Lichfield leaps to first
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.