Lo­cals make State team

Southern Telegraph - - Sport - El­lie Honey­bone

Four tal­ented gym­nasts from Stel­lar Gym­sports in Port Kennedy have been se­lected to rep­re­sent WA at next month’s Border Chal­lenge in Queens­land.

Tif­fany Williams, 12, Char­l­ize Dy­mond, 14, and Eve SchreiberWood, 11, will compete at the Caloun­dra In­door Sta­dium from June 24 to 26 af­ter they each re­ceived top scores in tri­als at Gym­nas­tics WA in Leed­erville.

Anushke van Niek­erk, 10, has been named as a re­serve on the squad and also won the all-round gold medal at the re­cent Gym­nas­tics WA State Cham­pi­onships in her Na­tional Level 6 age group.

Each will take on the in­ter­na­tional order of ap­pa­ra­tus — vault, bars, beam and floor.

Head coach Lor­raine Fisher said the girls were ex­tremely ded­i­cated to their sport, train­ing for about 12 hours a week year round with coach Ab­bie Quarmby.

“They train with great ded­i­ca­tion and self-dis­ci­pline and they all de­serve their won­der­ful re­sults,” she said.

“The girls are all very skilled on all the ap­pa­ra­tus — par­tic­u­larly on the floor thanks to some hard work from our coach.

“The WA team is made up of six and three of those are girls from our gym, which is a fan­tas­tic re­sult.”

The com­peti­tors will travel with their fam­i­lies and will be guided by a WA State coach.

The champion quad are part of the 366 gym­nasts reg­is­tered at Stel­lar Gym­sports, which caters to par­tic­i­pants aged two to 14 years.

Pic­ture: El­lie Honey­bone

Stel­lar Gym­sports gym­nasts Tif­fany Williams, 12, Char­l­ize Dy­mond, 14, Eve Schreiber-Wood, 11, and Anushke van Niek­erk, 10, will rep­re­sent WA at the Border Chal­lenge in Queens­land next month.

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