Regional Team Finals Results 2014
Gymnasts and clubs from around the country made the trip down to the Westcountry to take part in the 1st Regional Team Finals event.
Up to 3 gymnasts from each regional level and age group were invited to represent their respective regions. Alton TC were fortunate to have three members make the journey to represent the South: Chloe, Katherine and Mike.
Westpoint Arena, the largest exhibition and entertainment venue in the South West, known for hosting everything from rock concerts to the annual Devon County Show, was suddenly transformed into a Trampolining complex, with hundreds of spectators enjoying the action. With all four panels and the Double Mini-Trampoline providing constant excitement, the crowd were always kept informed by the busy and entertaining announcing by Olly Monroe.
Chloe was up first, and having unfortunately making an error in her set, showed great character to return and finish her second routine, finishing 12th.
With only two men having qualified, it was the South vs Scotland in the Grade 5 Over 17 Men where, despite two competent routines in front of friends and family, Mike came 2nd on his return home to Exeter.
In a large and highly competitive group, Katherine produced two good routines to achieve a top 10 finish.
Our coach Louise was also competing, and after a fall in her first round, recovered well to score the 3rd highest score in her group and gain more points for the South.
When the final presentations were made at the end of a full day, the Southern region achieved 3rd place. Congratulations to the South-West, and to all of their coaches and performers for being crowned overall champions. As hosts as well, there were a huge number of people who contributed to the smooth running of the day. Thank you to the South-West region for hosting, and to Janet Payne for organising the Southern Region at the event.
Finally, well done to everyone who competed. It was such a fantastic accomplishment to reach the Finals, and the event will have been on a much larger scale than many will have ever experienced before – you should all feel proud of your achievements!
Full results are available on our Downloads section or can be downloaded here:
by Mike Wakely