The Surrey novice and intermediate team’s competition took place on Sunday 29th April at Guildford spectrum. 34 of our floor and vault competitive gymnasts were split into 10 teams and took part in the event.
The day began with our Novice gymnasts who all had a fantastic competition. In the Under 8 girls category Gracie Beight, Jamie Simons and Ella Carlson showed off their beautiful floor routines to place 2nd as a team. Also in the Under 8’s Ethan Laurent, Josephine Clark, Amelia Power and James Chandler picked up a gold team medal in the mixed category. In the Under 10’s John Burthom and Rafael Bontempo showed strong routines to achieve a fantastic score of 14.40 just 0.10 off the qualifying score to move into the intermediate level. Team mates Scarlett Davies, Issac Mellor and Tom French placed 1st in the under 10’s mixed category. To finish the round Max Pittard, Ben O’Connor, Penelope Holmes and Lilly-May Robinson achieved a total score of 44.30 to pick up the gold medal.
Round two saw the intermediate gymnasts compete. Fleur Hall, Jessica Bruton and Tallulah Gurney had a great competition showing graceful routines and powerful vaults. The girls placed a very respectable 4th place. Ada Hanif, Isla Hanif, Charles Dadswell and Freddy Swift placed in 1st position after showing great team work throughout the competition. Poppy Davies, Callie Casbierd and Brogan Barrott also placed 1st in the Under 12 girl’s category.
Our Under 14 mixed team made up of Amber Mays, Holly Scanlon, Christian Ragnoli and Luca Ragnoli picked up a gold team medal. And finally Amani Ali, Jack Dadswell, Elenor Pearson and Elwyn Dury also placed in 1st in the Under 12 Mixed group.
Well done to all of the gymnasts on a very successful day bringing back a massive total of 7 gold and 1 silver team medals.
Woking squad girls took the stage at the SE Regional Qualifier held at Guildford Spectrum on Sunday 8th April. Woking GC was represented by nine girls split into different age groups fighting not only to pass their respective grades but also trying to qualify for National Finals later this year.
In the early Round 1 Lily Clarke-Moss and Sienna Neep were the first to compete in National Grade 4 and they did not disappoint. Five for five clean routines for Lily Clarke-Moss and very well deserved 4th place All Around with a total of 62.700 points just 0.05 behind the bronze and grade passed with distinction as well as making the SE Regional team and going to National Finals later on in May. Her team mate Sienna showed some beautiful work throughout to pass her Grade with commended score of 58.900 pints as well as coming second in R&C.
It was time for one of our youngest members Maggie Rees in Round 2 to take part at her very first Regional competition in Compulsory 5 and she did it with style. Some great work throughout including highest score on Bars – 12.950 and 10th place All Around for Maggie.
To top the day up in Round 3 Annabella Higgins, after showing some classy and beautiful work took home Bronze medal in the All Around competition with a score of 59.950 points and qualifying for Compulsory 4 National Finals later on.
Next up were our Compulsory 3 girls – Madison Childress, Farah Rothwell, Charlotte Barnard, Tomi Dada and Stacey Mapara and they were nothing short of brilliant. Maddie managed to grab the coveted All Around title in Compulsory 3 in very tough competition after posting an impressive total of 61.675 after five clean routines followed by her team mate Farah Rothwell in second with a total of 60.875 points thus both making the SE Region Compulsory 3 team. Elsewhere Charlotte came 7th All Around showing some poise and elegance, Tomi came 8th with a total of 56.325 and posting second highest score on R&C and Stacey Mapara finishing 10th All Around and passing her Grade.
A massive well done to all the gymnasts and their coaches and thanks to all the parents and friends who came and support us.