Members of Horley based Springfit Gym Club took part in a competition this month to demonstrate the highly skillful discipline of acrobatic gymnastics.
Youngsters perform a routine to music in either pairs or trios to demonstrate strength, flexibility and control as they stand on shoulders, counter-balance and tumble around the gymnastics floor.
Acrobatics is one of the most accessible of all the gymnastics disciplines, as there is no real need for equipment when performing. Having been popularised by talent show groups such as Spellbound, there are lots of children aiming to emulate it and training with professional coaching from clubs such as Springfit is a great starting point.
Gold, silver and bronze medals were awarded to the top scoring partnerships in each of the ability based categories. There were some impressive displays from many varied duos and trios, as children in Springfit classes get to choose their partners for competition. The club’s philosophy is that participants should enjoy the activities, and competition is a rewarding aspect of sport. For this reason, members are not pushed into competition but each advanced class is invited, and it is testament to the fun and local nature of these competitions that so many enter each time!
11 out of the 14 sets of medals were won by Springfit members, the majority of which were in the distinctive black, red and white leotards worn by members of the higher ability classes.
Pictured below are the Novice A category entrants with their certificates of achievement and medals (top).
Inset is the Novice A category medal winners, standing proud in Springfit leotards.
Next is the winners of the “trios” section.
Bottom picture is the Novice B and Grade 1 pairs medal winners, again with a huge Springfit presence.
Well done to everyone that took part!