Awesome Achievements

The Bristol Hawks Coaching Team has been producing competitive gymnasts to International standard for over 40 years.
Over the years our gymnasts [both Men’s & Women’s] have been selected to compete for Great Britain at Olympic games, World Championships, European Championships, Commonwealth Games [for both England and Wales], World Cup Events, World Student Games and numerous International Events both at home and abroad.
We are one of the very few clubs in the country that have produced both Men’s & Women’s Senior British All Around Champions, both Men’s & Women’s Commonwealth Games Champions & both Men’s & Women’s Olympic Games Team Members & Finalists. In addition to this our gymnasts compete at many County, Regional and National Competitions through out the year. Our members have amassed many Championship Titles and received many honours.
We are a part of British Gymnastics meteoric rise in the world rankings in recent years. In 2004 our gymnast Rhian Pugh won the first European gold medal for a British woman at the Junior European Championships in Amsterdam. It was the Championships that heralded the dawn of a Golden era of British Men’s & Women’s gymnastics and by Beijing 2008 Olympic success was becoming a reality. British stars like Beth Tweddle MBE and Louis Smith MBE became household names.
In 2014 our very own Claudia Fragapane emerged as a rising star for GB winning a historic four golds at the Commonwealth Games. GB gymnasts have continued to make groundbreaking progress with Claudia playing her part in that as a member of the Women’s GB team that won historic Bronze at the World Championships 2015 and as part of the Olympic Team in Rio 2016. Claudia continues her success becoming only the second British Women to win an individual World Championship medal which she achieved in Montreal in October 2017.
Read about our international gymnasts; our national squad members and our award winners below:
International Gymnasts [Also National Squad Members]
Including 2 Olympians

Claudia Fragapane

UKCC Level 2 WA

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James May

Business Manager; Int. Brevet Judge & FIG Level 3 Coaching Award

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Rhian Pugh

Senior Coach & Int. Brevet Judge

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Carolyn Fyfe

HPC Coach WA

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Sean Potter

Head Coach [HPC] MA

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Amy Sharp

UKCC Level 2 WA

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Stephen May

Financial Consultant & GB International Gymnast & Coach

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Caitlin Lochhead
Rowena Needham
Steph May [nee Micklam]

Senior Club Coach

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Helen Potter [nee May]

Coaching Team Director [IPC]

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Shannon Lee
Hannah Jones
Rachel Poulton
Amanda Watson
Leigh Vincent
Arabella Thoyts
National Squad Members
Emily Edge
Roxanne Price
Mayalee Osola
Amelie Douglas
Becky James
Jay Franklin
Izzy Davis
Ashleigh Ivey
Becky Turner
Kelvin Williams
Tony Longford
Aileen McIntosh
Debbie Edgely
Anthony Anning
Lee Fletcher
Shahla Tarrant
Jeremy Dangerfield
FIG World Class Gymnast & British Gymnastics Master Gymnast – Claudia Fragapane
British Gymnastics Master Coach – Helen Potter [nee May]
BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2014 – Claudia Fragapane
Rushmoor Rose Bowl 2014 for Outstanding Contribution to Gymnastics – The May Family
British Gymnastics Master Gymnast – Rhian Pugh
FIG World Class Gymnast & British Gymnastics Master Gymnast – James May
British Gymnastics Master Gymnast – Steph May [nee Micklam]
British Gymnastics Award of Merit – Elaine & Michael May
British Gymnastics Distinguished Judge – Elaine May
British Gymnastics Master Coach – Rory Weavers
Bristol Sport ‘Hall of Fame’ Exceptional Contribution Award – Elaine & Mike May
Bristol Sport ‘Hall of Fame’ Elite Performer – Claudia Fragapane

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