BRITISH GYMNASTICS WOMEN'S ARTISTIC CHAMPIONS

British Gymnastics Women’s Champions from 1924 onwards.
Photo Pat Perks with Runners up Denise Goddard and Gwynedd Lingard at the 1960 British Championships

YEAR1stCLUBCOACH2ndCLUB3rdCLUB
1924Dorothy BillsonBradford GCEddie HirstJessie KiteNorthampton Polytechnic InstituteM LindsellNorthampton Polytechnic Institute
1925Dorothy BillsonBradford GCEddie HirstJessie KiteNorthampton Polytechnic InstituteEthel SeymourNorthampton Polytechnic Institute
1926Dorothy BillsonBradford GCEddie Hirst
1927Carrie PicklesBradford GCEddie Hirst
1928Carrie PicklesBradford GCEddie Hirst
1929Carrie PicklesBradford GCEddie Hirst
1930Annie BroadbentHalifax R.E.S.Amy Fisher nee JaggerHalifax R.E.S.
1931Jessie GreenwoodBootle GCHilda SmithMarsh GymnasiumM. KellyBelle Vue InstituteBradford
1932Jessie GreenwoodBootle GCMiss Clarice M HansonBradford GCMiss M L VarleyBelle Vue GCBradford
1933Clarice HansonBradford GCEddie HirstJessie GreenwoodBootle GCMiss I SkeldonGordon Hall Institute Liverpool
1934Clarice HansonBradford GCEddie Hirst
1935Clarice HansonBradford GCEddie HirstMiss R PollardMiss I Willman
1936Lillie RidgwellLondon
1937Lillie RidgwellLondon
1938Clarice HansonSaltaire GCCarrie Pollard nee Pickles
1939Clarice Bell nee HansonSaltaire GCCarrie 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
1947Pat HirstWoodhouse Sch of P.E. LeedsJim Atkinson
1948Clarice BellSaltaire LadiesCarrie PollardAudrey RennardSaltaire LGCDorothy SmithBingley GC
1949Pat HirstWoodhouse Sch of P.E. LeedsJim Atkinson
1950Pat HirstWoodhouse Sch of P.E. LeedsJim AtkinsonCissy DaviesSwansea YMCASylvia WhitfordSwansea YMCA
1951Cissie DaviesSwansea YMCAWalter Walsh
1952Pat HirstWoodhouse Sch of P.E. LeedsJim Atkinson
1953Pat HirstWoodhouse Sch of P.E. LeedsJim Atkinson
1954Pat HirstWoodhouse Sch of P.E. LeedsJim Atkinson
1955Pat HirstWoodhouse Sch of P.E. LeedsJim Atkinson
1956Pat HirstWoodhouse Sch of P.E. LeedsJim AtkinsonMargaret Neale *Cardiff Olympic Youth Club Rosalind Darke & Sheila Boon *Cardiff Olympic Youth Club & West Green GC London
1957Margaret NealeCardiff Olympic Youth ClubWalter Maidment
1958Margaret NealeCardiff Olympic Youth ClubWalter Maidmant
1959Gwynedd LingardGrange Ladies GC Penarth S.WalesCecil Guy
1960Pat PerksGrange Ladies GCCecil GuyDenise GoddardCardiff Olympic Youth ClubGwynedd LingardGrange Ladies GC
1961Monica RutherfordFulwell Whitburn GCJune Allison later GroomDenise GoddardCardiff Olympic Youth ClubGwynedd LingardGrange Ladies GC
1962Monica RutherfordFulwell Whitburn GCJune Allison later GroomDenise GoddardCardiff Olympic Youth ClubPat PerksGrange Ladies GC
1963Monica RutherfordFulwell Whitburn GCJune Allison later GroomDenise GoddardCardiffPat ViceSwansea YMCA
1964Monica RutherfordFulwell Whitburn GCJune GroomDenise GoddardCardiff Olympic Youth ClubMary McCarthyMynachdy GC Cardiff
1965Denise GoddardCardiff Olympic Youth ClubWalter Maidment Monica RutherfordFulwell Whitburn GCMaggie BellBexley GC
1966Margaret BellBexley GCPauline PrestidgeRita FrancisWood Green GCMary PrestidgeBexley GC
1967Margaret BellBexley GCPauline PrestidgeDiane LodgeSlough GCMary PrestidgeBexley GC
1968Margaret BellLadywell GC LewishamPauline PrestidgeMary PrestidgeLadywell GC LewishamMaria GoughSalts Saltaire GC
