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WE'VE BEEN BUSY RECENTLY! HERE IS OUR LATEST NEWS .......
SCOTTISH DMT GIRLS SUCCESS AT THE LOULE CUP 2017
The Loule Cup 2017 was held in Portugal on 6th & 7th October.Three Scottish female gymnasts made up three quarters of the Senior Womens DMT team - CETC's Caitlin O'Brien & Ciara Donlevy, and Kim Beatie from Banchory TRA & DMT club - together with Bethany Williamson from Birkenhead.
The preliminary rounds were held on the Friday, with Ciara & Bethany displaying some good passes, but unfortunately not making it through to Saturday's Finals. However, Caitlin qualified for the Finals in 1st place, with Kim in 2nd - so confident start to the competition for both girls!
On the Saturday, both Caitlin & Kim delivered 4 excellent passes each - holding their nerve against stiff competition - resulting in Kim in 1st place, with Caitlin in 2nd! Fantastic results girls!
CETC Head Coach Lauren Jeffrey, also travelled to Portugal, having been selected as a GB DMT Coach for theTeams- so Well Done everyone!
GOOD LUCK IN LOULE!!!
Good Luck to all the Scottish DMT competitors taking part in The Loule Cup 2017 in Portugal, today & tomorrow (6th & 7th Oct) - especially CETC gymnasts Ciara & Caitlin.
SCOTTISH NATIONAL TRAMPOLINE,DMT & TUMBLING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017
The Scottish National Trampoline, DMT & Tumbling Championships 2017 were held over 2 days this year, on Saturday 30th September and Sunday 1st October at Bells Sports centre, Perth. This year saw tumbling joining our competition floor, together with DMT and trampolining!! It was a very busy schedule for CETC bouncers, coaches and volunteers, as we had an amazing 41 CETC bouncers over trampolining & DMT – with some gymnasts bouncing both!! Saturday saw mainly our NDP 1-4 bouncers on trampoline and DMT, with our FIG Double Mini Trampolinists on last thing, putting on a great display of their competition passes before the final medal presentation of the day! CETC secured a fantastic 10 medals in total on DMT- just on the Saturday, with the following 6 City of Edinburgh Trampoline Club gymnasts gaining Scottish National titles:
Lacey Smith - NDP1 7-8 Female Crawford Greig – NDP2 7-8 Male Bruce McDougall – NDP2 9-10 Male Leah Borthwick – NDP3 11-12 Female Madeline Smith - FIG 11-12 Female Ava Harvey - FIG 13-14 Female
Sunday saw our higher-level bouncers on Trampoline NDP 5-7 and DMT NDP 4-7. CETC gymnasts won 4 Medals, with the following 2 winning Gold, & Trampoline National Championship titles:
Lauren Millar also won Gold, & a National Championship title in her DMT category - NDP7 – 17+ Female. Fantastic results - Well done Lauren!! Over the whole weekend, CETC had 22 DMT competitors- with over 50% securing medals! Well done CETC!!
Well Done to everyone who qualified for the competition! A massive thank you to all the volunteers who helped over both days- and to our coaches - who, as always - did a brilliant job with the gymnasts! Full results can be found under 'competition results'. (thanks to Kirsty for the article)
BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017
The 2017 British Trampoline, DMT &Tumbling Championships took place in Liverpool on 23rd & 24th September. 4 CETC FIG DMT gymnasts qualified to take part in the event - MADELINE SMITH (F 11-12 yrs), AVA HARVEY (13-14 yrs), CIARA DONLEVY & CAITLIN O'BRIEN (Senior women).
For Ava & Madeline, this was their first experience at a British Championships, and they both rose to the occasion, each performing 4 good preliminary & Finals passes on the DMT, resulting in 7th place for Ava & 5th place for Madeline - excellent effort from both. Ciara & Caitlin had mixed results, with Caitlin disappointingly missing out on the Finals, but being permitted to perform as a guest, and Ciara unfortunately not performing at her best, finishing in 9th place. Thanks to coaches Lauren, Kayleigh & Kirsty who looked after the gymnasts during the event, and to the parents who accompanied & supported Team CETC!
GOOD LUCK AT BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 GIRLS!!!
Massive Good Luck to our 4 FIG DMT qualifiers for this year's British Trampoline, DMT & Tumbling Championships, which are taking place in Liverpool this weekend (22nd-24th September). British DMT Senior Squad members, CAITLIN O'BRIEN (Silver medallist 2016) & CIARA DONLEVY (5th, 2016), will be competing in the Senior Women DMT, while AVA HARVEY will compete in Women 13-14 yrs DMT FIG level , & MADELINE SMITH in Women 11-12 yrs DMT FIG level. Coaches Lauren, Kayleigh & Kirsty will be in Liverpool over the weekend with the girls, together with parents & family members who will be supporting them all the way!!!
Do your best girls - Good Luck- & have a brilliant weekend!
GOOD LUCK CIARA!
A 'farewell get-together' was held on Friday night (15th September) to wish Good Luck & goodbye to Senior gymnast & coach, Ciara Donlevy, who is sadly leaving CETC after 9 years with the Club, for life at Uni. Ciara has secured a place at the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen to study Physiotherapy- and although we're really sad she's leaving - we're delighted that she will continue her training with our friends John & Melanie Wills at Banchory TC during her time in Aberdeen. It was a very emotional send-off for everyone who came to say their goodbyes - not least of all for Ciara- who managed to hold it all together (for most of the time anyway!). We hope that Ciara will visit as often as possible- & has already been invited as a guest at Club Championships in November. Meanwhile, Ciara a has a few busy weeks ahead (apart from moving her belongings to Aberdeen- how many trips now Val?!)- with upcoming competitions- British Championships in Liverpool, Scottish Championships in Perth - & The Loule Cup in Portugal!!! Ciara will be massively missed at the Club by all her friends & her coaches- and we wish her all the very best at her new Club & with her studies. GOOD LUCK CIARA - WE'LL MISS YOU LOADS!!!
OCTOBER HOLIDAY CAMPS 2017
Information is now out re this year's October Camps, which will be all be held at The Lasswade Centre during the school October break. Bookings are on a first-come, first-served basis, and spaces are filling up fast! See coaches Kayleigh or Kirsty to book. Sorry - only open to CETC members!
CETC COACHES – AREN’T THEY DOING WELL!!!
CETC are proud to give you an update on our awesome coaches! They are an extremely talented bunch - & alongside their superb contributions to the Coaching Team at CETC - here's what else they've been up to!!
Junior coaches Orla Donlevy & Georgia Clark have just undertaken their next level (UKCC Level 1) coaching exams last weekend. Well done! Coaches Rebecca Stevenson & Lucy Ellis completed their next level (UKCCLevel 2) exams this weekend. Best of luck & hope it went well!
CETC coach and senior gymnast Ciara Donlevy will be moving on to pastures new as she starts her BSc Physiotherapy at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen . We are thrilled she is continuing with her TRA and DMT training under the watchful eye of our friends, John Wills & Melanie Stewart Wills at Banchory TC, from the end of September. We'll miss you Ciara!
Coach and former gymnast Rebecca Stevenson has graduated from Edinburgh University with a 2:1 degree BEd in Physical Education and has begun her NQT Teaching Year in PE, at James Young High School, Livingston. She will make an outstanding teacher, & we wish her the best of luck, and are thrilled she will continue to bring her skills to the Coaching Team at CETC .
Senior gymnast Caitlin O'Brien begins her university career at Stirling University mid-September, studying a joint degree in Business Studies & Psychology. We are thrilled that Caitlin will continue her TRA & DMT training, as well as her coaching with CETC, and look forward to continuing to support her in her progress as a GB Senior DMT Squad member.
Gymnast and coach Leona Scott, continues successfully into her second year at Stirling University studying Sports Studies. Leona is managing the balance of studying, training and coaching, successfully - well done!
Head Coach Lauren Jeffrey has finished her 4 month secondment in Support for Learning, and has returned to her substantive post as a teacher of Geography, in East Lothian.
Coach and gymnast Lauren Millar has just returned from her third season at Camp America- this year as Director of Gymnastics at Island Lake Camp- taking up her new full- time Active Schools Co-ordinator role with City of Edinburgh Council in the Holyrood Cluster at the start of term. Lauren will be continuing in her role as coach with CETC - a great asset to the Team!
Coach Adam Corbett is sadly having a break from coaching with CETC (where he will be missed greatly),while he settles into his new university course- B Eng. in Mechanical Engineering at Heriot Watt University. Adam has also recently been selected /promoted to the 1st Team for ‘Spartans Football Club’! Well done Adam! Until Adam has settled into all his exiting new roles, he will remain as a cover coach with the Club, & revert to regular coaching when he adjusts to his new timetable.
