The excellent Newcastle Gymnastics Academy has a long association with Sport Newcastle and this year they’ve put forward one of their boys who’s only twelve years old.
British Gymnastics has already sent the Men’s National Coach up to the Academy to advise on training for this outstanding prospect who goes to the Royal Grammar School. Not surprising really, as this young lad has finished top 6 All Around at the English Championships and top ten at Great Britain level.
But his star performance was in becoming the English and British vault champion for his age group. And no local gymnast at any age has achieved this for more than fifteen years. He’s ranked the number one gymnast in the north and his name is FREDDY NELSON.