Northamptonshire Rhythmic Gymnastics Team win Gold at County Championships, then place for British Nationals
Gymnasts from Dexterity are celebrating a run of success at both a county and national competition level.
A squad of six, ‘Dexterity Bluebells’ saw their first success recently at the hotly-contested County Championships for Rhythmic Gymnastics, held at Weavers Sports Academy, Wellingborough. This saw the young gymnasts achieve Gold for their combined routine, which is a fast-paced, carefully choreographed arrangement of gymnastics and acrobatics in front of packed crowd and panel of judges.
This then saw the team competing at the National Rhythmic Open Apparatus seeding for 2019, in Stoke-On-Trent. This weekend-long event determines who then continues to the British National Championship events later in the summer. Bluebells again faced very high levels of competition from across the UK, finishing third in their class. They now continue to the next level.
Principal of Dexterity Rhythmic and Dance School, Estha Jones, was full of praise for Bluebells and the school’s other teams. “At this level, competition is intense and demanding, with the girls needing to put in an incredible effort and long hours. They have shown the dedication to succeed and it’s really paid off, I’m so proud of them”.
Gymnasts from Dexterity span the age range 4-16, with multiple teams and individual entries taking part in these and other events regionally and nationally. In the recent competitions Dexterity’s elite Junior team were also in action, winning Gold at the County Championships for the second year in a row and their youngest teams, Blossoms and Orchids also performed with great confidence and were able to chalk up valuable experience.
The gymnasts’ run of success continued in the most recent competition, held just last week, where the youngest member of the Bluebells team also qualified in the National Grades Finals.