Par­tic­i­pants show su­perb skills at comp

Pilbara News - - Pilbars Sport - Robert Dougherty

The an­nual North West In­vi­ta­tional Gymnastics Com­pe­ti­tion was hosted in Broome by Pearl Coast Gymnastics Club Broome and the North West Re­gional Gymnastics As­so­ci­a­tion last month.

Nu­mer­ous clubs from across WA in­clud­ing around 90 com­peti­tors from Hed­land and Kar­ratha gymnastics clubs gath­ered at the Broome Se­nior High School Gym­na­sium on Septem­ber 24 and 25 for the event.

For­mer elite-level ath­lete Sam Newton opened the event, which con­cluded with a fam­ily fun day at the Man­grove Ho­tel.

PCGCB pres­i­dent Car­men Stan­dring said the event was a great suc­cess for gymnastics in the re­gion and com­peti­tors en­joyed a new floor tum­bling com­pe­ti­tion held on the Sun­day.

“All gym­nasts per­formed ex­tremely well over the week­end of the com­pe­ti­tion, with great sports­man­ship and ca­ma­raderie demon­strated by all clubs,” she said.

“Kar­ratha Gymnastics Club was awarded cham­pion club at the com­pe­ti­tion for their awe­some cheer­ing and team spirit.

“PCGC and NWRGA would like to thank their ma­jor spon­sors, Depart­ment of Sport and Re­cre­ation and Ray White Broome for fund­ing the com­pe­ti­tion and training costs for Broome coaches dur­ing the clin­ics.”

At the event, Broome vol­un­teer Lin­ley Cilia was awarded the An­drew McLaugh­lin Per­pet­ual Award recog­nis­ing her con­tri­bu­tions to the North West gymnastics com­mu­nity as a men­tor, coach and an­nouncer of 20 years.

Great sports­man­ship and ca­ma­raderie (were) demon­strated. Car­men Stan­dring

Pic­tures: Maddy Stan­dring

Gym­nast Tonique Cas­sidy com­pletes a beam rou­tine at the com­pe­ti­tion.

Coach Jada Glas­son Carr over­sees Kate­lyn Hills’ un­even bars rou­tine dur­ing the North West In­vi­ta­tional Gymnastics com­pe­ti­tion in Broome.

Char­lie Pas­coe on the par­al­lel bars as coach Cather­ine Cilia looks on.

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