BASINGSTOKE Gymnastic Club had great success at the Aerobic Gymnastics, British Championships Series and NAC Cup held at M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool, writes ZANNA WOODS.

In the NAC Cup, for national level gymnasts, the club were crowned national champions in the 12 to 14 years trio category thanks to Robyn Marney, Rosie Howells and Lorca Clifford.

Newcomers to the 15 to17 category, Emma Robinson and Annie Woods won bronze in the pairs category.

Rosie Howells came seventh individually in a category with 25 gymnasts and only 0.3 from the medals, a very close competition with Lorca Clifford just placing behind in eighth, an excellent achievement for the girls.

In the FIG categories (international elite gymnasts) the club had a record breaking British with many individual personal bests and finals made in every category entered where only the top 8 gymnasts in each category go through to compete the following day.

Lily Harris and Jayda Blanchflower both qualified into finals in second and third positions with huge scores.

Blanchflower managed to up her place in finals finishing with a silver medal at the British Champs - this is Jayda’s first year in the 10-11 age category and first competition in the arena.

In the men’s category, newcomer Felix Smith wowed the judges in his first performance in FIG categories where he was crowned double British Champion individually and alongside pair partner Amelia Thynne.

Elodie Sheppard qualified into finals with her Mary Poppins inspired routine as well as competing in the 12-13 group category where Basingstoke have teamed up with gymnasts from Champion Aerobic Gymnastics gaining them the British title.

Xanthe Esslemont had her first competition back from injury and surprised everyone with her confidence and elegance on the floor, holding her position in seventh place throughout and reaching a massive 18.95 in finals.

Following the competition both Amelia Thynne and Felix Smith have been selected to represented Great Britain at the Plovdiv Cup, Bulgaria in October this year with team mate Lily Harris who will be representing the country for the last time with her individual Cinderella themed routine.

he Basingstoke TeamGym girls did really well at the British Championships in Liverpool.

The Youth Girls team made up from Frankie Wells, Maddie Smith, Jess Bale and Sofia Eben-Aimine competed a clean trampette, gaining a great execution score for their runs - with a few injuries in the lead up, the team finished in an excellent fourth.

The first year in this category, the senior team made up with some of the youngest competitors in the competition including Ceri Amison, Anna Eaton, Steph Garside and Catherine Stedman displayed clean tumbles in their performances. This enabled the team to finish in a fantastic sixth.

There was further success for the adult gymnasts who took part in the Adult British Championships held at Lilleshall Sports and Conference Centre

Five gymnasts who attend competed in acrobatic gymnastic routines and men's artistic (novice).

Lisa Clark, Fiona Creelie and Abigail Bradley competed in the Acro's trio section where they the team finished in the Silver medal position.

Clark and Bradley also competed in the pair category finishing in eighth.

In the MAG Novice section, Graham Auld and Luke Yates took part with Auld finishing in an excellent fourth position and Yates placed 14th.