June 7, 2011
pays off as Burnham-On-Sea gymnasts celebrate
of training have again proven to be worthwhile for youngsters
at Burnham-On-Sea's Monarchs Gymnastics Club.
Four competitions have been conquered by the club over the past
couple of months including events held in Sherborne and Southampton.
Cross competed in a Womens Trio with Emily Woolley and Jazmine
Bassett. The girls thoroughly enjoyed their routine and not only
qualified for the finals but came eight overall. Shauna also competed
in a mixed pair with Charlie Dymond and came sixth overall after
completing a fun routine.
Men's pair Lennon Slater and Billy Marshall claimed their first
bronze medal after a very enthusiastic first routine. "All
the gymnasts did really well and all their hard work paid off
while competing in their first competition," said Lennon's
very proud mother.
Women's pair Leonie Warburton and new partner Ellie Petrie qualified
for the finals in Southampton, where they enjoyed their final
The Southwest National Developmental Prelims held in Taunton
also produced four gold medals for the Monarchs. The four partnerships
represented the South West region at the NDP finals held in Stoke
one of the finals saw all six gymnasts that competed come home
Grade 3 men's pair Sean McKenna and Joseph Blake finished in
third place, coming away with well deserved bronze medals after
two great clear routines.
And Grade 3 Mens Four Sean McKenna, Conor McKenna, Jacob Baker
and Joseph Blake finished in second place, gaining silver medals
after competing in a very competitive category.
Grade 4 womens pair Sophie McArdle and Sian Coogan gained a silver
medal as a result of two years of training together. Sian's delighted
mum said: "What a great haul of medals! Sophie and Sian have
worked hard for this so it was nice for them to finish on a high.
They have had a great time over the past 2 years but are now moving
on to different partnerships."
Day 2 saw Grade 1 Mens pair Jacob Baker and Joe Reed perform a
confident routine, gaining a score of 23.650 however they were
up against some really tough competition and came 8th overall.
This was Joe's first time at Fenton Manor.
There have been various partnership changes this year within the
club, all of whom are religiously training in preparation for
the South West Competition in Taunton to be held in July.