On the weekend of the 11/12th December gymnasts from the City of Birmingham Gymnastics Club travelled to Malta to compete in the 11th Gymstars Invitational International Competition held in the Tarxien district of Malta. Club teams from London, Isle of Man, Luxemburg, Malta, Monaco, Southampton & Wales competed in this friendly but hard fought competition for all around and individual apparatus medals.
The City of Birmingham team consisted of coach Phil Barrow, judge, Krystie Newton and gymnast Rachel Fraser. Well executed and confident routines gained rachel 2nd overall place in the category D 7-9 yr old age group along with individual apparatus gold on floor; silver on bars; and bronze on beam.
An invaluable competitive experience; mild weather, seasonal festivities in Valetta – the capitol, and the making of new friends have made the trip an extremely worthwhile experience for our gymnast in her young career. The event will now be a regular addition to our annual competition calendar.