Garioch girls compete in Newcastle

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Garioch Gymnastics club travelled to Newcastle to take part in the British Bill Slater Team Championships for the first time on Sunday (October 23).

This is the second tier of team championships in Britain as any gymnast who has qualified to compete in the British Individual Championships can not take part. The club were one of only three Scottish teams in the event, the other gymnasts being from Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Garioch fielded a young team; Beth McCaw (13 from Kingswells); Kerry Smith (13 from Collieston); Lauryn Grant (12 from Fraserburgh); Joanne Lowe (12 from Strichen); Alix Still (11 from Kemnay) and Erin Fraser (9 from Inverurie). They travelled with two of the clubs coaches, Cathy Osborne and Emily Bull.

The team competed very well and remained calm and professional throughout, they achieved a very credible 12th place.

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