Team GB hon­our for town’s trio

The Scarborough News - - NEWS - BY DANIEL GRE­GORY Daniel.gre­gory@jpress.co.uk Twit­ter: @mr­daniel­gre­gory

Three Scar­bor­ough gym­nasts are set to rep­re­sent Great Bri­tain at the Euro­pean Team Gym Cham­pi­onships.

Three Scar­bor­ough gym­nasts and their coach are set to jet off to Por­tu­gal to rep­re­sent Great Bri­tain at the Euro­pean TeamGym Cham­pi­onships.

Damian Walker, 16, Joseph Fish­burn, 17, Me­gan Coates, 19, and their coach Ni­cola Walker have been se­lected to rep­re­sent Team GB at the pres­ti­gious cham­pi­onships.

Damian Walker and Fish­burn have been se­lected for the ju­nior men’s team, who com­pete on Thurs­day, while Coates was se­lected for the se­nior women’s squad, who are in ac­tion on Wed­nes­day.

Warm-up events are planned for Tues­day, with the four fly­ing out to Lis­bon on Mon­day.

A de­lighted Ni­cola Walker said: “Every­body at the club is very proud of all their hard work, ded­i­ca­tion and com­mit­ment to the sport and wishes them all lots of luck.

“We’re lucky to have such fan­tas­tic gym­nasts who are amaz­ing role mod­els for our younger gym­nasts.”

On a per­sonal note, Ni­cola Walker has been picked as one of the coaches of the Great Bri­tain TeamGym squad.

“It’s an hon­our to be cho­sen as a coach for Team GB and such an amaz­ing op­por­tu­nity to rep­re­sent Great Bri­tain,” she added.

Scar­bor­ough Gym­nas­tics Academy would like to thank Abbey Gas and Sch­nei­der Electrics for spon­sor­ing the gym­nasts.

PIC­TURES: A DIF­FER­ENT BLUE PHO­TOG­RA­PHY

Clock­wise from above left, Joseph Fish­burn, Me­gan Coates, coach Ni­cola Walker and Damian Walker are jet­ting off to Por­tu­gal on Mon­day

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