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Gymnasts Progress to National Finals

 U11 gymnasts Stamford Junior School hosted the East Midlands Schools Floor and Vault Competition on the 1st February. As well as being the Regional Championships, the event was a qualifier for the National Finals in May, with the winning team from each category going forward to represent the region.

The Stamford Endowed Schools entered four teams, all of which had trained hard and prepared well. The U19 Girls team performed well to finish 2nd. The other three SES teams, U11 Girls, U11 Mixed and U14 Girls, dominated their respective sections to finish 1st and qualify to represent the East Midlands region at the National Finals. The Under 11 Mixed team who are the current National Champions, won their section by 12.8 marks.

Coach Trudy Smith said “The SES gymnasts rose to the challenge and performed some classy work which received positive comments from the judges. Their hard work certainly paid off.”

The following gymnasts received individual honours in their sections:

Under 11 Girls – 1st Imogen Foster, 2nd Sophie Halsall, and 3rd Beth Wilson.
Under 11 Mixed – 1st Isabella Plant, 2nd Alexander Hayes, and 3rd Rachel Harte.
Under 14 Girls – 1st Lottie Smith and 3rd Emilie Morris.