Young Balmoor gymnasts excel at a host of competitions

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Balmoor Gymnastics Club recently held its club competition where all club members were invited to come together for a full competition.

There was a fantastic turnout and the coaches were very proud of all the gymnasts who took part. For some of these gymnasts it was their very first competition!

Results were as follows:

Beginners: age 8

Floor - 1 Freya Skakle, 2 Neive McKenzie, 3 Caitlyn Forman,

Vault - 1 Caitlyn Forman, 2 Maizie Park, 3 Millie Donaldson & Monique Ritchie.

Overall - 1 Caitlyn Forman, 2 Maizie Park, 3 Monique Ritchie.

Beginners: age 9

Floor - 1 Ebonnie Buchan, 2 Ashya Guild, 3 Alyssa Goodbrand.

Vault - 1 Ebonnie Buchan, 2 Brooke Evans, 3 Kaylee Stephen & Liam McBeath.

Overall - 1 Ebonnie Buchan, 2 Brooke Evans, 3 Kaylee Stephen.

Beginners: age 10

Floor - 1 Tallis Robson & Kayla Waller, 2 Trudie Taylor & Dana Hepburn, 3 Ella Evans.

Vault - 1 Tallis Robson, 2 Kayla Waller, 3 Dana Hepburn.

Overall - 1 Tallis Robson, 2 Kayla Waller, 3 Dana Hepburn.

Beginners: age 11/12

Floor - 1 Siobhan Tocher & Kacey Campbell, 2 Millie Arnott, 3 Monique Uni.

Vault - 1 Kacey Campbell, 2 Nathan Taylor, 3 Monique Uri & Millie Arnott.

Overall - 1 Kacey Campbell, 2 Millie Arnott, 3 Monique Uri.

Overall Beginners Shield winner - Tallis Robson.

Intermediate: age 6/7

Floor - 1 Lucy Warman, 2 Sophie Geddess, 3 Lylia Forman.

Vault - 1 Lucy Warman, 2 Sophie Geddess & Lylia Forman, 3 Libby Brown.

Overall - 1 Lucy Warman, 2 Sophie Geddess, 3 Lylia Forman.

Intermediate: age 8/9

Floor - 1 Tiffany Buchan & Steffie West, 2 Jodie Morris, 3 Neeve Smith.

Vault - 1 Tiffany Buchan, 2 Steffie West, 3 Jodie Morris & Brodie Buchan.

Overall - 1 Tiffany Buchan, 2 Steffie West, 3 Jodie Morris.

Intermediate: age 10/11

Floor - 1 Alanah Mutch & Maisie Duthie, 2 Demi Buchan, 3 Chloe Tait.

Vault - 1 Alanah Mutch, 2 Demi Buchan, 3 Maisie Duthie.

Overall - 1 Alanah Mutch, 2 Maisie Duthie, 3 Demi Buchan.

Intermediate: age 12+

Floor - 1 Rachel Shepherd, 2 Kasey West, 3 Hannah Sim.

Vault - 1 Kasey West, 2 Georgia Strachan, 3 Angel McKay.

Overall - 1 Kasey West, 2 Georgia Strachan, 3 Hannah Sim.

Overall Intermediate Shield winner – Kasey West

The club also entered Gairoch Gymnastics Club’s Glitterball competition on with its competitive squad girls. The girls did very well in this competition and with very special tiaras for the winners they had a good few princesses coming back to the club with medals!

Results were:

Beginners: 6/7

Vault - 3rd Sophie Geddes. Team of Sophie Geddes, Lucy Warman, Libby Jane Brown and Lylia Forman - 6th.

Beginners: 8/9

Vault - 1 Tiffany Buchan, 2 Steffie West & Neeve Smith.

Overall: Tiffany Buchan.

Team of Tiffany Buchan, Steffie West, Neeve Smith, Jodie Morris & Brodie Buchan – 2nd

Beginners: 10/11

Floor - 1 Maisie Duthie, 2 Demi Buchan.

Vault - 2 Chloe Tait.

Overall - 1 Demi Buchan, 2 Maisie Duthie.

Team of Maisie Duthie, Demi Buchan & Chloe Tait – 1st

Beginners: 12+

Floor - 1 Rachael Shepherd.

Team of Rachel Shepherd, Nicole Stephen & Sophie McPhee – 2nd

Intermediate: 12+

Floor - 4 Angel McKay & Kayleigh McCallum.

Vault - 2 Kasey West, 3 Angel McKay.

Overall - 3 Angel McKay, 4 Kasey West.

Team of Angel McKay, Kasey West & Kayleigh McCallum - 2nd

The club also took part in the Active Schools Aberdeenshire event where two of its coaches took nine gymnasts to give trial sessions to Peterhead Academy pupils. The gymnasts were delighted to meet the commonwealth athletes as well as using their own training and knowledge to give others a chance to try Gymnastics.

The club has expressed thanks to all the parents and helpers for their continued support especially with helping to oganise the club competition. Thanks were also expressed to the gymnasts for their comitment to the club and their training.