FIRST WARWICK COMP: The Warwick Gymnastic's club hosted their first ever sanctioned competition on the weekend
FIRST WARWICK COMP: The Warwick Gymnastic's club hosted their first ever sanctioned competition on the weekend Ken Lawson

First competition of the year success for Gymnastic Club

THE Warwick Gymnastic Club accomplished a few firsts for the club on the weekend.

It was the first local event hosted by the club this year and saw teams from around the region attend the invitational competition.

With the clubs new upgrades the weekend competition was the first sanctioned competition they have ever hosted.

Warwick Gymnastic Club president Coby Walker said it's been a long term goal for the club.

"It's been one of our key goals from day one to be at a standard where we can host sanction events.”

Meaning competitors were able to qualify for regional and state level competitions and saw the club gain more attention.

Over 300 competitors who attended the weekend, for the first time got to jump, cartwheel and roll on the new Commonwealth Games floor the club recently had installed.

The weekend saw athletes compete between levels one to five and among all the equipment were Warwick's Holly Bruton , Stevie Collins and Phoebe Fretwell who were putting on the leotard for the first time.

The young athletes were excited to attend their first competition and had their eyes on some prizes.

BEAMING FOR FIRST COMP: Phoebe Fretwell 8, was looking forward to her beam routine at the weekends comp
BEAMING FOR FIRST COMP: Phoebe Fretwell 8, was looking forward to her beam routine at the weekends comp Nicole Zurcas

"Getting a ribbon will be really cool,” eight year-old Phoebe Fretwell said.

Eight year-old Holly and ten year-old Stevie were looking most forward to their floor routines.

GIVING IT A GO: Stevie Collins 10, was all about trying her best and having fun at her first competition on the weekend
GIVING IT A GO: Stevie Collins 10, was all about trying her best and having fun at her first competition on the weekend Nicole Zurcas

"I know my floor routine off by heart and I know all the skills,” Stevie said.

COMP READY: Holly Bruton 8, preparing to stick her landings at her first competition.
COMP READY: Holly Bruton 8, preparing to stick her landings at her first competition. Nicole Zurcas

"I like the floor because you can do handstands and lots of tricks,” Holly said.

The girls joined the club towards the end of last year and have really enjoyed learning new skills.