Club hosts first invitation competition in new facility

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BURY Spectrum Gymnastics Club staged its first major invitation competition of the year, in its brand new facility on Northern Way.

A large entry of 220 gymnasts from 13 clubs from the eastern counties converged on Bury St Edmunds eager to compete in the annual floor and vault.

With the exception of the youngest age group, the medals were well distributed across the competing clubs.

In the seven to eight age group, Sophie Walker (Mid Suffolk) and Megan Owen (Bury Spectrum) shared gold, with Olivia Robinson taking silver ahead of clubmate Brooke Neary, who shared bronze with Lauren Reynolds.

Megan Jack took the gold medal in the nine to 10 category, clubmate Niamh Towler taking silver, closely followed by Ell-Rai Quinn-Nicholls in the bronze spot.

In the 10-11 group, Jasmine Chittock continued the club’s success with a gold ahead of Chelsea Cullen in silver, with Holly Rookyard in bronze position.

The 11-12 section places were taken by Sudbury and Haverhill.

In the 12-13 section, Abbie Oliver-Wilson took bronze.

Another double in the 13-14 age group saw Sudbury take gold and silver.

In the final girls’ age group, the over-14s, Haverhill took gold and bronze.

The nine and under boys’ competition was won by Colchester, followed by Hugh Dow in silver position and Niall Hooton in bronze.

The nine to 11 boys were headed in gold medal position by Archie Nunn.

On Saturday, June 16, Bury Spectrum will be holding an open day from 12 noon for people to try the club’s specialised equipment free of charge.

The club caters for all ages from toddlers to adults. There are special prices for a class booked on this day.

For further information, visit or telephone Jean on 01787 377139.