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Waveney rollerskaters make presence felt at national championships

PUBLISHED: 07:27 12 July 2019

The Waveney Roller Skating Club team at Kettering pose for a team photo Picture: CLUB

The Waveney Roller Skating Club team at Kettering pose for a team photo Picture: CLUB

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Four talented Waveney roller-skaters travelled to Kettering for the British Figure and Free Skating Championships.

The atmosphere was electric as the girls competed against the country's best skaters and they fought to the end, resulting in some excellent performances.

With top international judges and a new judging system being brought in for the first time the pressure was on but the skaters did themselves and the club proud.

It was a great start to the three day event with the youngest skater,Katie Flanagan becoming British champion in the tots free skating category. She executed an amazing performance, smiling all the way round and finished the weekend with a fourth place in the tots figure event as well.

Success continued with Charlotte Harker in the ladies' cadets figure skating event. Charlotte finished second and earned herself a place on the podiums.

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The next event for the girls was the ladies' cadets short programme. This was a tough group and great competition which saw Charlotte Harker placed second and Ella Moore eighth.

This was followed by the junior ladies' event, which again was a tough group and Brooke Enticknap skated a lovely short programme to take third place.

On Sunday the skaters had to perform their long programmes with Charlotte and Ella starting with the cadet ladies' group. Both skated lovely programmes which saw Charlotte finish third overall and Ella Moore eighth.

Charlotte has been selected to skate for the GB team in the cup of Europe competition which is being held in Italy. This is a huge achievement for Charlotte and her first international selection.

The last Waveney action of the day saw Brooke Enticknap skating an exciting programme to The Hunger Games soundtrack, with a great performance placing her third for the long programme and fourth overall combined.

The girls were grateful to their coach, Carla Smith, for all the dedication and hard work she puts in and the club would like to thank High Lodge for their sponsorship and Ormiston Denes Academy for their training facilities and support.

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