Participants show superb skills at comp
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
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.