Junior gymnasts take on annual competition

Fourteen gymnasts took part in the annual Recreational competition. Photo supplied.
Fourteen gymnasts took part in the annual Recreational competition. Photo supplied.

Boorowa Gymnastic Club held their annual Recreational competition last Saturday.

The competition is based on the NSW Gymnastic Association Stepping Stones Program and assesses a variety of skills that form the basis for gymnastic work.

Fourteen gymnasts took part in the competition and performed 11 skills which become progressively more difficult for each age from five years to ten plus.

Skills include hangs and swings on high, low and parallel bars, locomotion and dismounts from the beam and various jumps using both mini tramp and beat board.

Floor skills such as handstand, cartwheels, skipping, rolls and supports using the cylinder are also included.

Bronte Johnston was our youngest competitor at five years old.

The six year olds were Peter Bromham, Emmett Crozier, Roxy Taylor and Maya Hewitt.

The largest group was the seven year olds with Macie Harris, Gemima Kelly, Casey Armour, Billie Burton-Taylor, Lilliannah Campbell and Grace Prosper.

The other gymnasts were Mila Patyuk (eight years old), Josh Carney (nine) and John Bromham (10+).

The scoring system is based on developing, satisfactory, good and excellent. All the gymnasts performed well.

The highest score of the day was '11' excellents for Mila Patyuk.

Each competitor received a score sheet, certificate, ribbon and medal.