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Barnsley Lass Named British Tumbling Champion 2012

Monday July 16 2012



Royston gymnast Eleanor Simpson won the 2012 British Tumbling Championships at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham last weekend.

Eleanor is a member of the Great Britain Tumbling Team and is currently ranked as one of the top 10 tumblers in the world for her age group. Eleanor trains five times per week at Wakefield Gym Club where she has been a member since the age of seven.

She is now preparing to represent Great Britain at the World Cup of Tumbling which will be held in Bulgaria in October.


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Reply Posted by peter stott on Monday July 16 2012 at 14:49
Awesome, excellent, brilliant, aint really enough words for this girl, the power and speed she uses and shows, are trully wonderfull :)

Reply Posted by Mark Simpson on Monday July 16 2012 at 16:41
Thanks for the great comment Peter I'm Els Dad and she's deserved all her success so far because she works incredibly hard.

Reply Posted by Don Gent on Monday July 16 2012 at 18:04
A truly stunning achievement. Every best wish for the World Cup in Bulgaria.

Reply Posted by Mark Simpson on Monday July 16 2012 at 19:21
Thanks for your kind comments Don much appreciated.

Reply Posted by Julie Sabin on Monday July 16 2012 at 19:28
Many congratulations Eleanor.
Absolutely amazing ! Good luck in your future competitions, Barnsley should be so proud of you and your achievements x

Reply Posted by Mark Simpson on Monday July 16 2012 at 21:05
Thanks Julie for your comment think I've got enough pride for the whole of Barnsley ha ha

Reply Posted by Julia on Monday July 16 2012 at 21:07
ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!!!!!! What amazing talent. :-)

Reply Posted by Donna on Monday July 16 2012 at 21:19
WOW.. what talent! Congratulations Eleanor!

Reply Posted by Mark on Monday July 16 2012 at 21:36
Thanks for your lovely comments Julia & Donna

Reply Posted by Ian on Monday July 16 2012 at 22:23
by eck ime no expert but that was fast

Reply Posted by Tracy on Tuesday July 17 2012 at 07:19
Amazing !!! Congratulations .

Reply Posted by Dee on Tuesday July 17 2012 at 07:48
An absolute star-awesome!!!! Well done Eleanor!!! Be proud of yourself because everyone else who watches you are, even if they don't know you.....excellent

Reply Posted by C on Tuesday July 17 2012 at 10:53
Fantastic :)
Can I ask though doesn't it hurt at all?

Reply Posted by Mark on Tuesday July 17 2012 at 11:50
Thanks everyone for your very kind comments and support for my daughter Eleanor it really is appreciated. C I believe it only hurts when it goes wrong landing on the head is not good ha ha. Thankfully it doesn't go wrong very often.

Reply Posted by Leanne on Saturday July 21 2012 at 19:56
OMG this is truly phenomenal I have never seen anything like it, absolutely amazing well done Eleanor and be proud of your achievements because Barnsley people are!!!

Reply Posted by Mark Simpson on Tuesday July 31 2012 at 23:40
Thanks Leanne for your amazing comment about my daughter Eleanor. She is now working towards the Tumbling World Cup which will be held in Bulgaria in Oct. This competition will include the very best tumblers in the world so fingers crossed that Eleanor does well. Thanks again.