success for Burnham and Highbridge Monarchs gymnasts
and Highbridge gymnasts from the town's Monarchs Monarchs Acrobatic
Gymnastics Club are celebrating this week after clinching several
top gold places at a competition in Wales.
of 27 gymnasts from the Monarchs travelled from Highbhridge to Swansea
at the weekend to take part in the West Street Open Championships.
competed against teams from Wales, Ireland and England taking part,
and there were also gymnasts from the Welsh National Team participating.
group achieved some excellent results, including several gold medals.
the 12-18 age group, Joe Blake and Kian Hawkes won Gold in Balance
and Dynamic; Alice Kelson and Evie Tissington won Gold in Balance
and Dynamic; Eloise Baker, Heather Reed and Olivia Reed won Silver
in Balance and Combined Bronze medals in the team event.
in the 11-16 age group, Joe Reed and Mason Wall won Gold in Balance
and Dynamic; Ornela Velan, Jinny Ager and Ava Debonis won Bronze
Silver medals in the team event.
Level 5, Jenny Marsh and Summer Belben won Gold; Toby Baker and
Jack Hunt won Gold Jess Reed, Amy Cracknell and Erin Morgan won
Gold and Bronze medals in the team event.
Level 4, Gina Cumberlidge and Evie Pole won Gold; Jack Warburton
and Tilly Garrod won Silver; Evie Skinner and Ellie MacBeth won
Silver; and Aaliyah Chan and Amara Gamwell won Bronze.
the same weekend, four of the Monarchs' youngest gymnasts were also
competing in Sherborne in the South West regional CDC Championships
also with excellent results.
Level 2, Louis Reed and Doris Fields won Gold; and Faith Hands,
Harriet Hobbs and Amelia Wainwright won Silver.
The proud gymnastics club members after their successful weekend
of wins (photos: Mandy Warburton)