Author: Lesley Jones

Medals Galore at Deeside

Over 60 gymnasts travelled to Deeside Gymnastic club to compete on Saturday 22nd May in the annual tumble and vault competition.
200 gymnasts attended throughout the day, from Abby Road gymnastic club, Eryri Gymnastic club, Wrexham Gymnastic club and Deeside gymnastic club.
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Our team brought a large array of medals home with them and many more photographs can be seen on the gallery page.  Well done to all gymnasts, a fantastic day.

Diamond Performance at Cheerleading Display

On May 15th MDC Diamonds cheer team took part in the Mid Wales cheerleading display in Llanidloes. All 26 members of the MDC team performed at the display along with the Llani Dragonettes from Llanidloes and the Jets from Weston-Super-Mare.
The event was a fun day out for the Diamonds and a chance to show off their cheerleading routines. There was an amazing atmosphere throughout the day and all cheerleaders were awarded a participation trophy to take home.
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In total the MDC Diamonds performed 6 routines. Our mini Diamonds (aged 3-8 years old) performed a pom routine and a cheer routine. The Junior 1 team (aged 6-14years) performed their first ever Level 2 cheer routine. The Junior 2 team (aged 9-14years) performed 3 routines in total, a pom and 2x Level 1 Cheer routines.
The MDC Diamonds gave a great performance and showed that they have improved so much since last year! Well Done Diamonds!  Look on the gallery page for loads of great photographs from the display.

Two Regional Champions at ‘Gymspire’ Competition

Maldwyn Dragons travelled to Llanelli gymnastic club to take part in “Gymspire” for the first time, which is a regional, three apparatus competition. Well done girls for an excellent competition, particularly some gymnasts competing away from Powys for their first time and performing new routines. To top it all, we came home with two regional overall champions; Rosie  in the under 12’s and Millie in the 12+ category.


The results were as follows:

Under 8’s – Megan 4th overall and Olivia 3rd on trampette.  Team 3rd.  Well done!

Under 10’s – Erin 3rd overall and Ffion 5th overall.  Vault: Ffion 2nd and Erin 3rd.  Maldwyn Dragons had two teams in this age group, both teams performed brilliantly achieving team 2nd and 3rd.

Under12’s – Overall winner Rosie 1st place, Eleanor 2nd, Carys 4th and Ylyssia 6th.  Well done girls…first regional competition with a floor routine set to music.  Vault: 1st Rosie, joint 2nd Eleanor and Carys, Floor: 1st Eleanor, 2nd Rosie, Trampette: 1st Eleanor, 3rd Rosie.  Team 1st.

12+ Overall winner Millie 1st place, Katie 3rd and Shona 4th. Vault: 1st Millie, 2nd Shona, Floor: Millie 1st place. Well done girls, excellent results.

More photographs from the competition can be viewed on the gallery page.

Young girls travel to Llanelli for Preparation Grades

Some of our female gymnasts travelled to Llanelli on 27th September to compete in the 5, 6 and 7 year old Preparation Grades competition. Even at this young age, it was a tough competition but the girls did us proud.  The 5 year olds won a team silver medal with Daisy winning the 5th place ribbon for her vault and Chloe winning 6th place on floor.  In the 6 year old category, Poppy took 6th place on bar and it was a double fifth place achievement for Megan, who competed in the 7 year old age group and was placed fifth for both bar and floor.

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Well done girls, we hope you enjoyed the experience and you all looked fantastic. There are a few more photographs on our gallery page, so do take a look.

Medal arrives for Molly Cooke

The long wait for a bronze medal is finally over for our gymnast, Molly Cooke. She competed in a floor and vault competition in Deeside in May this year and was placed third in the 8 year old section. The results and photos of the girls taking part was posted in our news section on 19th May, however, Molly missed out and was not presented with her medal at the time.  It looks great (at last) – well done Molly.

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Over 200 gymnasts compete in A-Z Competition

On 4/5th July weekend Maldwyn Dragons hosted its annual A-Z competition, for the first time in the new premises.  Over 200 gymnasts competed from all over Powys, in four age categories and at three levels.  There were both individual and team competitions for girls and boys and a plethora of medals and trophies to be won.Bronze & Silver 7-9's LARGE

A full list of winners will be available shortly but in the meantime we’d like to say a massive congratulations to everyone who took part.  There are lots of podium photographs on the gallery page, with loads of medals on show and even more smiles.  What a fabulous weekend gymnasts!


