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.
The British Rope Skipping Association held its annual Speed Competition at the Henley in Arden Sports Centre in Warwickshire on Saturday 17th May. 14 members of the club took part and for 10 of these it was their very first competition. The events include 30 seconds of speed skipping and 30 seconds of double unders, both as individual and pairs. A number of the new skippers won medals in the Novice competition in the morning so went on to compete in the National event in the afternoon. Everybody had lots of fun and gained loads of experience. The results can be found here - Novice and National
Senior members, 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!