Frivolten Cup & English Qualifier
A busy weekend for NTGA saw twenty-two members compete at the Frivolten Cup in Sweden and the second English Championship Qualifier in Telford respectively.
Josh Jones & Ross Tait travelled to Sweden to represent England at the Frivolten Cup having recently been selected by English Gymnastics and gave a good account of themselves in the Open Mens category. Making his international debut, Ross scored 100.845 in qualification to register 6th position after two rounds, with Josh closely following in 7th with a score of 100.225. As they both progressed to the zero final it was all to play for with Josh recording a score of 51.945 which was enough to secure a 3rd place finish and a bronze medal. An unfortunate error for Ross in the final round saw him out of medal contention, finishing 6th.
Back on home soil it was back to Telford for the second time in as many weeks as NTGA members collected a total of ten medals at the second English Championship qualifying event.
At Silver level Alex Pitfield won a silver medal in the 15-16 Male, scoring 47.180 in the final round, finishing just 0.49 behind the eventual winner. In the 13-14 Male Isaac Broadhurst scored 47.290 in the final to secure 2nd place and a silver medal. Beth Waine continued her good run of form with a 2nd place finish in the 9-10 Female, scoring 42.240 in the final round to claim her place on the podium. There was a 3rd place finish in the 11-12 Female for Georgia Roseblade, as she scored 43.770 to collect a bronze medal in a field of fifty-five gymnasts.
At Gold level Tyler Cole-Dyer lead the way, scoring 52.520 for a convincing win in the 13-14 Male category. Reece Coleman teamed up with Isaac Cheney from Milton Keynes to win the 13-14 Male Synchronised category and India Farrar & Freya Newcombe combined to win a silver medal in the 9-12 Mixed Synchro. In a closely contested 15-16 Female category Abigail Brown scored 51.300 to finish in 2nd place, with Brodie Hove-Coleman joining her on the podium in 3rd place with a score of 50.790. In the 11-12 Female category India Farrar scored 47.270 to secure a bronze medal finish, with Freya Newcombe just missing out on the podium in 4th with 47.080.
Other Silver level results: 11-12 Female – Katie Skellett 7th, Freya Portrey 9th, Freya Miles 33rd. 13-14 Female – Sofia Rands 11th, Mollie Johnson 62nd. 15-16 Female – Mela Moseley 17th.
Other Gold level results: 11-12 Female – Ellie Vassel 7th, Emily Chapman 12th. 13-14 Male – Reece Coleman 6th, Rafferty Booler-Stewart 9th. 13-14 Female – Lois Moseley 4th.
Well done to all the gymnasts and special thank you to the coaches, judges and parents for their fantastic support across the weekend.