Perth & Kinross Schools Gymnastics Championships
The recently-held Perth and Kinross Schools’ Gymnastics Championship saw 58 teams from twenty-one schools competing and displaying great sportsmanship.
Organised by Live Active Leisure’s Gymnastics Development Team, the competition was held at Bell’s Sports Centre, Perth with the top two teams at each level qualifying to represent the region at the National Schools’ Championships in 2020.
The Pre-Level Competition was won by The Community School of Auchterarder with Forgandenny Primary School placing 2nd and Crieff Primary School placing 3rd. The highest scoring gymnast medal was shared between Heidi Poole of Auchterarder and James Yeaman of Forgandenny.
The Community School of Auchterarder were also named Primary level 1 Champions with Crieff Primary school taking the silver medal and Tulloch Primary the bronze. The overall highest gymnast medal was a three-way tie to Lexie Robertson, Louis Tramontanas and Leah Sinclair of TCSo’ Auchterarder.
The Primary Level 2 competition could not have been any closer with Crieff Primary taking home the Trophy and Kinnoull Primary placing second with just 0.1 point separating the teams. Pitlochry Primary school placed in 3rd. The overall gymnast was won by Kinnoull Primary’s Alice Renfrew.
The Level 3 competition was won by St. John’s RC Academy with the Gold Medal going to Rozerin Dogru.
In the secondary competition, the Level 1 title was awarded to Perth Academy with Perth Grammar taking 2nd and Bertha Park in 3rd. Ellie McMartin of Perth Academy was the winner of the highest scoring gymnast.
Perth Academy also took the title in the Level 2 competition with Crieff High school just 0.1 points behind in 2nd place and Pitlochry High School in 3rd. Perth Academy’s Ellie Smith won the highest overall gymnast medal.
The last competition of the day was the Level 3 secondary, which was won by Perth Grammar School. Crieff High School and Perth Academy were tied in 2nd place and so all 3 schools progress to finals. Perth Grammar’s Rachael Devine was the winner of the overall highest scoring gymnast Gold medal.
Live Active Leisure's Sports Development Officer, Laura Munro said: “My thanks go to everyone involved in the organisation and running of the competition – the Gymnastics Development Team, teaching staff, coaches and the volunteer judges who helped on the day. It was an exciting competition and I was delighted to welcome Comrie, Ruthvenfield, North Muirton and Bertha Park who all took part in the competition for the first time. Well done to our medal winners and good luck to all heading to National Finals.”
Pictured: Perth Grammar School Level 3 Team. Callie Wilkie, Emma Stewart and Rachael Devine