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PUBLISHED: 08:00 20 June 2008 | UPDATED: 20:39 05 July 2010

The Regini-Moran boys, left to right, Giarnni, Carlos and Emilio. PHOTO: MICK HOWES

The Regini-Moran boys, left to right, Giarnni, Carlos and Emilio. PHOTO: MICK HOWES

Mark Boggis

A TALENTED trio from Lowestoft are aiming for the top in the pursuit of realising their gymnastics dreams.

Harboring high hopes, the Regini-Moran family have not one… not two… but three shooting starlets who attend the popular Waveney Gymnastics Club.

A TALENTED trio from Lowestoft are aiming for the top in the pursuit of realising their gymnastics dreams.

Harboring high hopes, the Regini-Moran family have not one… not two… but three shooting starlets who attend the popular Waveney Gymnastics Club.

And leading the way in the trophy stakes, nine-year-old Giarnni was awarded the best junior sportsman honour last month at the glittering Waveney Sports Awards.

As the first boy from Suffolk to win a national elite grade title in 2007, Giarnni successfully defended the U9 title he captured last year with the U10 award last month, to secure a top double.

And following his success last month, his club coaches said: “Giarnni proved once again that he is the gymnast to beat in this age group.”

This outstanding talent led to him being specifically selected to train with the National Junior U12 squad - the only nine-year-old in the country to be picked.

And there was more good news for the talented youngster this week, as proud mum Kerri told The Journal: “He's been selected again for the second year of training with the U12 National boys squad, which is an achievement in itself.

“He will be training with Great Britain coach Barry Collie again, and his potential is such that a place in the junior Europeans in 2012 is on the cards if he continues with this development.”

Giarnni's brothers Carlos, eight, and Emilio, five, are also talented gymnasts with huge potential.

Despite being the best at his age group in the country, there is however one big obstacle in the way of the talented Giarnni and his brothers - finance.

“Including national squad training, fees and travel the cost to take Giarnni across the country is £4,074 just for him,” she said. “We are really struggling as it's just so hard - even if someone could come forward with some money for training or equipment it would really help.”

If you can help in any way, telephone Mark Boggis at The Journal on 01502 525833 or e-mail Glen and Kerri to express help at reginimoran@hotmail.co.uk

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