Banchory gymnasts enjoyed taking part in the Glitterball, a new invitational gymnastics competition run by Garioch Gymnastics Club in Inverurie.
This was a floor and vault competition just before Christmas but, as well as the normal beginner and intermediate sections, there was also an advanced section which gave gymnasts an opportunity to compete in more difficult vaults and tumbling skills.#
Overall winners were crowned Queens and Princesses of the Glitterball and received tiaras as well as medals.
A grand total of 41 medals were won by the Banchory gymnasts and it was a great end to a competition-packed term when the club was awarded the Glitterball Invitational Team Champions Salver, sponsored by Deeside Physiotherapy, for the visiting team which had the highest team score over all three sections.
Team and Individual
results were as follows:
6/7 Beginners - Team BRONZE: Kiera Bain, Evie MacDonald, Ruby Wildgoose, Samara Christie, Anna Smitton
8/9 Beginners – Team 5th: Katie Bain, Clara Bamford, Jorja Clarke, Ava Fettes, Team 6th: Freya Kennington, Sienna Davidson, Katie Bain
8/9 Intermediates – Ellie Esslemont – GOLD floor, GOLD vault, GOLD overall
10/11 Beginners – Team A – BRONZE: Katie Entwistle (4th vault), Lily Morrison, Emma Strachan, Sacha Johnson, Team B – 5th: Ella Merchant, Emily Mauchline, Beth Amey
10/11 Intermediates – Team GOLD – Kate Hare (BRONZE floor, GOLD vault, SILVER overall), Rebeka Johnston (SILVER floor, 4th vault, BRONZE overall, Bronia Elrick (4th floor, SILVER vault, 4th overall)
12+ Beginners – Team GOLD – Josie McGarvey (BRONZE vault, SILVER overall), Isla Reid, Gwynneth Tucker (SILVER vault, 4th overall), Jasmine Parker (5th floor), Issey Urquhart (6th vault)
12+ Intermediates – Team SILVER: Kate Strachan (5th vault), Pacha Ball (BRONZE vault, 6th floor, 6th overall), Laura Smith (GOLD vault, 4th floor, GOLD overall), Lucy Grimble (SILVER vault, 5th floor, BRONZE overall)
12+ Advanced – Gill Harrison (6th floor, SILVER vault, GOLD overall), Rosa Hare (GOLD vault).