Tamworth club harvests gold at Dubbo

TAMWORTH Gymnastics Club has returned from Dubbo with more medals and trophies.

The Northern Inland Credit Union-sponsored  club was hugely successful when it competed in the Dubbo RSL Club Invitational Carnival against gymnasts from Dubbo PCYC, Dubbo RSL, Gunnedah and Raymond Terrace,  club coach Jan McGinnity said.

“Tamworth gymnasts were named overall champion in seven of the 11 divisions they contested,” she said.

Gold medallists were Piper Swalwell, Ainsley Dominick, Amber Downes, Maisie Wilde, Sapphire Kuczer, Paige Seaton and Harriet Fay. 

Silver medallists included Jessica Litchfield, Tori Monaghan, Georgia Goodwin and Sarah McIlveen.

 Bronze medallists were Sophie Weeks, Kelsey Dietrich, Annalise Tighe, Josie Douglas and Lexi May.

“This follows on from the very successful Armidale carnival last month and augurs well for the upcoming North West Regional Championships being hosted by the local Tamworth Gymnastics Club on May 10/11,” McGinnity said.

  “This carnival will see over 150 competitors and over 600 routines evaluated by the judges to find the overall champions of the region.”

McGinnity said the club was also “gearing up” for term two gymnastics classes.

The recreational arm of the club will continue, with classes commencing this Monday (April 28).

Classes are conducted of a morning from 9.15am or 10.15am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday in kindergym for children aged two to five years and focus on gross motor skills and co-ordination whilst having fun in a safe, friendly environment. 

Recreational classes for boys and girls at school and aged five  years and above are held on Tuesday and Thursdays afternoons from 4pm and on Friday afternoon from 4 to 6pm for girls aged eight years and above.

 Enrolments can be made by phoning McGinnity (0419 217157).

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