'Team work makes the dream work’ at CETC - and we are so proud of the developments of all our fantastic Coaching Team - especially with these recent announcements! What a talented bunch you are!! 😊
SGTRA & DMT NATIONALS QUALIFIER - AUGUST 2017 Over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday 26th & 27th August, Team CETC travelled to Bells Sports Centre, Perth, to take part in the final SG TRA & DMT Nationals Qualifier competition. Everyone did really well - & we came home with a total of 21 medals overall as follows :
The results were excellent all round! Congratulations too, to all the other CETC gymnasts taking part – especially those who were competing in their first SG competition! Thank you to all the parents who came and supported the gymnasts - and thank you to all the coaches who supported and coached the gymnasts throughout the weekend!
Well done everyone!!
(Thanks to Adam for the article- see full results under 'competition results')
WELL DONE REBECCA!
Congratulations to CETC coach Rebecca (Bex)Stevenson who recently graduated from Edinburgh University with a BEd Honours Degree in Physical Education. Well done Rebecca!
NDP FINALS 2017
On Friday 7th July, Team CETC travelled to Telford International Centre in the West Midlands, to take part in the British Gymnastics NDP Finals 2017, which ran over the weekend of 8th & 9th July, showcasing Trampolining, DMT & Tumbling. The CETC gymnasts who had qualified to take part in the NDP Regional Team Finals in Birmingham in June, ALL qualified at that competition for the NDP Finals – fantastic! The NDP Finals qualifiers & results were: TRAMPOLINE:
Unfortunately, Lauren (Millar), Olivia & Katie were unable to attend the event due to holidays & other commitments. Everyone did really well - & we came home with 4 medals (3 silver & 1 bronze)- which was an excellent result! Thank you to all the parents who travelled to Telford with the gymnasts - & to coaches Lauren, Kayleigh & Kirsty, who supported & coached the gymnasts each day of the event!
Well done everyone – another set of great results!
TRACEY YULE - 16/07/2011
Many of our current Club members will still remember with great affection, parent & Club supporter, Tracey Yule (Aaron's mum), who sadly passed away very suddenly 6 years ago on 16th July 2011. Each year, CETC award the 'Tracey Yule Memorial Trophy' in her memory, which is presented at the Club Championships in November. This year the trophy was awarded to gymnast Leah Borthwick.
INTERNATIONAL SELECTION FOR CAITLIN & CIARA - & LAUREN!
Congratulations to CETC senior gymnasts Caitlin O'Brien & Ciara Donlevy who have been selected as half of the 4 women senior DMT team to represent Great Britain at the Loule Cup in Portugal in October 2017. They will be joined by fellow Scot Kim Beattie from Banchory TC (congrats on your first senior GB selection!) and Bethany Williamson (Birkenhead). CETC Head Coach Lauren Jeffrey has been selected as a GB DMT Coach for the event, and will be travelling to Loule with the Team. Well done girls!
NDP REGIONAL TEAM FINALS 2017 - BRILLIANT RESULTS ALL ROUND FOR SCOTLAND!
The NDP Regional Team Finals took place from 16th – 18th June at the Echo Arena in Birmingham. 12 regions in Scotland, England, Ireland & Wales took part in Trampolining, DMT & Tumbling. CETC had 6 qualifiers for this event for Trampolining & 6 for DMT, all representing team Scotland in various categories & age groups. The overall results were fantastic - with Scotland taking 2nd place for both trampolining & Tumbling - & retaining the winning trophy for the second year running for DMT!
Scotland came home with a brilliant haul of 51 medals – 24 of which were won for DMT (12 gold, 7 silver & 5 bronze). Individual results from CETC gymnasts were also fantastic- winning 2 silver medals & 1 bronze - with some very close scores & competitive groups!
A total of 111 gymnasts across trampolining, DMT & Tumbling – including all CETC Team Scotland gymnasts- have qualified for the NDP Finals which take place in Telford from 7th – 9th July. A huge GOOD LUCK to them all this weekend at the event!
So - Well Done to all the NDP Regional Team Scotland competitors – especially all our CETC gymnasts- who contributed to the brilliant results - and to CETC coaches Lauren Jeffrey (Lead Coach) & Kirsty Beaton who were selectedfor the DMT Scotland Coaching team (with Caroline Mackenzie(Donside) & Melanie Stewart Wills (Banchory)).
WELL DONE SCOTLAND!!!!!!
SHE'S OFF TO CAMP AMERICA AGAIN!!
CETC coach & gymnast Lauren Millar, is heading off for another summer to Camp America, at Island Lake Camp in Pennsylvania, Starrucca, USA, where she will again be taking up the post of Director of Gymnastics over the holidays.
We'll really miss you at CETC Lauren - but have a brilliant time! What another fantastic experience!!
SCHOOL SPORTS AWARD FOR LAUREN
The Knox Academy Sports Awards Evening 2017 was held at the school on Friday 25th June. CETC Head Coach LaurenJeffrey was presented with an 'International Recognition Award' by Faculty Head, Steven Illingworth, for her services to trampolining, from grass roots to International coaching, and her drive & determination to develop trampolining & DMT in the local community. Praise was also given for the support & development opportunities she has created for young people in coaching & judging. Well done Lauren - & very well deserved!
SUMMER CAMPS & DAYS 2017
CETC will again be running summer training sessions for those wanting to keep up their training & fitness over the holidays. The Summer Camps & Days will be held at Lasswade & Meadowmill, & dates & booking Forms have been emailed out. If you need another copy of the Booking Form, please contact Moira email@example.com Sessions are filling up quickly- so to avoid any disappointment - get your bookings in now! Sorry- sessions are only open to existing CETC members.
BG SPRING SERIES 2 – SHEFFIELD- JUNE 2017
The second of the BG Spring Series events was held at the English Institute of Sport, Sheffield from 2nd – 4th June 2017. CETC had 4 gymnasts competing at this NDP 8 & FIG event. Our only competitor in trampoline was Caitlin O’Brien, who came 13th in the TRA Level 8 Women 19+ category. Having had some time out travelling to the other side of the world for 6 months, Caitlin put in some magnificent training in a very short space of time, to take 6thplace in the FIG DMT Senior Women category, whilst team - mate Ciara Donlevy came 3rd, securing a well-deservedbronze medal in the same category. In the FIG DMT Women 13-14 category, Jodie Christie, training DMT with the Club, from Tay TCcame 11th in her first ever British competition – well done Jodie! In the same category, Club gymnast Ava Harvey had a brilliant day, producing 4 clean passes, to take 3rd place - winning a fantastic bronze medal! Madeline Smith was last up for CETC in the FIG DMT Women 11-12 age group. Unfortunately, Madeline had a very disappointing day – coming 16th in her event - but everyone has an 'off' day from time to time - so onwards & upwards girl! Overall, Spring Series 2 produced some good results for the Club, & together with the results from the previous Spring Series 1 event, Ciara, Caitlin, Ava & Madeline, have all qualified & secured places at the British Championships 2017, which will be held in Liverpool in September. Well done girls!
VOLUNTEERS WEEK 1st - 7th JUNE 2017
Big shout out to all VOLUNTEERS this week - particularly our fantastic volunteers at CETC!! The Club just couldn't function without your help, support & dedication - so keep up the good work - & THANK YOU ALL!!
LASSWADE COMMUNITY SPORTS HUB AWARDS 2017
The Lasswade Community Sports Hub Awards 2017, were held at Lasswade HS on Thursday 1st June. CETC were lucky enough to have several shortlisted nominees, and many CETC members & parents attended the event to support them! Fundraising Group Coordinator, LESLEY BORTHWICK, won the 'Volunteer Award'category, with Janis Harvey as a runner-up. Lauren Murie & Ava Harvey were both runners up in the 'Most Improved Award', with LEAH BORTHWICK & MEGAN BASKILL both winning 'Future Star'Awards. Senior coach Kayleigh Jeffrey & gymnast/coach Katie Brown, were both runners up in the 'Special Recognition' category. Junior coaches gave a brilliant presentation about the Club & what CETC means to them- well done!
Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations on behalf of our gymnasts, coaches & volunteers - & thanks to all the Lasswade Community Sports Hub members who helped to organise the event.
Well Done to all our winners & runners up - great job!
KNOX ACADEMY ACTIVITIES WEEK- 29th May - 2nd June
Trampolining was one of the activities on offer to pupils at Knox Academy, Haddington, during their recent Activities Week at the school. CETC coaches Ciara, Caitlin, Laura, Leona & Miss Jeffrey organised the sessions, which were again, a great success. Many thanks girls, for volunteering to help run the classes!
KNOX ACADEMY SCHOOLS TRAMPOLINE COMPETITION 2017
The Knox Academy Schools Trampoline Competition took place at the School on Friday 26th May.The competition attracted over 100 entries from around 40 different nursery, primary& secondary schools from the Lothians & Borders. Thanks to all CETC coaches, parents & helpers who volunteered on the day,making it possible to run the event. All participants received a certificate, with medals awarded to 1st, 2nd, & 3rd places in each category. The overall winning school was KNOX ACADEMY, with DUNBAR PS in 2nd place, followed by YESTER PS in 3rd. Well done to everyone taking part- you all did brilliantly!
