The annual Christmas Show and Awards was another huge success and a credit to all those involved. The resulting displays were a true testament to all the hard work and preparation of the gymnasts as well as their coaches imagination and choreography.

With record numbers of participants this did inevitably lead to some overcrowding in the early session but the process of advance ticket sales did mean we could get everyone in quickly out of that howling wind!

The pictures show the main awards winners:

- Shannon Mongey, Jean Large Award,
- Caitlin Dominy-Lewis – Jacqui Youngman Award – Contribution to SALTO
- Maddie Thomson Boyle – Les Youngman Award – Gymnast of the Year

We will be creating an Album of photographs from the awards on the website shortly. It has also been suggested that we create a Video archive too. So if anyone wishes to share their video clips, Please email Carl Richardson at [email protected] and we will organise a secure file transfer and we will try to edit them together.

Vince Whittaker, Chairman of the Board of Trustees said “ The Christmas show once again showed the club in its best light! A truly great team effort supporting Kim, Jess and their coaching teams It was a great opportunity to see and meet a number of parents and gymnasts not just hand out the awards which is always a pleasure. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year”

It was one of the major fund-raising events that is essential for the investment in replacement and new apparatus. Our commitment is to direct the funds raised to this purpose as in previous years, More detail on this will follow shortly.