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I am Sharon Benham the Head Coach and Founder of Splitz Gymnastics Club and this is how it all began.

I was a competitive Gymnast myself for many years, a Pair Base and a Trio Middle also a Tumbler, I  trained with Broadoak Sports Acrobatics Club. I always wanted to give back the enjoyment and passion I got from Gymnastics & competing, by one day running my own club.

 

1985 – 1986

W.F.L.C Gymnastics Club (as it used to be called back then) started out from one class held at Worle Fitness & Leisure Centre.

We also started Gym Tots for younger members.

On the centre’s open day the gym club performed for the first time, the classes increased by popular demand and coached classes nearly every day.

We also formed an advanced team of 7 Gymnasts.

The Advanced team moved to larger premises at St.Martins School Worle so they could compete in Floor work as well as tumbling, the only problem was the club didn't have enough mats to make a full floor area, so we used to spread the mats on the floor where the balances went.

 

1988

The classes were now sorted out into age groups and the advanced team competed at their first Tumbling Competition Carita House Sports Acrobatic Championships at King Alfred Sports Centre.

The club also held its first Annual Awards Evening & has done ever since, trophies went to Most Improved, Attendance, Best Newcomer, Services to the Club and not forgetting Gymnast of the Year.

In this year I decided the club should have its own name and colours so I drew the new logo from a photo ( below) and SPLITZ

GYMNASTIC & SPORTS ACROBATIC CLUB was our new name.

1989 - 1993

The club extended more and classes were now starting up at different venues around Weston, and The Advanced

Team was training hard for forthcoming competitions.

 

1994 - 1995

Splitz gym clubs success excelled and in the following two years the medal results of the club are as follows:

 

SOUTH WEST SCHOOLS COMP 1994

MENS PAIRS – ROSS BRAITHWAITE & CRAIG GRANTHAM

GOLD MEDALISTS

MIXED PAIRS – CLAIRE DENSLEY & WILLIAM ARMSRONG

GOLD MEDALISTS

MENS TUMBLING – CRAIG GRANTHAM

SILVER MEDALIST

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N.D.P PRELIMINARIES 1995

MENS PAIRS – ROSS BRAITHWAITE & CRAIG GRANTHAM

GOLD MEDALISTS

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SOUTH WEST SCHOOLS COMP 1995

MENS PAIRS UNDER 13’s ROSS BRAITHWAITE & CRAIG GRANTHAM

GOLD MEDALIST

MENS TUMBLING UNDER 13’S CRAIG GRANTHAM

BRONZE MEDLIST

WOMENS TUMBLING UNDER 11’S STACEY LEEROTH

BEST SCORE OF THE DAY 9.03

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Pics from the above Medal winners

Competition Winners

1996 - 2007

The Club progressed and we moved to Uphill School where for over 13yrs we successfully coached many Gymnasts to an advanced level.

Pic below the Advanced Squad 2006.

Advanced Squad

Awards Presentation 2006

Presentation of Awards 2006


2006 – 2010

2006 saw a major change in the club and we moved from Uphill School Hall which had been condemned and it was to be a long wait till a new hall was built so we looked into bigger premises which was to be our home for the next 10yrs “The Campus”.We were lucky enough to borrow judo mats which made a competition size floor, it wasn’t long before we were competing in all the major South West competitions and Nationals. 

Judo Matts

 

 By 2008 we managed to fund raise for a 10x10 Tribond floor square which proved valuable for completing Competition Routines.

 

Floor Square

 

Blast from the past pics:

Various Splitz Gym Pics

We are very proud of each and every Gymnast who has trained at Splitz; we have many Gymnasts now bringing their children to the club.

 

 
 
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Splitz Gym Club
Unit 1, BW Estates
Oldmixon Crescent
Weston-super-Mare  BS24 9BA
Tel: 01934 620909
Mobile: 07900  856129

 

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