Monarchs Gymnastics Club competed against the best in Great Britain over the weekend in Stoke on Trent and 4 of the team Alice Kelson and her partner Evie Tissington who were only beaten by the pair selected to compete in the world championships this year, and Joe Blake and his partner Kian Hawkes just missed out winning the title of British Champions by finishing in 2nd places. This was a huge success for such a small club of approximately 70 competitive gymnasts and probably the smallest, competing against clubs who have over 1,000 gymnasts in their clubs with their highest level gymnasts training for 20 plus hours a week.
12-18 womens pairs - Alice Kelson and Evie Tissington - 2nd place and silver medals
12-18 mens pairs - Joe Blake and Kian Hawkes - 2nd place
12-18 womens group - Eloise Baker, Heather Reed and Olivia Reed - 14th
11-16 mens pair - Joe Reed and Mason Wall - 5th
11-16 womens group - Ornela Velaj, Jinny Agar and Ava Debonis - 16th