
All parents who help out around the club through events, competitions, fund raising and for all you do.
Chrystal Waterhouse recieving her Award
Chrystal wins Gold at Yorkshire Acrobatic Gymnastics Championships
Black Diamond Weston Park Cancer Charity Competition 11th July 2009
This was a fantastic opportunity to bring people together for a good cause using the sport gymnastics.
Clubs who attended were Stocksbridge, City of Sheffield and Black Diamond Gymnastics Club with a total of 58 gymnasts who took part.
All the Gymnasts were fantastic giving some brilliant performances doing their coaches proud. For most gymnasts this was their first competition and performed their very best yet, showing lots of potential for the future.
Kimberley and Donna Waterhouse would like to say a big thank you to all the parents and gymnasts at Black Diamond who helped organise the event and to those who judged the gymnasts, and thank you to Proffoto Photographers (Proffoto.co.uk) who came along and took some fantastic pictures of the gymnasts in action.
We raised over £300 on the day which will be donated straight to Weston Park Cancer Charity along with 10% of the takings donated from Proffoto Event Photography.
See more pictures in our Gallery, and hopefully videos will be here soon.
Black Diamond Medal Winners:
Age 5 Category Bronze – Melissa Copley, joint Silver – Aaron Davison and Elanor Laing, Gold – Erin Goodard.
Age 7/8 Category Bronze Medal Winner – Scottie Robinson Burke
Age 9/10 Category, Gold Medal Winner – Chloe Davison
Age 11/12 Category, Gold Medal Winner – Maisie Goodard
Age 13 plus Category, Gold medal Winner – Carlos Labella
Regional Level 7 Floor
Age 7/8 Category, Bronze medal – Danielle Haigh
Age 11/12 Category, Silver – Francesca Makey, Gold – Emily Williams
Regional Level 6 Floor
Age 9/10 Category Gold medal Winner – Phoebe Priest also Overall level 6 trophy winner and Overall best in Competition Trophy Winner.
Age 11/12 Category Bronze – Jazmine Bird, Silver – Olivia Pegg
Age 13 plus Category, Bronze – Christina Demetriou,
Silver – Froso Demetriou, Gold – Chrystal Waterhouse
South Yorkshire Floor and Vault Championships 2009
Bethany Davison coming 6th place on Floor against 19 gymnasts was fantastic as she has only been with our club for 3 months and was a last minute decision to enter her into the competition.
Francesca Makey Came 4th position on Vault only missing out on the Bronze medal by 0.1 of a mark, she Came Bronze medal position overall in her age category, and won the Silver Medal on Floor giving a beautiful performance.
Phoebe Priest also did fantastic winning the Gold Medal on Floor being the current South Yorkshire Champion on Floor, Phoebe also came 5th position overall out of the 19 gymnasts in her age category which was a big achievment as phoebe has only been with our club since January, so we were very pleased with the results.
See more pictures from the competition in the Gallery
Black Diamond Competition and Display 2008 Success
32 gymnasts from the club competed and performed in this years comp / disply.
I would like to say a big thank you to all who participated and well done with your performances and also a thank you to the parents who helped out on the day.
See some of the pictures form the day in our Gallery.
Below are the results of the competition.
Black Diamond Competition and Display 2008
We are holding our second internal competition and display this Sunday at the sports centre at 9.30am, all gymnasts, friends and family welcome.
This competition is being used as a confidence building technique for our new competition squad so they can perform their new routines infront of a crowd, in preperation for competitions in the New Year.
Yorkshire Tumbling and Acrobatic Championships 2008
Black Diamond send a well done to Chrystal and her trio for finishing in 6th position out of 20 trios including Internationally experienced gymnasts at the Yorkshire Acrobatic Championships held at the Barnsley Metrodome on the 16th November 2008. This was a tough competition for the qualifying to the British Championships.
Chrystal and her Trio performed well and are pleased at the results from such a togh competition competing at Grade 2. Keep up the good work!
Rotherham Sports Acro 30th Anniversary
Chrystal and Kimberley competed in the Rotherham Sports Acros 30th Anniversary 2008
Kimberley finishing in Silver medal position with her Trio at International Womens Open Level.
Chrystal competing in a Womens pair at Grade 1 level producing a fantastic routine with her new partnership.
British Open Acrobatic Championships
Coach Kimberley Competed in the British Open Acrobatic Championships in March 2008 for the first time. Finishing in 8th position against some of the best International Gymnasts in the Country. This was a fantastic event where Kim and her trio performed 2 brilliant routines.
See other pictures in the Gallery.
Chrystal Competes in NDPs 2008 at the Metrodome
Well done to Chrystal for finishing in 6th place at the NDPs at the Barnsley Metrodome against 13 other trios competing at Grade 1.
See pictures in the Gallery
Chrystal Competes in Bristol
A well done to Chrystal who recently competed at Bristol performing a fantastic routine at grade 1 with her Trio from Rotherham Sports Acro.
See more pictures in the gallery.
Yorkshire Acrobatic Championships
Kimberley Waterhouse took part in the Yorkshire Acrobatic Championships coming 1st place at Grade 4 level womens Trio.
See more photos in the Gallery.
Chrystal Waterhouse also competed in the Championships at grade 1 womens Trio