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GYM: Rising stars at Waveney Gym Club

PUBLISHED: 11:55 04 June 2010 | UPDATED: 17:33 06 July 2010

WAVENEY Gym Club held a competition for the pre-school youngsters who train at the club recently.

This was the first time they have attempted to hold such an ambitious day, which was organised by Hazel Densham and Anne Ayers - two very experienced pre-school coaches at the club.

WAVENEY Gym Club held a competition for the pre-school youngsters who train at the club recently.

This was the first time they have attempted to hold such an ambitious day, which was organised by Hazel Densham and Anne Ayers - two very experienced pre-school coaches at the club.

All the children taking part were either three or four years old. They all competed on four pieces of apparatus, which included simple floor elements, a vault, the bars and the beam. The day began at around 8.30am and after they had all registered; they were split into age groups of boys and girls and taken to the apparatus for a warm up before competing.

More than 50 little gymnasts took part and all gave it their best shot as they went around the four pieces with the help of the coaching staff. Many of the club's coaches came along to help with the youngsters, either with support or judging the simple routines. Between each piece of apparatus the children moved to the music of a variety of nursery rhymes, which the parents were encouraged to sing along with. The whole event was a great family occasion with mums, dads, grandparents, brothers, sisters and other relations there to support them.

Chairman John Pawsey was in attendance to say a few words during the course of the competition and he referred to the excellent behaviour of all the little gymnasts in their concentration, efforts to do their best and the way they worked for the two and half hours of the competition.

In the Age 3 Girls Group 1st place was won by Carys Delanuay, 2nd place went to Kacie Hanton and in third place was Ellie Graham. The Boys Age 3 Group saw Oliver Hitcham win gold medal, Lucas Braybrooke and Reuben Colbridge were in joint silver medal position and Ashton King took the bronze medal.

In the Age 4 Group Kaiya Eastell came first with Scarlett Colbridge and Clara Watson Flowers in second and third place respectively. For the Age 4 Boys Group Kaan Sezgin came first with Joshua Utting in second place and Harrison Holmes in third. After such fantastic performances it is fair to say that all of those who took part were winners on the day!

At the end of the morning's competition, all the little ones were awarded with a certificate of participation and a RISING STARS t-shirt in recognition of the event. Everybody seemed delighted by the occasion and many parents indicated their gratitude for such a well organised and enjoyable day.

Successful days like this do not happen without a great deal of organisation and preparation and in addition to the efforts of Hazel and Anne it is important to mention Vikki Rogers, the centre manager, Jess Evans for putting the competition schedule together, Peter, Alex, Ben, Clare and several of our junior coaches and helpers for their efforts.

Several of the more talented gymnasts from the girls also came along to help the little ones and they did a great job. Neil Godbold, the club's official photographer, was in attendance to capture the fun and personal moments for the day.

If you want to know more about the classes and work that our very experienced coaching staff offer children of Pre-School age then get in touch with the club on 01502 501419.

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