MEN'S ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS - SENIOR CHAMPIONS

From 1896 onwards, the British Gymnastics Men’s Champions trophy is the oldest in the sport.
Photo shows Ian Neale, British Champion in 1976 & 1978

YEAR1stCLUBCOACH2ndCLUB3rdCLUB
1896Henry CainOrion GC London
1897Henry CainOrion GC London
1898S GreenDolobran AC BirminghamJF BurschDolobran AC BirminghamAW BakerDolobran AC Birmingham
1899AW Baker RobertsOrion LondonGoodwinDolobran AC BirminghamJC HuxtableNewport Monmouthshire
1900JF BurschDolobran AC Birmingham
1901Alfred BradleyBradford All Saints A.C.SandlandYorkshire ClubJB MilneDundee
1902Alfred BradleyBradford All Saints A.C.DeansGlasgowMorementBradford All Saints A.C.
1903Alfred BradleyBradford All Saints A.C.
1904JC CollinsHalifax R.E.S.
1905G MarslandHalifax R.E.S.
1906Walter TysallBirmingham Athletic Inst.
1907Walter TysallBirmingham Athletic Inst.
1908Walter TysallBirmingham Athletic Inst.
1909Samuel HodgettsBirmingham Athletic Inst.L Hanson & W ManningBradford All Saints A.C. & Northampton Polytechnic Inst. London
1910Edward E PepperBirmingham Athletic Inst.
1911Leonard HansenBradford All Saints A.C.
1912Edward W PottsNorthampton Polytechnic Inst. LondonRudolf Oberholzer
1913Leonard HansenBradford All Saints A.C.
1914Reginald PottsNorthampton Polytechnic Inst. LondonRudolf Oberholzer
1915NO CONTEST DUE TO WAR--
1916NO CONTEST DUE TO WAR--
1917NO CONTEST DUE TO WAR--
1918NO CONTEST DUE TO WAR--
1919NO CONTEST DUE TO WAR--
1920AG CocksedgeNorthampton Polytechnic Inst.LondonRudolf Oberholzer
1921Sidney H AndrewNorthampton Polytechnic. Inst.LondonRudolf Oberholzer
1922Stanley LeighSwansea YMCAWalter StandishHenry J FinchettBirmingham YMCABernard FranklinNorthampton Polytechnic Inst. London
1923Stanley LeighSwansea YMCA & Sketty Olympic GCWalter Standish
1924Stanley LeighSwansea YMCA & Sketty Olympic GCH BrownNorthampton Polytechnic Inst. LondonW CroninSwansea YMCA
1925Henry FinchettBirmingham YMCAAlfred Bradley
1926Harold BrownNorthampton Polytechnic Inst.LondonPossible Bill King
1927Henry FinchettBirmingham YMCAAlfred BradleyH BrownNorthampton Polytechnic Inst. LondonW CroninSwansea YMCA
1928Arthur J WhitfordSwansea YMCA & Sketty Olympic GCWalter StandishHenry J FinchettBirmingham YMCAH BrownNorthampton Polytechnic Inst. London
1929Arthur J WhitfordSwansea YMCA & Sketty Olympic GCWalter StandishStanley HumphreysBolton Lads ClubH BrownNorthampton Polytechnic Inst. London
1930Arthur J WhitfordSwansea YMCA & Sketty Olympic GCWalter StandishStanley HumphreysBolton Lads ClubE WaltonBradford GC
1931Arthur J WhitfordSwansea YMCA & Sketty Olympic GCWalter StandishStanley HumphreysBolton Lads ClubHarold DaviesSwansea YMCA
1932Arthur J WhitfordSwansea YMCA & Sketty Olympic GCWalter StandishStanley HumphreysBolton Lads ClubHarold DaviesSwansea YMCA
1933Arthur J WhitfordSwansea YMCA & Sketty Olympic GCWalter StandishStanley HumphreysBolton Lads ClubT ParkinsonBolton Lads Club
1934Arthur J WhitfordSwansea YMCA & Sketty Olympic GCWalter Standish
1935Arthur J WhitfordSwansea YMCA & Sketty Olympic GCWalter StandishJack FlahertyArdwick Lads Club ManchesterW WalshBolton Lads Club
1936Arthur J WhitfordSwansea YMCA & Sketty Olympic GCWalter StandishTB ParkinsonBolton Lads CubW Walsh & Alec WalesBolton Lads Club & Northampton Polytechnic Inst. London
1937Alec WalesNorthampton Polytechnic Inst.LondonBill King
1938Jack FlahertyArdwick Lads Club Manchester
1939Arthur J WhitfordSketty Olympic GC SwanseaWalter StandishJack FlahertyArdwick Lads Club ManchesterAlec WalesNorthampton Polytechnic Inst. London
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--
1947Jack WhitfordSketty Olympic GC SwanseaArthur J WhitfordJack FlahertyArdwick Lads Club ManchesterAlec WalesNorthampton Polytechnic Inst. London
