On Saturday 18th November, six ‘Stars for the Future’ junior lifters travelled to Pegasus Gymnastic Club in Maidstone, Kent for their first competition.
The youngsters, who only started lifting in September, were accompanied by their parents and Kerensky, their coach. Vindhya and Nicky also went to support the group and had the opportunity to put the skills learnt on a recent referee course into use as they refereed the whole competition!
The competition was judged on technical points with a maximum of 6 points to be awarded for each snatch and each part of the clean and jerk – a maximum of 54 points overall.
Well done to all six youngsters – Aman, Baljit, Deandre, Jamel, Jarnial and Ilza- for the way in which they performed in the competition. Every one of them tried their best and will have learnt a lot from the experience of competing in an informal and friendly competition.
There were sixteen lifters in all including some very talented lifters who clearly had been lifting for a lot longer than our group, so we were particularly proud that Jarnial came first in his group and Ilza and Baljit came third in their respective groups.
A big thank you to Kerensky for doing a brilliant job coaching the youngsters in her first competition as a coach. We look forward to seeing the progress of these youngsters in the future!
Team leader: Nicky
Referees: Vindyia and Nicky
First steps and good result for all of this lovely people to become and Lifter, Coach and Referee.