Twelve year old Emilie Marsh from Horley has been awarded the coveted “Fay Greene Award for Progress in Gymnastics” trophy for her outstanding achievements throughout the last year.
The trophy is presented annually by Springfit Gymnastics and Trampolining club to the gymnast who, in the opinion of the coaches, has made the most progress in the previous 12 months.
Names are engraved around the base of the trophy for every winner since 1998, when the parents of talented youngster Fay donated the award to the club in memory of her and the sport she loved so much.
The award came as a pleasant surprise to Emilie who participates in two gymnastics classes as well as trampolining with the club and has been coming since she was a little girl. Showing a keenness and dedication that has seen Emilie progress from improvers level classes to the Saturday advanced squad, she stood out from the shortlist drawn up by all five Head Coaches at the club. Having attended various classes, all coaches that knew her agreed she was a pleasure to teach and works really hard.
On several occasions Emilie has been known to approach her coaches and ask what she can do to improve her skills or how she should practice at home. Having such enthusiasm has helped her stand out and be chosen from over 900 children at the club and some very talented gymnasts across several advanced squad classes. She will get to keep the trophy for a year until the 2013 winner is chosen next January. No doubt she is looking to win it for a second time already!
Emilie is pictured here receiving the trophy in front of her peers in the Saturday 1pm advanced gym class at Springfit.