Acrobatics Regional Championships 2016
Horsham Gymnastic Centre’s Sports Acrobatic squad competed at the Regional Championships at Swallows Leisure Centre in Sittingbourne against hundreds of gymnasts from nineteen top clubs in West and East Sussex, Surrey and Kent, and came away with 16 Regional Champions. It proved to be another very successful competition for the squad that continues to improve and achieve increasingly better results. The newly formed Men’s Group of Dominic S, Dominic G, Devon and Jackson started things off by taking the gold medal in the Grade 4 competition. As the day progressed Horsham took more gold medals through Georgia, Ella and Lily in the 11 – 16 FIG Women’s Group, Zoe S and Zoe G in the 12 – 18 FIG Women’s pair. These were followed by another seven gold medals from Myla, Ella and Alex competing in the 12 – 18 FIG Women’s Group, 12 – 18 FIG Mixed Pair Benjamin and Natalie and 13 – 19 FIG Women’s Pair Aimee and Madeline. Just narrowly missing out, but also earning a medal, were Grade 6 Women’s Group Manami, Macy and Alexis and 11 – 16 FIG Woman’s Pair Matilda and Phoebe, who all took away bronze. Horsham’s head Sports Acro coach Ali Harmer said, “I am very proud of the squad today, not just those who medalled, but all of our gymnasts who competed. They all continue to represent us superbly with both their talent and their attitude.”
The squad now prepares for two big competitions next year where some of them will compete back in Sittingbourne in March at the qualifiers for the National Finals, to be held later in the year, while the senior FIG group will take part in the prestigious Pat Wade Classic at Stoke on Trent’s Fenton Manor Sports Complex, also in March.