Top tumblers are the pride of Yorkshire in championships

Tumblers from Wakefield Gym Club were among the best performers in the county as they registered great results in the NDP Yorkshire Championships.

Friday, 20th April 2018, 7:07 am
Young gymnasts from Wakefield Gym Club impressed in the NDP Championships with many claiming podium posiitons in various age groups.


There were plenty of first place finishes from the Wakefield youngsters and Rose Justice claimed top spot in the National One age 7-8 girls competition and Charlie Green was first in the boys ranks.

There was plenty of Wakefield interest the National One age 9 to 10 girls category with Gracie Herbert in third, Niamh Smith fourth, Emily-Rose Sheldon-Price fifth, Lydia Mannifield sixth, Jessica Sadler in ninth, Maisie Sturgeon 12th and Martha Hazel in 15th.

There was a one-two for the Thornes Park club in the National One age 9 to 10 boys with Charlie Gee in first and Henley Smithers second.

In National One age 11 to 12, Ruby Boxall took sixth, ahead of Evie-Grace Styles in eighth.

Lily Ward was second and Leah Barszczak took third in the National Two age 9 to 10 girls competition while Greg Ingle was a superb first in the boys category.

Libby Johnson, Cadence Chester and Erin Dixon clinched second, third and fourth places respectively in the National Two age 11 to 12 girls.

Ted Layfield was third in the boys standings.

Amelie Shalks and Alice Robotham were first and second in the National Four age 9 to 10 girls and in the boys competition, Harvey Wong and Aaron Kearns secured first and third on the podium.

In the National Four age 11 to 12 girls, Eden Leveridge, in second, Emma Birkinshaw, third, and Violet Crossland, in fourth, were in great form while Finlay Parr and Max Long were first and third in the boys.

Oliver Watson claimed second spot in the National Four over-13s boys and Thomas Riley was the winner in the National Five age 10 to 12 boys.

Holly Dent and Sienna Sykes bagged first and second places in the National Five age 10 to 12 girls.

Ellie-Mae Harrison was the winner of the National Five age 13 to 14 girls, with clubmate Amber Dawson in fourth, and Lauren Ackroyd was third in the National Five over-15s girls competition.

Evie Sadler was 14th in the Grade One 8 to 9 age group.

Beth Griffiths and Lola Jenkins were first and second in the Grade Two age 8 to 9 girls. Maisie Coppinger and Brooke Davies followed in fifth and seventh.

Erin Young scooped second in the Grade Three age 8 to 9 girls and Alfie Walker matched the excellent result in the boys competition.

Molly Wright finished in 10th place in the Grade Thre age 12 to 13 girls.

The Wakefield tumblers will now hope to maintain their form going into forthcoming competitions in Durham and Birmingham.

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