1969Margaret BellLadywell GC LewishamPauline PrestidgeMary PrestidgeLadywell GC LewishamMaria GoughSalts Saltaire GC
1970Margaret BellLadywell GC LewishamPauline PrestidgeYvonne MugridgeLadywell GC LewishamPamela HutchinsonFulwell Whitburn GC
1971Pam HopkinsPenarth GCGwynedd Lingard Barbara AlredSaltaire Ladies GCYvonne MugridgeLadywell GC Lewisham
1972Yvonne MugridgeLadywell GC LewishamPauline PrestidgeAvril LennoxCharles Keene College GC LeicesterElaine WillettLadywell GC Lewisham
1973Anne ParkinsonSaltaire Ladies GCJill Coulton nee PollardElaine WillettLadywell GC LewishamRuth AdderleyLadywell GC Lewisham
1974Avril LennoxCharles Keene College GC LeicesterHarold DaviesElaine WillettLadywell GC LewishamAnne ParkinsonSaltaire Ladies GC
1975Avril LennoxCharles Keene College GC LeicesterHarold DaviesBarbara SlaterBirmingham Athletic Inst.Lesley BartlettFulwell Whitburn GC
1976Avril LennoxCharles Keene College GC LeicesterHarold Davies, Bill McLoughlinBarbara SlaterBirmingham Athletic Inst.Susan CheesebroughTameside GC
1977Avril LennoxCharles Keene College GC LeicesterHarold Davies, Bill McLoughlinSusan CheesebroughTameside GCKaren LeightonLoughton GC
1978Susan CheesebroughTameside GCBill McLoughlin, Norman & Agnes Gough Karen RobbHuddersfield GCLisa JackmanLoughton GC
1979Susan CheesebroughTameside GCBill McLoughlin, Norman & Agnes Gough Karen LeightonLoughton GCSuzanne DandoLadywell GC Lewisham
1980Suzanne DandoLadywell GC LewishamJoyce Macaulay, Brian Dewhurst Denise JonesHuddersfield GCJackie BevanTameside GC
1981Mandy GornallFylde GC BlackpoolKeith & Brendene HardyLisa YoungPark GC Wellington Shrops.Kathy WilliamsHuddersfield GC
1982Cheryl WeatherstoneBerks Gymnastics Academy Reading USATom McarthyNatalie DaviesCray Valley GC BromleyLisa YoungPark GC Wellington Shrops.
1983Hayley PriceRedditch & Bromsgrove GCJohn ReevesSally LarnerRedditch & Bromsgrove GCLisa YoungPark GC Wellington Shrops.
1984Natalie DaviesCray Valley GC BromleyJoyce MacaulaySally LarnerRedditch & Bromsgrove GCHayley PriceRedditch & Bromsgrove GC
1985Hayley PriceRedditch & Bromsgrove GCJohn ReevesKathy WilliamsStretford GCSally LarnerRedditch & Bromsgrove GC
1986Lisa ElliottSpelthorne GC Ashford SurreyGareth DaviesKaren HargateGreenhead GC HuddersfieldKaren KennedyCamberley GC
1987Lisa ElliottSpelthorne GC Ashford SurreyGareth DaviesKaren HargateGreenhead GC HuddersfieldKaren KennedyCamberley GC
1988Lisa ElliottSpelthorne GC Ashford SurreyGareth DaviesLisa GraysonRedcar GCLaura MainwaringPark Wrekin GC Wellington
1989Lisa GraysonRedcar GCJack GreyLisa LawNottingham Trent GCJo PrescottNottingham Trent GC
1990Sarah MercerLeatherhead & Dorking GCVladimir AxsenovLouise ReddingPark Wrekin GC WellingtonLorna MainwaringPark Wrekin GC Wellington
1991Laura TimminsPark Wrekin GC WellingtonChristine & Colin StillRebecca HaynesTrafford Sch of GymLouise ReddingPark Wrekin GC Wellington
1992Rowena RobertsSpelthorne GC Ashford SurreyGareth DaviesSarah MercerPark Wrekin GC WellingtonRebecca HaynesTrafford Sch of Gym
1993Jackie BradyAlderwood GC BromleyMarion & John JamesZita LusackHeathrow GCKarin SzymkoLeatherhead & Dorking GC
1994Zita LusackHeathrow GCVince & Michele Walduck, Natalia Ilienko Jarvis Annika ReederSouth Essex GCKarin SzymkoLeatherhead & Dorking GC
