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Mike Walker Invitational

Southampton Gymnastics Club's third Mike Walker Invitational was a huge success - due to high demand we split Acrobatics and Tumbling over two weekends in 2017 and we're ready to host our fourth annual event.

This competition is in memory to Southampton Gymnastics Club’s former Head Coach and British National Coach in Acrobatic Gymnastics – Mike Walker. This competition is a great way to keep Mike’s memory within the sport as well as a great opportunity to host a fun and friendly competition for clubs across the country to take part in.

 

Acrobatics Competition: Saturday 12th - Sunday 13th October 2019

Tumbling Competition: Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th October 2019

Southampton Gymnastics Club, Cuckmere Lane, Southampton, SO16 9AR

 

 

Competition Information

 

Entries: Provisional entry by Wednesday 26th July 2019 and final entry with entry fee by Saturday 14th September 2019

Provisional entry forms ACROBATICS & TUMBLING

For more information please email anna@sotongym.co.uk.

Acrobatics

Saturday 12th - Sunday 13th October 2019

NDP Grade 1 to 5, YOUTH, IDP & FIG

 

We will have a Regional and National level for Grade 2 and 3:

The NDP Grades 1 to 5 will be termed 'National' Grades in the competition. In addition, NDP Grades 2 and 3 will also have an additional category termed 'Regional' Grades. There will be separate medals and groups for 'National' and 'Regional' Grades.  In order to enter 'Regional' Grades 2 or 3 the gymnasts must meet the following eligibility criteria:

·         They normally only train a maximum of two sessions per week (It is considered acceptable that they may on a very occasional basis train an additional session –perhaps in the week or two before the competition)

·         They normally only train a maximum of 6 hours per week (It is considered acceptable that they may on a very occasional basis train a couple of extra hours –perhaps in the week or two before the competition)

·         It is reliant on the integrity of the coach / club that gymnasts who are entered at 'Regional' Grades meet the above criteria (in the spirit, as well as the letter, of the rules)

Other Information: Minimum age of 7 years and no height deductions. We will be awarding medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place per routine (e.g. for balance, dynamic and combined); as long as there is more than one entry in the category.

 

Tumbling

Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th October 2019

Club 1-4, NDP 1-5 FIG Development & FIG

Other Information: We will have mixed gender groups from Club 1 through to Club 4, all other grade levels for NDP and FIG will be normal Men/Women categories.

 

Spectator Information

Parking: As we are on the site of a school, we do have a car park onsite, however it does get very busy on competition days. When the car park is full, spectators will need to find roadside parking in the local side roads.

Spectator Entry: There will be a charge for family and friends to spectate at this competition. Cash only - we do not accept card.

Programme: Programmes will be available to purchase on the door. Cash only - we do not accept card.

Food and Drink: We do have a kitchen onsite which will be open for hot snacks and drinks, as well as a tuck shop. Cash only - we do not accept card.

Accomodation Details
As we are very close to the city centre, there are a range of local hotels available, see a select few below:
1. Holiday Inn Express Southampton – West
Adanac Park, Redbridge Lane, Southampton, SO16 0YP
1.5 miles from competition venue
Approx. £80 per night for double room

2. Premier Inn, Southampton North Hotel
Romsey Road, Nursling, Southampton SO16 0XJ
2 miles from competition venue
Approx. £70 per night for double room

3. Novotel Southampton
West Quay Road, Southampton, S015 1RA
3 miles from competition venue
Approx. £100 per night for double room

4. IBIS Southampton Centre
West Quay Road, Southampton, S015 1RA
3 miles from competition venue
Approx. £90 per night for double room

5. Premier Inn Southampton West Quay
6 Dials, New Road, Southampton SO14 0AB
4 miles from competition venue
Approx. £55 per night for double room


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