Jubilee Hall, School Lane, Seer Green
Welcome to the SGS website where we aim to tell you about the club and perhaps inspire you with our skipping galleries and news.
We are a community rope skipping club, which regularly competes in BRSA organised competitions. Members of the club have also competed for the UK in international competitions. The sport of Rope Skipping, also called Jump Rope, combines the skills of jumping, dancing and gymnastics. Skippers need to have speed, endurance and some gymnastic and musical ability to be a good all round performer. We welcome new members of all ages and abilities.
Tiffany and Georgia, with Kingston team mates Harry and Sam Cross represented Team UK at the FISAC-IRSF World Rope Skipping Championships in Hong Kong this year. They competed in the mixed team event against the best teams in the world and came a creditable 14th out of 19 teams, their best result coming in the pairs freestyle event where they were ranked 10th. They also competed individually in the World Masters Competition and after personal bests in both 30 second and 3 minute speed events, Tiffany was ranked 39th in the World overall. Many teams are semi-professional and have huge resources in financial, coaching and medical support, whereas our team are self-funded and choreograph every routine themselves.. Tiffany was also asked to judge for the Female Team World Championships for the first time. The team had a lot of fun and met up with lots of old friends as well as making lots of new ones.
Congratulaions to Tiffany Branscombe and Georgia Toay who competed in the British Masters in Bellshill, near Glasgow. Tiffany set new personal bests and club records in 30 sec speed (85, 4th place) and 3 min speed (418, 2nd place=silver) and came 4th overall. Georgia gave a fantastic performance in the Freestyle to win bronze. Well done girls!
The National Speed Championships and Festival were held together at the Lilleshall National Sports Centre in Shropshire on the 23rd and 24th May. 4 junior members competed this year along with the club coaches. Congratulations go to Abigail, Alicia and Aleena who won bronze for the National 12-14 years 1x30secs Double Dutch relay. Aleena also won silver in the National 8-9 years 30 sec speed while Laura just missed out on a medal in 4th place. Tiffany and Georgia picked up 8 silver and 1 bronze medal between them. The results can be found here - Novice and National.
Senior members Tiffany and Georgia are excited to be taking part in the World Jump Rope Championships to be held in Paris in July. This is the first time this annual event has been held outside the US and several other clubs from the UK are also going.