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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.

In the Pink !!

The Ladywell Gymnastics Club Party in Malta 2010

At Work

Shirley gives the girls a 'pep talk' Evie warms up Relaxed group Chelsea on the podium Ella on the podium A Ladywell Group Eve stretches out
Maddie and Sienna
Group Photo
Group Photo
Chelsea on the podium
Ella on the podium
Chelsea on the podium
Anna on the podium
Chelsea warms up
Bryony with her Silver Medal for Floor
Ella warming up
Jasmine and Anna look relaxed
Shirley and Chelsea
Ivy warms up
Anna on beam
Charlotte warms up
A very happy Chelsea
Presenting some of the Ladywell Team

See the Results Page for a full set of results on the Individual Overall Competition.

At Play!

Big splash coming Bryony, Anna and Chelsea relax in the pool A group of young gymnasts' Chelsea and Rhyanna
Shirley and Sophie
Ella relaxes in the pool Maddie
Great backward dive!
Rhyanna and Ella
Rhyanna takes off!
Eve and Maisie relax
Best of 'identical' friends!
Charlotte looking cool!
A smiling Anna
Great Hat!
Splash alert
Surprise birthday cake for Karen
Sophie and Maddie
Nice group shot
Maisie and Jasmine
Bryony & Rhyanna
Sophie and Ella
Jasmine, Bryony and Eve relax
Maisie prepares to leap!
Rhyanna and Chelsea relaxing
A cool disguise!
A nice group shot of the older girls
Queenie shows them how it's done!
A nice group shot of some of the younger girls
Sydney and Sophie
Maisie, Celeste and Jasmine
A great dive
Ella and Evie
Chelsea and Bryony looking cool!
Bryony takes a dip
Anna and Sophie
Watch the birdie Anna!
Charlotte and Chelsea
The Big SPlash!
Sydney relaxes


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