Oct10

GFA Competitive Groups at County Floor and Vault

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On Sunday 25th September fifteen gymnasts from our GFA competitive groups R1, R2 and C1 competed at the County Floor and Vault in Retford. This competition was aimed at level 5 gymnasts alone and was a qualifier for the County Teams competition to be held in November.

 It was an exciting day before the competition even started as for 10 of the girls it was their first time competing at Level 5.

 Floor was our first piece of the day. There were a lot of new routines being tried out for the first time in competition by our younger gymnasts from R2 and nerves did come into play but all the girls showed how committed and brave they were by finishing their routines and they should be very proud of themselves. The C1 girls, competing for the first time at this level, performed very well and did not look out of place against more experienced gymnasts. The girls from R1 performed strongly with some beautiful routines and powerful tumbles.

 Vault was a closely contended piece with less than 1 mark separating 1st place to 20th place in both the 8/9 and 10/11 age ranges and less than 2 marks in the 12/13 age. We saw some fantastic and tight flatbacks from the R2 girls. From C1 and R1 we had strong handsprings and half on half offs with stuck landings (though we did see a few bendy legs....tut tut).

 Huge congratulations to Charlotte Simpson who qualified for the Nottinghamshire County team, what a fantastic achievement.

 Highlights of the day – Steph Booth for displaying amazing bravery

Quote of the day – “ I don’t care how it looked, I got over it!” Martha Turner, C1, talking about Vault.

 Well done to all the girls you should all be very proud of yourselves, your coaches are.

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