Gymnasts fly into town for NW event

Armidale City Gymnastics was again at the centre of the sport when the club hosted the North West primary schools competition. 

The event drew 76 competitors from 15 schools across the region to compete in the men’s gymnastics, women’s gymnastics and rhythmic gymnastics disciplines on Monday. 

FOCUS: Year two student from Ben Venue, Riley Swadling, was part of the 76 athletes from the North West region who competed at the PSSA event on Monday.

FOCUS: Year two student from Ben Venue, Riley Swadling, was part of the 76 athletes from the North West region who competed at the PSSA event on Monday.

The women’s and men’s competition included floor, beam, uneven bars and vault events. 

Sandon Public School were the overall winners in level one with Ben Venue gold team the runners up, Inverell Public School in level two in front of Ben Venue and Gunnedah South’s red team won level three with Tamworth Public School the runners-up.

Ben Venue were the outright victors of the men’s level one division. 

“The North West Region would like to thank the judges, officials, teachers, parents and high school students in each of the three GymSports disciplines, who volunteered their time to judge, coach and help in the running and organisation of the competition,” gala day coordinator Rebecca O’Hara said. 

“Congratulations to all the competitors in the 2017 PSSA Gymnastics competition.

“The North West PSSA looks forward to seeing even more competitors next year, with the potential for an inter-regional carnival or state competition in years to come.”