Tamworth BJP Physie Club is celebrating after its recent participation in the annual Far North Coast Zone Ladies and Seniors Competition for Physical Culture held in Coffs Harbour.
18 Tamworth ladies competed in their respective age divisions and five were placed, qualifying them to compete at the national level at the State Sports Centre in Homebush this week.
The club was excited as this set a new record for the number of national championship representatives.
They gained their berths by some impressive performances at Coffs whereMichelle Higgerson placed fifth in the Novice Ladies, Kate Williams won and Emma Bricknell placed fourth in the Intermediate Ladies, Dayna Bevan placed fifth and Elise Raulston placed sixth in the Open Ladies Section.
They travelled to Sydney this week to compete against all placegetters in their sections from across Australia, where an overall ladies’ champion will be announced.
Tamworth also did well in the team sections at Coffs where the Beginner/Novice team won, the Intermediate team placed second and the Open Ladies Team placed fourth.
Teachers Jenny Murray and Dayna Bevan were extremely proud of the ladies’ efforts and were very pleased that everyone’s hard work and determination were rewarded with impressive results.
Senior girls’ teacher Tara Bartlett was also pleased with her girls’ efforts.
15-year-old Kiara Northey gained fourth while Taylor Johnston placed first and Jessica Shephard made thefinal in the 1st Year Senior division.
The senior girls will now be out to impress at Homebush where the goal is to be selected to compete at the senior finals to be held at the Sydney Opera House.