2018 Gymnastics British Championships
8-11 March 2018
Watch amazing Olympic, World and European stars fight for prestigious titles at the 2018 Gymnastics British Championships at Echo Arena, 8-11 March 2018.
Prepare to be amazed by gymnasts with super-human abilities competing on a range of exciting apparatus. From the powerhouses on the rings to the grace and beauty of the floor routines, the explosive power of a vault to the nerve-wracking routines on the beam, you’ll be treated to a great exhibition of inspiring performances from Britain’s most talented gymnasts.
This is a great opportunity to see world class athletes before they compete all over the world for their country, including the 2018 Commonwealth Games on Australia’s Gold Coast.
Last year’s championships attracted a sell-out crowd, so make sure you don’t miss out – book your ticket now to get close to the action and see Britain’s best artistic gymnasts live at the British Championships.
Thursday 8 March
Session 1 - Women's espoir and men's under 12 all-around competitions
Session 2 - Men's under 18 all-around & apparatus finals competition
Day one of competition features stars of our future including the women’s espoir and men’s under 12 all-around competitions, and the men’s under 18 all-around & apparatus finals. The all-around consists of the men competing on six apparatus and the women over four, with scores from all apparatus combined to find the very best all-rounder. The gymnasts also compete for individual titles on each apparatus, so lots of medals are up for grabs!
Friday 9th MarchSession 3 - Women's junior all-around and men's under 14 all-around competitions
The battle for medals continues on day two of competition with the women’s junior all-around and men’s under 14 all-around competitions. Who will hold their nerve and produce top quality performances across all apparatus to take the coveted all-around title?
Saturday 10th March
Session 4 - Men's under 16 all-around & apparatus finals competitionsSession 5 - Women's senior all-around and men's all-around & apparatus finals competitions
On Saturday morning, the under 16 men showcase their best routines and compete for medals, before the fight for the prestigious senior all-around British titles get underway in the afternoon. The early rounds see gymnasts from all over the country setting the standard, before the very best compete in the last session of the day. The afternoon session is when Olympic and world-class gymnastics heroes enter the arena and compete for British glory as the all-around medals are decided.
You can enjoy a full day of gymnastics, or buy a ticket for the morning session only.
Sunday 11th March
Session 6 - Women's espoir & junior apparatus finals and men's under 12 & under 14 apparatus finals and disability masters
Session 7 - Women's senior apparatus finals and men's masters
The weekend concludes with a packed day of explosive finals as the best of the best compete to be crowned champion on each of the six men’s and four women’s individual apparatus. The morning session features young up-and-coming stars in a variety of age categories, while the afternoon sees the return of the top scoring senior women. Our top male and female disability gymnasts showcase our sport as they compete for apparatus titles. The men’s masters competition sees the top eight scoring male gymnasts across all age groups going head to head on the floor, high bar, vault, parallel bars, rings and pommel. This is a great opportunity for high-achieving juniors to take on the seniors!
A spectacular competition showcasing the biggest tricks on the pommel, the twists and turns on the bar and the explosions of power and energy of the vault. Who will risk it all and go for glory to be crowned champion of their specialist apparatus?
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.
Please note due to the nature of the sport, individual gymnast appearances cant' be guaranteed.
For all car journeys it's best to follow the white on brown tourist route signs for the Waterfront. These signs are visible on the major routes into the city. Echo Arena is situated on the Kings Dock directly adjacent to the south side of the Albert Dock. Upon arrival, the Kings Dock entrance is clearly sign posted.
From the North...
Leave the M6 at junction 26 and follow signs for M58 Liverpool. Follow to end of M58 and then take signs for A59 Liverpool. Continue to follow Liverpool City Centre until picking up signs for the Waterfront.
From the South...
Leave the M6 at junction 21A and take the M62 to Liverpool. At the end of the M62 follow signs for Liverpool City Centre along Edge Lane, picking up and following signs for Waterfront.
Most Liverpool city centre bound buses will call at either Queen Square bus station (a 15-minute walk) or Liverpool ONE Bus Station, which is only a five minute walk to Echo Arena.
The CityLink Route C4 bus links Queen Square bus station, James Street rail station and Liverpool ONE Bus Station to the venue. CityLink Route C4 operates every 20 minutes on Mondays to Saturdays and every 30 minutes on Sundays, between 7am – 8pm, with a maximum fare of £1 per journey. Merseytravel prepaid tickets, National Concessionary bus passes and Arriva day tickets are all valid on this service.
For up-to-date information on all bus, train and ferry services, call Traveline Merseyside on 0871 200 22 33, open 8am – 8pm, 364 days a year or visit www.merseytravel.gov.uk
From the south...
Virgin Trains operates hourly, direct services from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street (with a journey time of just over two hours). Other long-distance rail services also operate into Liverpool Lime Street station.
Echo Arena is a 20-minute walk from Lime Street or a short taxi ride. You can also transfer at Lime Street onto the underground Wirral Line trains to James Street station (10 minute walk) or catch the CityLink Route C4 (7am – 8pm) directly to the venue. If travelling from outside Merseyside, you can catch an underground train to James Street station from Lime Street station, inclusive of the cost of your ticket.
Flying into Liverpool John Lennon Airport...
A taxi from the airport to the city centre will take approximately 20 minutes or the express bus service Route 500 will take approximately 25 minutes, dropping you off within a five minute walk of Echo Arena, while Manchester’s international airport is just 45 minutes away by car.
There is onsite parking and plenty of parking nearby, more information on driving to the venue and parking can be found here.
- Merseytravel (rail, ferry and bus timetables)
- Liverpool John Lennon Airport
- Manchester Airport
- Visit Liverpool (Tourism website)
- Virgin Trains (mainline services from Liverpool Lime Street)