Gymeisteddfod 2015 – Showered with Talent

On 20th June, 24 of our gymnasts travelled to the National Sports Centre in Cardiff to take part in the Gymeisteddfod 2015.  There were over 300 gymnasts performing from around Britain, on a great stage to a packed audience.  The Maldwyn girls transformed into the “Weather Girls” for the event and their display combined some wonderful artistic gymnastics and cheerleading moves.  The accompanying music was a mash up of ‘I’m singing in the Rain,’ ‘Umbrella’ and ‘It’s raining Men,’ and was beautifully choreographed from start to finish.  What an exciting display girls and great team work, you should all be very proud!large group

More photographs from the event can be seen within the gallery and there’s a video of the performance on our facebook page.


Young Girls travel to Llanelli

In May half term, some of our younger gymnasts aged 5, 6 & 7 travelled to Llanelli to compete in a Tumble and Vault competition.  They all performed beautifully and the 5 year old team won third place.  In the 7 year old category, Megan Thomas did well individually, coming joint third and we’d like to say a big ‘congratulations’ to all of our competitors.  More photographs can be viewed on the gallery page.Altogether before strart comp

Cartwheel and Flick Teams gain success at Deeside

This May, we took two girls teams to Deeside to compete in a floor and vault competition. Once again many gymnasts came home with medals, with coaches and parents very proud of their performances. In the younger age category, Team Cartwheel girls won three medals; Cerys Jones placed 3rd for 5 year olds and in the 8 year old section, Molly Cooke took 3rd and Ffion Jones 2nd.

Team Flick represented our older girls and they won a total of 8 medals, including a gold each for Shona Jones, Ffion Pugh and Buffy Knill. Well done girls!  The other medal winners are as follows: Megan Thomas – 2nd (7yrs), Francesca Humphreys – 3rd (8yrs), Caitlin Price – 3rd (13yrs), Seren Richards – 2nd (16yrs) and Millie Jones – 2nd (17yrs).Group 1 team photo

More photographs from the competition can be viewed on the gallery page.


Medals galore for Dragons at Welsh National Prelims

Over the weekend of 18/19th April, a large number of our gymnasts travelled down to Cardiff to compete in the Welsh National Prelims Competition.  We are delighted to report that many of them came home with medals, including Katie Shackleton and Nick Negri who came 1st in their catagory and won overall individual champion awards and Caitlin Price, Shona Jones and Katie who collectively became the under 14’s team champions.  The full results are detailed below and photographs from the day can be seen on or gallery page.  Well done everyone.overall champions

 Under 10’s – Girls Phase 1 (out of 130 girls):

Erin Bowen – 4th in tumble                                                                      
Team came 7th and 12th
Unders 12’s – Girls Phase 2 (out of 67 girls):                   
Eleanor Taylor – 10th in vault – 10th overall                    
Rosie Rees – 13th overall
Team with Carys Breeze came 7th
Under 14’s – Girls Phase 2 (out of 40 girls):                                                       
Rosie Waters – 3rd in vault – 5th Overall
Olivia Hughes – 7th in vault – 9th Overall
Team with Megan Costall came 2nd
Lucy Lee-Jervis – 6th                                                                                  
Team with Nadia Francis-Jones and Bethan Rees came 8th
Under 14’s – Girls Phase 3 (out of 12 girls):                                               
Katie Shackleton – 3rd in tumble, 2nd on vault – 1st Overall          
Shona Jones – 2nd in tumble, 4th in vault – 3rd Overall                
Caitlin Price – 5th in tumble, 4th on vault – 7th Overall            
Team came 1st                                                           
Over 14’s – Girls Phase 3 (out of 6 girls):
Ffion Pugh – 4th in tumble, 3rd in vault – 3rd Overall
Seren Richards – 2nd in tunble, 6th in vault – 6th Overall
Under 10’s – Boys Phase 2 (out of 13 boys):
Louis Miles-Owen – 5th in tumble, 6th on floor – 6th Overall
Under 12’s – Boys Phase 2 (out of 3 boys):
Issac Dingwall – 3rd in tumble, 3rd on vault – 3rd Overall
Under 14’s – Boys Phase 3 (out of 4 boys):      
Nick Negri – 2nd in tumble, 1st on vault – 1st Overall
Joseph Knox – 1st in tumble, 2nd in vault – 2nd Overall
Jude Westermann – 3rd in tumble, 4th on vault – 3rd Overall   
Teegan James-Bentley – 4th in tumble, 3rd in vault – 4th Overall