Notts School of Gymnastics

International Report

 

REECE PEARSON (Age13) – 4 WAY Under 16 INTERNATIONAL, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 2005

GB TEAM GOLD, Great Britain, Switzerland, France and Germany.

This is an annual competition between the above Countries and traditionally GB have taken the wooden spoon.  However, the results were reversed for the first time with the six members of the Great Britain Team, including REECE PEARSON from NOTTS making his International debut, taking the team Gold ahead of Switzerland followed by France and Germany.

SAM OLDHAM (Age12) – FUTURE CUP, LINZ, AUSTRIA Under 18,16 and 14 COMPETITION - DECEMBER 2005

The Future Cup is an 18 Team International Competition including Nations such as Japan and the leading Eastern Block Countries.  Each team send 4 four gymnasts, one in each age group category with the fourth member able to be in any of the age bands.  Great Britain included SAM OLDHAM from NOTTS making his International debut, in the Under 14 Section.  SAM took the individual Under 14 GOLD and Great Britain took the Team SILVER just behind Japan.

ANDY SMITH (Age 15) & ZACH WALKER (Age11) – GB VS SOUTH AFRICA NOTTINGHAM - FEBRUARY 2006

Nottingham hosted its first International Competition with two teams selected from the North of Great Britain taking on two National teams from South Africa.  Great Britain’s TEAM1 included ANDY SMITH and GB’s Team2 included ZACH WALKER both from NOTTS and both making their International debuts.  GB Team1 took GOLD ahead of South Africa with GB TEAM2 taking BRONZE ahead of the second team from South Africa.

SAM OLDHAM, REECE PEARSON, ANDY SMITH – OBI CUP, BERLIN - MARCH 2006

This is a very prestigious competition in its 12th year.  The competition is for Under 18's, with 20 International Teams competing from all over the world: including teams from Europe, Japan and Australia.  Great Britain sent a very young team including ANDY SMITH, REECE PEARSON AND SAM OLDHAM all from NOTTS.

The GB Team came 9TH, with REECE PEARSON competing on six pieces taking the Under 14 individual title, SAM OLDHAM competed on three pieces taking the Silver on all three, and ANDY SMITH again on three pieces in the Under 16 section took Bronze on Pommels.

UEG TRAINING CAMP, TERRANIA, ITALY - JULY 23rd to AUGUST 2nd 2006

SAM OLDHAM has been selected to represent Great Britain at the above event in Italy.  All 31 Competing European Nations send two gymnasts each to the above event for 11 day training camp.

UK SCHOOL GAMES, GLASGOW - 7th to 11th SEPTEMBER 2006

SAM OLDHAM & REECE PEARSON have been selected to represent England in the above event.  This is the first of the Government backed competitions designed to mirror the Olympics, with Opening and Closing Ceremonies and an Athletes Village.  The competition will run every year up until 2012, with cities invited to bid for the hosting of the event each year.

There will be 1200 Athletes taking part in Athletics, Swimming, Table Tennis, Fencing and Gymnastics, both in able bodied and disabled competitions.  Further sports will be added over the coming years.

The Gymnastics competition is an Under 17 Competition for Men, and along with REECE and SAM, SERGEI has been chosen as one of the Coaches for the England team.