YMCA Barry Gymnastics Club are experiencing many successes during this competition season and the Women’s Artistic Grades Finals was no exception.

In the recent South Central Wales Area Grade Championships, six gymnasts from YMCA Barry qualified for the Welsh Finals.

In order to qualify for the Welsh Grade Finals, gymnasts from South Central Wales compete and the top five gymnasts qualify to represent South Central Wales and compete against the other areas of Wales.

Within the Grade 5 category, eight year old YMCA Barry gymnasts Lottie Cummins, Nia Beasley and Katie Wong made up the majority of the South Central Welsh Team. The girls competed excellently with some fantastic results. Lottie Cummins claimed 3rd on Vault, 5th on Beam and 9th Overall.

Nia Beasley received 6th on Vault, 6th on Beam, 6th on Floor and 9th Overall and Katie Wong came a respectable 13th Overall. As a Team the three girls and their South Central Team mates succeeded in winning the Bronze Team medal.

In the Grade 4 competition, nine year olds Rosie Jo Bishop, Gracie Jones and Ruby Clark competed superbly for South Central Wales.

This was the first time Ruby Clark had represented the area and she competed with great maturity and high level of skill. Rosie Jo Bishop earnt 2nd on Vault, 5th on Beam and a fantastic 4th Overall. Gracie Jones had an amazing competition with 4th on Bars, 5th on Range, became the Welsh Grade 4 Beam and Floor Champion as well as claiming 2nd Overall. Rosie, Ruby and Gracie alongside their South Central team mates won the Silver Team medal.

Within the Regional Grade 3 competition, due to the complexity of the grade the gymnasts do not have to qualify for the Welsh Finals. From YMCA Barry, Roxy Frost and Lacey Williams competed and passed their grade with flying colours.

Out of over sixty competitions Lacey Williams also became the Welsh Grade 3 Vault Champion. Another fantastic weekend for YMCA Barry Gymnastics Club.

Congratulations to all the gymnasts who passed their grade and to the dedicated coaches at YMCA Barry for these amazing successes.

YMCA Barry Gymnastics cater for all levels of gymnastics from Gymbabies & Gymtots, Gymnastics for boys and girls from beginners to International Gymnasts, most recently having two gymnasts Josh Cook and Iwan Mepham represented Wales at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Would your child want to try gymnastics?

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