10th Anniversary GymStars Invitational Competition - Malta 2010
Wednesday 14th July, saw an excited party of Ladywell Gymnasts' and Coaches' head off to Malta to participate in the 10th Anniversary GymStars International Invitational Gymnastics Competition. Even at six o' clock in the morning, the anticipation towards the trip and adventures ahead was palpable.
Some of the older gymnasts' have made this trip previously, so they proved most proficient chaperone's for the younger girls who were making the trip for the first time. It takes a lot of organisation to transport twenty five young people and all their luggage half way across Europe!
The beautiful Hotel, set in Quara, proved a very popular choice with the entire party - with the restaurant and pool coming top of the popularity list. Alas, the trip was not entirely a holiday as the serious business of participating in the Invitational Competition had to be contended with. The girls' have been working hard in the gym in London for months in preparation for this event, and the hard work did not go to waste. Several Medals were won as listed on the Results Page (link below) and Club Head Coach Shirley expressed her immense satisfaction at a job very well done. She was particularly proud of the numerous compliments paid to the girls' by both locals' and holidaymaker's alike. Considering the very young age of many of the girls and their relative inexperience at competing at this level - the girls did themselves and the Club proud. Very well done!
Below is a selection of photos' - mostly taken by the girls' themselves - which show them at work, rest and play. I trust the photos' convey the great fun that was had by the entire party - aided by the wonderful hospitality provided by the GymStars Club and the Maltese people. I hope you agree that they really capture the incalculable value and benefit that international travel brings to young people.
See the Results Page for a full set of results on both the Individual Overall and Individual Apparatus Competitions.
The Ladywell Gymnastics Club Party in Malta 2010
See the Results Page for a full set of results on the Individual Overall Competition.