CETC AGM 2017
The Club AGM was held at The Lasswade Centre on Sunday 7th May @ 5pm. All CETC members, parents, coaches & Committee were invited, & the meeting was well attended, with a new Vice-Chair (Sam Smith) & General Member (Sara Pettigrew) elected. CETC thanked the outgoing Vice-Chair, Marek Short for his involvement with the Club over the past few years. The Fundraising Group has been re-formed, with Lesley Borthwick as Coordinator. Several parents volunteered to get involved in fundraising for the Club - and anyone else who is interested in joining the Group - please contact Moira (firstname.lastname@example.org). The first meeting of the new Fundraising Group will be on Tuesday 16th May @ 7pm at Lasswade.
BRITISH SPRING SERIES 1 – NOTTINGHAM 29th-30th April 2017
The first 2017 BG Spring Series took place in Nottingham on 29th & 30th April. CETC gymnasts and parents took a mini bus down to Nottingham on the Friday afternoon, ready for Saturday mornings’ competition. Coaches Lauren, Kayleigh and Kirsty travelled down by plane with gymnast Leona Scott – who sadly had to withdraw from this weekend’s competition due to a broken arm. Our first two gymnasts up were Ava Harvey and Jodie Christie both competing for Elite Ladies 13-14. This was their first competition at Elite level for DMT. Unfortunately, there were a couple of crash landings from the girls, so they didn’t get the scores for British championships but great work at your first British Spring Series event! Next up was Madeline Smith, also competing in her first British Spring Series event, in Elite 11-12 Ladies. Madeline nailed all 4 passes, finish 10th and gained the score for British Championships 2017!! Well done Madeline - Great work! Ciara & Caitlin where up last – later than planned on the timetable- so where very tired by the time they had to compete!! Not only where the girls competing in their first Senior Womans event for 2017, this was also a World Games trial!! Caitlin has only just returned from 5 months of traveling, so was fairly nervous to be back performing!For both Caitlin and Ciara, there were a few last-minute pass changes, but it worked in their favour!!! Caitlin finished 5th, completing 4 passes, and Ciara finishing in a fantastic 3rd place, also completing all 4 passes!!Ciara picked up a bronze medal at the first Spring Series event of 2017!! Well done! This was a great start for this year’s Spring Series! Bring on Sheffield in a few weeks’ time!!! Go CETC!
NDP REGIONAL TEAM FINALS 2017- GYMNAST & COACH SELECTION
Congratulations to all the Trampoline & DMT gymnasts from Scottish clubs who have been selected to represent Scotland Region, in the NDP Regional Team Finals. Those selected from CETC are: TRAMPOLINE: Ava Harvey, Madeline Smith, Olivia Purves,Katie Brown,Lauren Millar & Ciara Donlevy DMT: Katie Brown, Lauren Millar, Lauren Murie,Leah Borthwick, Leona Scott & Megan Baskill
Congratulations also to CETC coach Kirsty Beaton selected for the 2nd year running as a DMT coach for the Team, and Club Head Coach Lauren Jeffrey who has been selected as Lead Coach for the DMT Team. The Team Finals will take place in Birmingham from 16th- 18th June. Well done everyone!
EAST LOTHIAN GYMNASTICS & TRAMPOLINE SHOWCASE 2017
Well done to everyone who took part in the annual East Lothian Gymnastics & Trampoline Showcase, which was held at Musselburgh Sports Centre on Saturday 25th March. Coaches from CETC supervised lots of children taking part from the 5 East Lothian school clusters (Haddington, Tranent, Musselburgh, Prestonpans & Dunbar), where they run trampoline classes in partnership with East Lothian Active Schools. Several youngsters also participated from Enjoy Leisure recreational trampoline classes, run by CETC coaches at Meadowmill Sports Centre. Well done to the E.L. Active Schools trampoline groups - who won the certificate for the 'Most Energetic Routine'! A busy, enjoyable morning was had by all - as you can see from the 'before & after' photos of the CETC coaches above!! Thanks to you all for supporting these youngsters throughout the term, & supervising them on the day!
NDP REGIONAL TEAM SEMI-FINALS
It was an early start on Saturday 18th March up to Perth for the final chance to try and qualify for the NDP Regional Team Finals which take place in June. CETC had 14 entries for DMT and 24 entries for Trampoline - so it was a very busy day for everyone. At the end of the day, CETC had a brilliant competition, with every gymnast trying their best and loads of good results across trampoline and DMT. As always these things couldn’t happen without the help of all the officials, volunteers, parents and coaches - so thank you to all of you! There were medals, Nationals Qualifications and Regional Team Finals qualifications happening all day, so well done to everyone! 6 CETC gymnasts qualified for NDP Regional Team Finals for Trampoline & 6 for DMT, with Taylor Robertson & Mathilda Ellis (NDP 5 15+ F)reserves for the Trampoline Team, & Rachel Pettigrew (DMT NDP 1 9-10 F), Taylor Redpath (DMT NDP 2 11-12 F), and Mathilda Ellis (DMT NDP 5 15+ F) reserves for the DMT Team. A massive well done to the following gymnasts who have qualified to represent Scotland at Regional Team Finals:
Wishing them the best of luck at the Regional Finals in June!
(thanks to Ciara for the article)
EASTER CAMPS 2017
The Club will again be running some Easter Camps over the school Easter holidays. Information flyers are being handed out in classes this week, & early booking is recommended, as spaces are limited. Day 1runs at Meadowmill Sports Centre from 10am - 4pm. Day 2 will also run from 10am - 4pm at Meadowmill. Day 3 is at The Lasswade Centre, from 10am - 5pm & Day 4 is also at The Lasswade Centre from 10am - 5pm. The sessions will provide a mix of trampolining, DMT, rig-work, swimming, movies, picnic, & arts & crafts . Please contact Kayleigh (email@example.com) if you wish to book in to any of the sessions. Sorry - Club members only! Early morning drop off & late pick up is available on request. (All Easter Camps now FULL- 2/4/2017)
CIARA & CAITLIN RE-SELECTED FOR GB SQUAD 2017!
Congratulations to CETC gymnasts, Ciara Donlevy & Caitlin O'Brien, who have both been re-selected for the GB DMT Squad for the 2017 season. This is the 3rd consecutive year for Caitlin on the GB DMT Squad, and the 2nd for Ciara. As members of the Senior Women's DMT Team winning bronze at the European Championships in 2016, Ciara finished in13th place & Caitlin in 7th, in the Senior Women's Individual DMT event. Well done & Good Luck girls!
SG TRAMPOLINE PERFORMANCE PATHWAY- a Coach's experience!
The last session of the Scottish Gymnastics Performance Pathway Programme took place on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th February with GB Coach Paul Greaves. The first day was classroom- based, for coaches only, to summarise and bring together everything that had been discussed through the year of the programme. On the second day the Performance Pathway athletes and the coaches attended a training day in Dundee at the McTaggart Gymnastics Centre. CETC Head Coach, Lauren, asked me to attend both days with her and gymnast Ava Harvey ,as CPD for my coaching role within Club. The classroom day opened up various ideas for warm up/games and how to get to know the athlete’s strengths and weaknesses, along with getting an insight into what it would be like to be a High Performance athlete and coach. It was great to share and discuss with other coaches, our ideas and coaching philosophies. During the training day, some of the discussions from the previous day were implemented during the warm up, and it was great to see how the gymnasts reacted and adapted quickly to activities. On the trampoline, I really enjoyed working with Ava and developing her skills, drill combinations and form. It was also interesting to see other athletes in a training environment, and have a chance to work with them. I feel it has helped not only with my coaching, but also as an athlete myself, to start to think about some of the things learnt as a coach, and try to apply these to my own training. At the end of the training session I took the lead on the cool down for some of the Performance Pathway athletes, which was great to help assist in their flexibility training. Overall I gained lots of ideas from the whole weekend, which I will be implementing during our Club sessions over next few months. (thanks to Lauren Millar for the article)
REGIONAL TEAM FINALS QUALIFIER – 18th Feb 2017
On Saturday the 18th February, CETC travelled to Bells Sports Centre, Perth, for an 8am (!!!) start, to compete in the last Regional Team Finals qualifier for Trampoline and DMT! The event was for both disciplines, so it was a VERY long & busy day for gymnasts, coaches, volunteers and parents! CETC entered a total of 27 Trampolinists and 20 DMT gymnasts – some doing both disciplines - so a total of 47 entries from CETC - which is amazing!! We had a really successful day, with 19 Qualifiers for Regional Team Semi- Finals in Trampoline, with 7 also gaining Scottish Nationals qualifying scores. Six medalled - with 2 Gold, 3 Silver & 1 Bronze. CETC DMT gymnasts were very successful too, with an amazing 13 out of the 20 gymnasts qualifying for Regional Team Semi-Finals - and all of them gaining Nationals scores . Eight won medals- 3 Gold & 5 Bronze.
