The achievements of young recreational and competition gymnasts from Queenstown Gymnastics Club were recognized at their annual prizegiving recently.
The gymnasts all received badges from Gymsports New Zealand celebrating their work throughout the year, and four in particular were singled out for praise.
Chamonix Albrecht received a trophy for Achievement in Girls Gymnastics, while 'The Gymnast Trophy' went to Jenna Mc Fadgen. Ana-Carolina Lozano received the Birch Trophy for Most Promising Local Gymnast and Jessie Wild was awarded the trophy for Top Competitive Score throughout the year.
Queenstown Gymnastics Club President Nyssa Willcocks said all the club members had worked hard throughout the year and the club was looking for new members for 2011.
“We have a new Incentive Awards system introduced by Gymsports New Zealand which provides flexibility in what the youngsters can achieve, enabling them to pick some of their disciplines while always working on their conditioning, strength and co-ordination.”
“We have a good team of professional qualified coaches who are experienced in a range of disciplines from Kiwi Gym for beginners to full recreational programmes and right up to regional and national competition level.
“We have a new male coach on the team who has competed internationally at Commonwealth Games level, so we’re thrilled to be able to offer coaching to that level. He has introduced a boys’ programme that is proving extremely popular.”