As well as running regular competitions throughout the year, Star-Tastic Gymnastics presents members with Star of the Term awards throughout the year to reward progress and acknowledge proficiency in gymnastics, parkour, and trampolining. We also have a structured badge system and more information on this can be found here.
We recently handed out our Annual Elite Squad Awards and here are some of our winners:
Most Improved 2021 (Pre-Elite) – Summer C
Summer has been a member of the Pre-Elite squad for less than a year, and has already gained so many awesome skills, including cartwheel on beam, front hip circle, and baby giants on bars! Summer is so enthusiastic and positive and gives 100% in every session she attends, we can’t wait to see what else Summer achieves this year!
Most Improved 2021 (Elite) – Iris F
Just a few skills Iris has aced this year include her upstart on bars, handsprings over table vault, and walkovers on beam. Iris’ dedication to gymnastics was shown throughout lockdown where she attended nearly all our zoom classes – occasionally joined by her dog who clearly enjoyed lying on her mat over their own bed!
Most Improved 2021 (Elite Plus+) – Jessica M
Jess has not stopped gaining skills this year. She put a huge amount of effort to keep and gain new skills over lockdown and that dedication is shown in every class she attends back in the gym. Jess has gained her yurchenko entry on vault, tucked tsukahara, flic connections, and somersault on beam, catch and releases on bars, and double-twisting somersault on the floor! She has been unstoppable this year and we cannot wait to see what else she does in the future!
Most Committed 2021 – Annabelle C
Annabelle is one of our newest squad members, she was invited to the squad zoom sessions in the last lockdown and has absolutely thrived. Over lockdown, she passed more badges than anyone else in the club and joined every possible zoom class available to her. Since joining the squad class Annabelle has become more confident on all 4 pieces of equipment, gaining new skills on all pieces, including cartwheel on high beam, back hip circles on bars, handspring flatbacks, and numerous skills on the floor. Her enthusiasm for gymnastics has continued to shine since joining the squad classes, she always tries her best, listens to coaches’ feedback, and constantly wants to be learning and improving her skills.
Best Teammate 2021 – Grace C
Grace has been a member of the elite squad for a number of years, she is also our resident DJ. Always creating playlists that pump up her teammates for their energetic sessions. She makes friends with all the gymnasts not only in her own class but the other squad classes. At competitions she is usually one of our loudest cheerers, supporting all of her teammates. She radiates such positivity in the gym and is a great role model for our younger (and older) squad members.