14 March 2023
SEA gymnasts from Hope Acro competed at t North West Prelims at Robin Park in Wigan on Sunday. This was a qualifying competition where the winners would earn the right to compete at the NDP British Finals in May, and other medalists to earn selection to represent the North West at the forthcoming Inter-Regional Championships in Southampton.
Isla Cook (8B) won gold and became North West champions in the Grade 3 Women's Pairs along with her partner Libby Williams (sister of Holly Williams in 11H and future SEA pupil!). They were also awarded the trophy for the highest Artistry score the entire competition. They will head to the British Finals with a great chance of becoming national champions.
Isla Cook (left) with her partner Libby Williams presented with their trophy
Isobel Stirrup (9H) and Ava Earley (9S) won the silver medal with their trio in the Grade 5 Women's Group, and Hattie Lloyd (7G) also claimed a silver with her trio in the Grade 3 Women's Groups. All will be heading to Southampton to represent the North West in the Inter-Regional Team Championships.
Isobel Stirrup (Back left) and Ava Earley (front)
Hattie Lloyd (back right) with her trio.
Hannah Gannon (7G) and Freya Cross (8O), Amelia Roberts (10?), Eva Booth (8S), Jessica Bithell (7?) all performed brilliantly with their new partnerships but just missed out on medals.
Photos courtesy of Sean Kilmurray