Club News

2019 GB Squad Selections for CETC Seniors!

  • 8 January 2019
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CETC are very proud to announce that senior gymnasts Caitlin O'Brien and Ciara Donlevy (currently studying at Aberdeen University and training with host Club Banchory TC) have both been selected for the 2019 Great Britain DMT Squads
Congratulations ladies - and we cant wait to see what this season holds for you! Keep up the good work, the Club is very proud of your ongoing commitment to training alongside your university courses. Caitlin is in 3rd Year at Stirling University Studying joint Honours in Business and Psychology, and Ciara is at Aberdeen in 2nd Year studying Physiotherapy. 
GB 2019 DMT Squad Selections
Caitlin O'Brien - Great Britain Senior Ladies
Ciara Donlevy - Great Britain 17-21 Girls

Well done ladies!

New 2019 Computer Scoring System for CETC!

  • 7 January 2019
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CETC have been running competitions/events since the Club started in 2006. Over the years, CETC has built up a bank of donated second -hand computers and printers which have been pulled together to create our computer recording system. Sadly, our 12 year old mis-match system completely crashed on us at Club Championships this year- resulting in a huge amount of stress, and only manual scoring on the day.
Thank you again to everyone who chipped in and actually managed to get the event completed under the circumstances!
However, we are thrilled to announce-  that thanks to some good Boxing Day sales and the fantastic fundraising efforts of our members and our fundraising coordinator Lesley Borthwick, we have managed to raise enough funds from: Tombola, Tuck shop and Kit sale stall at Club Champs and through the CETC Christmas Raffle, to purchase 5 new laptops and a wireless printer for our events, enabling us to actually run 5 panels with an up-to-date functioning computer scoring system in future!!
We are currently looking for donations of printer paper and HP ink cartridges (colour and black) in code 304 to get this all up and running.
Please let us know if you can help!!
Thank you to all our members for their ongoing support with Club fundraisers to enable this to happen!

Bonus Ball Funds buy new awards for Club Champs!

  • 7 January 2019
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CETC were thrilled that the ongoing Club 'Bonus Ball' fundraiser managed to raise enough funds for the addition of 4 new trophies for our Annual Championships this year, and 'recognition/thank you' Awards for our volunteers, as well Awards to celebrate our first ever World Age Champion Caitlin O'Brien (DMT 17-21 World Age Champion in Sophia, Bulgaria November 2017), and Honorary CETC Life Member-  Club Secretary Moira Jeffrey. 
The Bonus Ball is well supported by Club members, and each week the winner receive £30 cash with the remaining £29 (assuming all balls are sold) going to Club funds. The fundraiser is organised and run by CETC Senior Coach and gymnast Kirsty Beaton- thank you for your amazing efforts!!
4 new trophies introduced at the Club Championships Annual Awards 2018 were:

CETC Junior Coach of the Year
CETC Coach Of the Year (both voted for by the club members via Survey monkey poll)
TRA Best Newcomer 
DMT Best Newcomer (awarded to the youngster demonstrating the most potential in each discipline, & joining the Club within the last year).
'Team work makes the Dream work' - if you are interested in getting a Bonus Ball to support the Club please speak directly to Kirsty at classes!

Club Championships 2018

  • 2 January 2019
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CETC Club Championships took place on 16th December 2018 at Lasswade.
There were 251 entries competing across 4 disciplines (TRA, SYNCHRO, DMT  - and newly introduced for fun this year DMT SYNCHRO!). The event was a HUGE success despite the Clubs computer recording system completely failing us on the day – which caused a bit of a panic at the start of the day, especially with a planned 5 panels running - but was handled by the ‘old school’ manual recording back up way, by our trusty volunteers!!! PHEW!
There was a Tuck shop, Kit sale stall and our Famous Annual Christmas Raffle tickets were available on the day also.
We would like to thank this year’s Sponsors; Registers of Scotland and DowMcCartney Construction for their donation of £500 each towards this year’s Annual Champs event T-shirts, and to Edinburgh Car Sales who sponsored Coaches Kit (with a £500 donation) which was issued to all of our current Coaching team.
The youngsters did themselves proud, giving many fabulous performances, showcasing their hard work from the year, and cheering very loud and proud for their Club mates! Certificates were issued to all participants for TRA and DMT and the top 10 pairs in SYNCHRO. Top 3 placings were issued with medals. Overall level prizes were awarded to the following individuals who scored highest in their level across all age categories:

Heidi Cooper
Maia Virgo
Zoe Taylor
Cailah Kerr
Isla Stokes
Alex Grieve
Emma Hamilton
Ellie McDonaugh
Taylor Robertson
Elite 9-14
Kelly Wynne
Elite 15+
Rebecca Houston

DMT - Club 1
Louise Frame
Club 2
Kayla Morrison
Club 3
Holly Allfrey
Club 4
Leah Borthwick
NDP 1-3
Amelia Lawson
NDP 4-6
Emma Forrest
FIG Development
Aaron Loftus
FIG Performance
Kelly Wynne

Annual Award trophies were awarded to the following Individuals: 

CETC TRA Form Champion – Emma Hamilton 
CETC TRA Tariff Champion – Lauren Millar
Beaton Cup – Katie Brown
CETC Best Newcomer TRA- Archie Lawson

CETC Allan Breck DMT Form Champion – Ellie McDonaugh
CETC Kitchens International Tariff Champion – Caitlin O’Brien 
CETC O’Brien/Donlevy Cup – Kelly Wynne
CETC Best Newcomer DMT- Gail MacDonald

CETC Synchro Champions – Leah Borthwick & Bruce McDougall

Tracey Yule Memorial Cup – Crawford Greig
CETC Volunteer of The Year – Lesley Borthwick (CETC Fundraising Coordinator)
CETC 'Brian Jeffrey Car Sales' Official of The Year – Janis Harvey (CETC Safeguarding Officer 1)
CETC Junior Coach of The Year – Orla Donlevy (voted by Club members)
CETC Coach of The Year – Lauren Millar (voted by Club members)
Achievement Awards:
Honorary Life Member Award- Moira Jeffrey (CETC Secretary)
World Age Champion 2017 Recognition – Caitlin O’Brien
Scottish Gymnastics Special Recognition Award – Caitlin O’Brien
Midlothian Council Coach of The Year- Kayleigh Kerr
Midlothian Council Sports Awards 'Junior Sports Personality Rising Stars'- Kelly Wynne, Crawford Greig, Leah Borthwick
Scottish Gymnastics Coach of The Year – Lauren Jeffrey
British Championships 2018 Qualifiers (FIG DMT)  – Ava Harvey 13th , Madeline Smith 16th (13-14 girls), Ciara Donlevy 7th, Caitlin O’Brien 3rd (Senior Women)
A great time was had by all!  This event as with all Club events, would not be possible without the commitment and input of the volunteers at the Club, and we thank everyone involved with Club Champs and all other CETC events this year for their ongoing support.
'Team work makes the dream work'! And here's to a fantastic 2019 season!


Merry Christmas to all our Members!

  • 24 December 2018
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Classes have now ended for the Christmas break and will resume again on Monday 7th January 2019.