Finesse Gymnastics Club competed at the GymSTART Challenge on Sunday in the National indoor arena based at the National Sports Campus Dublin.
Finesse travelled with 20 gymnasts to the completion. The gymstart challenge is a progressive, inclusive, award scheme for young gymnasts which also include coaching courses and workshops for gymnasts that wish to stay in the sport after they have finished competing.
Each gymnast had to perform a routine encompassing seven out of ten perfect elements in order to be awarded a medal, and all 20 gymnasts from the club brought home an amazing one Gold, two Level 8, one Level 7, four Level 6, ten Level 5 & two Level 4 GymSTART medals. Finesse’s participating gymnasts certainly did themselves, their parents and their club really proud.
Congratulations and well done to those participating gymnasts. These include Jessica McNally Grant, Rachel O’Keefe, Maeve Doherty, Victoria Nugent, Eabha Henry, Hannah Gallagher, Zara Mc Gaughey, Kaileigh Doran, Carmen Hernandez, Tori McFadden, Sarah Kerr, Kaitlin Mc Daid, Tia Duddy, Jessica Boyle, Ellie Gillespie, Sorcha Bonner, Maria Flemming, Brian Byrne, Anna Reid and Ruby McBride.
The club would like to thank the coaches for preparing the gymnasts for the Gym START Challenge Linda Bennett, Amber Beecroft, Ellie King, Adele King, and Sheila McBride. The Club also provided two assessors on the day for Gymnastics Ireland who were Adele King and Sheila Mcbride.
This event is now into its fourth year and with over 700 gymnasts competing just goes to shows how popular gymnastics in Ireland has become.
For many of Finesse’s young gymnasts’ it will be their first time to compete and they could not ask for a better venue then the National Indoor arena.
The Gymstart programme contains 10 progressive levels of gymnastic skills ranging from level one where the gymnast performs basic skills such as a straddle or pike sit, up to level 10 where they will have to execute advanced skills like an unsupported back flip.Tags: