Featherstone gymnasts impress

Millie Burdekin (left) and Rhea Cartwright gained good passes.
Millie Burdekin (left) and Rhea Cartwright gained good passes.

The Yorkshire regional grades gymnastics competitions were held at Catterick Leisure Centre.

Sixteen girls from Featherstone Gymnastics Club, who train at Airedale Academy, took their grades and the club achieved a 100 per cent pass rate.

The majority of the grades were held on one weekend.The regional grade 13 was delayed. It was held along with the national grades at a later date.

Both weekends were a great success. The competitive atmosphere at the centre was brilliant and gymnasts, coaches and parents all thoroughly enjoyed both weekends.

The gymnasts competed in various levels of grades. The girls have to perform routines and set moves on all four pieces of equipment.

The moves are performed on the vault, bars, beam and floor. Many of the girls achieved a distinction and the remainder with well deserved passes.

Six girls from Featherstone Gymnastics Club entered the grade 14 competition. These were Rhianna Oldfield, Savannah Nor-Foster, Nell Sherrington, Jessica Graham, Abbie-Mae Millward and Ellie Tams.

Rhianna, Savannah, Nell, and Jessica all achieved distinctions and Abbie and Ellie a good pass.

Savannah came second on vault, fourth on beam, third on floor, fifth on range and conditioning and third overall. Nell came second on beam. Jessica came fourth on floor and fifth on conditioning. A total 25 gymnasts competed at this level and age range.

Passes at grade 13 were Caitlan Haffenden, Billie–Jo Davies and Megan Stokoe who came fourth on vault and bars, fifth on floor and sixth overall. There were 17 competitors.

Two girls from Featherstone Gymnastics Club Rhea Cartwright and Millie Burdekin competed in the grade 12 competition.

Rhea came fifth on vault and 12th overall. Millie came 13th overall. Both girls gained good passes.

Competing at grade 11 were Molly Hepworth, who achieved first on floor, Evie Walton, who achieved fifth on beam and sixth on bars and also Alex Campbell who came first on vault. All three girls achieved distinctions and came eight, ninth and tenth respectively.

At grade 10, Erris Swinson came second on beam and fifth overall and Rachel McMaster came second on floor and fourth overall.