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Skaters shine in British Championships

PUBLISHED: 13:10 09 July 2018 | UPDATED: 13:10 09 July 2018

Waveney Roller Skating Club members. Picture: Waveney Roller Skating Club

Waveney Roller Skating Club members. Picture: Waveney Roller Skating Club

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Members of Waveney Roller Skating Club travelled to Kettering to compete in the figure and free British Championships.

With a large entry, and the standard of competition tough in each category, all skaters shone in their individual events.

After a lot of hard work and dedication the skaters did their coach Carla Smith proud. It was a very emotional weekend for the skaters and parents, as they came together representing the club with the flag at the opening ceremony supported by the club president, Barry Jiggins.

The figure events started the competition on the Saturday and Libby Jones finished third in the Tots event, followed by Georgia Boyd, who performed well with some difficult figures in the Espoir category to take seventh place. Charlotte Harker, in the Cadet category, achieved the third place medal.

The short programmes followed the figure events and saw Ella Moore and Charlotte Harker competing in Cadet Free, and performing well to secure good positions for the long program. Brooke Enticknap then competed in the youth category and also performed well securing a place in the top group for the long program.

The final free events were held on the Sunday, with Libby Jones performing a lovely clean programme to take second place and finish third in the combined event. In the same free skating group, Katie Flanagan skated a strong programme to finish in sixth place in her first championships.

Georgia Boyd skated in the Espoir ladies free event and skated a clean, strong programme which saw her finish in 12th, and seventh in her combined event.

Lewis Jones skated well in the Boys Espoir group as he performed in the championships for the first time to win the bronze medal. In the Cadets ladies group, Charlotte Harker earned a personal best score with the judges, placing sixth overall and combined with her figure results she was awarded the silver medal.

Ella Moore took 11th place in the same event, after performing a strong programme. Last to skate was Brooke Enticknap, in the youth ladies events. Brooke performed a lovely programme placing herself fifth overall.

A club spokesman said theyr were “extremely proud of all the skaters’ hard work and dedication to achieve the results at this event,” with Charlotte, Brooke and Lewis invited to a training weekend with the GB team as a result.

The club would like to thank Docwras.com for their continued support and to Pink Office, in Gorleston for their sponsorship for the 2018/2019 team.

For further information on skating lessons email waveneyrsc@outlook.com or call 07879 414 689.

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