Horsham Gymnastic Centre, based in the Pavilions in the Park, had an extremely successful weekend at the Sussex Championships at The Triangle Sports Centre in Burgess Hill.
On the Saturday 20 gymnasts from the Horsham Sports Acrobatics squad competed and all of them finished in the top three at their grades with 15 of them finishing in Gold Medal position to become the new Sussex Champions. Ella Turtle, Grace Hanger and Lily Garrard also won the Supreme Acrobatic Trophy for the highest score of the day. This was a particularly good result for the squad given that many of the gymnasts were competing in competition for the first time.
The Sports Acro medallists were:
Frazer Kerr Jones & Logan Jones – Grade 1 Mens Pairs – Gold Medal and Sussex Champions
Lilly Knight, Nina Butler Laplace and Angelina Lane – Grade 3 Womens Group – Gold Medal and Sussex Champions
Jackson Laing& Holli Venn- Grade 3 Mixed Pair – Gold Medal and Sussex Champions
Ella Turtle, Grace Hanger & Lily Garrard – Grade 4 Womens Group – Gold Medal and Sussex Champions
Ethan Williams& India Fielden- Grade 5 Mixed Pair – Gold Medal and Sussex Champions
Olivia Barry, Madeline Kent & Jessica Harmer – Grade 5 Womens Group – Gold Medal and Sussex Champions
Devon Thomas& Naima Hyder – Grade 4 Mixed pair – Silver Medallists
Lily O’Keefe, Louise O’Hara & Jess Roberts – Grade 2 Womens Group – Bronze Medallists
Also on the Saturday Horsham had gymnasts competing in the floor and vault competition. These Horsham gymnasts are a competition group who train for 5 hours a week and they also came home successful and with a large haul of medals. The Horsham Floor and Vault results were:
Evie Stauss& Alexandra MacMillan- Floor & Vault Advanced Cat 1 Women 8-9 – Joint Gold Medallists & Sussex Champions
Aimee Osbourne- Floor & Vault Bronze Cat 1 Women 8-9 – Gold Medallist & Sussex Champion
Rheya Woodward- Floor & Vault Bronze Cat 1 Women 8-9 – Silver Medallist
Katie Robertson – Floor & Vault Bronze Cat 1 Women 10-11 – Gold Medallist & Sussex Champion
Lola Semark – Floor & Vault Bronze Cat 1 Women 10-11 – Bronze Medallist
Frenki Morina- Floor & Vault Silver Cat 1 Women 12-14 – Bronze Medallist
Not to be outdone, on the Sunday the Horsham Artistic Squad continued the trend with a dominant performance that earned 13 medals out of a possible 17, including 7 Sussex titles 4 of which becoming overall Sussex Champions. The Artistic Squad results were:
Scarlett Tidy- 1st in the F.I.G Junior Challenge; Honesty South- 1st in the F.I.G Espoir Challenge and the F.I.G Beam Champion; Charley Bargman- 1st in the out of age level 3 (04); Isabel Carr – 1st in the out of age level 4 (05); Lola McNaughton- 1st out of age level 4 (06/07) and the highest level 4 out of age score; Phoebe Light- 3rd in the out of age level 4 (06/07); Brooke Stocker- 1st in the age level 4; Tabitha Lees- 2nd in the age level 4; Elisha Venturina – 3rd in the age level 4; Georgia Stables – 2nd in the age level 5; Arabella Aston- 3rd in age level 5; Grace Manderville- 2nd in the modified 5 and Jaia Sahota Lyons- 2nd in the modified 4.
This was another superb set of competition results that show why Horsham Gymnastics Centre is rated one of the top clubs in the country.
Maxine Woodward Director and Head Coach at Horsham Gymnastics Centre said, “I am so proud of all the gymnasts and coaches who have worked so hard to achieve these great results. To have 25 Sussex champions return back to our club this week is such a credit to everyone involved and I’m sure it is just another stepping stone to a very bright future in the sport for these children.”