It is just 200 days until the first Gymnastics event in the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games!
We're already feeling the excitement as the games start to approach - this will be an exciting season in the international calendar as countries compete to determine who will qualify to compete in Tokyo for Olympic glory!
Four years ago in Rio, the British Gymnastics team made history by bringing home 7 Olympic medals, including Max Whitlock who was crowned Double-Olympic Gold Medallist! Bryony Page also won a silver medal in the Trampoline event - the first Olympic medal ever won in Trampoline by Great Britain!
Announcements for who will be selected to compete for British Gymnastics are still a long way off, but we can't wait for a spectacular year of Gymnastics and Trampoline!
Click here for the full schedule of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games!
After a fantastic Christmas break and an amazing Open Day yesterday, AAAsports classes officially restart from today at all of our locations!
Our office reopens from 10am today and as always will remain open until 5pm for phone support on 03335 776787. You can also email membership@AAAsports.co.uk at any time, and the myAAA system continues to operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! We even had Members using the system on Christmas Day!
A reminder that our office hours are Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm every day, plus intermittently outside of these hours. We do have a voicemail system for Members to leave messages, with replies given within 1 working day!
We can't wait to see everyone back in our classes this week!
Kick start your 2020 with our FREE Open Day! Come along to AAAsports Sunderland on Sunday 5th January from 10am to 2pm and try out our activities with our fully qualified and experienced Coaches!
Jump high on our Trampoline, balance on our beams, swing from our bars, tumble on our Track and so much more!
But the fun isn't just in our gym! Everyone will get FREE popcorn and hot chocolate, plus AAAsports Members who bring a friend will get a special gift too!
Let everyone know you're coming on our Facebook Event page!
Think Cheerleading is all about pom poms? Think again!
Cheerleading is an action packed performance sport, with teams from 5 to 30 performing choreographed routines which include complex stunts and tumbles, all set to music and perfectly synchronised!
Cheerleading Stunt groups can see Members flying several meters in the air, performing somersaults and heart-stopping acrobatic skills. Teamwork and trust are essential in this amazing discipline!
AAAsports have a hugely successful Cheerleading Squad - the AAA Tigers! In 2019, the AAA Tigers performed in competitions across the UK, placing highly in all events that they entered! In addition, the AAA Tigers were so successful at the UKCA National Championships that they were invited to compete in the European Cheerleading Championships in Germany where they placed 2nd in Europe!
If you want to give Cheerleading a try, why not come along to our FREE Open Day on Sunday 5th January at AAAsports Sunderland? Cheerleading classes also run at Raich Carter SC and we're offering FREE Trials to all new Members in January! Click here to enrol!
If you're looking for a fun way to get fit this year, why not try our Adults Gymnastics & Trampoline Classes!
Our Adult Classes are taught by fully qualified and experienced AAAsports Coaches, who will guide each Member through safe, relevant progressions to help you achieve your next goal and learn skills you've never thought possible! Our Adult Classes are fun, energetic and challenging, with a great supportive atmosphere from our Members and our Coaches. They're also a great way to get fit and tone up whilst having so much fun you won't even know you're working out!
You're never too old to have a try - we have several Members over 60 years old who are still loving our activities! We also have a wide range of Members in our classes, including complete beginners - no prior experience necessary!
New Members can try out our FREE Adults Open Evening on Thursday 9th January from 7:45pm to 9:15pm at AAAsports Sunderland, Shakespeare Street, Sunderland, SR5 2JF - we'd love you to join us and give our Classes a go! Find out more about our Classes here or see our event on Facebook!
A fantastic start to 2020 - Ollie has been confirmed as part of the British Gymnastics National Trampoline Foundation Squad! An incredible achievement at just 10 years of age, Ollie will join other talented Trampoline Gymnasts from across the UK as a rising star of the future!
This caps off a fantastic 2019 for Ollie, who placed 3rd in the British Trampoline Championships in September, with the highest HD score in the entire competition!
Ollie trains 5 days a week with AAAsports Coaches, including as part of the Performance DMT Squad, and regularly travels across the country to compete. This new Squad placement will see Ollie travel to the home of British Gymnastics in Lilleshall to continue his training, with the hopes of international representation in the future!
