Garioch Gymnasts performed extremely well at the recent Pink Ladies Invitational Competition in Durham.
The girls were up against some tough competition from some of the best clubs in England and Scotland. 19 gymnasts who train at the Garioch Community Centre in Inverurie travelled south with coaches Trish Swan, Jen Swan and Janine Robertson and judges Cathy Osborne and Denise Redfern.
In addition to the usual medals on offer the Pink Ladies Competition presents an Artistry Award, this is presented to the gymnast with the best presented floor routine, beautiful dance which is in perfect harmony with the music. Garioch club were lucky enough to win two of the Artistry Awards, Hannah Redfern and Teagan Batho were both judged to have the most artistic floor routines.
Novice 10 and Under
Olivia Allan-Cook and Kirsten Wood: Beautiful routines from these two young gymnasts. Against 47 other gymnasts, Kirsten placed fifth on Bars.
Novice 12+ and Under
Elsie Willcocks: Fourth Overall, Gold Bars, Silver Beam; Eryn Thom and Hannah Redfern: joint fourth Bars
Team Bronze: Elsie, Hannah, Eryn and Olivia Cordiner
Level 5 – 8 Years
Our three youngest gymnasts took part in this level and were fabulous against some of the best 8 year olds in Britain.
Rebecca-Ann Greig: Bronze Beam; Josephine Wright: Fourth Floor; Isi Mason: Sixth Beam
Team Bronze: Rebecca, Josephine and Isi.
Level 4 – 9 Years
Layla Williams: Again up against some of the best 9 year olds in the country Layla performed extremely well.
Level 4 – 13 and Under
Molly Simpson: Bronze Overall, Bronze Beam and Fifth Bars; Lucy Rae: No medals but good routines.
Level 3 – 10 Years
Teagan Batho: Fifth Beam, Sixth Bars, Sixth Floor; Brooke Masson: No medals but good routines.
Level 3 – Senior
Joanne Lowe: Fifth Overall, Silver Beam, Fourth Bars; Daisy Willcocks: Bronze Bars, Sixth Beam
Level 2 – Open Age
Megan Wright: Silver Overall, Silver Floor, Bronze Vault, Bronze Bars and Bronze Beam; Lauryn Grant: No medals but a good clean competition and the first time competing since coming back from an ankle injury.
Challenge – Open Age
Erin Fraser: Silver Overall, Gold Bars, Silver Beam, Silver Floor and Fourth Floor.
Garich Gymnastics Club are holding trials on Saturday, November 22, for any girls aged 4+ who are interested in taking part in competitive gymnastics in the future. Commitment is only a couple of hours a week while young but will increase as gymnasts mature and improve. If you are interested in taking part in the assessment please contact Janine on 07795 283777.