English Championships 2018

Fourteen NTGA members travelled to compete at the 2018 English Championships on 13-14 October in what was the final domestic event of the year.

Having gained qualification at events earlier in the year the championships were held at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield and NTGA returned with a total haul of seven medals, including four individual English Champions.

Saturday saw our Silver level gymnasts take to the arena, with Beth Waine registering an impressive performance in the 9-10 Female category to lead from the start with a qualification score of 81.070. Beth held her nerve in the final to win the gold medal with a score of 43.680.

Isaac Broadhurst jumped from 3rd place after qualification, where he scored 90.135, to win the 13-14 Male category as he recorded 47.440 to edge out his nearest rivals and become English Champion.

Elsewhere Sofia Rands finished 7th in the 13-14 Female with 45.270, whilst Freya Portrey scored 80.335 to finish 10th and Katie Skellett scored 78.380 to come 13th in the 11-12 Female category.

Our Gold level gymnasts were next up on Sunday with Tyler Cole-Dyer the pick of the bunch after a commanding performance saw him in 1st place after qualification with a score of 99.545 in the 13-14 Male category. Tyler improved on his score in the final round, registering 55.295 to win by a margin of 3.49 marks.

A closely contested 11-12 Female category saw Freya Newcombe improve on her qualification position by three places. After scoring 88.675 to put her 4th after two rounds Freya went on to score 47.325 in the final which proved enough to clinch the English Championship title for the first time.

British Champion Brodie Hove-Coleman finished in 2nd place in the 15-16 Female category, scoring 50.475 to edge teammate Evie Joseph, who was leading after qualification, in to 3rd place as she scored 50.085.

A solid three rounds from Josh Jones in the 17-21 Male category put him in contention for a first English title, however he had to settle for silver with a final round score of 54.095 after pushing the leader all the way.

Reece Coleman teamed up with Isaac Cheney (Milton Keynes) to win the Syncrhonised 13-14 Male category with a score of 74.600. Individually Reece finished 11th in the 13-14 Male with a score of 66.330.

Elsewhere Ellie Vassel scored 46.380 in the final to finish 6th, whilst Emily Chapman finished 10th with 82.930 in the 11-12 Female category and Ross Tait finished 12th in the 17-21 Male category to finish 12th.

Congratulations to all NTGA members, especially our 2018 English Champions Freya, Tyler, Beth & Isaac. Thank you to Terrie Jones and Lawrence Breslin for your coaching support and Clive Morgan for judging all weekend.

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