Mikayla Graves, Tahleah Hebbard and Holly Zerk won a host of first placings at the Acrobatic Gymnastics National Club Championships and the Queensland Cup.
Mikayla Graves, Tahleah Hebbard and Holly Zerk won a host of first placings at the Acrobatic Gymnastics National Club Championships and the Queensland Cup. Glen Wimberley

Girls hold their own for win

EXCELLENCE is just one of the winning facets to the Emerald Gymnastics and Trampoline Club.

The club has just returned from a busy weekend as nine girls from the Emerald club competed against more than 150 acrobatic gymnasts from around Australia at the Acrobatic Gymnastics National Club Championships and the Queensland Cup.

Emerald was awarded first in the Excellence Award in the Queensland Cup and coach Sue Fehlhaber said all the girls performed really well, with marked improvements in each group.

"It was the first time we've won that one, we've got third before," she said.

"The girls did really well, really exceptionally well.

"It's always good for them to do well outside of their own normal gymnastic environment."

The club came second in the participation section.

Level one pair Cassie Broadwith and Millie Hopkinson placed first as did level three pair Maddy Adams and Angela Francisco.

"Maddy and Angela went to State (titles) and didn't place but they turned it around to get first," Fehlhaber said.

Level four trio Mikayla Graves, Tahleah Hebbard and Holly Zerk came first in the Queensland Cup, while level five pair Kayleigh Broadwith and Skye Ashcroft placed third.

In the National Club Championships, which was only open to level four and above, Broadwith and Ashcroft performed for the first time in level five and came second.

THE level four trio placed first and Fehlhaber said they had improved on their results from the state and national titles, held earlier in the year.

"Their scores have improved since then," she said.

"They now step up to level five for next year. They are excited to move up in levels and working on different skills.

"All groups were ecstatic with how they went and how they performed."

The level four and five girls also were awarded the Diversity Award which Fehlhaber explained was awarded to clubs that have multiple skill levels and different combinations.


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