Royal Grammar School

Newcastle

Gymnasts excel at British Championships

Gymnasts excel at British Championships

Students from across all year groups competed at the British School Gymnastics Milano Team National Finals in Stoke.

The event is one of the key dates in the Gymnastics calendar with over 1000 gymnasts from across the length and breadth of the country competing for top honours.

The Under 11 boys team (Patrick Magill, Year 5, Dan Beale, Year 4, Angus Robson, Year 4 and Eddie Mackay, Year 6) delivered some faultless routines and their superb performance was rewarded with a third place finish. The level of competition was extremely tough and it was tight at the top with just 0.05 separating the top three teams.

The Under 11 girls (Isabella Brown, Gargi Mannikar, Aliza Hassan and Celia Talks, all Year 6) did a wonderful job and their efforts were rewarded with a 22nd place, a fine result for just their first outing at a national final.

Our Under 16 boys team (Marcus Laws, Year 7, Ariz Zaman, Year 8, William Forster, Year 7 and Tom Huntley, Year 11) set a great example to their younger peers and produced some powerful routines and their excellent work, which contained no errors saw them finish third in yet another tight competition. 

Finally, the Under 16 mixed team (Hannah Pilling, Year 10, Finn Gavin, Year 10 and Evie Tate, Year 7) were going very well until a slight error in their group sequence knocked them down the table. The trio still finished in the top 10 (sixth), but it shows that those small margins can have a huge impact on results.

RGS also contributed significantly to the North region's final standings at the competition. The North placed second in the Under 16 mixed and boys competitions and were first in the Under 11 boys competition. 

All the RGS gymnasts were exemplary in their approach and attitude to the competition and were praised for how they conducted themselves at the event.

Gymnastics continues to thrive here at RGS with a number of international medal winners in our ranks and helping to inspire those around them to achieve their own personal goals. We look forward to seeing the sport continuing to grow and getting more students involved in the sport.