School Gymnastics Festival

'Getting better each year'.

'Getting better each year'.

FLIC-FLAC FORM: A team from Gisborne Girls’ High School execute a synchronised back handspring in the rhythmical secondary section of the School Gymnastics Festival at the Electrinet Sport Centre. Pictures by Paul Rickard
PERFECT BALANCE: Regina Williams-Hammond, right, from Awapuni School performs a routine on the balance beam.
WE LIKE TO MOVE IT, MOVE IT: A team from Kaiti School compete in the rhythmical section where they perform a routine of dance and gymnastics to music. They are given points based on timing, execution of movement and musicality.
Amelia Arthur, from Campion College, shows beautiful form on the beam.
Lily Rolls, from Ilminster Intermediate, vaults over the boxhorse, executing a perfect handstand as part of her vault.

The standard at the School Gymnastics Festival seems to get better each year, says Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti school co-ordinator and Gisborne Gymnastics chairman Phil Robinson.

The two-day gymnastics festival took place on Tuesday and Wednesday, with a call back for the “best of the best” last night at the Electrinet Sports Centre.

Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti has been running the popular schools’ event since 2004 but it dates back 51 years, says Mr Robinson.

“This year we had 1455 registrations from 34 schools across the region, with participants coming from as far east as Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Kawakawa Mai Tawhiti in Hicks Bay, inland from Motu, Nuhaka School and one competitor from Wairoa College.”

The standard at the School Gymnastics Festival seems to get better each year, says Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti school co-ordinator and Gisborne Gymnastics chairman Phil Robinson.

The two-day gymnastics festival took place on Tuesday and Wednesday, with a call back for the “best of the best” last night at the Electrinet Sports Centre.

Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti has been running the popular schools’ event since 2004 but it dates back 51 years, says Mr Robinson.

“This year we had 1455 registrations from 34 schools across the region, with participants coming from as far east as Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Kawakawa Mai Tawhiti in Hicks Bay, inland from Motu, Nuhaka School and one competitor from Wairoa College.”

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