On Sunday 24th November, Star-Tastic Gymnasts from our schools around Surrey and Sussex came together at our Rosebery School venue to compete in our Vault and Springboard Competition . We also gymnasts from GD Academy in East Grinstead join us for a great day of competition and fun!
Starting the day off was our youngest competitors from our Infant School aged classes and these were grouped into 3 different categories - Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced. All of these competitors are aged 7 and under and showed great confidence and determination in their performances and didn't let the large crowd of parents watching put them off!
In the Vault we had some great scores in the Beginners category the highest of which, cam from Evie (GD Academy) with 9.85. Moving onto the Intermediate section, Ivy W took Gold with the same score and Tallulah H took Gold in the Advanced section with a score of 9.5. We saw more great performances in the Springboard section as well with Milly G scoring 8.15 in the Beginners (Preschool and Year 1) to take Gold. Evie took a second gold in the Intermediate section with 8.1 and Aoife B took Gold in the Intermediate+ with 7.8.
Moving onto Years 3 & 4 and the gymnasts from GD Academy put in more stellar performances to take Gold in 4 out of the 6 section on Vault - well done to Charlotte B, Sufia S, Lucy B and Hollie B. Skarlett and Amelia H took Gold for Star-Tastic in the remaining sections. Lucy B hardly put a foot wrong and was only deducted 0.2 points from her vaults. In the Springboard competition the Star-Tastic gymnasts took to the top of the podium in 5 of the 7 sections. Well Done Margot, Lena J, Darcey W, Tilly K and Daisy L on their gold medal winning performances.
The final part of the competition was the gymnasts in Years 5 and above. Here the difficultly of the vaults and springboard tumbling increased and all the gymnasts showed great skill. GD Academy gymnasts took Gold in the Year 5&6 Beginner (Anisha) and Advanced (Millie) scoring 9.8 and 9.7 respectively. Lilia F took the Gold with 9.65 in the Intermediate category. In the Year 6+ Advanced Catherine P only dropped 0.4 from her starting score to take Gold with 9.85. The last to Vault were our Elite gymnasts, Lucia A and Maya B only lost 0.35 and 0.25 to post scores of 9.65 and 9.75 respectively to take Gold in their respective age groups. In the Springboard tumbling it was a clean sweep for Star-Tastic with Grace B, Ava B, Jessica F, Emily B, Lucia A and Suzanna M all taking Gold in the respective categories. A special mention to Ava B who posted the highest score of 8.25.
We would like to thank all our coaches and helpers who helped to make the competition run smoothly. Thank you to all the parents, friends and family that came along to cheer on their gymnasts and help contribute to such a fantastic atmosphere - the fun and friendly atmosphere helps the gymnasts to relax and enjoy the competition which is what it is all about.
We are also so happy to let you know that we also raised over £500 towards our Fundraising efforts for the World Championships in Orlando next year!
A Full Breakdown of the Result can be found here: RESULTS.