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