BRITISH GYMNASTICS WOMEN'S ARTISTIC CHAMPIONS

From 1924 onwards, here are the¬†British Gymnastics Women’s Champions.
Photo Ellie Downie, British Champion in 2017.

YearGymnastClubCoached by
1924BILLSON DorothyBradford Gymnastics ClubEddie Hirst
1925BILLSON DorothyBradford Gymnastics ClubEddie Hirst
1926BILLSON DorothyBradford Gymnastics ClubEddie Hirst
1927PICKLES CarrieBradford Gymnastics ClubEddie Hirst
1928PICKLES CarrieBradford Gymnastics ClubEddie Hirst
1929PICKLES CarrieBradford Gymnastics ClubEddie Hirst
1930BROADBENT AnnieHalifax
1931GREENWOOD JessieBootle
1932GREENWOOD JessieBootle
1933HANSON ClariceBradford Gymnastics ClubEddie Hirst
1934HANSON ClariceBradford Gymnastics ClubEddie Hirst
1935HANSON ClariceBradford Gymnastics ClubEddie Hirst
1936RIDGWELL LillieLondon
1937RIDGWELL LillieLondon
1938HANSON ClariceSaltaire Gymnastics ClubCarrie Pollard nee Pickles
1939BELL Clarice nee HansonSaltaire Gymnastics ClubCarrie Pollard nee Pickles
1940NO CONTEST DUE TO WAR--
1941NO CONTEST DUE TO WAR--
1942NO CONTEST DUE TO WAR--
1943NO CONTEST DUE TO WAR--
1944NO CONTEST DUE TO WAR--
1945NO CONTEST DUE TO WAR--
1946NO CONTEST DUE TO WAR--
1947HIRST PatWoodhouse Sch of P.E. LeedsJim Atkinson
1948BELL Clarice nee HansonSaltaire Gymnastics ClubCarrie Pollard
1949HIRST PatWoodhouse Sch of P.E. LeedsJim Atkinson
1950HIRST PatWoodhouse Sch of P.E. LeedsJim Atkinson
1951DAVIES CissieSwansea YMCAWalter Walsh
1952HIRST PatWoodhouse Sch of P.E. LeedsJim Atkinson
1953HIRST PatWoodhouse Sch of P.E. LeedsJim Atkinson
1954HIRST PatWoodhouse Sch of P.E. LeedsJim Atkinson
1955HIRST PatWoodhouse Sch of P.E. LeedsJim Atkinson
1956HIRST PatWoodhouse Sch of P.E. LeedsJim Atkinson
1957NEALE MargaretCardiff Olympic Youth ClubWalter Maidment
1958NEALE MargaretCardiff Olympic Youth ClubWalter Maidmant
1959LINGARD GwyneddGrange Ladies' Gymnastics Club (Penarth S Wales )Cecil Guy
1960PERKS PatGrange Ladies' Gymnastics Club (Penarth S Wales )Cecil Guy
1961RUTHERFORD MonicaFulwell Whitburn Gymnastics ClubJune Allison later Groom
1962RUTHERFORD MonicaFulwell Whitburn Gymnastics ClubJune Allison later Groom
1963RUTHERFORD MonicaFulwell Whitburn Gymnastics ClubJune Allison later Groom
1964RUTHERFORD MonicaFulwell Whitburn Gymnastics ClubJune Allison later Groom
1965GODDARD DeniseCardiff Olympic Youth ClubWalter Maidment
1966BELL MargaretBexley Gymnastics ClubPauline Prestidge
1967BELL MargaretBexley Gymnastics ClubPauline Prestidge
1968BELL MargaretLadywell Gymnastics Club LewishamPauline Prestidge
1969BELL MargaretLadywell Gymnastics Club LewishamPauline Prestidge
1970BELL MargaretLadywell Gymnastics Club LewishamPauline Prestidge
1971HOPKINS PamelaPenarth Gymnastics Club South WalesGwynedd Lingard
1972MUGRIDGE YvonneLadywell Gymnastics Club LewishamPauline Prestidge
1973PARKINSON AnneSaltaire Gymnastics ClubJill Coulton nee Pollard
1974LENNOX AvrilCharles Keene College Gymnastics Club LeicesterHarold Davies
1975LENNOX AvrilCharles Keene College Gymnastics Club Leicester, St Mary's College TwickenhamHarold Davies,Bill McLoughlin
1976LENNOX AvrilCharles Keene College Gymastics Club Leicester, St Mary's College TwickenhamHarold Davies, Bill McLoughlin
