Thirteen year old Abbie James has been awarded Springfit’s Elite Trophy for her outstanding achievements throughout 2015.  The trophy rewards effort in improving flexibility, strength, attitude and performance in gymnastics.

Abbie Jamie - Elite Class Trophy Winner
Abbie Jamie – Elite Class Trophy Winner

Abbie was pleasantly surprised but happy as she has been working hard in her Thursday and Saturday classes in Horley, showing a determined attitude towards her training that has seen her achieve many new skills as well continuing to improve her existing ones. Her coaches still believe her to be “a fantastic role model for all gymnasts in her determination and enjoyment of the sport” as she was  4 years ago when Abbie was awarded the coveted “Fay Greene Award for Progress in Gymnastics”. That award also came as a pleasant surprise to Abbie who has been with the club since December 2010 and had no gymnastics background before then. She had progressed from an improvers class to advanced quickly and was then invited into Springfit’s “Elite squad” at their Oakwood Sports Centre training venue within a year of joining us.

Abbie is pictured here receiving the trophy in front of her peers in the Thursday Elite Gymnastics class at Springfit.