Newlands gymnasts qualify for nationals

Newlands gymnasts qualify for nationals

Luke Matthews

Newlands gymnasts qualify for nationals

Six talented gymnasts have earned the right to represent Newlands Girls' School at national level for the first time.

The group bagged the school's first ever gold medals at the southern region acrobatic gymnastic competition hosted by Southampton Gymnastics Club on Sunday, March 30.

The girls will now be put to the test against the country's best at Fenton Manor Sports Complex in Stoke on Saturday, May 10.

The medal haul did not stop there for the pupils from the school, in Farm Road, Maidenhead, as the squad of 24 added silver and bronze places in both the pairs and group competitions in the under 14 category as well.

PE teacher Kelly White, who coaches the team, said: "For 15 years we have been entering and we've won a few medals here and there but never gold.

"We were completely over the moon.

"They have been working incredibly hard, they're a particularly dedicated group." 

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