1948Jack WhitfordSketty Olympic GC SwanseaArthur J WhitfordGeorge WeedonOrion GC LondonAlec WalesCrown & Manor (London)
1949Frank C TurnerBroad Street LondonBill Downing, Jim Wright
1950Frank C TurnerBroad Street LondonBill Downing, Jim Wright
1951Frank C TurnerBroad Street LondonBill Downing, Jim WrightKen BuffinCentral Boys Club CardiffE BakerWest Green Sch. Assoc.London
1952Jack WhitfordSketty Olympic GCArthur J Whitford
1953Frank C TurnerBroad Street LondonBill Downing, Jim Wright
1954M GrunderSwitzerland (London GC)
1955Ken BuffinCentral Boys Club CardiffBill Buffin
1956Wray “Nik” StuartArmy Gymnastic Union
1957Wray “Nik” StuartArmy Gymnastic Union
1958Wray “Nik” StuartArmy Gymnastic Union
1959Wray “Nik” StuartArmy Gymnastic Union
1960Wray “Nik” StuartArmy Gymnastic UnionJack PancottArmy Gymnastic UnionPeter StarlingNorwich Priory GC
1961Wray “Nik” StuartArmy Gymnastic UnionJack PancottArmy Gymnastic UnionJohn MulhallCardiff Boys Club
1962Wray “Nik” StuartArmy Gymnastic UnionDick GradleyArmy Gymnastic UnionGordon YatesBirmingham Athletic Institute GC
1963Wray “Nik” StuartArmy Gymnastic UnionDick GradleyArmy Gymnastic UnionBert DooleyArmy Gymnastic Union
1964Wray “Nik” StuartArmy Gymnastic UnionJack PancottArmy Gymnastic UnionBob TrenholmArmy Gymnastic Union
1965Bernie CawthorneHullself taughtJack PancottArmy Gymnastic UnionBrian HayhurstMilnsbridge GC Huddersfield
1966John “Jack” PancottArmy Gymnastic UnionNik StuartMike BoothMilnsbridge GC HuddersfieldBobby WilliamsSwansea YMCA
1967Bobbie WilliamsSwansea YMCAWalter WalshMike BoothHuddersfield GCBob TrenholmArmy Gymnastic Union
1968Mike BoothHuddersfield GCStan Booth (father)Stan WildLeeds Athletic Inst.Jimmy WilsonArmy Gymnastic Union
1969Stan WildLeeds Athletic InstDick GradleyMike BoothHuddersfield GCGraham RushforthArmy Gymnastic Union
1970Stan WildLeeds Athletic Inst.Dick GradleyMike BoothHuddersfield GCGraham RushforthArmy Gymnastic Union
1971Stan WildLeeds Athletic Inst.Dick GradleyBill NorgroveArmy Gymnastic UnionBrian HayhurstHuddersfield GC
1972Bill NorgroveArmy Gymnastic UnionStan WildLeeds Athletic Inst.Leigh JonesSwansea YMCA
1973Stan WildLeeds Athletic Inst.Dick GradleyMike BoothHuddersfield GCEddie ArnoldLeeds Ahletic Institute
1974Stan WildLeeds Athletic Inst.Dick GradleyTommy WilsonHendon GCEddie ArnoldLeeds Ahletic Institute
1975Tommy WilsonHendon GCEvan TuckJimmy PurvisArmy Gymnastic UnionJeff DavisCarnegie College GC
1976Ian NealeCoventry GCJohn AtkinsonTommy WilsonHendon GCJeff DavisBush Harlow GC
1977Eddie ArnoldLeeds Athletic Inst.Dick GradleyJeff DavisBush Harlow GCJim PurvisArmy Gymnastic Union
1978Ian NealeCoventry GCJohn AtkinsonEddie ArnoldLeeds Athletic Inst.Tom WilsonHendon GC
1979Jeff DavisBush Harlow GCMitch FennerTommy WilsonHendon GCBarry WinchHendon GC
1980Jeff DavisBush Harlow GCMitch FennerKeith LangleyCoventry GCMartyn DaviesHendon GC
1981Keith LangleyCoventry GCGeoff Langley (father), John AtkinsonBarry WinchBush Harlow GCAndrew MorrisSwansea YMCA
1982Barry WinchBush Harlow GCMitch FennerKeith LangleyCoventry GCAndrew MorrisSwansea YMCA
1983Andrew MorrisSwansea YMCALeigh JonesBarry WinchBush Harlow GCKeith LangleyCoventry GC
1984Andrew MorrisSwansea YMCALeigh JonesBarry WinchBush Harlow GCKeith LangleyCoventry GC
1985Terry BartlettSouthampton GCBill Cosgrave/ Keith RichardsonAndrew MorrisSwansea YMCACarl BeynonSwansea YMCA
1986Andrew MorrisSwansea YMCALeigh JonesDave SimpsonLiverpool GCCarl BeynonSwansea YMCA
1987Andrew MorrisSwansea YMCALeigh JonesDave SimpsonLiverpool GCCarl BeynonSwansea YMCA
1988Ian ShelleySouthampton GCKeith RichardsonRoman EdwardsSouthampton GCJames MayBristol Hawkes GC
1989James MayBristol Hawkes G.C.Stephen, May (brother)Paul BowlerCentral Manchester GCNeil ThomasLiverpool GC
