Gymnastics Foundations Course

Gymnastics PEI will be hosting a Gymnastics Foundations Artistic clinic on Sunday, September 6th & Monday, September 7th. It will take place at the Island Gymnastics Academy from 9:30am-6:00pm both days.

There will be a $130 fee to register for the clinic, which includes all 3 manuals. Please note that GPEI covers 50% of the cost of the manuals. The clinic is open to non-members however, additional fees would apply.

To register, please contact GPEI at vvuillemot @ sportpei.pe.ca.

GPEI would like to acknowledge the support of both the Investor’s Group and the Coaching Association of Canada in the delivery of this NCCP clinic.

 

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Annual General Meeting

Gymnastics PEI will be hosting its Annual General Meeting on September 23rd at 6:30pm in Room 236 at Sport PEI in Charlottetown. All GPEI members are invited to attend.

If anyone wishes to submit a notice of motion to amend one of GPEI’s bylaws, it needs to be submitted to the office by August 25th.

The following positions are up for election: vice-president & secretary. If you are interested in one of these positions, please contact the office.

 

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Now Hiring- Technical Director

Gymnastics PEI is now accepting applications for a part-time Technical Director. This person will act as a technical and administrative support to the Women’s and Men’s Technical Committees in the areas of club development, provincial team programs, coach training, and judge training. Please view the full job description for more details: TD job description 2015-2016

Preference may be given to the following qualifications:

  • A post-secondary degree in sport, kinesiology and/or recreation (or equivalent)
  • Technical knowledge of gymnastics
  • Strong working knowledge of the NCCP program
  • Strong working knowledge of the Long Term Athlete Development model
  • Professional administrative experience

To apply, please submit your resume to vvuillemot @ sportpei.pe.ca. The deadline to apply is September 1st at 5pm.

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2014-2015 ADL Winners

Each season Gymnastics PEI celebrates its finest gymnasts and most dedicated coaches, judges, and volunteers by hosting the ADL/Sport PEI Achievement Awards.

The 2014-2015 season’s awards were held on June 9th at La Centre Belle Alliance in Summerside.

This season’s winners were:

Senior Male Athlete of the Year: Matt Gallant
Senior Female Athlete of the Year: Karisa Quinn
Junior Male Athlete of the Year: Isaac Bourque
Junior Female Athlete of the Year: Natalie Haddad
Provincial Stream Male Athlete of the Year: Baylen Jupp
Provincial Stream Female Athlete of the Year: Sophie Mayne
Team of the Year: Men’s Canada Games (Matt Gallant, Alex Mann, Ryan McKenna, Ted Landry, Isaac Bourque; coached by Jeff MacRae & CJ Keliher)
Coach of the Year: Kelly Gillis
Judge of the Year: Meagan Gallant
Administrator of the Year: Courtney Anderson

Club Coach: Sara Anderson (Island Gymnastics Academy), Mackenzie Oliver (St. Louis Gymnos) & Tashia MacLeod (Summerside Saultos)
Club Volunteer: Pam Hogan (St. Louis Gymnos) & Claire Doucette (Summerside Saultos)

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Gallant wins silver on pommels

Congratulations to Matt Gallant from the Island Gymnastics Academy! Matt is bringing home a silver medal in pommels in the National Open division from the Canadian Gymnastics Championships. This is the first time an Island athlete has won a medal on this apparatus.

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Legacy Funding for Athlete Training and Head Coach Position

Gymnastics PEI is pleased to announced that CJ Keliher has been hired as head coach of the Canada Games men’s gymnastics program for 2015-2019.

The position was made possible through a funding grant from the 2009 Canada Games Legacy Trust fund.

As head coach, Keliher will be responsible for overseeing the development of the next pool of men’s gymnasts as they prepare for the Canada Games. This includes athletes from both the Island Gymnastics Academy and the Summerside Saultos.

Keliher was the team’s assistant coach in 2011 and head coach in 2015 when the team finished 7th overall.

The position is part-time. Keliher will also continue as the boy’s program director at the IGA.

Gymnastics PEI also received funding support from the Legacy Fund for four athletes training for the Games. These athletes are Isaac Bourque and Jesse Robertson on the men’s team and Selina Mahajer and Karisa Quinn on the women’s team.

