Over the last weekend of May, The Peterborough Arena hosted a wonderful Regional Team Finals, an intermediate level competition between teams of trampoline, double mini and tumbling gymnasts from all regions of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The East Region’s team was small compared to some but had quality and spirit in abundance and punched well above its weight. Our younger performers in particular were an inspiration and at the end of the first day on overall points we led the competition! Sunday was a little quieter for us but the East Team finished 5th on trampoline among the 12 regions, 3rd on double mini and 2nd in tumbling; a fantastic result!
On trampoline there were golds for Shannon Waterman, Conner Houston, Harvey Bell, Carys Verdicchio and Hal Ottley; all aged 12 or younger. Ellis Rushworth jumped to silver and Imogen Mayhew, Charlotte Warnes, Caitlin Constance and Monica Dowling all collected bronze. 10 trampoline medals and 28 top eight placings was a tremendous haul.
On double mini our small team also made a great showing with 6 medals including wins for Imogen Mayhew, Hal Ottley, Max Gaeta and Ed Parkin. Daniel Cotta and Chloe Caley achieved silver and Ella Houston reached the podium for her bronze. 11 of the team achieved top eight, point scoring places. Special mention should go to Hal for his double gold and to Imogen, also a double medallist.
More than twenty of these gymnasts will be invited to compete in the National Development Plan (NDP) Finals which takes place in Telford this July. Here they will compete for their individual clubs and we wish them every success.
Huge thanks are due to the East Team’s coaches, judges and supporters for helping our gymnasts achieve such a great result. Thanks too to all the coaches back at our gymnasts’ clubs and to Jack Kelly, Paul Kitchen, Dave Kingaby, Phil Dodson and the Region’s Trampoline Committee for their work in supporting gymnast development. It’s paying off guys!
Report by Pat Dodson (Team Manager).
|East||125 (5)||66 (3)||179 (2)|
|East Midlands||268 (1)||11 (10)||29 (11)|
|London||54 (10)||0 (11)||55 (10)|
|North of England||69 (9)||0 (11)||185 (1)|
|North West||101 (6)||62 (4)||27 (12)|
|Northern Ireland||43 (11)||53 (5)||12 (13)|
|Scotland||12 (12)||99 (2)||59 (9)|
|South West||158 (4)||170 (1)||136 (3)|
|South||176 (3)||30 (8)||77 (8)|
|South East||86 (7)||36 (7)||94 (6)|
|Wales||7 (13)||0 (11)||101 (5)|
|West Midlands||194 (2)||53 (5)||82 (7)|
|Yorkshire||75 (8)||26 (9)||110 (4)|