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SES Gymnasts Progress to National Finals

Three teams of gymnasts from the Stamford Endowed Schools have reached the national finals of the Schools Floor and Vault Championships after sweeping the medals at the East Midlands Floor and Vault competition, hosted by Stamford Junior School last weekend. This competition acts as a qualifying event for the national finals in May, where the winning teams from each category progress to represent the East Midlands regions.

The Stamford Endowed Schools entered five teams: U11 Girls A, U11 Girls B, U14 Girls A, Under 14 Girls B and Under 14 Mixed. The Stamford U11 Girls A and B teams dominated their category, finishing 1st and 2nd respectively. The A team now goes forward to represent the East Midlands at the national finals for the 16th year running.

The U14 Mixed team, having medalled at the nationals last year, pulled out all stops to win their category to secure their place at the national finals also.

Both U14 Girls teams competed extremely well against some strong competition, with 11 teams in this tough category. The B team finished 7th and the A team just missed out on a medal to finish in 4th.

Head coach of Stamford Endowed Schools gymnastics team, Trudy Smith, said: ‘Congratulations to all SES gymnasts on a great performance on Saturday. We are absolutely delighted to have qualified two teams for the nationals in Stoke on Trent in May.’