Could you be the next Trampoline superstar?! Check out AAAsports Trampoline classes here and apply now for your FREE Trial!
Try something new this January with our fantastic introductory offer!
New Members can try our classes for FREE this January - and once you realise just how much fun you're having, you'll also receive up to £24 off your first month of class fees with us!
All AAAsports Classes are 90 minutes long (60 minutes for Pre-School), making our classes the longest in the region! More time equals more fun and more progression! Plus at less than £4 per hour, our classes are the cheapest in the region too!
So what are you waiting for?! Come try our Gymnastics apparatus pieces or give Trampolining a try! You've got nothing to lose, but spaces are filling up fast! Enrol now for your FREE Trial and FREE Month!
The AAA Tigers had another medal winning weekend in Manchester this weekend! Following their most successful year ever, the AAA Tigers kicked off the 2019/20 season in style with a fantastic set of performances at the UKCA Winter Championships!
In the Cheerleading section, the AAA Tigers performed in 3 categories, gaining podium finishes in all 3 categories:
* L1 Junior B - 2nd
* L2 Junior A - 1st
* L3 Junior B - 1st
Plus, for the first time the AAA Tigers performed in the Co-Ed Division, with the L4 Senior Team placing 1st!
In the Stunt section, the AAA Tigers
* L1 Teenies - 2nd
* L2 Junior B - 1st
* L3 Junior B - 3rd
* L5 Junior B - 2nd
Also for the first time ever, the AAA Tigers took part in the Partner Stunt Division, and again smashed the competition and placed 1st!
Yet another award-winning Cheerleading set of results for the AAA Tigers! Well done to all of our Members and their Coaches! Read full results from the UKCA Event on our Downloads page.
A reminder that due to the Election Count being held at the Louisa Centre, all classes at the Louisa Centre are cancelled on Thursday 12th December. All other classes are not affected by this cancellation.
Classes will resume on Thursday 19th December, with both classes running from 5:15pm to 6:45pm for our Christmas Fancy Dress Party! Read more about our Christmas week plans here!
A reminder that due to a Coach Education Course taking place, all classes at AAAsports Sunderland are cancelled on Sunday 8th December. Classes at Hadrian LC will continue to run as normal!
Classes will resume on Sunday 15th December with our exciting Christmas Fancy Dress Party!
AAAsports Trampoline Squad Members travelled to Billingham this weekend to compete in the first round of the BSGA Schools Trampoline Competition! The BSGA event has 3 rounds, with Members first competing against the best in the region with the aim to qualify to the next round of the competition.
This was the first event for many AAAsports Members, and there were some fantastic results with Ava, Grace, Isabel and Ollie all qualifying to the next round of the event!
Congratulations to all of our Members and their Coaches - full results can be found on Downloads page!
ReThe AAAsports Christmas Fancy Dress Parties have now been announced, and we can't wait! From 15th December to 21st December, all AAAsports classes will be converted to Fancy Dress Parties, with games galore and prizes to be won!
Our Parties are great fun for everyone - remember to check out our costume requirements on our dedicated party page and then visit our Facebook page to see our Members in their best costumes! Read more about our activities on our dedicated Christmas page!!
During this week, we combine several of our classes to give the best party atmosphere possible - please check your class time using the tables below!
Christmas Party Week - AAAsports Sunderland
Christmas Party Week - Satellite Locations
Reminder - all classes at AAAsports Sunderland are cancelled on Saturday 16th November 2019 as we train some of our Gymnastics Coaches to gain new qualifications, ready to deliver to classes in the future!
Classes at Raich Carter SC will run as normal.
Members of the Trampoline & DMT Development and Performance Squads were in Derby this weekend, competing in the Trampoline & DMT League Finals event!
Dan, Hannah and Ollie had travelled to qualification events in Burgess Hill and Nottingham earlier in the year to achieve points to compete to become League Champion at the Velodrome in Derby.
Congratulations to Members of our Intermediate and Development Trampoline and DMT Squads, who competed in the first NDP Event of the 2019/20 season in Billingham this weekend! This event is hugely important as a first step for our rising stars in their progress towards national competitions in the future!