1977LENNOX AvrilCharles Keene College Gymnastics Club Leicester, St Mary's College TwickenhamHarold Davies, Bill McLoughlin
1978CHEESEBROUGH SusanTameside Gymnastics Club StalybridgeBill McLoughlin, Norman & Agnes Gough
1979CHEESEBROUGH SusanTameside Gymnastics Club StalybridgeBill McLoughlin, Norman & Agnes Gough
1980DANDO SuzzaneLadywell Gymnastics Club LewishamJoyce Macaulay, Brian Dewhurst
1981GORNAL MandyFylde Gymnastics Club BlackpoolKeith & Brendene Hardy
1982WEATHERSTONE CherylBerks Gymnastics Academy Reading USATom Mcarthy
1983PRICE HayleyRedditch and Bromsgrove Gymnastics ClubJohn Reeves
1984DAVIES NatalieCray Valley Gymnastics Club St Paul's Cray KentJoyce Macaulay
1985PRICE HayleyRedditch and Bromsgrove Gymnastics ClubJohn Reeves
1986ELLIOT LisaSpelthorne Gymnastics Club Ashord MiddlesexGareth Davies
1987ELLIOT LisaSpelthorne Gymnastics Club Ashord MiddlesexGareth Davies
1988ELLIOT LisaSpelthorne Gymnastics Club Ashord MiddlesexGareth Davies
1989GRAYSON LisaRedcar Gymnastics ClubJack Grey
1990MERCER SarahLilleshall National Sports Centre NewportChristine & Colin Still
1991TIMMINS LauraPark Wrekin College Gymnastics ClubChristine & Colin Still
1992ROBERTS RowenaSpelthorne Gymnastics Club Ashord MiddlesexGareth Davies
1993BRADY JackieAlderwood Gymnastics Club Eltham LondonMarion & John James
1994LUSACK ZitaHeathrow Gymnastics Club Hounslow LondonVince & Michele Walduck, Natalia Ilienko Jarvis
1995REEDER AnnikaSouth Essex Gymnastics Club BasildonRod Smith
1996MASON LisaHuntingdon Gymnastics ClubTerry Sharpington
1997MASON LisaHuntingdon Gymnastics ClubTerry Sharpington
1998MASON LisaHuntingdon Gymnastics ClubTerry Sharpington
1999REEDER AnnikaSouth Essex Gymnastics ClubRod Smith
2000WILLIAMS EmmaLiverpool Gymnastics ClubAmanda Kirby nee Harrison
2001TWEDDLE BethLiverpool Gymnastics ClubAmanda Kirby nee Harrison
2002TWEDDLE BethLiverpool Gymnastics ClubAmanda Kirby nee Harrison
2003TWEDDLE BethLiverpool Gymnastics ClubAmanda Kirby nee Harrison
2004TWEDDLE BethLiverpool Gymnastics ClubAmanda Kirby nee Harrison
2005TWEDDLE BethLiverpool Gymnastics ClubAmanda Kirby nee Harrison
2006TWEDDLE BethLiverpool Gymnastics ClubAmanda Kirby nee Harrison
2007TWEDDLE BethLiverpool Gymnastics ClubAmanda Kirby nee Harrison
2008DOWNIE BeckyNotts Gymnastics ClubClaire Starkey, Ian Kime
2009DOWNIE BeckyNotts Gymnastics ClubClaire Starkey, Ian Kime
2010WHELAN HannahLiverpool Gymnastics ClubAmanda Reddin nee Harrison
2011WHELAN HannahLiverpool Gymnastics ClubAmanda Reddin nee Harrison
2012TUNNEY RebeccaLiverpool Gymnastics ClubAmanda Reddin nee Harrison
2013JUPP GabbySapphire School of Gymnastics Hemel HempsteadSteve Price
2014TUNNEY RebeccaLiverpool Gymnastics ClubClaire Duffey
2015TINKLER AmySouth Durham Gymnastics ClubNicola Preston, Rachel Wright
2016FRAGAPANE ClaudiaBristol Hawks Gymnastics ClubHelen Potter, Rory Weavers
2017DOWNIE EllieNotts Gymnastics AcademyJo Miller
2018SIMS KellyDynamo School of GymnasticsDebbie & Keith Richardson

MOST SUCCESSFUL BRITISH GYMNASTICS WOMEN’S CHAMPIONS

Pat Hirst

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GALLERY OF BRITISH GYMNASTICS WOMEN’S CHAMPIONS

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