The Kent College Gymnastics Academy
The Kent College Gymnast Academy was set up in the Summer of 2009 and is a thriving Gymnastics Club for girls and boys.
Classes are open to KC and non KC pupils aged between 5 and 18 and are held on Saturdays from 9am with sessions lasting from between 45mins to 1 1/4 hour and 2 hour sessions in the Kent College Sports Hall. With over 100 children attending throughout the day. General Gymnastics classes range from 1 ¼ hour beginner and intermediate classes to more advanced 2-hour classes.
These classes cater for children who would like to try gymnastics and whereby they can develop co-ordination, strength, balance, stamina and flexibility eventually progressing onto various competitions.
All gymnast coaches are trained and qualified through the British Gymnast Association.
Acrobatic Gymnastics are developing strongly within the Academy. Acrobatics is an infusion of choreography and complex acrobatic skills performed in partnership on a standard gymnastics floor area. Balance, Tempo and Combined routines are performed to music.
We hope to welcome you soon!
Academy Dates & pricing for Spring 2013
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Academy News & Forthcoming Events:
South East Acro Inter Regional Qualifier: Feb 2013
KC Academy gymnasts competed in the
South East Acro Inter Regional Qualifier held at William Parker Sports College, Hastings on Sunday 10th February.
Competing Gymnasts in the Prep B Women's Pairs category:
Ellie Holland and Allie Taylor achieved 2nd place and qualified to represent the South
East region in the Inter- Regional competition in May. A
fantastic achievement for their first competition in Acro and as a Women's Pair.
Katie Lloyd and Millie Lipman achieved 4th place
Lily Munns and Kasia Rycroft achieved 10th place
Sports Acro Gym Academy Competition: Jan 2013
The dedicated Gym Academy braved the elements to compete in a Sports Acro gymnastics
competition in Sittingbourne on 20th January despite heavy snow. Once again the standard was high and the girls performed very
well against the top clubs in the South East.
Results are as follows:
PREP B WOMENS PAIRS
Kasia Rycroft & Emily Cynk 2nd
Milly Lipman & Katie Lloyd 3rd
GRADE 1 WOMENS PAIRS
Grace Beazleigh & Maisie Cox 4th
Alice Munns & Amy Rowe 9th
Hayley Winter & Madeleine Arnell 19th
GRADE 1 WOMENS GROUPS
Emily Cynk, Sasha Dane & Annabel Lloyd 4th
Beazleigh, Maisie Cox & Natalia Cynk 6th
GRADE 2 WOMENS GROUPS
Tamsin Davis , Ellie Dickens & Rosie Bignell
GRADE 2 WOMENS PAIRS
Harriet Bogle & Annabelle Cynk 5th
KC's Gym Stars shine at the Sports Acro Regional Championships: December 2012
On Sunday 2nd December Kent College Gymnasts competed in the regional finals of the Sports Acro Championships.
All girls performed to a very high standard with clean performances and only minor deductions which saw them achieve a set of fantastic results. Congratulations to all competitors!
Tamsin Davis Ellie Dickens & Rosie Bignell achieved 3rd Place in the Womens Grade 2 Group
Alice Munns & Amy Rowe Womens achieved Grade 1 pairs 3rd place
Maisie Cox & Grace Beazleigh achieved 1st place - Grade 1 Women's Pair Regional Champions
Grace Beazleigh, Maisie Cox & Natalia Cynk achieved 2nd Place in the Womens Grade 1 Groups
Other competing gymnasts:
Hayley Winter & Madeleine Arnell Grade 1 Womens pairs
Emily Cynk Sasha Dane & Annabel Lloyd Grade 1 Womens group
Harriet Bogle & Annabelle Cynk Grade 2 Womens pair
Weald of Kent Gym Competition: 1st July 2012
Another successful day for KCGA, results are as follows:
KEY STEPS 1 2006 group A
Charlotte Burns 4th
Key steps 1 2006 group C
Esme Harrison 2nd
Key steps 1 2006 Boys
Fred Teague 1st
NOVICE 2004 Boys
Kit Roberts 3rd
Dexter Punyer 4th
NOVICE 2004 GROUP A
Madeleine Arnell 1st
Anabel Lloyd 2nd
NOVICE 2004 GROUP B
Jodie Dane 3rd
Ella DeMunck 7th
NOVICE 2004 GROUP C
Natalia Cynk 1st
Brogan Bennett 2nd
Milly Lipman 4th
Charlotte Prideaux 7th
Mimi Vorster 9th
Saskia Lean 10th
Louisa Thomas 11th
Lucinda White 1st
Kitty Muysken 3rd
Freya Armstrong 4th
Tiegan Green 6th
Sophie Garrard 7th
Kasia Rycroft competed out of age! She should have been 2005 and came a remarkable 10th overall. Kasia achieved 3rd in the Vault section - a great achievement!