The event was the first ever competition for many of our Members, with some excellent results achieved across the day! In the DMT event, Ava placed 2nd in the NDP2 DMT event, while in the Trampoline event, Hannah placed 3rd in NDP5, Niamh placed 2nd in CDP and Emily placed 1st in NDP4!
Well done to all of our Members and their Coaches - full results will be published online when they are released!
AAAsports are delighted to be working in partnership with British Gymnastics on an exciting pilot scheme for the registration of our Members with British Gymnastics. The new pilot scheme is now live, and we would like to thank all of our Members for their patience over the the last few months whilst this scheme was finalised!
AAAsports Members will now be able to register with British Gymnastics directly through their myAAA account. To do this, all current AAAsports Members must log in to their myAAA account and accept the Student Policy which has been added to your account by Friday 29th November 2019 - this will enable us to complete your registration with British Gymnastics.
Thank you again for your support during this pilot scheme, and we welcome any feedback that you may have on the scheme!
This week, AAAsports worked with Tyne & Wear Sport to deliver Trampoline qualification events in Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside, South Tyneside and Sunderland as part of the Tyne & Wear Schools Trampoline competition.
Over 800 pupils aged between 11-16 years old took part across the 5 events, with the top placed pupils in each category moving forward to represent their region at the Tyne & Wear Finals, to be held at AAAsports Sunderland later in the year.
AAAsports Members were amongst the successful qualifiers at the event, with Callie, Dan and Grace qualifying to represent Sunderland, while Hannah and Izzy qualified to the Gateshead team! Congratulations to everyone who took part - full results from all areas can be found here.
Representatives from Tyne & Wear Sport made a surprise visit to our classes this week to recognise the passion and dedication shown by our Participation Manager Emily towards all of our Members. Emily has inspired a generation of Members to work hard to achieve their goals, and has created a Participation Programme to ensure that every Member can thrive in our classes.
But that's not the only recognition Emily has received this year! Emily's knowledge and support for Disability Gymnastics saw her become an Inclusion Specialist for British Gymnastics - one of only a handful in the UK! As part of this role, Emily helps to shape the future of Disability Gymnastics across the country, providing support to Coaches and Clubs to enable them to make their classes suitable for everyone.
Emily's passion has always been to provide high-quality classes that everyone can enjoy, and holding qualifications in Trampoline, DMT, Gymnastics, Cheerleading, Freestyle and Pre-School Gymnastics, Emily has made sure to plan programmes that can help everyone to achieve their dreams!
Well done Emily!
Congratulations go out to Ollie following his remarkable British Trampoline Championships results - Ollie has cemented his position as 3rd in the UK in his age category!
Following a tough series of qualification events in Telford and Sheffield, Ollie travelled to Arena Birmingham to compete in the British Championships with the best Trampoline, DMT and Tumbling competitors in the UK, managing a fantastic 3rd place!
But that's not all! Ollie scored a whopping 29.9 out of 30.0 for his 'Horizontal Displacement' score (how well he says on the cross on the Trampoline) - that was the highest in the entire competition, placing higher than even the Senior competitors! A huge achievement for his first ever British Championships!
Well done to Ollie and all of his Coaches who shared in his success!
Congratulations to Head Coach, Andi Revell who has been appointed as 1 of 10 Representatives of the British Gymnastics Club Stakeholder Advisory Group!
Let us tell you more about it...
British Gymnastics were on a hunt to find experienced Members within the sport to assist them in making our amazing sport even better! Representatives on the panel are there to provide new, fresh ideas to British Gymnastics as well as highlighting any concerns Clubs and Members may be facing. The selection process was very intense, but we are delighted to announce that Andi was successful and we are even more excited for the future of the Board!!
To check out more about Andi's new role, click here!
Now let us tell you more about Andi...
Not only is Andi a Qualified High Performance Trampoline, High Performance DMT Coach and National Level Judge, he is also a Tutor for British Gymnastics. This means he is able to deliver Level 1 and 2 Trampoline, Freestyle and Pre-School Coaching Courses as well as assessing candidates and giving them that all important tick! Andi travels around the country to do this, in addition to working for UKAD, our Anti Doping Organisation. He assists UKAD in delivering workshops to Olympic Athletes and Premier League Footballers to make sure we have a Clean, Safe Sport!
