Lich­field leaps to first

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

South Waikato has its lat­est cham­pi­ons. Lich­field School’s aer­o­bics team, The Lich­field Gym­nasts, won the Waikato Re­gional Year 2 to 6 School Gym­sport Fes­ti­val last Tues­day.

Teacher and coach Libby Pater­son said she is proud of her team’s achieve­ment. ‘‘We came first,’’ she said de­light­edly. ‘‘I’m re­ally stoked. I am very proud of all of them. I didn’t re­ally know if they would win be­cause I didn’t know the com­pe­ti­tion we were up against.’’

Ms Pater­son said this was the re­gional fi­nals so her team was up against other com­peti­tors from Coro­man­del and Hamil­ton.

‘‘We were up against eight other teams in aer­o­bics. . . Our rou­tine had to in­clude star jumps, push-ups and high knees.’’

This was the first time the school had en­tered an aer­o­bics team.

FIRST TIME CHAMPS: The Lich­field Gym­nasts in­clud­ing Court­ney Donn, Ash­ley Eden, Con­rad Donn, Nikita Akkersma, Ge­or­gia Wood, Sa­van­nah Dou­ble and Ly­dia Smed­ley with teacher and coach Libby Pater­son won the Waikato Re­gional Years 2 to 6 School Gym­sport Fes­ti­val last Tues­day.

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