Well done everyone - & a massive thank you to all the coaches for their hard work during this very long day - as well as all of our CETC Volunteers! We couldn’t have submitted all our entries- without you!! Thank you again!! Bring on the Regional Team Semi Finals on the 18th March!!!Go CETC!!
(Thanks to Kirsty for the article & Lorraine Towers for the fab photos)
GREAT START TO 2017 COMPETITION SEASON FOR CETC!!!
CETC gymnasts got off to a great start for the new Scottish Gymnastics Trampoline & DMT competition season! On Saturday 21st January, the first of the season's Trampoline events took place at the Club's own venue, at The Lasswade Centre. The Club had 34 TRA entries, winning a total of 9 medals, with 22 qualifiers for the Regional Team Finals semi- finals, and 8 qualifiers for Scottish National Championships. The TRA medal winners were:
Layton Ross (Gold) Lacey Smith (Gold) Olivia Purves (Gold) Lauren Millar (Gold) Ava Harvey (Gold) Molly Short (Gold) Madeline Smith (Silver) Katie Brown (Silver) Taylor Robertson (Bronze)
The DMT event was held the following day (22nd) also at Lasswade. CETC had 19 DMT entries, with gymnasts securing 7 medals. 13 qualified for Regional Team Finals semi-finals, with 14 qualifying for Scottish Nationals. The DMT medal winners were:
Lacey Smith (Gold) Madeline Smith (Gold) Ava Harvey (Gold) Lauren Millar (Gold) Megan Baskill (Silver) Leah Borthwick (Bronze) Katie Brown (Bronze)
Well done to all our gymnasts who took part in either or both competitions. As always, a massive thank you to all our volunteers who helped out on the day - and to our fantastic coaches who supported all our gymnasts over the weekend, & set up & took down the DMT equipment after Sunday's event.
WORLD OF BOWLING - CLUB CHRISTMAS SOCIAL EVENT
Club members joined in a social event at the World of Bowling at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange, on Thursday 29th December.As usual - a great time was had by all!! Congratulations to Roma & Guy, who were the top scorers of the day! Thanks to Lauren for organising!
CETC CHRISTMAS PARTY DAY! On the last day of the Christmas term, on Sunday 18th December, the annual Club Christmas Party Day was held at Lasswade, which was open to all CETC members from Lasswade & Meadowmill classes. Everyone had a great day - thanks to coach Kirsty- who organised the fun & games- which is always a success - as she's really just a big kid herself - & loves to dress up & get involved in all the fun! Parent Lesley Borthwick again organised this year's Christmas Raffle, which was drawn at the Party Day, & raised a massive amount towards Club Funds- thanks Lesley! The prizes were amazing, & too numerous to detail in full, but included a lunch for two at 'Angels with Bagpipes' Edinburgh restaurant, signed football & kit from Falkirk & Hearts, 3 kids scooters, & loads of other brilliant prizes- again huge thanks to Lesley for sourcing most of these donations, & to everyone who bought or sold tickets. Thanks to everyone who helped out, joined in, & had a brilliant day to end the term!
CETC 10th ANNIVERSARY AWARDS EVENING - SATURDAY 19th NOVEMBER 2016
What a fantastic night! Right from start with the ‘red carpet’ entrance outside – to the beautifully decorated venue inside – everyone arriving knew they were in for an exceptional evening! The night kicked off with the distribution of special CETC ‘goody bags’ for every guest-containing memorabilia of the occasion to take home.Once everyone was settled at their tables, the evening commenced, with Kayleigh (MC) taking us through the past 10 years of CETC history. The presentation slides began with some original photos of life at The Crags in Edinburgh – where it all began for the Club – moving through the years to the original Lasswade High School venue, & then the current Lasswade Centre, & Sports Centre at Meadowmill. It was interesting to see that lots of our current members have stayed with us throughout the past 10 years – surely a testament to the ethos of ‘family–centred inclusion’ at CETC, of which we are very proud! Senior gymnast, Georgia, had produced a video clip of ‘interviews’ from current Club members – from some who had been with the Club since 2006 –to those who had only recently joined – which went down really well! Kayleigh talked through the many successes of the Club since the beginning- concentrating mostly on the past 5 years – as there wasn’t nearly enough time to reminisce over the whole 10 years – with facts & photos depicting the high points – such as the phenomenal development & success over the years of two of our senior gymnasts, Caitlin & Ciara, progressing from beginners - to World & European Championships - & Lauren becoming the first Scottish DMT coach to be appointed as a GB coach at World & International level- brilliant achievements – acknowledged by gymnasts & parents alike. The presentation of the awards commenced, & were distributed to all the deserving CETC gymnasts - with a pause half-way for the opening of the buffet, allowing everyone to fill their plates with goodies, & settle back at their tables for the remaining presentation of awards. Entertainment was provided by three groups of dancers from Kirsty Hamilton's 'Live It Dance Studios', who showed us some amazing dancing! Thanks Kirsty! One of the highlights of the presentation, was the viewing of the video clips sent to the Club by many well-wishers – including John & Melanie Wills, Banchory DMT team, Olga Poole TC, Pamela Clark, Luke Strong, & 2016 trampoline Olympic medallist Bryony Page! Wow! Thanks so much to you all for taking the time to send your good wishes to CETC!
After the last of the Awards presentations, the lights were dimmed- the music (well) turned up - & the party commenced!! A really magical night was had by all who attended – special thanks to Kayleigh & the senior gymnasts/coaches who helped her with the organisation of the event, beforehand - & on the day itself- congratulations on a brilliantly successful night!
Happy 10th Anniversary CETC!!
2016 CETC CHAMPIONSHIPS
The annual CETC Championships were held at the Lasswade Centre on Sunday 13th November, and it was great to see all the classes from our two venues coming together for such a fun day. The event commenced at 10am, with registration, warm-ups, & a chance to buy some raffle tickets & have a go on the Tombola, before the start of the competition at 11.05am, following a minute’s silence in respect of Remembrance Day.
Around 86 gymnasts took part in trampolining, 77 in DMT, & 30 pairs in the Synchro competition - & they all performed brilliantly! The event was very well supported by parents & friends – many of whom helped out on the day as judges, marshals, score recorders & much, much more!
Their help was invaluable & the event couldn’t have happened without their support – thank you so much everyone!
All who were there had a great day - & with lots of medals, rosettes & trophies up for grabs- the competition was fierce – but all in true CETC good spirit!
The presentations took place at the end of the day - ‘Congratulations’ to the overall winners in each category – you did yourselves, your coaches - & your parents proud – well done!
Special ‘Well Done’ to the following winners of the annual CETC Championship trophies: TRAMPOLINE: CETC Form Trophy- MOLLY SHORT CETC Tariff Champion – CAITLIN O’BRIEN CETCBeaton Cup – MADELINE SMITH DMT: Allan Breck Form Champion – LEONA SCOTT Kitchens International Tariff Champion – CIARA DONLEVY
O’Brien/Donlevy Cup – AVA HARVEY
CETC Synchro Champions – MEGAN BASKILL & OLIVIA PURVES
There were also some very special recognition awards presented to the following members; congratulations to them all: CETC Honorary Life Membership - SANDRA MILLAR Brian Jeffrey Car Sales Official of the Year – CLAIRE NOBLE
CETC Volunteer of the Year – MOIRA JEFFREY
Tracey Yule Memorial Trophy – LEAH BORTHWICK
Congratulations to Heidi & Katy Cooper’s gran – who won the enormous chocolate hamper- donated by Sam & Madeline Smith- with proceeds going towards their Fitness Wheel fundraising venture. A massive THANK YOU to all our 2016 Championship sponsors: Rachel Ross (event t-shirts), Gill & Paul O’Brien, Angus Beaton, Marie Owen, Brian Jeffrey, Paul Baskill & Claire Noble (medals & trophies) Kenny Fletcher, Al Kerr (adverts). Well done to everyone involved – another fantastic event for all our brilliant gymnasts, parents & friends! (full results under ‘competition results’)
BORDERS CLUBSPORT AWARD FOR CIARA!
Congratulations to senior gymnast Ciara Donlevy, who received the 'Junior Sports Personality of the Year' Award, at the recent Ettrick & Lauderdale Clubsport Awards. Ciara attended the ceremony on 4th November, held in Gallashiels. Well done Ciara - & well-deserved!
