Saturday, January 1, 2011

Club Profile

The idea of setting up this rhythmic gymnastics club was mooted in 1998 to cope with the shortage of qualified coaches and the tremendous interest in this sport.  Kok Mong Lin or 'Mama Kok', fresh from the success of the 1998 Commonwealth Games rhythmic gymnastics team together with Teh Lah Hoong (rhythmic gymnastics project manager of JAYA '98) formed a voluntary training centre in Seri Kembangan, offering free rhythmic gymnastics training to all girls who were interested. From an initial number of 12 gymnasts in 1998, the enrolment of the club named as Serdang Rhythmic Angels has grown to 16 elite gymnasts, 50 developmental programme gymnasts and 128 recreational and budding gymnasts at the last count.  Besides, it is also a training ground for interested coaches/coaches-to-be.  Physical Education undergraduates from Universiti Putra Malaysia and ex-national gymnasts such as Thye Chee Kiat, Durratun Nashihin, Cheong Zu Er and Jamie Lee Yoke Jeng have volunteered their services to the centre.

The club is entirely managed by volunteers headed by Kok Mong Lin (1999 National Woman Coach of the Year) and Teh Lah Hoong (1998 MSSM/MILO Woman Coach of The Year).  Currently the club has twoo full-time qualified coaches: Elena Mesheryakova (who is fully sposored by the National Sports Council of Malaysia), Atsuko Koyama and 12 part-time coaches: Durratun Nashihin, Jamie Lee, Tam Sheau Wen, Choo Pui Yoke, Chen Li Shan, Ong Yen Chiu, Tai Chien Siu, Tay Li Xin, Lee Hwei Ling, Loh Chooi Shawn, Tan Yih Nan and Lee Mei Guan.

Ms elena Mesheryakova coaches the gymnasts of the elite programme whereas Ms Atsuko Koyama is in charge of the developmental programme which is the 'feeder' group to the elite programme.The gymnasts have not only succeed in the national arena but also have won accolades from teams abroad.  So far, two gymnasts from Serdang Rhythmic Angels Club are training at the national training centre in Bukit Jalil, namely Amy Kwan Dict Weng and Elaine Koon who made the country proud during the recent Commonwealth Games in New Delhi.

Thus far, we have successfully organized four editions of our own Angel Cup.  The last one was held on the 13-15 August 2010 where we saw gymnasts from ten different countries, namely Australia, China, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, New Zealand, Uzbekistan, Cyprus, Indonesia and Malaysia coming together to share our love for the sport.  Our role fired by passion, is to realise the dreams and interests of all girls and young ladies in this beautiful Olympic sport of rhythmic gymnastics.  We genuinely believe in the ideals of sports training which lay down the foundations of character building in these young lives besides their pursuit of success in this sport. 

14 comments:

  1. Hi.. how do we enroll our kid here ?

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  2. Hi! You can bring your daughter over to the training centre on the 11th of August 2012 at 9 am to try out. You could also bring her to watch our club's international tournament, Angel Cup at Gymnasium 1 Bukit Jalil on the 4th and 5th of August.

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  3. Hi chooishawn. Thanks for prompt reply. My daughter has been going for Gymrama lessons for 5 months now, but due to unforseen circumstances, we cannot continue at the previous place. She is 4 years old and a very active girl. Can you please let me know: >

    1. Where is the training centre ?
    2. What are the fees/charges (if there is any)
    3. Any other things we should be made known of ?

    As for the Angel Cup, is there an entry fee or is it open for all ? Im sure my daugther would love to watch the tournament. :) We will definitely be there. What time does it start?

    It would be great if you can email me : > s.ravivarma@gmail.com

    TQ for your time.

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  4. The training centre is in SJK (C ) Serdang Baru 2, Seri Kembangan. Just come and take a look first. We could arrange for her to have a trial class. There's a specail class for those who are 4 to 6 years old.

    There are no entry fee to watch our Angel Cup. You are welcome to bring your daughter on both days :-)

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  5. hi, i have 2 kids 9 & 12, do u have any new intake?

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  7. Good Evening

    I'm Billy a Rhythmic Gymnastics Coach from Central Java - Indonesia.
    I would like to participate in Angel Cup International Rhythmic Gymnastics Tournament 2013.
    Could I get some information about it?

    Best Regards,

    Billy

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    1. Hi Billy,

      I have sent you an email regarding this.

      We look forward to your participation in the next edition of our Angel Cup!

      Best regards,
      Serdang Rhythmic Angels

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  8. Hi,
    I'm interested in sending my daughter for gymnastic classes. Do you accept 3 years old? Where exactly is your place?

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  9. Dear Ms Suleena,

    Usually, we do not accept 3 year olds..But it will be considered from case to case basis. We are located in SJK (C) Serdang Baru 2, Tmn Sri Serdang, Seri Kembangan.

    You are welcome to bring your daughter for a trial class at the beginning of January 2013 :-)Our class is held every Saturday, from 9 am onwards.

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  10. Hi Chooi Shawn,

    On your Nov 12 post, you mentioned that the next intake is end of December. However, on your Dec 5th post, you mentioned that the new intake is beginning of January 2013.

    Assuming that both dates are ok to come in, does it mean that, my daughter can either choose to join on the 29th Dec or 5th Jan?

    Btw, my daughter is 6 years old.

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    1. Hi Edward Teoh,

      I am really sorry for the confusion and the late reply.

      Our next intake will be starting tomorrow (5th of January. The change of date was decided to accomodate our end-of-year classification competition which was held on the 30th of December.

      Do bring your daughter over tomorrow. Looking forward to see you there!

      Best Regards,
      Chooi Shawn

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  11. Hi Chooi Shawn,

    Interested want to know the fee,my daughter 4 yrs old.

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    1. Hi there!

      I am so sorry but currently we do not accept 4 year olds as they are still too young.

      Please email us at angelcupmas@yahoo.com for the fee details.

      Thank you!

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