Gym­nasts tough it out

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - CLASSIFIEDS -

MOSS­MAN and Dis­trict Gym­nas­tics Club trav­elled to Ather­ton for the fi­nal gym­nas­tics com­pe­ti­tion for 2013 last Satur­day and Sun­day.

Par­tic­i­pat­ing clubs from the FNQ re­gion num­bered eight in to­tal from Ather­ton, Bar­ron Val­ley, Ing­ham, Ma­landa, Ma­reeba, Moss­man, South­side Cairns and Townsville.

At least 280 gym­nasts per­formed in each ap­pa­ra­tus over the weekend in vary­ing lev­els.

For the Ather­ton gym club it was their first sanc­tioned event with such a large se­lec­tion of gym­nasts.

Ev­ery­one is look­ing for­ward to par­tic­i­pat­ing again in 2014 at the Ather­ton Gym­nas­tics Club. All gym­nasts per­formed well un­der pres­sure, es­pe­cially with ex­tremely warm and steamy con­di­tions.

This com­pe­ti­tion saw the Moss­man and Dis­trict Gym­nas­tics club send their largest se­lec­tion of 14 girls to a Women’s Artis­tic Gym­nas­tics Com­pe­ti­tion yet.

All girls were up against some re­ally tough com­pe­ti­tion, of­ten com­pet­ing against girls much older than them­selves.

From WAG Level 1 Open Charli Feben did ex­tremely well on all ap­pa­ra­tus but shone on her floor rou­tine re­ceiv­ing third place and fourth over­all out of 15 gym­nasts. Grace Jones and Ruby Col­bridge showed poise and strength, gain­ing great ex­pe­ri­ence and ex­po­sure within the com­pe­ti­tion arena.

From WAG Level 2 Un­der-8’s it was Char­lotte Hen­der­son, Jaymi Bur­combe and Rosa John­son’s first time com­pet­ing in Level 2 and hav­ing a lot of com­pe­ti­tion be­ing scored among a group of 45 gym­nasts. All per­formed very well. From WAG Level 2 Over 8’s Aly- ssa Heise showed great poise be­ing scored against her peers in a group of 26.

From WAG Level 3 Over Tali Hoye did re­ally well on all ap­pa­ra­tus, but ex­celled on Beam re­ceiv­ing third and over­all sev­enth. Olivia Dol­lard gave a con­fi­dent per­for­mance as well as Jorja Har­vey, Della Miller and Kahli Frizelle do­ing great work and show­ing much im­prove­ment.

From WAG Level 4 Shayla Frizelle and Paulina Bern­hardi were up against some tough com­pe­ti­tion, strug­gling with nerves, es­pe­cially on vault and bars, but over­all did re­ally well con­sid­er­ing it was their first com­pe­ti­tion in Level 4.

Over­all the coaches were very happy with the re­sults and gained insight into ar­eas for im­prove­ment. All girls came away with more ex­pe­ri­ence and ap­pre­ci­a­tion for the sport of Gym­nas­tics and what is in­volved in such large com­pe­ti­tions.

Moss­man and Dis­trict Gym­nas­tics Club are busily pre­par­ing their gym­nasts for their pi­rate-themed end of year pre­sen­ta­tion night on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 6, 6.00pm - 7.30pm at the In­door Sports Cen­tre and all are wel­come.

The Moss­man and Dis­trict Gym­nas­tics Club pro­vide a won­der­ful op­por­tu­nity for our lo­cal kids to be­come pro­fi­cient in a world-class sport gain­ing strength, flex­i­bil­ity, bal­ance, co-or­di­na­tion and a sense of pride while hav­ing fun.

Any­one wish­ing to sign up their chil­dren as new en­rol­ments for 2014, please email en­quiries to info@moss­man­gym­nas­, phone 0417 702 534 or visit the web­site at www.moss­man­gym­nas­

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