Gym­nasts’ fi­nal meet im­presses

Tablelands Advertiser - - SPORT - Bec Singh

MA­REEBA Gym­nas­tics club cel­e­brated their end of year event with about 70 stu­dents show­cas­ing their flex­i­bil­ity and flips last week­end.

Stu­dents had three dis­plays in­clud­ing back­bends, tram­po­line flips and high ac­ro­batic flips per­formed with mu­sic for 450 spec­ta­tors.

One dis­play was an afro cir­cus, where boys and girls were dressed as clowns with colour­ful cos­tumes.

The boys showed off their strength, do­ing push ups in time to the mu­sic while the girls showed their flex­i­bil­ity with back­bends and flips.

Afro dis­play per­former Scar­lett Bat­tistin, 13 said she had been with the club since she was five but en­joyed the end of year event.

“It was a fun ex­pe­ri­ence to what we nor­mally do and a good way to end off the year,” she said.

“We prac­tised for about 3 to 4 weeks lead­ing up to this event and I can­not wait for next year.”

Ma­reeba Gym­nas­tics Club coach­ing di­rec­tor Kelly Tul­loch said the stu­dents are all very en­thu­si­as­tic and it was a great way to cel­e­brate their achieve­ments.

“I love that the kids all love the sport so much. While I was giv­ing my speech they were on the grass prac­tic­ing their dif­fer­ent skills which was so good to see,” she said.

“All the kids that at­tended our fi­nal event re­ceived a yearly badge to recog­nise the hard work of the gym­nasts.”

For more in­for­ma­tion about classes over the Christ­mas break call 40925113 or email fun@ma­ree­bagym­nas­tics. org.au.

An­gelina Tul­loch, 9, Tal­isha Eade, 11, Is­abella Ford, 12, Han­nah Joy, 10, Sum­mer Srhoj, 10, Dayna Pearce, 12, Frank Tul­loch, 12 and An­ton Czaja,11 showed their gym­nas­tics skills in the afro cir­cus.

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