gymnasts from across Burnham area win haul of 34 medals
gymnasts from Burnham-On-Sea's Monarchs Club have been celebrating
success after competing in the South West Schools Acrobatic Gymnastics
Almost the entire club took part in the event and returned with
34 medals between them, as pictured here.
The championships are an annual competition and a qualifier for
the National Schools Finals held in Stoke-On-Trent next month.
In this competition, the gymnasts represented their school rather
than Monarchs and new partnerships had to be quickly formed.
King Alfred School did well. In the Girls under 13 pairs, Jasmine
Bassett and Katie Hoskins came first, getting Gold, and have qualified
for the National Finals where they will represent the South West
Region on the 12th and 13th May.
In the boys over 13 pairs, Sean and Connor McKenna came 3rd,
taking the Bronze medal. In the mixed over 13 pairs, Sean McKenna
and Emily Woolley came third, taking the Bronze and Connor McKenna
and Katie Hoskins came fifth in the mixed under 13 pairs, Jacob
Baker and Jazmine Bassett came second, taking the Silver. In the
under 13 groups (also referred to as a 'school 6') Jazmine Bassett,
Katie Hoskins, Leonie Warburton, Eloise Baker, Emmy Dymond and
Olivia Augar came second, getting the Silver in what was a vibrant
and accurate routine. This school 6 are also now off to the National
Hugh Sexey Middle School should be very pleased with their gymnasts
performance. Ellie Cater competed in a number of different classes,
having only just returned from competing at the British Tournament
last week-end. She competed as an individual tumbler, where she
came a brilliant fourth and narrowly missed out on a medal in
a very large class of over 25.
In the under 13 girls pairs with Alice Kelson the girls
got Bronze. In the mixed under 13 pair with Joseph Blake, they
achieved Bronze and in the under 13 group with Maddie Richardson,
Alice Kelson, Casey House, Mulberry Watkins and Joseph Blake the
group also received Bronze.
Casey House and Mulberry Watkins came ninth in the girls under
13 pairs, having picked up 1.5 penalty points which deprived them
of fifth place. This is the girls' last year competing at Schools
for Hugh Sexeys where they have competed together in every schools
competition entered by them.