SCOTTISH GYMNASTICS AWARDS2016
The Scottish Gymnastics Annual Awards were held at The Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh on Friday 12th November. CETC was shortlisted in the 'Club of the Year'category, whilst Caitlin O'Brien was up for 'Senior Gymnast of the Year'. Coaches Lauren & Kayleigh attended the event on behalf of CETC, together with Caitlin & her parents. Sadly - no recognition for either, after another phenomenal year on the World stage for both Caitlin & the Club. Congratulations to Banchory Head Coach, John Wills, on receiving a 'Special Recognition'award for his contribution to trampolining & DMT. In his acceptance speech, John very graciously acknowledged the success at World-level of Lauren's achievements as GB DMT coach at World & World Age Group Championships last year, & her contribution to the growing success of DMT in Scotland. What a lovely, gracious man - & an Award well-deserved. Well done John!
EAST LOTHIAN CELEBRATING SPORT AWARDS 2016 Disappointingly, again no awards for CETC in any of the 3 shortlisted categories at this years' East Lothian Celebrating Sport Awards, which were held at the Brunton Hall on Friday 14th October. Gymnast, Madeline Smith was nominated for 'Young Sportsperson of the Year', CETC was shortlisted for 'Club of the Year' and Head Coach, Lauren Jeffrey as 'Performance Coach of the Year'. An enjoyable evening was had by CETC parents, coaches & helpers, who attended the event. Well done for being shortlisted- & as far as we're concerned - you're all winners!
SUPER SCARY HALLOWEEN SUNDAY!!!
Coach Kirsty organised Super Scary Halloween Sunday on 30th Oct at Lasswade for all Club members - & what a fun day everyone had! Club members dressed up as scarily as they could (trampoline friendly of course!) - & everyone, including parents, really got into the Halloween theme. The costumes were brilliant - & everyone joined in the fun & games- including turning everyone into a 'mummy'! There was also a competition for 'best pumpkin' - & what a fantastic display of artistic creations! The judges had a really difficult job deciding on the winner (thanks to parents Claire, Lesley & Janis)- but in the end they awarded Katie & Heidi Cooper1st prize, with Anne & Holly Swift as runners up. Well done!
Massive thanks to Kirsty - who organised the day, & decorated the hall brilliantly - & to everyone else who helped out. Thanks to all the members & parents for contributions, which will all go towards our Anniversary Awards Evening.
MIDLOTHIAN SCHOOLS TRAMPOLINE COMPETITION 2016
The annual Midlothian Schools Trampoline Competition 2016 took place on Friday 7th October at The Lasswade Centre. This competition received entries from 125 trampolinists who represented 44 different nurseries, primaries and high schools from across Edinburgh & the Lothians, who competed for the chance to be crowned the Schools Champion.
Participants at this event, ranging from recreational bouncers to club members some of whom compete on the British and Scottish circuit, all came together with the support of their families and friends to compete for their school. Certificates were given out to all competitors, and medals were presented for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. Points were awarded for 1st to 10th place in each category and were totalled up throughout the day, with the top 3 schools being presented with annual trophies. The results were as follows:
1st - Currie Community High School
2nd - Bonnyrigg Primary School
3rd = - Lasswade High School
3rd = Lasswade Primary School
A massive WELL DONE to Currie Community High School who were the overall winners of the competition.
The Active Schools trampolining at Currie only started in April 2016 after a successful funding bid by Head Coach Lauren Jeffrey and senior coach Lauren Millar. The Active Schools programme has grown within the school and they have two classes per week with the introduction of curricular PE beginning this term. To win the Schools event is a fantastic achievement for their first competition.
A big thank you to all the volunteers who helped with the various jobs on the day - the Club is very grateful to everyone who judged, marshalled, calculated points, wrote certificates and donated chocolate for the Hamper(thanks to Claire Noble for organising) Without their help, the competition could not have taken place. The Club arranged for a thank you gift and card to be given to every volunteer.
CETC would like to thank Floral Ambitions for donating such a beautiful bouquet of flowers to present to the competition organiser Lauren Millar.
Another thanks must go to our excellent coaching team who arrived early to set up the event, supported and prepared all their trampolinists - either from the Club or Recreational/Active Schools classes in East & Midlothian - during their competition. Thanks to the coaches Kayleigh J, Ciara D and Lauren M who Chaired the 3 panels allowing the competition to run smoothly - and finish on time.
Finally, Thank You to the staff at The Lasswade Centre for hosting the event and setting up & taking down equipment, tables & chairs etc. and to Midlothian Council for donating the use of the hall.
A great day was had by all. Well Done to all competitors.(full results under 'Competition Results')
PRESTONPANS & COMMUNITY SPORTS DAY
CETC took part in the Prestonpans & Community Sports Day which was held at Preston Lodge High School, East Lothian, on Saturday 1st October, from 11am - 1pm. There were lots of different sports to try out on the day for free - in the sports hall, Gymnastics & Trampolining - with Bowling, Football, Rugby, Tennis & Rifle Shooting out on the Astro Turf. The weather was glorious - so great for all the outdoor sports - & indoors, the trampolining & gymnastics had a steady flow of youngsters popping in to try them out! Huge thanks to Lauren Millar who supervised the trampolining sessions, & to junior coaches Kayleigh Cameron & Kiara Marsh, who all gave up their free time on Saturday morning to help out. Thanks also to all the CETC gymnasts who came along to demonstrate, and parent Sam Smith & Club secretary Moira, who gave out Club flyers & information. Hope you all had fun - & thanks for your help everyone!
MIDLOTHIAN SPORTS AWARDS 2016 CETC Elite gymnast, Ciara Donlevy, attended the Midlothian Sports Awards 2016, which were held at The Lasswade Centre on Friday 7th October. Ciara was nominated for excellence in DMT, & her outstanding performances at World Age Group Championships 2015 (Denmark), The Loule Cup 2015 (Portugal) & the European Championships 2016 (Valladolid, Spain). Ciara received a trophy & 'Highly Commended' Award at the ceremony, presented by Midlothian Provost, Joe Wallace. Well Done Ciara!
SG PERFORMANCE PATHWAY- A trampoline gymnast's experience! Earlier this year I was selected to take part in the Scottish Gymnastics Performance Pathway with Paul Greaves (Bryony Page's coach). CETC Head Coach Lauren also came to the sessions. While myself and Lauren were there, we learned new conditioning skills on the trampoline and on the floor. All the flexibility and strength and conditioning norms are recorded, and improvement expected each time we go to keep your place!! We went over all the tuck, pike and straight back moves. We also did the same for baranis, with them being judged by John Wills an FIG world class Brevet Judge, and recorded as part of the monitoring process. We learned new ways to improve these moves and ways to make our moves go higher, and to keep the height during our routines - for example, imagining bouncing within a wide chimney and doing the move at the top. We also did floor exercises, working on strength and agility. Some of these exercises were like what we do and strength and conditioning class in Club, but there were also really tricky ones like hanging from a wall bar, having to support my own body weight with my legs stretched out in front of me. That was the hardest! While we where there, Paul shared his experiences of training an Olympian. It was really cool to have had the opportunity to work with him.
Overall, we had lots of fun and we will be bringing some of the conditioning exercises back to Club. My aim is to work hard in and out of Club, to retain my place on the Scottish Gymnastics Trampoline Performance Pathway, and meet the targets and expectations set to help me improve - hopefully one day work towards trialling for a Great Britain Team or event in the future! Hard work pays off, and I know my coaches at CETC will support me to achieve my goals in trampoline and DMT and I hope my Club mates will take the opportunities offered at CETC to help them achieve their potential too.
(Ava Harvey- CETC Gymnast)
SCOTTISH NATIONAL TRAMPOLINE & DMT CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016
The Scottish National Trampoline & DMT Championships 2016 were held at Bells Sports Centre, Perth, on Saturday 24th September. There were 15 gymnasts from CETC who qualified to take part for Trampolining, & 25 for DMT at this annual competition. It was a long day, with the event having a very early start at 8am, & not finishing till after 6.30pm! Well done all of those who lasted the full day - including our very busy coaches & parent volunteers!
The following gymnasts from CETC qualified for the event:
Trampoline Megan Baskill, Kirsty Beaton, Leah Borthwick, Mathilda Ellis, Laura Harrison, Ava Harvey, Milla Harvey, Ellie McDonnaugh, Lauren Millar, Caitlin O'Brien, Olivia Purves, Leona Scott, Molly Short, Eva Smith & Isla Stokes.
The gymnasts came home with a total of 14 medals - 3 Bronze, 7 Silver & 4 Gold. Well done everyone! As always - a massive thank you to all our fantastic coaches & parent volunteers for helping out at the event!
(full results under 'competition results')
EDINBURGH SPORTS AWARDS 2016
Congratulations to CETC members KIRSTY BEATON, LEONA SCOTT & DAVID CONNOLLY, who were all shortlisted in this years' Edinburgh Sports Awards. The Awards ceremony is supported by Edinburgh Council, Sportscotland & Clubsport Edinburgh, and was held on Sunday 25th September at Broughton HS.
