Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Academy Squad Hopes to Take a Real Tumble! GYMNASTICS

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Academy Squad Hopes to Take a Real Tumble! GYMNASTICS

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DEERNESS Gymnastics Academy hopes to make a flying start to 2015 as its young tumblers enter the Regional NDP (National Development Programme) Championships.

The regional championships are being held in Hartlepool on Sunday.

Nineteen tumblers from Durham City-based Deerness will compete against others from across the region in the hope of representing the North East at national level.

The Academy gymnasts are Tia Barratt, Mya Malthouse, Ava Bayles, Tom Reid, Olivia Bell, Samantha Tull, Sophie Smith, Beth Watson, Abigail Raine, Daniel Wilkinson, Tia Simpson, Lorna McAllister, Quinn Young, Solomon Cornwell, Lewis Westwood, Megan Young, Eve Coates, Cleo Watson and Amy Jeff.

In total, 168 gymnasts from across the North East will thrill and entertain with their skills as they contend for medals in the different categories and the opportunity to proceed to the National NDP semi-finals.

The top two in each category will make it through to the semi -finals in Peterborough in May and Sheffield in June - hoping to then qualify for the national finals.

At the same event last year, 10 tumblers from Deerness won gold medals and three will be hoping to repeat their success of last year. …

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