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It's a balancing act for Burnley Gymnastics Club
Burnley Gymnastics Club is ‘head over heels’ after its first ever inter club event was hailed a huge success.
There was a big turn out from youngsters at Burnley Enterprise of Sport and Training (BEST) – the club’s home since it was officially opened by Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle.
And there was an Olympic flavour to the competition as Burnley torch bearer, Lucy Cowgill, brought her torch along to show off to all of the competitors.
It also proved to be a financial success for the club as they raised £513.60 to help towards new equipment with raffle prizes and photos with the Olympic Torch.
“The competition was fantastic,” said Gill Cragg, chairman of Burnley Gymnastics Club. “It was really well attended and was thoroughly enjoyed by all. We raised a total of £513.60 which is vital to help towards the cost new equipment for the gymnasts.”
She added: “The girls had been practising hard on their routines ready for the club competition. We are also very grateful to Lucy for bringing her torch down to make the day extra special.”
The competition was split in to four categories; level one advanced, level two improvers, level three for the over eights and level four for gymnasts aged six to eight years old.
The advanced competition included floor, vault, beam and bars while the other three involved floor and vault routines.
Beatrix Higginson won on both the floor and vault to win the youngest age group. Emma Taylor was overall winner in the level three while Antonia Wright took level two honours.
And despite not winning a single event, Ellecia Farnworth’s all-round ability in each routine saw her crowned overall winner in level one advanced.
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