Kirsty received a runner up certificate for 'Young Persons Coach of the Year', and Leona & David both won their categories of 'Young Coach of the Year' & 'Volunteer of the Year' respectively. Well done all three! Very well deserved.
The Edinburgh Sports Awards very much focus on the work carried out by coaches & volunteers- highlighting the tremendous job they all do in supporting our clubs. Without all these dedicated people - especially our coaches, who are often undervalued & taken for granted - there would be no clubs, & their achievements were justly rewarded & celebrated at this Awards Ceremony. Congratulations - & thank you to all of our brilliant coaches & volunteers at CETC!
TRAMPOLINE NATIONALS QUALIFIER - Perth - August 2016
On Saturday 27th August, 23 gymnasts from CETC took part in the last Scottish National Championships trampoline qualification event this season, held in Perth- from beginners level club 2 - all the way up to NDP 8! Lacey Smith and Kaitlyn Wallace took part in Club 2 6-8 girls level, & both did really well - gaining qualification score for Nationals & winning medals - Kaitlyn with a silver in 2nd place and Lacey winning gold in 1st! At NDP 1 level, CETC had quite a few entries - Milla Harvey did amazing - competing in the 6-8 age group she finished in 1st place, gaining a gold medal as well as National’s qualification!! Isla Stokes in the 9-10 age group, also gained qualification for National’s, finishing 5th!!! In the 11-12 age group, Jenna Towers finished 11th and Catrin Smith 13th - well done girls in your first competition! At NDP2, Leah Borthwick competed at 11-12 girls, finishing 4th - & also gained the qualification score for Nationals, with Verity Kinch finishing 12th in the same group. In the 13+ age group, CETC had 3 competitors, Eva Smith finishing 6th and gaining qualification, Sylvie Fennel finishing 7th -just missing out on qualification, followed by Holly Swift finishing in 12th place. Well done to you all! In the NDP3 level, Megan Baskill competed in the 9-10 girls age group, finishing in 3rd place, winning a bronze medal & gaining qualification score for Nationals! Kayleigh Cameron took part in the 13+ ladies group finishing 5th - and just missing out on the Nationals qualifying score. One competitor represented CETC at NDP 4, 14+ ladies - Ellie McDonaugh. She had a great competition and finished in 4th place, also achieving the Nationals score. In NDP 5, our youngest bouncer was Olivia Purves competing in the 11-12 girls age group. She did really well - gaining 1st place, and qualification for Nationals! Amazing work Olivia! Also competing in NDP 5 were Mathilda Ellis and Lauren Murie, both 13-14 girls. Lauren finished 9th, and Mathilda finished in 3rd place, also gaining Nationals qualification score. Katie Brown was our only NDP 6 entry, in the 13-14 girls age group! Katie did well, finishing in 3rd place, but unfortunately just missing out on Nationals qualification. Lauren Millar took part in NDP 7 in the 17+ladies group. She nailed her routines finishing 2nd- & with a Nationals qualification score! This is a fantastic achievement, as she has been out of training for most of the summer, at Camp America !! In NDP 8, our two youngest bouncers in this category were Ava Harvey and Madeline Smith, both competing in 11-12 girls. Madeline finished in 2nd place completing all three routines- but unfortunately didn't get the score for Nationals. Ava Harvey finished 1st, winning a gold medal - & the score needed for Nationals! Amazing work girls! Molly Short competed in the same level in the 15-16 ladies age group, & although completed a good vol, unfortunately didn't manage to finish her set routine. This was a great day of results for CETC , with a further 10 qualifiers for Scottish Nationals, and a total of 10 medals!! Massive thank you to all the CETC volunteers who helped at this event, as well as CETC coaches, Lauren Jeffrey Kayleigh Jeffrey, Lauren Millar, Orla Donlevy and Kirsty Beaton, who also volunteered their time on the day.
DMT NATIONALS QUALIFIER – SEPTEMBER 2016 On Saturday 3rd September 2016, 22 gymnasts from CETC attended the last Qualifying event for the Scottish DMT Nationals at The Lasswade Centre – our home venue!!! CETC entered gymnasts from NDP 1 all the way up to FIG level. This was a great competition, with amazing achievements from everyone. At NDP 1, girls 6-8 age group, Lacey Smith, Milla Harveyand Kaitlyn Wallacetook part in their first ever SG DMT competition! All three girls put in a fantastic performance, with Kaitlyn finishing 5th, Milla 3rd - winning a Bronze medal as well as gaining the qualifying score for Nationals! Lacy finished in 2nd place - also gaining Nationals qualifying score!! In the NDP 1, 6-8 Boys category, Preston Ross did a fantastic job - securing a bronze medal & in the 9-10 boys category, Sandy Kelly also did a brilliant job, winning a silver medal in 2nd place - & gaining Nationals qualification. This was the first ever CETC event for both boys - Well done!!! In the 11-12 age group for NDP 1, Jenna Towers finished 5th, Leah Borthwick 7th and Taylor Redpath 8th with Jenna and Leah both gaining Nationals qualifying scores. In NDP 1, 13+ girls level, Sylvie Fennel, Faith Jowett and Holly Swift, finishing in 6th 7th and 8th places, all secured the qualifying scores for Nationals. Great results! In NDP 2, 9-10 girls, Megan Baskill finished 2nd and gained Nationals qualification. Megan had already previously qualified in NDP 1 - so well done Megan! Kayleigh Cameron finished 3rd, competing in NDP 2, 13+ girls – and she made Nationals qualification too!! Jade Knowles, in NDP 3, 13+ girls , smashed all her passes, and finished 1st - winning a gold medal and the score needed for Nationals! Well done Jade! In NDP 5, 13-14 girls, Ellie McDonaugh finished in 1st place, followed by Mathilda Ellis in 3rd- with both girls achieving the scores needed for Nationals. Georgia Clark finished 2nd in the 15+ girls category, and also achieved the score required for Nationals. Katie Brown competed in NDP 6 13-14 girls, nailing all her passes - competing in a higher level than her previous competition -finishing 2nd - and achieving the required Nationals score. Leona Scott, just returning from a summer away, managed to complete all passes, finishing 2nd and also qualifying for Nationals! Ava Harvey and Madeline Smith were both competing in FIG 11-12 girls - & smashed all 4 passes (some new skills on show!!) Ava finished 1st and gained Nationals qualification, with Madeline finishing 2nd, just missing out on qualification at this event – she did qualify at the last one though!! Lauren Millar was last up for CETC in Senior Ladies, and was the only one in her group-but did CETC proud, completing all passes at this high level - and winning a gold medal! CETC had a FANTASTIC day at this event - with 17 Nationals qualifiers and 15 medals – 5 bronze, 6 silver and 4 Gold!! Thank you to the many CETC volunteers & coaches who helped the event run so smoothly!! And a massive thank you to Lauren Jeffrey who was the only coach on the floor for CETC (plus a few other clubs!) who did a great job matting all 22 of our competitors!! Great job everyone - Well done!
(thanks to Kirsty for recent comp articles. All results under 'competition results')
Massive Congratulations!to Senior coach Kayleigh, on her engagement to the lovely Guy, on 15th July 2016, in Cuba. Lots of love & best wishes for a long & happy future together - from everyone at CETC!
BG NDP FINALS - JULY 2016
Congratulations to the following CETC gymnasts who qualified for the British NDP Finals in Telford:
Ava Harvey (TRA NDP 6 9-12 & DMT NDP 6 9-12) Molly Short (TRA NDP 7 15-16) Lauren Millar (TRA NDP 6 17+ & DMT NDP 7 17+) Orla Donlevy (DMT NDP 6 15-16) Amy Hamilton (DMT NDP 1 11-12) Madeline Smith (DMT NDP 5 11-12) Gymnasts Molly, Orla , Amy & Madeline competed at this event, from 8th-10th July. (Unfortunately the others were unavailable due to holidays/travel plans already booked - a shame, after all the work put in this year). In trampoline, Molly finished 4th, narrowly missing out on a podium position, despite two clean and high routines. In DMT, Orla finished 4th in a very tough group, completing increased difficulty passes at this event. Amy finished in 6th place in NDP 1- where it all came down to form, as the whole group were sticking everything!!! Madelinesecured her first British title (!!!) in NDP 5 11-12 DMT, winning the gold podium spot by 0.2 in a very close competition. Well done to all involved!!!
BRITISH ELITE TRAMPOLINE, DMT & TUMBLING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016
On Friday 1st July, CETC's senior DMT gymnasts, Caitlin O'Brien and Ciara Donlevy, travelled down to Liverpool to compete in the Elite British Championships. Coaches Lauren Jeffrey, Kayleigh Jeffrey and Kirsty Beaton, accompanied the girls to the event, together with parents Gill & Val.
The girls had their orientation at 5pm at the competition venue - the Echo Arena - where they got to try out the equipment, and get a feel for the hall and environment they would be competing in on the Saturday and Sunday.
