We were delighted to have two teams qualify for the ISGA 5 piece National Gymnastics Championships which took place on 2–3 March. The under 13 team, comprised of Annabelle (7J), Beth (8J), Annie (7L), Tate (Year 6) and Charli (7J), had a great start to their competition, performing their group sequence with excellent synchronisation and extension. They then had to perform individually on the floor and vault, with many trying out new skills and routine choreography. The students showed excellent team spirit despite a few small mistakes and all contributed to a much improved 12th place finish, having qualified for the competition in 16th.
Our senior team comprising of Lucy (L6D), Talia (9J), Olivia (10M), Amelia (L6D) and Phoebe (11K) excelled in their group floor competition, demonstrating a high level of execution and synchronisation to place 8th overall. This positive experience flowed into their individual competition where they showed flair and confidence in both their floor and vaulting. Particular praise must go to Lucy who overcame adversity when the lights were accidentally switched off, to perform two fantastic voluntary vaults. Talia, Olivia and Lucy all scored over nine for their set vaults which is a massive improvement from previous competitions and meant the team finished in 11th place overall, moving up the ranks from their original qualification place. Congratulations to all students involved!