Team spirit and fun focus of Judges Cup

Glacier Gymnastics hosted the Judges Cup on Saturday with 150 gymnasts performing at the Nelson club.

Including athletes from Trail and Kimberly, boys and girls hit the mats, bars, beams and vault in the interclub event. With the main goal of giving gymnasts the chance to perform - showcase their abilities, without pressure of being ranked or judged, many were participating in their first meet. Judges gave positive comments aimed at building confidence in competition and all were awarded medals and ribbons.

Next, up for the club is the Key City Fiesta in Cranbrook and toward the end of February, the boys team will head to Coeur d'Alene for the Great West Gym Fest. It's the first time the team will head to compete in the US.

After Twisters in Abbotsford at the end of March, action returns to the local club in May with Kootenay Zone Championships. By then, competing should be old hat for the young athletes.

This Wednesday, the organization is holding its AGM at Glacier Gymnastics. Starting at 6 p.m., parents are invited to attend the meeting to give input in the direction of the club.

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