It has been a busy couple of weekends at Eclipse and AoR, and this weekend I was over at Kings Lynn Gymnastics Club with Eclipse for one of their main external competitions.
The competition in Kings Lynn is one of the highlights on the Eclipse calendar and for some of the more experienced gymnasts, it is a chance to go up against some stiff competition. For the younger, less experienced gymnasts, it is a chance to gain some valuable motivation and inspiration. That came in spades during the lunchtime break when some of the best Kings Lynn tumblers put on an amazing display of their talents, including one lad who took on a move which ended in four rotations about the body – simply stunning.
That said, this year the gymnasts from Eclipse seem to have gone above and beyond. Medals seemed to be coming left right and centre, from just about every category entered and every age group. At one point the podium was completely blocked out (bronze, silver and gold) by nine of the girls from the club and getting some presentation photographs was often night on impossible with so many people moving around the podium.
The kids work really hard throughout the week on their acro routines and their tumble skills, and the coaches work just as hard to help get the best from the kids. This weekend was a reminder of just how hard everyone at Eclipse gymnastics works, how that commitment on both sides can pay off and how a few people can help to enrich the lives of so many kids and their families. Eclipse is a wonderful friendly club and all credit to Terry and his team who have built up this ‘family’ of gymnasts over the last few years.
Well done to everyone involved.
Anyway, the photographs from the weekend are now online and available in the usual Eclipse Gymnastics photo gallery. If you need the username and password, please ask one of the coaches. For child protection reasons, I’m not permitted to share the login details with people.