You can normally find Andi by the Trampoline or DMT somewhere coaching the Performance Trampoline and DMT Squads. He regularly travels to different competitions around the UK with the Squad, judging where needed and supporting our Members always!
As the Head Coach at AAAsports, Andi's passion for every Member to enjoy our sport consistently shines through and we know that he will make a massive impact to our sport!
Well done Andi!!
We have been informed by the Lakeside Centre that they have scheduled refurbishment works to take place in their sports hall from 30th September 2019 until 1st January 2020. This will mean that the sports hall will be out of action and we will not be able to operate classes at this location during this time.
We have worked with the team at the Lakeside Centre and have been able to secure an alternative booking at Hadrian Leisure Centre, St Peter's Road, Wallsend, NE28 7LQ. We will therefore be transferring all Lakeside Centre classes to this location from 30th September 2019 to 1st January 2020. We are currently working with both centres to determine which equipment can be transferred to Hadrian LC, although we are confident we will still be able to offer all 4 gymnastics pieces plus Trampolines each week, albeit it potentially on a smaller scale.
We appreciate that this is an inconvenience to our Members, but unfortunately it is a situation over which we have no control. We are therefore offering the following options to Members:
We thank you for your understanding and support in this matter, and hope that you will continue with our classes at Hadrian LC!
Congratulations to our newest set of Level 2 Trampoline Coaches! Bradley, Corey, Jamie and Kymberli all passed their coaching awards recently, following an intensive course and extended period of mentoring from our existing Coaches! Well done!
This comes only a few months after 7 of our Coaches gained additional Pre-School coaching qualifications, demonstrating our continued drive to developing our Coaches. We have further courses due to start in the next few weeks, as we being our Coach Education Programme again to train Coaches of the future!
Keep checking our website for more information on how to apply for our January 2020 course!
Congratulations to Members of our Development & Performance Trampoline & DMT Squads who travelled to Nottingham last weekend to compete in the final League qualifier of 2019! All Members were trying to gain qualification points to gain entry to the League Finals event being held in Derby in November 2019!
There were some fantastic results all around - in the Trampoline Event, Hannah placed 15th to earn 10 points in her first League 2 event, Ava placed 16th to earn 9 points, Dan placed 4th and earned 60 points in League 1 whilst Ollie finished 1st and scored a huge 100 points!
In DMT, Hannah placed 15th again to earn 10 points, Ollie placed 4th and earned 75 points while Dan placed 2nd and earned another huge 100 points!
There's now an anxious wait for qualification lists for League Finals to be announced - good luck everyone!
The results of the 2018/19 End of Year Questionnaire are now in! We're really impressed with yet another great set of results!
Our Members really enjoy working with our Coaches and are finding our unique Skills Tracking facility really useful, however many Members said they hadn't used this feature yet! All Participation Members can track their progress through their very own myAAA account - check it out now!
We did have a couple of queries regarding numbers of Members in each class - we will be reducing this to just 8 Members in Trampoline classes coming in line with our Gymnastics classes! This is way below the national standard!
Our Members loved our Championships and Presentation Ceremony again, especially given the amended structure used this year! Many Members are already looking forward to next year's event - don't forget the AAAsports Championships will be held on 27th & 28th June 2020!
There were some issues raised with our pricing structure and cancellation policy. Our policy is in place to allow Members to pay a set amount each month based on the number of classes operating each year rather than varying pricing each month based on the number of classes run. This means we can charge a standard price each month, usually of £24, rather than varying pricing between £16 and £40 each month. However, we will be investigating this option further in the future!
A big thank you to everyone who completed the Questionnaire! We have prizes for Ian Richardson, Helen Burrell and Connor Ewujowoh who were selected at random from our completed responses - please get in touch to claim your prize!
Finally, please don't stop with the feedback! We appreciate all feedback from all sources - if you have any comments, please send them to membership@AAAsports.co.uk or call us on 03335 776787!
The following classes are cancelled over our weekend visit to Derwent Hill
* Friday 16th August - All classes at the Louisa Centre
* Saturday 17th August - All classes at Raich Carter SC
* Sunday 18th August - All classes at Lakeside Centre
All other classes will run as normal, with classes restarting next week as planned.
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