Hawth have been hosting the South East & Open TeamGym Championships since 2008 and the event has been getting bigger every year. This year (2015) with the addition of micro teams, GfA levels and visitors from the Southern, South West and London Regions the event was our biggest yet with 66 teams taking part.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the parents, coaches and volunteers who help to make this event a success year after year.
The day started very early (7am) with the TeamGym Competition. Hawth's youngest gymnasts in the Level 4 Mini Team (the Hawth Hobbits) started the day off well when they saw off three other teams to take the gold in both the open and the South East Competitions.
The Level 3 Youth Girls (Hyper Hawth) followed suit with a strong performance in a group of 5 other teams, the girls took some new skills to the competition, achieved the highest floor score of the day and finished in 3rd place in the open, and 1st place in the South East.
Our final full team to compete were the Level 4 Junior women who sadly lost a team member due to injury in warm up, despite this they bravely continued with their competition and performed their new floor routine for the first time - they finished in 3rd place in the open and 1st place in the South East.
The afternoon rounds of the competition consisted of micro teams of 4 - 5 gymnasts and the Hawth teams continued to impress. First to compete were 2 teams in the Level 4 Mini Boys competition, theses boys were competing in a difficult category with 8 teams to contend with. Harrison's Team finished in 3rd - just 0.05 away from 2nd - and Ryan's team came back from a problematic tumble with a fantastic and very high scoring trampette to finish in first place.
Next up were the Level 4 Youth Mixed teams who were again competing against in a large group (10 teams), Jake's team finished in a fantastic 3rd place and Tabitha's team finished in 10th place after loosing a team member to illness, but deserve recognition for their amazing attempt to continue without a key player.
Starting at 6pm, the final round of the day saw Hawth's top TeamGym boys represent the club in the Level 3 Youth and Level 3 Junior categories. The two teams of Youth boys (Mitchell's Team and Louis' Team) finished in joint 3rd out of 6 teams, and the Junior Boys saw off 4 very strong teams from the London region to finish in first place and were the highest scoring micro team of the day.
Well done to everyone who took part! Full results can be found HERE