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Sussex Championships 2017

08 October 2017 20:00

Horsham Gymnastic Centre, based in the Pavilions in the Park, had an extremely successful weekend at the Sussex Championships at The Triangle Sports Centre in Burgess Hill.

On the Saturday 20 gymnasts from the Horsham Sports Acrobatics squad competed and all of them finished in the top three at their grades with 15 of them finishing in Gold Medal position to become the new Sussex Champions. Ella, Grace and Lily also won the Supreme Acrobatic Trophy for the highest score of the day. This was a particularly good result for the squad given that many of the gymnasts were competing in competition for the first time.

The Sports Acro medallists were:

Frazer and Logan– Grade 1 Mens Pairs – Gold Medal and Sussex Champions

Lilly, Nina and Angelina – Grade 3 Womens Group– Gold Medal and Sussex Champions

Jackson and Holli- Grade 3 Mixed Pair – Gold Medal and Sussex Champions

Ella, Grace and Lily – Grade 4 Womens Group – Gold Medal and Sussex Champions

Ethan and India- Grade 5 Mixed Pair – Gold Medal and Sussex Champions

Olivia, Madeline and Jessica– Grade 5 Womens Group – Gold Medal and Sussex Champions

Devon and Naima – Grade 4 Mixed pair – Silver Medallists

Lily, Louise and Jess – Grade 2 Womens Group – Bronze Medallists

Also on the Saturday Horsham had gymnasts competing in the floor and vault competition. These Horsham gymnasts are a competition group who train for 5 hours a week and they also came home successful and with a large haul of medals. The Horsham Floor and Vault results were:

Evie and Alexandra- Floor & Vault Advanced Cat 1 Women 8-9 – Joint Gold Medallists & Sussex Champions

Aimee- Floor & Vault Bronze Cat 1 Women 8-9 – Gold Medallist & Sussex Champion

Rheya- Floor & Vault Bronze Cat 1 Women 8-9 – Silver Medallist

Katie– Floor & Vault Bronze Cat 1 Women 10-11 – Gold Medallist & Sussex Champion

Lola– Floor & Vault Bronze Cat 1 Women 10-11 – Bronze Medallist

Frenki- Floor & Vault Silver Cat 1 Women 12-14 – Bronze Medallist

Not to be outdone, on the Sunday the Horsham Artistic Squad continued the trend with a dominant performance that earned 13 medals out of a possible 17, including 7 Sussex titles 4 of which becoming overall Sussex Champions. The Artistic Squad results were:

Scarlett- 1st in the F.I.G Junior Challenge

Honesty- 1st in the F.I.G Espoir Challenge and the F.I.G Beam Champion

Charley- 1st in the out of age level 3 (04)

Isabel– 1st in the out of age level 4 (05)

Lola- 1st out of age level 4 (06/07) and the highest level 4 out of age score

Phoebe- 3rd in the out of age level 4 (06/07)

Brooke- 1st in the age level 4

Tabitha- 2nd in the age level 4

Elisha– 3rd in the age level 4

Georgia– 2nd in the age level 5

Arabella- 3rd in age level 5

Grace- 2nd in the modified 5

Jaia- 2nd in the modified 4

This was another superb set of competition results that show why Horsham Gymnastics Centre is rated one of the top clubs in the country.

Maxine Woodward Director and Head Coach at Horsham Gymnastics Centre said, “I am so proud of all the gymnasts and coaches who have worked so hard to achieve these great results. To have 25 Sussex champions return back to our club this week is such a credit to everyone involved and I’m sure it is just another stepping stone to a very bright future in the sport for these children.”

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