Bradworthy Academy puts great emphasis on sport and sporting achievement. We have had a very long tradition of mass participation and over the years we’ve had a lot of sporting success at local and county level in sports like rugby, cricket, football and netball.
The academy also provides an extensive programme of activities, such as climbing, hill walking, kayaking, sailing and surfing but even by these standards the gymnastics competition at Kingsley College on Saturday 26th March was an incredible success and probably the best day of sports achievement that we have ever experienced.
Over fifty children competed in the under seven, under nine and under eleven competitions and their results were amazing.
In both individual and team events we achieved ten gold medals, five silver medals, three bronze medals and three special awards.
Several team gold medals were won by the academy’s novice teams which are made up of gymnasts who only do an hour of gymnastics each week. These included our under seven girls’ team, our under nine girls’ team, our under nine mixed team and our under eleven boys’ team.
At the higher intermediate level we won gold in the under nine mixed competition.
In the novice competition individual gold medals were won by Sophie (under seven girls), Josh (under nine boys), Anya (under nine girls) and Stanley (under eleven boys), and in the higher level intermediate competition Peter put in an outstanding effort to win gold in the under nine age range.
As well as taking first place in the mixed intermediate competition our under nine team also took the award for the best musical interpretation which was an excellent achievement because they were chosen from every team in every age category.
Jasmine, who is a member of this team, earned her third medal of the day when she was voted the most promising gymnast of the day.
The final award of the day was given to our team of coaches who were given the award for the biggest contribution to gymnastics.
Kerry, Michelle and Sara have worked incredibly hard over the last year to get the academy’s children to the standard that they are at and they have also given the children a lot of enjoyment and we are all very grateful to them.