These athletes train a minimum of 15 hours per week as well as competing at regional, national, and international meets every year. All four athletes were part of the team’s that attended the 2015 Canada Winter Games.

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PEI athletes win 4 AA Gold and 2 team gold at Atlantics

Level 3 boys(Level 3 under 13: Murphy MacArthur, Trent Quinn, Trent McClure, Baylen Jupp, Grant Dever)

Results:

Women Open 9   Women Open 8   Women Open 7   Women Open 6   Women Open 5   Women Novice 8   Women Novice 7   Women Novice 6   Women Novice 5   Women National Novice   Women CPN Elite   Women CPN Aspire   Women Argo 7   Women Argo 6   Women Argo 5   Women Tyro 8   Women Tyro 7   Women Tyro 6   Women Tyro 5   Women Team   Men Level 3 (under 13)   Men Level 3 (13 and older)   Men Level 2   Men Level 1 (under 10)   Men Level 1 (12 and older)   Men Level 1 (10-11 years)   Men Team   Men National Open   Men National Elite 4   Men Level 5   Men Level 4 (under 13)

Team PEI gymnasts competed April 24-25 in Saint John, NB at the 2015 Atlantic Gymnastics Championships claiming a multitude of individual and event medals, four Atlantic all-around titles, and two team gold medals. The annual competition features close to 300 of the top gymnasts from the region.

Sophie Mayne once again led the Argo 6 team to a team gold medal, while claiming the individual all-around gold and three event gold medals. Teammates Liah Mah and Ella MacDougall placed 7th and 8th overall. In Open 6, Tori Hogan was the Atlantic all-around champion and Hannah Williams was 7th overall. Grace Potter took the silver all-around in Tyro 6 and Ida Christensen was 5th. In Novice 6, Sarah White was the top PEI competitor with a fourth place finish in the all-around. Hayden Chaisson took fifth place in the same category.

In Argo 5, Charlotte Thompson was the all-around bronze medalist. Kenzie Myers took silver overall in CPN Elite and was first on floor. Teammate Chloe Cudmore was 6th all-around in CPN Aspire. Lindsey Smith took fifth place in Argo 7 and was Atlantic champion on vault and floor. Emma Christensen claimed 7th spot in Novice 7 and Sydney Sear was 7th in Open 7.

In Tyro 8, Jenaya Ross was the top competitor with a fourth place finish overall. Teammates Seven McHatten and Reese Kelly placed 6th and 7th. Madison Kelly-Maund led the Novice 8 team with a 5th all-around finish. Kelly-Maund also took gold on floor exercise.   Teammates Alexa McClure and Bria Gallant were 6th and 8th all-around.

In Open 8 Dara MacInnis finished 7th all-around and Paige Mills was 8th. Karisa Quinn was first in the National Novice category.

“The girls’ team performed really well. It was a high calibre meet and we were pleased with our results. ” says Team PEI coach Shelley Ferguson.

On the men’s side, in Level 1 under 12 Jack Warren placed 4th all-around, Jago Sabine was 5th, , and Gabriel Ing finished 8th. Sabine was also the Atlantic champion on high bar. In Level 1 over 12, Cameron Davis was 5th overall and took the gold medal on vault. Ethan Arsenault took the overall bronze in Level 2 under 10 and was Atlantic champion on pommel horse.

The Level 3 under 13 team won team gold with Baylen Jupp leading the team with a bronze all-around medal. Teammates Trent McClure and Murphy MacArthur placed 7th and 8th. MacArthur also claimed the gold medal on high bar. In Level 3 over 13, Simon Burns placed 4th all-around. In Level 4 under 13, Isaac Bourque was Atlantic all-around champion also winning four event gold medals. Tanner Clow claimed the bronze all-around, Nicholas Handrahan was 4th and Jesse Robertson was 5th. Handrahan also took the gold medal on floor exercise.

“The PEI boys were on the podium throughout the competition. We had a strong team this year.” adds Team PEI judge Jeff MacRae.

Argo 6(Argo 6: Liah Mah, Maggie Campbell, Sophie Mayne, Maia MacLean, Ella MacDougall & Sadie Lund)

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