English Qualifier 1 was held on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th April in Eastleigh, Southampton.
Silver level competed on the Saturday, for us this was Aidan, Jessica, Libby and Aimee.
Aidan competed in the 9-10 Boys category, completing two brilliant routines to finish in 6th place, a brilliant position for his first time at an English competition.
Jessica competed in the 9-10 Girls category, with 47 in the group Jessica did a fabulous job to finish in 25th place, her first national competition.
Aimee and Libby both competed in the 11-12 Girls category, this was the biggest group of the day with 79 girls. It was a long wait to get through all the gymnasts but the wait was worth it with Libby and Aimee finishing in 1st and 2nd place.
Gold level competed on the Sunday, this was Jemma, Will, Kim, George and Dan.
Jemma competed in the 11-12 girls category, after being successful in 9-10 age group, 11-12 was going to be a challenge but Jemma performed to great routines to finish in 4th place, just missing out on 3rd. Jemma also competed later in the day in the synchro event with her partner from Liverpool Trampoiline Gymnastics Club and finished in 2nd place.
Will competed in the 13-14 boys category and Dan 17-21 mens category, after both being crowned English Champions at silver level in 2018 it was a big step to move into Gold level but both did great routines to finish in 9th and 6th place.
George competed in the 15-16 boys category, 2 brilliant routines saw George finish in 4th place, just missing out on the bronze medal.
And finally Kim competed in the 15-16 girls category, again Kim has stepped up from silver level in 2018. Kim performed brilliantly to finish in 7th place.
Congratulations to all 9 gymnasts, we look forward to the 2nd competition in May.