In the last two months Hawth Gymnastics have had no less than 7 gymnasts crowned National Champions as well as many other fantastic results at the highest level.
Firstly, on the weekend of 13th - 15th November we had 16 men's artistic gymnasts competing at the Club and Elite Grades Finals in Birmingham, the boys had all qualified for the event a few weeks earlier and had been busy preparing to represent not just their club, but also the South East region at the finals.
The first competition on the Friday afternoon saw James B finish in the top 10 for Club Level 1 and gain an invite to a reward camp in Lilleshall with the national coaches later this month. Our Club Level 3 gymnasts Adam B and Jake B also put in a good competition to represent the club and the region.
Club Level 5 and 6 gymnasts took to the floor for the second round on Friday. At Level 5 Louis G took the bronze medal (and an invite to Lilleshall) and Mark S finished in a very respectable 8th place. Tom K took the gold medal and Karl H the bronze in the Club Level 6 Competition (British Champion #1) and alongside Hawth team-mate Cameron B the South East team also took the gold (British Champions #2 & #3).
At Club Level 4 Micheal and Ciaran competed and finished in 38th & 41st place overall.
We had 4 gymnasts competing in the Elite grades over the weekend Linus C at Level 2 who finished in 23rd place individually and 4th place with his team; Anton A (12th place) and Cody T (22nd place) in Elite Level 3 and finally Harry H at Level 6 who finished 10th overall and in 2nd place with his team.
The final category was the Club Level 2 where Frank R and Reece B where representing Hawth and the South East. Reece finished in 4th place individually and Frank in 14th. The boys and their South East team mates finished in first place and took the gold medals (British Champions #4 & #5)
Three weeks later our adult gymnasts were traveling to the National Sports Centre in Lilleshall to compete in the Veterans British Championships.
Zoli (competing for the 2nd year), Rhys and Scott (first time competitors) had a fantastic day at the event despite having to compete without their regular coach (many thanks to Colchester School or Gymnastics for providing coach support in the form of Jess and Georgina).
Rhys competed in the 18 - 29 Novice MAG category against a very tough group, he finished a respectable 7th with a 5th place on P-Bars.
In the 30 - 39 Novice MAG category Scott was representing Hawth and took the gold medal (British Champion #6)
Finally in the 30 + Intermediate MAG Zoli returned from finishing 7th last year to take the gold (British Champion #7)
Well done to our SEVEN British Champions and to everyone who competed over the last month.... With the Under 12 and Under 14 British Championships just around the corner that number could be increasing!