Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Tumblers Show Their Medal in Northerns! GYMNASTICS

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Tumblers Show Their Medal in Northerns! GYMNASTICS

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MORE than 200 of the region's most promising tumblers competed in the Northern Region Tumbling Competition at Deerness Valley Gym Academy. The competition, which for many of the young gymnasts was their first competitive experience, attracted entries from eight gymnastics clubs from across the north - Acklam, Berwick, Deerness, Gymworld, Hartlepool, Northern Hope, South Tyneside and Stainsby.

Tumblers contested club, NDP and age group categories with every club winning medals.

Deerness topped the medal table with 25 gold, 18 silver and 13 bronze.

Northern Hope finished second with 13 gold, nine silvers and five bronzes.

South Tyneside claimed two golds, four silvers and a bronze.

Glen Wharton, head of tumbling at Deerness, said: "Congratulations and many thanks to all the clubs, gymnasts, coaches, parents and volunteers who made this a very successful day.

"The competition provided an excellent experience for beginner to elite tumblers aged between five and 17 to perform their skills in a relaxed and supportive environment. …

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