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Family Bonfire & Fireworks 5th November 2017
Thank you everyone who came to our Family Bonfire event. With the record turnout and the
fall of an ancient oak in our car park area we had difficulties with parking and the
consequent hold-up in setting off our fireworks. We apologise for the unforeseen delay but hope you
agree that your patience was well rewarded with our best firework display yet.
We are making improvements
to parking for next year, which will be on Sunday 4th November.
The bonfire was larger than ever and boasted eight guys - with the winners being Donald Trump and Archie.
The event has raised valuable funds for Oldland Mill, five schools and the Club.
Thank you to Oldland Mill volunteers, Burgess Hill & District
Lions and Friends of Hassocks Infant School for all your assistance and
to Richard Burrows for the use of the Park.
Spring Term 2018
All of the classes are currently full, though we expect a few vacancies in January.
If you are leaving, please let us know asap as we have waiting lists eager to join.
Anyone wishing to join is recommended to forward their names, date of birth,
address & phone number to the Club. Their names will then be put on the
waiting list for the first vacancies that arise.
(A form is available further down on the menu.)
Our new email is
(Available on our Links page.)
If you have any urgent queries, please phone 01273 - 832366 and we will try to answer you.
Hurstpierpoint Christmas Fair 2017
Our annual Christmas Fair will be on Friday 24th November (6.30 - 9pm) and Saturday 25th November
(9.30 - 1pm).
If you would like a stall at this year's fair in the warm atmosphere of the Centre, please
Balls, Hoops, Ribbons & Ropes
All of these items are available now from the Club in a variety of colours.
Made to international competition standards the costs are :-
Balls £7, Hoops £9, Ribbons £7 & Ropes £4.
Arts Festival Competition - 24th March 2018
Our 19th Arts Competition will be on the 24th March 2018, with voluntary extra practices on the
2nd, 9th & 16th March (4 - 6pm). With over a hundred gymnasts expected it should be as competitive
as ever. The Competition will feature Ribbon Pairs, Beam Pairs, Hoop Solos and the
Sports Acrobatic Sixes.
All juniors & seniors have automatic free entry.
Annual Championships 2017
Congratulations to all of the competitors in our 34th Annual Championships. Over 90 gymnasts
competed in Solo Floor, Vault & Acrobatic Pairs competitions.
The skill level in the Chapionships has risen dramatically in the last three years, with new skills
being added each year.
Particular congratulations go to our overall Junior Champion - Chloe Wright
and to our joint Senior Champions - Pippa Burnett & Jasmine Cross.
St. Lawrence Fair 2017
With over a thousand people watching, the St. Lawrence Fair hosted the biggest ever display by
Hurstpierpoint Gymnastics Club. More than two hundred and twenty gymnasts took to the arena to
display their skills. Boys and girls from the age of three to sixteen performed in their
best display ever in an amazingly choreographed sequence. After demonstrating a simple aerobic
routine, the audience was treated to performances by the Championship winning Junior and Senior
Sports Acrobatic teams. The cross-vaulting that followed called for precision timing and kept the
audience enthralled, with pocket dynamo seven year old Beatrice stealing some lime-light with her vaulting.
Tower bridge was erected on the vault box as some of the seniors dived through with consummate ease.
The colourful ribbon finale filled the arena with movement and agility.
The audience cheered the departing gymnasts from the fairground, realising that they had
witnessed one of those spine-tingling events that will stick in their memories for ever.
Every gymnast involved is to be congratulated, along with all the coaching staff who had brought
so much out of the children.
Messages of congratulation from the public have been received by the Club in un unprecedented number.
Nepal School Appeal
Our support of the school in Nepal was tremendously successful and the
school sends its heart-felt thanks to everyone who contributed via
book donations and purchases, cake sales and donations. Collectively we have
sponsored six children for the coming year, given hundreds of pounds
towards much needed materials and have now supplied over five hundred
books to their library. The books are being used to start both a Home
Reading Scheme and a Shared Reading Scheme for seven classes.
Thanks go to an anonymous donor who has matched the £280 football
ticket auction as a donation to the school.
Adopted by Lions and supported by
West Sussex County Council, Tescos and Clarion (formerly Affinity Sutton).
The Club is pleased to announce its continued adoption by Burgess Hill &
District Lions who will again be assisting the Club in a number of
Grants from West Sussex and Tescos have enabled us to reduce the cost of leotards,
enabling everyone to be safe and perform in Club colours.
We are grateful to Clarion for their support and we would
like to hear from any Clarion residents either attending or waiting to join.
Tee-shirts and Leotards
Our grant funding is enabling us to provide subsidised Tee-shirts
for all gymnasts - only £2 each, while stocks last!
All sizes of new leotards are currently available through the club.
With our financial support we are now able to reduce the cost of both
Girls leotards and Boys leotards to £20.