Competing South Island Wide


September was a busy month for all gymnastic clubs throughout the South Island and none more so than the West Melton one. In the past month they have attended four gymnastic competitions, travelling to Hokitika, Kaikoura and Ashburton (twice) to do so. That meant each weekend there were early starts, late finishes and very tired gymnasts.

“We are extremely proud of all our gymnasts,” said Club spokesperson Pam Higgins. “Everyone puts so much effort and energy into their gymnastics, with the result they produced some well polished routines,” she said.

“We had some amazing results throughout the four competitions with 43 medals being won by our gymnasts. This was made up of nineteen Gold, fifteen Silver and nine Bronze,” Pam explained. “A special mention goes to Shelby Miller and Brooke McEvoy who attended all four competitions and achieved medal winning performances at all four,” Pam added.

Shelby was presented with two Golds and two Silvers in the Iron level, while Brooke was awarded three Golds and one Silver in the Bronze level.

The competition season continues right through to December with the last one being the Christmas Competition which is hosted by Christchurch School of Gymnastics.

“Attending competitions is one of the highlights for our gymnasts each year. It is a chance to have something to work towards, gain confidence, meet new friends and challenge themselves,” Pam ended.