Girls make the grade in fine style

TWO young Wickers Gymnastics Club members exercised their way to success at a regional grade-six competition.

Thursday, 8th March 2007, 10:54 am
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 11:44 pm

Anna Pickles, aged seven, achieved a distinction while Megan Phillips, also seven, got a pass after they competed on the vault, bars, beam and floor at the competition in Surrey.

The pair had to achieve a certain score across the four pieces of apparatus to pass.

The Shoreham-based club also had gymnasts who train for up to two hours and four hours a week competing in the Sussex intermediate and advanced floor and vault competition at The Triangle Leisure Centre, Burgess Hill.

It was the first competition for the two-hours-a-week gymnasts.

Competing were Gemma Spencer Snell among the age 10 girls, Georgia Stringer in the 11-year-olds' section, Keeley Harber, Rebecca Welch and Lisa Day among the 12 and 13-year-old girls and Kay Fonyodi in the 14 and over category.

In the advanced competition, for gymnasts training up to four hours, those taking part were Kimberley Lord and Annie Politano, in the age 10 and 11 group, and Hannah Short, Natasha Tully, Cory Winter and Kayleigh Munday in the 12 and 13-year-old group. Natasha scooped a bronze medal.

Wickers Gymnastics Club has spaces at its Boundstone Community College classes in Lancing on Monday afternoons for girls and boys aged four and over, and also at King's Manor Community College, Shoreham, on a Friday evening for girls and boys aged four and over and on Saturday mornings for girls and boys aged three and over.

For more information, contact Katy Hodgson on 01273 465554.