1990Neil ThomasLilleshall N.S.C.Eddie Van Hoof / Mike WeinstockJames MayBristol Hawkes GCTerry BartlettSouthampton GC
1991Paul BowlerCentral Manchester GCColin LeighJames MayBristol Hawkes GCDavid CoxLiverpool GC
1992Neil ThomasLilleshall NSC.Eddie Van HoofJames MayBristol Hawkes GCPaul BowlerCentral Manchester GC
1993Marvin CampbellCentral Manchester GCColin LeighPaul BowlerCentral Manchester GCDavid CoxLiverpool GC
1994Lee McDermottWoking GCSimon MooreCraig HeapunattachedKevin Athertonunattached
1995Marvin CampbellCentral Manchester GCColin LeighDominic BrindleLeeds Gymnastics ClubCraig HeapNorth Tyne Gym Cub
1996Lee McDermottWoking GCSimon MooreDominic BrindleLeeds Gymnastics ClubAndrew AthertonPark Wrekin GC Shropshire
1997Kevin AthertonWigan MetrosportMartin ReddinKanukai JacksonHarrow GCCraig HeapNorth Tyne GC
1998Craig HeapNorth Tyne GCMike RedmondAndrew AthertonPark Wrekin GC ShropshireRoss BrewerWoking GC
1999Craig HeapNorth Tyne GCMike RedmondKevin AthertonWigan MetrosportRoss BrewerWoking GC
2000Kanukai JacksonHarrow GCCarol Ford, Eddie van HoofDominic BrindleLeeds Athletic Inst.John SmethurstCentral Manchester GC
2001David EatonHinckley GCAlexander Shiryaev, Trevor LowRoss BrewerSutton GCJames EvansPark Wrekin GC Shropshire
2002Kanukai JacksonHarrow GCCarol Ford, Eddie van HoofBarry CollieHinckley GCRoss BrewerSutton GC
2003Ross BrewerSutton GCSimon MooreRyan BradleyEarls GC Halesowen West MidlandsDarren GerrardCentral Manchester GC
2004Ross BrewerSutton GCSimon MooreAdam CoxAlloa GC nr StirlingKirk ZammitSutton GC
2005Ross BrewerSutton GCSimon MooreDanny LawrenceSouth Essex GCDavid EatonHinckley GC
2006Ross BrewerSutton GCSimon MooreDavid EatonHinckley GCLuke FolwellHuntingdon GC
2007Dan KeatingsHuntingdon GCPaul HallLuke FolwellHuntingdon GCRoss BrewerSutton GC
2008Kristian ThomasEarls GC Halesowen West MidandsMichelle Bradley, Andre PopovLuke FolwellHuntingdon GCSteve JehuCity of Leeds GC
2009Dan KeatingsHuntingdon GCPaul HallKristian ThomasEarls GC Halesowen West MidlandsLuke FolwellHuntingdon GC
2010Daniel Purvis &
Sam Hunter
Southport YMCA GC (Dan Purvis)
Nottingham Sch of Gym & HinckleyGC (Sam Hunter)
Jeff Brooks, Andre Popov (Dan Purvis)
Sergey Sizhanov, Alexander Shiryaev (Sam Hunter)
Ruslan PanteleymonovHinckley GC
2011Dan PurvisSouthport YMCA GCJeff Brooks, Andre PopovDan KeatingsHuntingdon GCKristian ThomasEarls GC Halesowen West Midlands
2012Dan PurvisSouthport YMCA GCJeff Brooks, Andre PopovSam OldhamHuntingdon GCDan KeatingsHuntingdon GC
2013Max WhitlockSouth Essex GCScott HannDan PurvisSouthport YMCA GCMathew FirthLeeds GC
2014Max WhitlockSouth Essex GCScott HannDan PurvisSouthport YMCA GCDan KeatingsHuntingdon GC
2015Dan PurvisSouthport YMCA GCJeff Brooks, Andre PopovFrank BainesSouthport YMCA GCSam OldhamLoughborough Students GC
2016Max WhitlockSouth Essex GCScott HannDan PurvisSouthport YMCA GCNile WilsonLeeds GC
2017Joe FraserCity of Birmingham GCLee WoollsDominick CunninghamCity of Birmingham GCJames HallPegasus GC Maidstone
2018Brinn BevanSouth Essex GCScott HannDominick CunninghamCity of Birmingham GCDan PurvisSouthport YMCA GC
2019James HallPegasus GC MaidstoneIonut TrandaburuGiarnni Regini-MoranEuropa GC CrayfordJamie LewisWoking GC
2020NO CONTEST DUE TO COVID PANDEMIC
2021Joshua NathanCity of Birmingham GCLee WoollsJoe Cemlyn-JonesCity of Birmingham GCDominick CunninghamCity of Birmingham GC
2022Joe FraserCity of Birmingham GCLee WoollsJames HallPegasus GC MaidstoneJake JarmanHuntingdon GC

MOST SUCCESSFUL  British Gymnastics Mens Champions

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Gallery of British Gymnastics Mens Champions

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