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ChronicleLive – Sport – Grassroots – Gymnastics: Durham’s Deerness medal triumph

Gymnastics: Durham’s Deerness medal triumphApr 14 2010

Evening Chronicle DURHAM’S Deerness Valley High Performance Centre for Acrobatic Gymnastics and Tumbling enjoyed success in the Regional Championships.The club entered youngsters aged between eight and 18 in 18 different categories at South Shields’ Temple Park Leisure Centre.They achieved an impressive medal hoard of 14 gold, nine silver and two bronze – as well as qualifying 19 of their tumblers for the National Finals.The kids who go through to the British Championships were Lauren Said, Lauren Husband, Sam Stafford, Casey Coxon, Shanice Davidson, Caleb Steel, Courtney Hodgson, Alexandra Richardson, Jonathan Morgan, Jevon Atkinson, Kristian Atkinson, Iona Rockett, Rachel Pearson, Eilidh Cameron, Erin Stone, Mae Heskett, Matilda Hamilton, Deborah Gathercole and Sophie Mills.The medal winners were Alexandra Knowd, Rebekah Pattinson, Hope Rackstraw, Rebecca Dixon, Oliver Herring and Sasha Atkinson.Lily Hardie, Kara Farrier, Rachael Brown, Georgia Tindale, Stephanie Plowman and Caroline Barker all represented the club as well, while coaches Mark Nesbitt, Cassie Burnett and Glen Wharton were in charge of the squad.Tumbling coach Wharton said: “It was an outstanding achievement for the club.“The performances of the young children, many of whom were taking part in their first competition, was extremely impressive.”The Durham club has a good track record in the Regional Championships, but their successes this time round were unprecedentedly high.Wharton added: “It is unheard of to have so many kids in the national finals representing one club.“It was a pleasure to see the kids perform so well in their first big competition.”The budding gymnasts will now go on to represent the region in the British Championships at Stoke-on-Trent in May.

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