Mia Shamash 3rd
Isabel Macnutt 1st
Tia Young 6th
Blythe Roberson-Leech 8th
Sasha Androsov 8th
Lily Munns 1st
Molly Swain 2nd
Beth Peachey 5th
Pheobe Mantovani 6th
Annabel Knight 9th
Danae Vandenberg 2nd
Yasmin Spraggs 9th
Ellie Holland 1st
Farrah Genikis 4th
Annabell Cynk 6th
Ellie Dickens 1st
Harriet Bogle 2nd
Sasha Dane 1st
Ruby Swain 2nd
Grace Beazleigh 3rd
Alice Munns 6th
Maisie Cox 2nd
Tamsin Davis 1st
WELL DONE TO YOU ALL!
Kent College U16 Team win National Competition
Congratulations to Candace Filbrandt, Tamsin Davis, Grace Beazleigh, Ellie Dickens, Sasha Dane
and Maisie Cox who represented the South East of England and entered the Carita House U16
Group Plate National Competition, gaining 2nd place overall. This is a fantastic achievement for Kent College with judges commenting:
" Your floor routines were lovely to watch, they flowed from one move to another & were very entertaining "
" A pleasure to watch "
GISGA 2012: 3rd - 4th March
Kent College Pembury hosted the prestigious international GISGA (Girls' Independent Schools Gymnastics Association) Gym Tournament on the 3rd – 4th March which saw 360 gymnasts plus coaches, judges and spectators visit from all over the UK and Europe.
Seen as the ‘Olympics' of independent schools gymnastics, the event took a year in planning and was a spectacular success led by the PE Department, firmly establishing Kent College as one of the leading girls' schools excelling at gymnastics. The entire Kent College Pembury community pulled together to deliver a first class event which saw girls competing at a very high standard for sought after medals.
Kent College gained a succession of wins throughout the weekend:
- The Over 13 team achieved 2nd place in the Group sequence, which is the school's highest ever place and an outstanding achievement.
Notable Kent College individual achievements included:
Polly Burge competed as part of a team of reserves in the All Stars group, including 2 from Holmewood House, 1 from British School of Brussels & 1 from Maltmans Green. Polly achieved 3rd place in her group.
Congratulations to all Kent College gymnasts and to the Kent College coaches for such achievement. The girls performed to a very high standard and made the Kent College community very proud.
Under 13 team
Kent College achieved 5th over all
5th Group sequence over all
16 schools competing
Grace Beazleigh Captain 13th
Maisie Cox 2nd
Anna Robson 37th
Tanya Van Den Berg 75th
Charlotte Lester ( year 6 ) 28th
Maisie Cox scored the highest on floor in the U13 age group with 9.50 & Grace Beazleigh was 2nd Highest with 9.40
Over 13 team
4th over all
2nd Group over all
14 schools competing
Candace Filbrandt captain 12th
Tamsin Davis 3rd
Sasha Dane 42nd
Ellie Dickens 46th
Michelle Donnachie 48th
Under 11 team
16 schools competing
9th over all
11th over all in group sequence
Annabelle Cynk Captain 44th
Polly Burge 3rd
Molly Swain 51st
Ellie Holland 23rd
Farrah Genikis 30th
Olivia Hossenboccus 15th