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Isla Lees

Sport:
Gymnastics
Level:
GO GOLD Athlete
NGB:
British Gymnastics
District:
Charnwood
School:
The Roundhill Academy
Achievements from Application:
  • 4th best 12 year old gymnast in GB
  • Passed her compulsory level 1, making her an official Elite British Gymnast

This athlete also receives free leisure facility access from: Charnwood Borough Council & Fusion Lifestyle

Blog

Isla Lees

Isla Lees

GO GOLD Athlete

🎓School v Training🤸‍♀️

I started back at school this week (year 9) it's so hard balancing school and training, my timetable means I will miss 2 English lessons a week, but hopefully with the support of my head teacher it will work out ok and I won't get behind. I'm still working hard in the gym building my routines ready for British Espoir in December.

3rd Sep, 2017

Isla Lees

Isla Lees

GO GOLD Athlete

🌞Holiday Training🌞

After a nice few weeks on holiday in Spain 🇪🇸 with my family, it was back to training yesterday, it felt good to be back, my first few sessions will mainly be conditioning and base routines. We train longer hours in the holidays so most of my time will be spent in the gym. I'll be working hard and getting prepared for the competition season which starts at the end of September. Thank you for your continued support.

13th Aug, 2017

Isla Lees

Isla Lees

GO GOLD Athlete

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Making progress

I've been working hard in the gym and starting to build back my routines in preparation for the competition season in September. I've also been working really hard on my hip physio and thankfully it's getting stronger. On Sunday I competed at Nottingham-shire County Champs, I competed beam only, which earned me a silver medal 🥈 I was really pleased with my performance as I still need to add my acro series back in. But it was good to compete again after a quiet 1st half of the year.

6th Jul, 2017

Isla Lees

Isla Lees

GO GOLD Athlete

Training

It's been a hot month in the gym, and I've been putting my LRS water bottle to good use ! I'm still training hard and doing my re-hab, and slowly re building my routines. My consultant has given the all clear for me to start sprinting a little, so I can start re building my full vault.

2nd Jun, 2017

Isla Lees

Isla Lees

GO GOLD Athlete

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Training & Double Downies

Competition season is now over until September, so I'm back in the gym working hard and building my routines back up. I've been training so hard that I needed new handguards ! ... thank you GoGold ! ... it was great to watch the European Championships on the TV, especially because Becky & Ellie Downie from my club Notts were competing, they are both fantastic role models to have in the gym.

4th May, 2017

Isla Lees

Isla Lees

GO GOLD Athlete

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English Gymnastics Championships 🌹

On Friday 7th April I competed in my 1st competition of the year. I competed on bars and beam only as I'm still building back my routines due to a hip problem earlier in the year. I was really pleased to compete clean routines, and from a field of over 50 gymnasts I came 8th on bars and 6th on beam in England ! I was especially pleased as I was competing without my full skills.

7th Apr, 2017

Isla Lees

Isla Lees

GO GOLD Athlete

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Presentation evening

I had a lovely evening at County Hall, it was nice to meet and hear about some of the other Go Gold funded athletes. Thank you for your support and my water bottle, I've used it a lot already.

7th Apr, 2017

Isla Lees

Isla Lees

GO GOLD Athlete

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Getting stronger

I've been working really hard on my rehab/physio and was pleased to be given the go ahead to increase my training. I'm aiming to compete bars and beam at the English Championships in April at Loughborough University. Last weekend I travelled to Leeds with my coach Jemma and team mate Ramiyah to help with a performance clinic, I like to help progress coaching within my sport and helping at these clinics is a good way to do it.

14th Mar, 2017

Isla Lees

Isla Lees

GO GOLD Athlete

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Competition Season

The competition season isn't going to start how I expected, I'll be sitting the 1st few friendly competitions out due to a sore hip, but I'm really lucky to have the GB doctors and physio's looking after me, and in only a few weeks it's already getting stronger. I've still been working hard in the gym, especially on bars. I was also pleased to receive my free swimming pass this month, thank you GO GOLD.

11th Feb, 2017

Isla Lees

Isla Lees

GO GOLD Athlete

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GB Junior Squad 🇬🇧

Last Thursday I attended my 1st GB camp of the year at Lilleshall National Sports Centre in Shropshire, with National coaches Amanda Reddin and Colin Still, along with my personal coach Jemma Wilson. I trained alongside the other 14 squad gymnasts from around the country. The 1st day was screening and testing, followed by lots of hard work training in the 2 days that followed. I worked really hard and am looking forward to my next Camp.

18th Jan, 2017

Isla Lees

Isla Lees

GO GOLD Athlete

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British Espoir Championships

In December I competed at the British Espoir Championships in Essex, this is where the best 12/13 year old WAG come together. Day 1 was the all-around competition, overall I came 6th and qualified for the vault, bars and floor finals to be held the next day. I woke up the next day feeling a little nervous...on vault I finished 4th in Great Britian, Bars 5th and finally on floor I came 1st and was crowned British Espoir Floor Champion. Following my success I have been invited as part of the GB junior squad for 2017.

4th Jan, 2017

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    Harborough District Council
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