Success for Rugby gymnasts

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Members of Rugby Gymnastics Club have taken part in six competitions over the past three months.

The girls took place in the West Midlands regional ‘voluntary’ competition, Kate Bird, Amy Rigg and Aaliyah Forgione at level 4, Georgia Whitehead at level 3 and Beth Corcoran at level 5.

They all passed their levels and Beth achieved second place overall.

The Sandra Clarke Cup event, which took place in Nottingham, saw Kate Bird achieve, second place on floor, third place on bar and vault and fourth place overall. Amy Rigg was second on beam and sixth overall and Aaliyah Forgione came eighth overall. All competed at level 4.

Ten of Rugby’s gymnasts competed in the Coventry and Warwickshire County Squad Competition.

All were awarded a medal, with some up to five medals in total, and to add to their winnings they achieved first place in six out of the eight age categories.

The squad consists of Amy Rigg, Georgia Whitehead, Lauren Mounteny, Eliana Marsella, Mayyah Noorullah, Kate Bird, Emily O’Connor, Carys Appleyard, Aaliyah Forgione and Beth Corcoran.

The boys competed in the Thomas Wilson competition, which proved enormously successful for us with our boys coming away with 52 medals - sweeping the board.

The boys also participated in the 2013 London Open event. Clayton Bell was placed third overall at Elite level 2, Luca Marsella seventh and Jaiden Khan 14th in the Elite level 1 and Thomas Jones fourth in the in-age level 4. Luke Marsh, Dylan Taylor-Walton, Murray Cox, Joss Phillips and Sam Lyon all competing in the under eight years category at level 1. Tyler Griffiths and Sam Newberry participated in the level 1 in-age category and Louis Ward in the level 3 in-age category. All performed extremely well for such a high level event.

In October the tumbling squad competed in a team event and for four of the squad, Lily Keay, Olivia White, Charlotte Lewington and Ollie Scobie it was their first tumbling competition. The standard was extremely high with medals going to Matthew Bull for second place in his category. The team, of Matthew Bull, Danny Bevan, Jack McGlinchey and Bing Stonehouse, was awarded bronze medals.