After a team dinner, everyone had an early night to get ready for the competition on the Saturday morning.
At 11am, Caitlin and Ciara had their warm- up - with everything going well. Both girls were nervous, as this was their first British Championships competing as Senior women!!!
Ciara was up first, followed by Caitlin straight after! Both girls put in good effort, but both had a little fall on pass one - then nailed pass two!!! Going into Sunday's final, Caitlin was sitting in 4th place and Ciara in 5th!
Sunday's Finals were very exciting, showcasing Britain's highest performers for Trampolining, Tumbling and DMT. Ciara was up first again - and executed an amazing first pass ! Caitlin followed with another very strong pass. Ciara's pass two unfortunately didn't go quite to plan - which was a shame, after trying so hard. Caitlin was up for her final pass of the competition, & she nailed it! Well done Caitlin!!! After all the Senior women in the group had competed in the Final, Ciara finished 5th, with Caitlin securing a podium place with a silver medal!!!! Well done girls!!!
(thanks to Kirsty for the article)
Remembering Tracey - 16/7/2011
Many of our current Club members will still remember with great affection, our friend, & Club supporter, Tracey Yule, who sadly passed away very suddenly 5 years ago on 16th July 2011. Each year, CETC award the 'Tracey Yule Memorial Trophy' in her memory, which is presented at the Club Championships - to be held this year in November.
Our thoughts today are with Aaron, George & all the family.
GOOD LUCK CIARA & CAITLIN AT BRITISH CHAMPS!
CETC Elite gymnasts, CAITLIN O'BRIEN & CIARA DONLEVY, will compete at the BRITISH ELITE TRAMPOLINE, DMT & TUMBLING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016this weekend (2nd & 3rd July), at the Echo Arena, Liverpool. The girls travelled down yesterday with coaches Lauren, Kayleigh & Kirsty, & will compete today (Sat 2nd) in the preliminaries, & tomorrow (Sunday) in the Finals. Good luck girls - & to all the other Scottish gymnasts who have qualified to take part in this event. GOOD LUCK!!!
CAITLIN RECEIVES HIGHEST SPORTS AWARD FROM SCHOOL
Congratulations to Caitlin O’Brien, who has been awarded the 'The George Watson's prize for Sporting Excellence'. Caitlin is due to receive the Award at the school prize-giving ceremony, which will take place on Thursday 30th June. This Award is the highest sporting award presented by the school, and Caitlin’s name will be engraved on the ‘Sports Achievers Board’, which is located in the newly refurbished sports centre at George Watsons. Caitlin has also been awarded the prize for Gymnastics – which she has won for the past 3 years. Well done Caitlin!
KNOX 'INTERNATIONAL' AWARD FOR LAUREN!!!
Congratulations to Head Coach Lauren Jeffrey, who received an 'International Recognition' Award at the recent inaugural Knox Academy Sports Awards. The well - attended event was held at the School in Haddington, on Wednesday 15th June 2016.
Lauren was presented with the Award for coaching the GB DMT Team at the World Age Group Trampoline & DMT Championships 2014 in Florida, World & World Age Group Championships 2015 in Denmark & The Loule Cup 2015 in Portugal. Lauren said it was an honour to be recognised by the School for her International coaching achievements, and thanked East Lothian Education Department & senior staff at Knox Academy for accommodating the time off she needed to attend the various events. Well - deserved recognition Lauren!!!!
DMT SCOTTISH NATIONALS QUALIFIER COMPETITION
On Saturday 4th June, CETC coaches, gymnasts and officials travelled to Banchory Sports Centre in Aberdeen to compete in the first Double-Mini Trampoline (DMT) Scottish National Championships Qualifier of the year. CETC had 11 gymnasts competing throughout levels NDP 1 to FIG. At this event CETC secured 6 medals with the following results:
NDP 6 15-16 Female
FIG 11-12 Female
FIG Senior Women
NDP 1 11-12 Female
ND1 2 13+ Female
NDP 5 13-14 Female
There was further success for the Club at the event, with 10 members gaining the qualification score for Scottish National DMT Championships in September. Those competitors are:
SCOTTISH NATIONAL DMT QUALIFIERS
NDP 1 9-10
NDP 1 11-12
NDP 1 13+
NDP 2 13+
NDP 5 13-14
NDP 5 13-14
NDP 5 15+
NDP 6 15-16
FIG SENIOR WOMEN
The hard work will now continue in the gym to improve routines for the next Scottish Qualifier Competition in August – which will be hosted by CETC at Lasswade. As always, a massive thank you to all our officials and coaches helping out on the day to allow CETC members to participate in this event. Well done everyone!
SUMMER SESSIONS 2016
Several Trampoline & DMT sessions will run for CETC members at Lasswade & Meadowmill during the summer break in July & August.. Information & booking forms have been handed out in classes, & already some sessions are full.
WELCOME HOME EILIDH! .............. GOODBYE LAUREN!!
Coach Eilidh Pennycook, has just returned from her year travelling in New Zealand- welcome home! We hope to see her back in the gym very soon! Meanwhile, CETC coach & gymnast Lauren Millar, is heading off again this year to Camp America, at Island Lake Camp in Pennsylvania, Starrucca, USA, where she will again be taking up the post of Director of Gymnastics for the summer.
We'll really miss you at CETC Lauren - but have a brilliant time! What another fantastic experience!!
ROSS HIGH SCHOOLS TRAMPOLINE COMPETITION 2016
CETC held the 2nd Ross High Schools Trampoline Competition at Ross High School in Tranent, on Friday the 3rd of June. Coach Lauren Millar organised the event, with support from CETC coaches.
Over 85 competitors took part in the competition - with representation from 39 different schools - from nurseries through to secondary schools. The competition was open to all Active Schools, recreational classes, and Elite gymnasts from CETC, allowing everyone to take part in the same local event. There were 6 different category levels- from beginners through to Elite. This showcased the pathway from Active Schools, to competitive trampolining at Club level. It was a fun competition for all gymnasts, with participants competing on behalf of their schools. The competition ran very smoothly – even finishing ahead of schedule! Every group and gymnast received a certificate of participation, and the top 3 from every group received a bronze, silver or gold medal.
The winner of the Ross High Schools Trampoline Competition 2016 was PRESTONPANS INFANT SCHOOL, with 2nd place awarded to DUNBAR PS & LASSWADE HS jointly, and 3rd place secured by the BURGH PS. A great day was had by all - & it couldn’t have taken place without the help of all our fantastic CETC parent volunteers – so thank you! Massive thanks too- to Lauren Millar for organising such a well-run event, & all the other CETC coaches who gave up their time to support all the participants on the day. (see full results under ‘Competition Results’)
BG NDP REGIONAL TEAM FINALS 2016 On Friday the 27th May, 9 CETC gymnasts travelled to Birmingham to represent Scotland at the NDP Regional Team Finals. Coaches Kayleigh Jeffrey and Kirsty Beaton who were selected as Scotland DMT coaches, travelled down with the team. On Friday evening, the Scotland team who were competing on the Saturday, had orientation at the Barclaycard Arena. This was probably the biggest arena most of our gymnasts had ever competed in. The two - hour orientation gave the gymnasts a chance to get used to the equipment in the warm up hall and on the competition floor. After this, CETC gymnasts, parents and coaches went for a team meal to Pizza Express. The Scotland team kit was then handed out, & everyone loved their t-shirts and hoodies - especially their new Scotland leotards!!!
It was an early start in the morning for Scotland coaches Kayleigh and Kirsty - to be there for 7am to make sure that everything was sorted for the first flight of the day, with warm ups starting at 7.40am. Madeline Smith was up on DMT first for CETC, with her warm up having started at 9am. Megan Baskill was also in this flight competing Trampoline. Both successfully completed their competition requirements - Megan finishing 21st in NDP 2 9-10 girls, and Madeline securing the first gold medal of the day, and the qualification score for NDP finals in NDP 5 11-12 girls. The next flight saw Lauren Murie compete for NDP 5 13-14 girls – where she completed all four passes and finished 6th for team Scotland. Ava Harvey was up next, completing all 4 passes for NDP 6 11-12 girls & securing a gold medal for team Scotland - and the qualification score for NDP finals. After lunch, Orla Donlevy competed (NDP6 15-16 girls), with Orla unfortunately just missing out on a medal. However she obtained the qualification score for NDP finals and finished 6th. With two flights to go, Lauren Millar was up next competing for NDP 7 DMT 17+ ladies - completing all of her required passes & finishing with a silver medal for team Scotland. She also qualified for NDP finals. Finally, it was time for the last flight of Saturday’s competition with CETC’s Leona Scott competing in NDP 6 17+ ladies. Unfortunately, only completing 3 out of the 4 required passes, Leona finished 11th in her group. After a very long day for all competitors - and CETC coaches Kirsty and Kayleigh - day one of the competition was complete -with a very happy Scotland team!! The orientation group for Sunday’s competition included the remaining 3 CETC Trampoline bouncers and one CETC DMT competitor.
