Bumper turn out for locals at Yorkshire acrobatics comp

Halifax Sports Acro fielded their largest every competition squad at the Yorkshire NDP Preliminary Sports Acrobatics and Tumbling Competition at Barnsley Metrodome and had a very successful day bringing home a haul of medals.

This year’s event attracted the largest entry seen in recent years and for everybody concerned it was a mammoth competition day.

Imogen Castelow and sister Isobel booked their place at the Sports Acrobatics British Finals in at Fenton Manor in May while Elle Bayley, Olivia Bowker, Rhiannon Prescott, Lydia Sunderland and Niamh Findlater will join Olivia Bryan and Lucy Maude who all qualified to represent the Yorkshire Region at an invitational competition in Southampton in April.

Results Prep A - Women’s Pairs – Freya Wheelwright and Ella Camlin. Prep A - Mixed Pairs Finley Wheelwright and Bethany Moore bronze. Prep B - Mixed Pairs Morley Crossley and Amy Riddlesden Silver. Prep B - Women’s Pairs Elle Bayley and Olivia Bowker gold, closely followed by Lucy Wisniewski and Emma McHugh, Millie Jagger and Emily Marlor and Amie Haycock and Maisie Waddington-Hirst.

The Grade 1 Women’s Pairs had the largest entry of the competition with 31 pairs. Rhiannon Prescott and Lucy Maude took a top 10 place and Jessica Robson and Erin Doyle finished 19th.

Other results: Grade 1 - Women’s Groups Rhiannon Prescott, Lydia Sunderland and Niamh Findlater silver, Jessica Robson, Elle Bayley and Olivia Greidanus 8th and Emily Jagger, Gemma Hollas and Alicia Ludbrook 10th. Imogen Castelow & Isobel Castelow Gold Disabilities Grade D Women’s Pairs.

Regional A - Women’s Tumbling - U11: Niamh Findlater and Amy Riddlesden joint bronze, Olivia Greidanus 4th, Maisie Waddington-Hirst 12th and Olivia Bowker 15th. Regional A - Men’s Tumbling - U11 Finley Wheelwright (aged 7) Bronze. Regional A - Women’s Tumbling - 11+: Freya Wheelwright – Silver. Regional B - Women’s Tumbling - U11: Millie Jagger 18th. Regional B - Men’s Tumbling - U11: Morley Crossley Bronze. Regional B - Women’s Tumbling - 11+: Allyx Mitchell 8th Gemma Hollas 10th Emily Jagger 12th. Regional D - Women’s Tumbling - 11+@ Lucy Maude 6th. National 1 - Women’s Tumbling - 13+: Lydia Sunderland Silver. National 2 - Women’s Tumbling - 11-12: Elle Bayley Silver. National 2 - Women’s Tumbling -13+ Rhiannon Prescott.