Arun gymnasts shine among Sussex’s best

The Arun gymnasts who performed so well in the Sussex tournaments
The Arun gymnasts who performed so well in the Sussex tournaments

EIGHTEEN members of Arun Gymnastics and Trampoline Club competed in the Sussex novice and intermediate four-piece girls and the Sussex novice, intermediate and advanced boys’ floor and vault.

Arun’s Sebastian Cunningham, Tommy Sewell-Davies and Callum Beaven competed in round one with all three in novice groups.

Sebastian competed in the seven-year-olds group, where he put in a strong vault display and an excellent floor routine that helped him finish first to win Arun’s first gold.

Callum was in the ten-11-year-old group and had a very solid vault which, combined with his floor routine, placed him second to win him silver. Tommy competed in the eight-nines group and put in a good floor routine and was unlucky just to miss out on a medal.

Round two saw the start of the girls’ four-piece competition.

Arun’s Grace Callaway and Ruby Bowditch competed in the novice and intermediate groups respectively. Grace was in the seven-year-olds’ group and had a fantastic competition winning three golds for her brilliant work on the beam, vault and floor and silver for her bars.

Ruby, in the eight-nines group, finished with four medals – with silvers from her super bars and vault and bronzes for her floor and beam.

Others from Arun competing in this round were Cerys Dickinson, Tatum Anwyl and Eve Holland, all in the novice group for eight-nine-year-olds.

Cerys Dickinson won two silver medals for her floor and vault routines while Tatum Anwyl took gold for her excellent vault and Eve’s best placing came from her beam routine.

Arun’s medal tally was further bolstered in round three, where they had six competing.

Lucy Woolmer and Georgina Reynolds competed in the intermediate ten-11-year-old group. Lucy put in a superb effort on vault that earned her gold and a graceful beam display won her silver.

Amber Hearn, Chloe Miller and Karla Thompson all competed in the novice 11-year-old age group and Karla’s great work on floor and vault won her bronze for each.

Brooklyn Smith was the last gymnast competing for Arun and she proved to be a real star in the novice ten-year-old group, where she picked up gold for her wonderful vault and bronze for both her beam and floor work.

Round four saw pressure on the five remaining Arun gymnasts to keep up the excellent results.

Eva Rennie was in the novice ten-11s’ group while Lily Kan, Hannah Anwyl, Daisy May Jones and Molly Ireland were in the 12-plus age group, with Lily competing at novice level and Hannah, Daisy and Molly at intermediate.

All put in a great effort but Eva, Hannah and Daisy May brought home the medals with outstanding performances.

Eva’s superb floor routine earned her bronze while Daisy came away with two golds for her brilliant work on the vault and bars and she shared a silver with Hannah for the beam. Hannah also added a silver for her bar work and rounded off her completion with two bronzes for her floor and vault.

The club had recorded 28 medals and Carolyn Millar, Natasha Andrade-Paris and Heather Wallace, the coaches, were very pleased with all the excellent work of the gymnasts.