EIGHT members of Carterton Gymnastic Veterans Club competed at the British Championships 2014 at Lilleshall National Sports Centre at the weekend. This is the first competition the team have entered having only been formed as a team since January this year. Most of the team only started gymnastics then and some having been out of the sport for many years. They have been sponsored by ABC Oxford Limited.
Professionals Kate Dela, Georgina Money and Laura Trafford competed. Dela came 2nd overall in the over 30's. Money and Trafford both competed in the over 18's, Money coming 9th overall and Trafford 7th overall and 4th in tumbling.
Novice gymnasts include Colin Rigby who entered in the over 50's coming 2nd overall and 1st in tumbling, Angela Money entered in the over 40's coming 6th overall and 6th in tumbling. Claire Granville also in the over 40's came 4th overall and 4th in tumbling. Angela Oliver and Angela Bywater both entered the over 30's, Oliver coming 7th overall and 3rd in tumbling and Bywater 6th overall and 9th in tumbling.
The team enjoyed every minute and worked extremely hard with their coach Debra Courtenay-Crane.
Photo: Left to right: Colin Rigby, Angela Bywater, Georgina Money, Claire Granville, Angela Money, Kate Dela, Angela Oliver and Laura Trafford