Members of Springfit Gymnastics and Trampoline Club were invited to compete at the largest recreational gymnastics and trampoline competition in the UK last week.
Over a dozen clubs from the South East came together for the annual Flair invitational competition held at the Walton Xcel Leisure Centre, Surrey, and the local club walked away with many of the top honors. The Disney themed occasion was well received and provided spectators with entertaining routines, as well as the proud parents witnessing superb routines from their children, on trampolines and the gymnastics floor. The judges were impressed with the overall standard, and some impressive vaulting wowed the crowds.
In all, Springfit club took home 25 medals, including 8 golds!
The impressive Katie Pidgeon (12) took first place in both the highest levels of trampolining as well as gymnastics. There were also podium top-spots for young Lucy Fish (7), Abbie Clifton (11), Aylish Moore (8), Alex Alpe (15), Kayleigh Donovan (18) and a birthday gold for Holly Bird, who turned 15 just the day before.
Of the numerous second-place finishes, a special mention should go to the wonderful efforts of Chelsie Kilgannon (9), who did superbly in performing a flawless gymnastics routine and excellent vaults. Plus Lauren Monk (8) who shone on the trampoline in her age category.
The club is especially proud of Lucy Fish for earning the highest scoring floor routine and vault in her age category, taking Gold from 11 other eight year olds in her group, as well as Maxine Coldrey who also earned the highest floor score in her group of 16, only missing out to Kaitlyn for our sister club; Pointers.
Photos and some video of the event is available here:
with the access code “flair2009”
Well done to everyone who took part.
Pictured below are some of the trampoline competitors from the day; Lucy Pidgeon, Aylish Moore, Katie Pidgeon and Abigail Ferguson with coach Kayleigh Donovan.