They got used to the massive arena and equipment - and not finishing till 9pm - exhausted CETC coaches Kirsty and Kayleigh headed back to the hotel for an early bed, in preparation for day two of Regional Team Finals.
Sunday was another early start for team Scotland, but with CETC gymnasts not competing till the afternoon - they went shopping to Birmingham's famous Bull Ring! Amy Hamilton was up first after lunch on DMT with CETC's trampolinists Molly Short and Ava Harvey. Another successful flight for team Scotland - with Amy finishing 3rd for NDP 1 11-12 girls and gaining the qualification score, and Ava finishing 3rd for NDP 6 11-12 girls. Finally, Molly Short finished 2nd for NDP 7 15-16 girls – with Ava & Molly both gaining the qualification score for NDP finals too! The final CETC competitor of the whole competition was Lauren Millar on trampoline, competing in NDP 6 17+ ladies. She completed both routines successfully - just missing out on a medal - finishing 6th, but gaining the score for NDP finals!! Finally the results were announced!!! Who had won the Trampoline and DMT trophies??? ...... Well ………SCOTLANDwon the DMT trophy!!!!!!! First time ever!!!! What an amazing achievement for all of the Scotland DMT team, as well as all the coaches!!! Trampoline finished 2nd - sooo so close to winning that trophy too! It's safe to say that it was a very successfull competition - not only for the whole Scotland team - but for all the CETC gymnasts too!!! This was a massive achievement - and will go down in history! Thanks also to the other DMT coaches - Melanie & Caroline - for a great weekend!! WELL DONE EVERYONE!!! (full results on BG website - & thanks to Kirsty & Lauren M for this article!)
RECOGNITION FOR CETC AT LASSWADE COMMUNITY SPORTS HUB AWARDS 2016!
Congratulations to all the shortlisted nominees who attended the inaugural Lasswade Community Sports HubAwards at Lasswade High School last night (Thurs 2nd June). The event was a huge success, & well organised by the Hub Co-ordinator Judith Clyne, Active Schools Co-ordinator Denise McKenzie & Hub representatives, including Graham Paris, Deputy Head of Lasswade HS.
CETC was delighted to receive the 'Hub Partnership' Bronze Award, for clubs who have supported the Hub through events & projects, and has played a role in the Hub's progression & development. Club members AVA HARVEY & MADELINE SMITH were both awarded 'Future Stars'Awards, in recognition of their potential, commitment & dedication to their sport. Head Coach, LAUREN JEFFREY , was awarded the Hub's 'Special Recognition'Award, for her on-going commitment & dedication to the Club, & including her recent selection as a GB DMT coach for World, World Age Groups & Loule Cup International competitions.
Club Chair, Claire Noble (Volunteer Award) & Katie Brown (Most Improved Player Award) were shortlisted, & were presented with Award certificates.
Special thanks to Janis Harvey & senior Club gymnasts Caitlin O'Brien & Ciara Donlevy, who did a fantastic PR job for the Club, giving a presentation during the ceremony & informing everyone of all the opportunities at the Club - both recreational & competitive - & for all ages from babies to adults. Well done! The Awards Ceremony was very well attended by over 100 sportspersons, families & friends, and will no doubt now be an annual event on the Hub's calendar. Well done to the winners - & all those who were shortlisted!
REGIONAL TEAM FINALS 2016
Good luck to all the gymnasts representing Scotland at this weekend's Regional Team Finals in Birmingham. The event, for NDP Levels 1-7 in Trampoline, DMT & Tumbling, will take place from Friday27th - Sunday 29th May at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham. Good luck to all the gymnasts from Scottish clubs taking part - & especially to the following CETC Gymnasts taking part in Trampolining:
Megan Baskill, Ava Harvey, Lauren Millar & Molly Short
Amy Hamilton, Madeline Smith, Lauren Murie, Ava Harvey, Orla Donlevy, Leona Scott & Lauren Millar.
Well done to 2 of our CETC coaches who have been selected as DMT Coaches for the Scotland Team :
Kayleigh Jeffrey & Kirsty Beaton.
Good Luck to everyone - & have a great weekend!
SG TRAMPOLINE SCOTTISH NATIONALS QUALIFIER On Sunday 1st May, CETC coaches, gymnasts and officials travelled to Bells Sports Centre in Perth to compete in the first Trampoline Scottish Nationals Qualifier of the year. CETC had 20 gymnasts competing across all levels from Club 2 to FIG. At this event CETC secured 7 medals with the following results:
Club 2 6-8yrs Female
NDP6 13-14yrs Female
Club 2 6-8yrs Female
NDP7 11-14yrs Female
NDP 2 9-10yrs Female
NDP 2 11-12yrs Female
NDP6 13-14yrs Female
There was further success for the Club at the event, with 7 CETC members gaining the qualification score for Scottish National Championships in September. Those competitors are:
Club 2 6-8yrs Female
NDP 2 9-10yrs Female
NDP 2 11-12yrs Female
NDP 2 13+yrs Female
NDP 5 15+yrs Female
NDP 7 17+yrs Female
NDP 7 17+yrs Female
Congratulations to the above gymnasts and to all CETC competitors. Many gymnasts at this competition were competing new moves within their routines for the first time, with 4 competitors (Madeline Smith, Katie Brown, Mathilda Ellis and Ciara Donlevy) completing their highest difficulty routines to date. Milla Harvey and Lacey Smith - our youngest participants at this event - secured their first ever Scottish medals – great work girls! Jenna Towers did two great routines at her first ever trampoline competition, and landed both of her tuck front somersaults – well done, great achievement! The hard work will now continue in the gym to improve routines for the next Scottish Nationals Qualifier competition in August. As always - a massive thank you to all our officials and coaches helping out on the day- which allowed CETC members to participate in this event.
Lasswade Community Sports Hub Awards 2016
The first Lasswade Community Sports Hub Awards ceremony will take place on Thursday 2nd June at Lasswade High School, Midlothian. CETC are delighted to have had several members shortlisted for various Awards - they are:
AVA HARVEY & MADELINE SMITH - Future Star Awards KATIE BROWN - Most Improved Player Award CLAIRE NOBLE - Volunteer Award LAUREN JEFFREY - Special Recognition Award
Two other Awards - Active Schools Partnership Award& the Hub Partnership Awardwill be announced at the ceremony.
Good luck to all our shortlisted nominees - & have a great night!
CETC AGM 2016
The Club AGM will be held at theLasswade Centre on Monday 2nd May @ 7pm. All members, parents & coaches are invited to attend.
BG SPRING SERIES 1
The first 2016 BG Spring Series took place in Coventry on 16th & 17th April. Ciara & Caitlin travelled down with Val & Lauren on the Saturday afternoon, for Sunday's competition.
Ciara & Caitlin had already secured automatic qualification to 2016 British Championships for FIG Senior Women DMT from their performance at European championships 2016, so just had to make an appearance at this event to validate qualification.
The girls did well, with Caitlin finishing in 7th place and Ciara finishing in 3rd, picking up the bronze medal at her first Senior Elite ladies event in the UK. Well done!
BRITISH REGIONAL TEAM FINALS 2016 CETC are very pleased to announce that the following gymnasts have been selected to represent Scotland Region in the forthcoming British Regional Team Finals in Birmingham on 27th-29th May: Trampoline: Megan Baskill - NDP 2 Girls 9-10 Kayleigh Cameron (RESERVE)- NDP 2 Girls 13+ Kirsty Beaton (RESERVE)- NDP 4 Girls 13+ Ava Harvey - NDP 6 Girls 9-12 Lauren Millar- NDP 6 Girls 17+ Molly Short - NDP 7 Girls 15-16 Leona Scott (RESERVE) - NDP 7 Girls 17+
Club coaches Kayleigh Jeffrey& Kirsty Beatonhave also been selected as DMT coaches for the event.
Congratulations to you all! :-)
EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS GB DMT TEAM BRONZE!
CETC gymnasts Ciara Donlevy & Caitlin O'Brien made their Senior Great Britain debut at the 2016 European Championships in Valladolid on Thursday(31st March) Both girls securely performed 2 passes, with Ciara finishing in 13th place and Caitlin in 6th - qualifying for the Individual finals on Sunday. This is Caitlin's first Final at an International with GB, and an outstanding achievement in her first Senior competition.
The girls qualified for DMT Team final with team- mate Kirsty Way, from Olga Poole in 3rd place, competing on Friday and fighting against tough competition and their own nerves, to win the BRONZE medal for Great Britain!!! This is the first SENIOR GB Team medals ever for CETC gymnasts, and a fantastic achievement at Ciara and Caitlin's first ever European Championships and also first event as Seniors (despite still being eligible for 17-18 Junior Events). Caitlin took part in the Senior Women's DMT final on