Garioch Gymnastics: Local girls do well against strong opposition

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Aboyne, Banchory and Westhill girls were in the Garioch Gymnastics teams who competed in the Level 5 & 6 Voluntary Team Championships recently.

Garioch sent two teams in each section to Bell’s Sports Centre in Perth on the weekend of October 27-28.

Although no medals were won, the young teams did really well against some very tough competition.

In the Level 6 category the A team of Lily MacDonald (Aboyne), Amy Allan (Rhynie), Marli Heinemann (Inverurie), Yasmin Cordiner (Peterhead), Morgan Davidson (Inverurie) and Aleisha Ritchie (Gardenstown) were placed fifth overall.

The B team of Livvy Batho (Banchory), Alexa Davidson (Turriff), Aimee Duncan (Fyvie), Sophie-Mae Bruce (Sauchen), Abbie Sim (Inverurie) and Miya Ritchie (Bridge of Don) were 14th, with Morgan in the top six on beam.

In the Level 5 competition the A team of Leah Douglas (Westhill), Matangi Sankriti (Westhill), Milly Ironside (Ellon), Daisy Wood (Crimond) and Emma-Jay Bruce (Sauchen placed 17th.

The B team of Grace Mackie (Forres), Megan Beaumont (Maud), Maisie Moreton (Inverurie), Melody Tobing (Inverurie) and Niamh Parsons (Stuartfield) finished closely behind in 20th

Emma-Jay finished in fifth place on floor.

If you would like more information about the Garioch Gymnastics classes, which run from children aged 18 months up to adults, and to register your child’s name for gymnastics, please contact Elaine Murray on 01467 532922 or elaine.murray@aberdeenshire.gov.uk