The 2015 Sainsbury’s School games will take place at the Bolton Arena Manchester from the 3rd – 6th September. This annual multi sport event complete with athlete’s village, as well as opening and closing ceremonies, gives young elite sportsmen and women a taste of what their future could hold should they successfully reach the pinnacle of their chosen disciplines, and be selected for Olympic or Commonwealth Games.
The gymnastics event gives followers of the sport a wonderful opportunity to see the future of British Gymnastics in action, and showcases those who have gone on to have great success at junior then senior level. Teams are made up of Espoir and Junior gymnasts representing teams from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, with some very familiar names taking the medals in the past.
2014 saw Georgia Mae Fenton, Alice Kinsella, and Maisie Methuen take the AA medals.
2014 Catherine Lyons swept the AA and all apparatus finals, with Maisie Methuen, Latalia Bevan, and Alice Kinsella all taking medals.
2013 Ellie Downie took AA and all apparatus finals sharing gold on beam with Catherine Lyons. Tyesha Mattis and Amy Tinkler also took medals.
The team and AA event takes place Friday 4th September from 09:30am, with Apparatus finals Saturday from 09:00 am.
Live action from the competition can be viewed here: http://www.2015schoolgames.com/live-streaming.php
As well as here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgkPpD9KgKU
Check back for introductions to the gymnasts competing which will be going up through the week. In the mean time lets have a look back at some of the best performances from 2014
Georgia Mae Fenton Bars
Alice Kinsella Bars
Maisie Methuen Floor
Latalia Bevan Floor
Taeja James Floor
Louise McColgan Floor
Holly Jones Floor
Amelia Montague Floor
Casey Jo Bell Floor
Rowena Needham bars (warm up)
Jolie Ruckley Floor
Laura Jane Core Floor