All four of the Region's clubs were represented at the British Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships which were part of the inaugural Championship Series at Liverpool's Echo Arena.
In the Individual section, our most successful competitor was the City of Coventry's Emily Mortimer who was one of only two gymnasts across the six age groups who took a clean sweep of all the titles available to her by winning the Under 12 Overall, Free, Rope, Ball and Clubs titles. In the same section, the City of Birmingham's Daisie Burke was runner up in the Overall, Free, Rope and Clubs competitions. In the Under 9 section, the City of Birmingham's Shani Moran-Simmonds was the Bronze medallist both Overall and with Rope. In the Junior category, Francesca Barker (City of Birmingham) finished 14th and Maria Savvides (Elena) 17th. Guesting in the Junior section was Elena's Livia Haarcan whose scores would have placed her in 8th in the Overall competition and 4th in the Hoop final.
Results were equally impressive in the Group competition with the City of Birmingham being the joint winners in the Senior section and the City of Birmingham Thorns and the City of Birmingham Roses sharing joint second place in the Junior section. In the Espoir age group, City of Birmingham finished 5th and Worcester - in their first British Group Championships.
The Rhythmic Gymnastics Technical Committee congratulates all our gymnasts as well as their coaches - Tracy Bedwell and Charlotte Farrell (City of Birmingham), Scarlett Payne (City of Coventry), Sarah Smith (Elena) and Petra Milecova (Worcester)- and our two judges - Lisa Higgins and Louise MacInnes.