Monarchs gymnasts celebrate haul of medals
of Highbridge's Monarchs Acro Gymnastics Team are celebrating
after winning a haul of medals at their first competition of the
A group of 35 gymnasts from the club travelled to Taunton to
compete against 15 other clubs for medals as they performed their
This was the first competition for some of the gymnasts and in
a very competitive Grade 1 Women's Groups category, congratulations
went to Madeleine Richardson, a new competitor, who won the bronze
medal with Madeleine Rose and Jazmine Bassett. Jazmine stood in
at the last minute due to an injury.
Charlotte Bray also competed for the first time, with Eloise
Baker and Holly Grainger finishing in a well-deserved fifth position.
Heather Reed with her trio, Olivia Augar, another new competitor,
and Victoria Prior, gained eighth place. Heather achieved her
highest score to date and Casey House, Alice Kelson and new addition
Grace Huggins also gained eighth place within their category.
Woolley and Shauna Cross, Grade 2 Womans Pairs, achieved
a fantastic sixth place and also formed a new trio partnership
with Katie Hoskins gaining fifth overall in grade 2 womens groups.
This was Katies first competition as a base.
An impressive performance by Alice Dymond and Natasha Stockham
gained them the Silver Medal in Grade 3 Womens Pairs category.
Grade 4 Womens Trio, Tallulah Harris, Poppy Broom and Sian
Coogan, performed artistic routines which won them the Bronze
Medal, while Shannon House, Emma Dymond and Mia Rowlands gained
The mens four continue to perfect their Tempo and Balance
routines, winning the Gold Medal in the Grade 4 Mens Group.
Gemma Dade, Molly Hayes, Leonie Warburton, Ellie Petrie, Chloe
Hayes, Caitlyn Cross, Mulberry Watkins and Holly Grainger also
competed and performed well in their categories.
"We are all very proud. The gymnasts have worked really
hard and have all done really well," club parent Tracey Cross
"All the gymnasts were fantastic!" added Coach Mandy
Warburton. "All the coaches are very proud!"