Dumfries Y’s Development Gymnasts Pass Club Grades with Flying Colours

Gymnasts from Dumfries Y Gymnastics Club’s Development squad attended the Scottish Gymnastics NDP Club Grade Competition in Perth this weekend.

The group competed on Floor, Vault, Bars, Beam and completed Range and Conditioning routines.

All gymnasts successfully passed their Grades, with six gymnasts achieving Distinction and three achieving Commended.

Development Lead Coach, Rachael McGarva, said “The girls have trained hard for this competition. They arrived at the competition ready and focussed and the Club are exceedingly proud of them all for passing their grades with outstanding results”.

In the Club Grade 5 In Age competition Macey Byers placed 6th on Vault and Ella Walton placed 9th on Beam.

Scores were as follows:

Club Grade 5 In-Age

Ella Walton 62.20 (Distinction), Sophie Collins 61.75 (Distinction), Chloe Walton 60.50 (Distinction), Eilidh Ryder 60.10 (Distinction), Macey Byers 60.05 (Distinction), Jessica McCall 58.75 (Commended), Kaci-Rose Barnes 58.65 (Commended), Neave Beveridge 54.25


Club Grade 6 In-Age

Katie Ramsay 61.10 (Distinction)


Club Grade 6 Out of Age

Farrah McAleese 58.35 (Commended)



With all the Scottish Gymnastics Grades competitions over for the year, gymnasts are now training hard to perfect their moves and routines for competitions later in the year.


The Club will hold their Annual Club Championships at their premises in English Street in August.


With now over 320 members, Dumfries Y Gymnastics Club has Competitive, Development and Floor and Vault competitive squads as well as gymnasts in Boys, Recreational, Fun4Baby and Pre-School classes and their GymDance group.


The Club are looking forward to an exciting year ahead when the extension to their premises will begin.