Gymnastics Easter Camp 2018

Easter Camp Announcement 2018
Easter Camp Announcement 2018

4th to 6th April 2018

Gymnastics Camp for all levels aged 8+. Let us work with you and
provide 3 days of fun and energetic gymnastics training. All of the
latest skills and drills to accelerate your gymnastics development!

BALANCE OF £100 DUE BY 16TH MARCH. (nonrefundable)
Breakfast (provided) 9.00am-10.00am
Morning Training 10.30am-1.30pm
Lunch (please bring packed lunch) 1.30pm-2.30pm
Afternoon Session 2.30pm to 5.30pm

IPC Sun Jie,
IPC Eugenia Popa,
WAG L3 Emma Gorman
For more information please contact us now on 028 9260 7888 or email

SALTO EASTER CAMP announcement 2018
click to download as a PDF

Beth Tweddle Camp 14th January 2018

Beth Tweddle hosted her first Northern Ireland training Camp at Salto on Sunday 14th January 2018.  As expected this was a highly popular event for both the morning and afternoon sessions. Gymnasts from across Northern Ireland attended keen to meet and train with Olympic medalist Beth. Girls from the age of 6 enjoyed a mixed session of conditioning, apparatus, choreography and of course a photo opportunity with Beth herself. Salto President Dame Mary Peters also called in to meet Beth and thank her for bringing the experience to Northern Ireland. The girls thoroughly enjoyed the camp and are hoping for a return visit from Beth in the future. Salto would like to say a big thank you to Beth and her coaches for a great Camp.

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Ewan McAteer becomes British Senior Masters Champion on Vault.

Congratulations to Salto Gymnast Ewan McAteer who has just won an historic British Title at the 2017 British Championships.  Ewan competed on Saturday 25th in the all-around under 18 event and qualified  in second place on vault for apparatus finals. On Sunday he pulled it out of the bag with two amazing vaults and a final score of 14.325 to take the Gold medal against the top 10 vaulters in Great Britain. Salto would just like to congratulate Ewan on this fantastic achievement which puts him in good stead to qualify for the 2018 Commonwealth Games which will be held in the Gold Coast Australia.

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Salto success at recent British Gymnastics NI Awards

Salto coaches and staff recently attended the British Gymnastics NI awards held at the iconic new Windsor Hill Stadium. Nominated for 5 awards we successfully won two of them on the night. Congratulations to Conor McGovern who the prestigious Young Coach of the year Award. And to Nicole Mawhinney who won Women’s Artistic Gymnast of the year.

Also special mention to those coaches shortlisted for awards.

Sonya Cairns Performance coach of the year

Pearce O’Neill Participation coach of the year.

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City of Lisburn Salto have played host to many gymnastics camps over the years. Visiting Clubs have benefited from onsite facilities that accommodate 16 gymnasts and accompanying coaches.

Fully equipped with;

Main living space,  widescreen tv, free wifi, kitchen, two shower rooms and laundry room. Access to the gymnasium for early training sessions.

Our facility is within walking distance of restaurants, swimming pool, cinema and bowling.

For all bookings contact Clare Taylor (Centre Manager) or via phone 02892607888

Salto host 4 Way Men’s International Event 26th November 2016

City of Lisburn Salto Gymnastics Centre were proud to host a junior boys 4-way international gymnastics competition at the weekend with countries represented by GB, France, Germany and Switzerland. We were delighted when British Gymnastics agreed to allow us to host this prestigious event during the year in which we celebrate our tenth anniversary of our premises opening in Lisburn. The boys put on a fantastic showcase of gymnastics and clearly demonstrated their ability to become future Olympians.

We would like to thank those who made a significant contribution towards the running of the event – Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council, British Gymnastics, Patiomaster, Tayto and Lidl.

Special Mention to all members of staff, volunteers, judges, parents and gymnasts who helped out at the event. Your help and support is greatly appreciated.

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Salto Coaches Attend Level 3 Theory Course in UUJ



Our six level 2 coaches were very busy this weekend (6th – 7th Feb 2016), as they attended a level 3 theory module. The course was taken by BG workforce tutors Neil Burton, Anne Marie Barr and Terri Fisher in the University of Ulster, Jordanstown Campus. Conor, Chloe, Kirsty, Emma, Pearce and Kelly are a mix of Men’s and Women’s Artistic coaches who the club have encouraged to progress on to the next stage of the coach education ladder. The group now have a portfolio to complete and practical modules to get signed off by NI Technical experts before becoming fully qualified level 3 coaches in their disciplines. Good luck guys!

Casey Bell and Ewan McAteer selected for European Youth Olympics

Salto Gymnastics have had two of its gymnasts selected by the Irish Olympic Council to compete in the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) to be held in Tbilisi, Georgia, 25 July to 2 August.

15 year olds Ewan McAteer and Casey Jo Bell, both from Lisburn, comprise two of the five strong, Irish gymnastics team having achieved the Olympic qualifying score earlier in the year.

Council Eyo photoBoth gymnasts are Bursary Award Winners from the Mary Peters Trust. Dame Mary Peters DBE CH, with the Mayor of Lisburn & Castlereagh, Councillor Thomas Beckett, joined with Mandy McMaster from Salto to wish both gymnasts the very best of luck and to congratulate them on their selection achievement.

The Mayor of Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council, Councillor Thomas Beckett has officially named the ‘Mary Peters Trust’ as his chosen charity for his Mayoral Term. Both Ewan and Casey have benefitted from The Mary Peters Trust and from Sport Lisburn and are delighted to have their support. Ewan and Casey would also like to thank their coaches at Salto Gymnastics National Centre, Gymnastics Ireland and Irish Olympic Council for their continued support and wish all of the athletes in ‘Team Ireland’ good luck at EYOF in Georgia.

The Mayor said: “I am delighted Ewan and Casey Jo will have the opportunity to compete in Tbilisi. Well done to them, to Salto, to their trainers and to their families for the dedication, effort and commitment athleticism at this standard requires. We will be looking to their progress with interest.”

Casey Jo Bell and her personal coaches Kim Kensett-Friar and Sun Jie from City of Lisburn, Salto Gymnastics Centre made history for Gymnastics Ireland last year by qualifying for the junior All-Around finals at the 2014 Women’s European Junior Championships in Sofia. Casey also recently competed in the 2015 Flanders International Team Challenge competition in May, as a training preparation for EYOF.

Ewan McAteer has recently won a bronze medal on vault at the British Championships; taken Silver medal at the All-around Irish Championships in May and helped his Irish team to secure Team Gold in the Celtic Cup in Wales in April. He has been training under the guidance of his new high performance coach, Wajdi Bouallègue. Wajdi a two-time Olympian, is Head Coach for boys gymnastics at Salto Gymnastics National Centre has been working closely with Ewan to ensure that he is on top form for the competition and tips Ewan’s vault as ‘the one to watch’ from Ireland at the European Youth Olympic Festival.

The program of EYOF includes 9 sports: judo, tennis, artistic gymnastics, cycling, athletics, swimming, volleyball, handball and basketball. Over 3800 athletes from 50 European countries will arrive in Tbilisi to participate in the Youth Olympic Festival.