victories for Highbridge's Monarchs gymnasts
training has again paid off for members of Monarch's Acrobatic
Gymnasts Club in Highbridge with further success.
Sixteen clubs recently entered The South West Acrobatic Championships
2010 in Taunton and the Monarchs team scooped medals in several
The club's men's four - Sean and Conor McKenna, Jacob Baker and
Joseph Blake - gained gold medals and also continued to develop
both their tempo and balance routines at each competition.
Men's pair Sean McKenna and Joseph Blake gained a well-deserved
silver medal, having progressed to Grade 3.
Monarch's gymnasts in the Women's junior category qualified for
the finals. Lily Lawson, Nicole McCardle and Nicole Coogan gained
overall bronze medals and Chloe Sadiq, Emily Shortland and Mia
Rowlands took overall silver medals after training for only a
short while together.
Lauren Jarrett, Chystal Hale and Ellie Cator just missed out on
the Bronze Medal in the 11-16 Women's Group category, where all
competed at a very high standard. Holly Grainger and Conor McKenna
demonstrated a clean routine in their Mixed Pair category and
came fourth out of eight overall. Tallulah
Harris and Holly Grainger competed against 30 other partnerships
and gained a well-deserved 13th place.
The South West Championships 2010 saw the 'retirement' of Ashley
Payne, a long-standing member of Monarchs Club after 11 years
of commitment and training.
and his partner Katie Hoskins concluded their partnership by becoming
Junior Mixed Pairs Champions, gaining well deserved Gold Medals
after qualifying for the finals and completing their best combined
routine to date.
Training continues over the next four months in preparation for
the British Acrobatic Tournament in November.