1995Annika ReederSouth Essex GCRod SmithZita LusackHeathrow GCSonia LawrenceSpelthorne GC Ashford Surrey
1996Lisa MasonHuntingdon GCTerry SharpingtonJanine MortimerLiverpool GCGemma CuffHeathrow GC
1997Lisa MasonHuntingdon GCTerry SharpingtonAnnika ReederSouth Essex GCGemma CuffHeathrow GC
1998Lisa MasonHuntingdon GCTerry SharpingtonAnnika ReederSouth Essex GCPaula ThomasSouth Essex GC
1999Annika ReederSouth Essex GCRod SmithLisa MasonHuntingdon GCSharna MurrayAlderwood GC Bromley
2000Emma WilliamsLiverpool GCAmanda Kirby nee HarrisonAnnika ReederSouth Essex GCKelly HackmanWoking GC
2001Beth TweddleBeth TweddleLiverpool GCAmanda Kirby nee HarrisonHolly MurdockSalto GC BelfastMelissa WilcoxEaston GC Bristol
2002Beth TweddleBeth TweddleLiverpool GCAmanda Kirby nee HarrisonNicola WillisSouth Essex GCKaty LennonLeatherhead & Dorking GC
2003Beth TweddleBeth TweddleLiverpool GCAmanda Kirby nee HarrisonRebecca MasonSandbach GCVanessa HobbsDynamo GC Southampton
2004Beth TweddleBeth TweddleLiverpool GCAmanda Kirby nee HarrisonKaty LennonLeatherhead & Dorking GCNicola WillisSouth Essex GC
2005Beth TweddleBeth TweddleLiverpool GCAmanda Kirby nee HarrisonSamantha BayleyWelsh Inst SportImogen CairnsThe Academy Portishead
2006Beth TweddleBeth TweddleLiverpool GCAmanda Kirby nee HarrisonLynette LisleBarry Girls GCAisling WilliamsLiverpool GC
2007Beth TweddleBeth TweddleLiverpool GCAmanda Kirby nee HarrisonHannah ClowesLiverpool GCAisling WilliamsLiverpool GC
2008Becky DownieNotts GCClaire Starkey, Ian Kime Rebecca WingHeathrow GCHannah WhelanLiverpool GC
2009Becky DownieNotts GCClaire Starkey, Ian Kime Rebecca WingHeathrow GCMarissa KingHuntingdon GC
2010Hannah WhelanLiverpool GCAmanda Reddin nee HarrisonNicole HibbertHeathrow GCDanusia FrancisHeathrow GC
2011Hannah WhelanLiverpool GCAmanda Reddin nee HarrisonDanusia FrancisHeathrowJenny PinchesLiverpool GC
2012Rebecca TunneyLiverpool GCAmanda Reddin nee HarrisonJenny PinchesLiverpool GCHannah WhelanLiverpool GC
2013Gabby JuppSapphire GC Hemel HempsteadSteve PriceCharlie FellowesLiverpool GCNiamh RippinNotts GC
2014Rebecca TunneyLiverpool GCClaire DuffeyBecky DownieNotts GCClaudia FragapaneBristol Hawkes GC
2015Amy TinklerSouth Durham GCNicola Preston, Rachel Wright Claudia FragapaneBristol Hawkes GCEllie DownieNotts GC
2016Claudia FragapaneBristol Hawkes GCHelen Potter, Rory Weavers Rebecca TunneyLiverpool GCEllie DownieNotts GC
2017Ellie DownieNotts GCJo MillerAlice KinsellaPark Wrekin GC WellingtonMaisie MethuenWelsh Inst. of Sport
2018Kelly SimmDynamo GC SouthamptonDebbie & Keith RichardsonAmy TinklerSouth Essex GCCharlie FellowesPark Wrekin School of Gymnastics
2019Ellie DownieNotts GCJo MillerKelly SimmDynamo GC SouthamptonAmelie MorganThe Academy Portishead
2020NO CONTEST DUE TO COVID
2021Ondine AchampongAylesbury Gymnastics Academy **Joshua & Molly Richardson ***Emily ToddThe Academy PortisheadRuby StaceyPlymouth Swallows GC
2022Jessica GadirovaAylesbury Gymnastics AcademyJoshua & Molly RichardsonOndine AchampongAylesbury Gymnastics AcademyJennifer GadirovaAylesbury Gymnastics Academy

* taken from photographic evidence
** previously Sapphire GC
*** previously Melanie Bunyan & Annie Price

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