Majestics help TeamGB take gold

January 04 2022

Majestics help TeamGB take gold

GYMNASTS from Longwell Green have made history as part of the first GB team to become TeamGym European Champions.
Four competitors and a coach from Majestic Gymnastics were selected to represent their country at the European Championships in Guimaraes, Portugal.
Stacey Godden was unit lead coach for the mixed junior team, which included Majestic member Paige Phillips.
The team won first place and as a result became the European Champions.
Ms Godden also coached the mixed senior team, including Majestic members Katie Iles and James Langley, which came second.
The final Majestic gymnast was Larissa Royal, part of the junior women’s team, who qualified for the finals and earned Great Britain’s first bronze medal in this category.
The competitors flew over to Portugal accompanied by coaches from Majestic as well as their relatives.
Great Britain has only won one medal at the European Championships before, in the junior men’s category.
Majestic Gymnastics’ current location in Aldermoor Way may be razed to the ground as part of a new development and the club is desperately trying to find out what will happen to their facilities.
Club director Candice Littleton said: “Majestic Gymnastics are extremely proud to have these gymnasts and coaches as part of our club. To achieve these results is a fantastic achievement and a testament to their hard work and dedication to the sport.
“The club itself is still in the process of fighting for a new home as our current venue is due for demolition in September 2022. South Glos Council are currently looking into options to rehome the club.
“After the success of these championships, these gymnasts need a home to train in and prepare for Luxembourg 2022.”