Ilkeston gymnasts selected to represent Derbyshire

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Gymnasts from Ilkeston Gymnastics Club have been selected to represent the county following their recent competition success.

Ruby Sample and Sophia Checkley were put through to represent Derbyshire at the upcoming Regional Competition after outstanding performances at county level.

The annual County Championships were held at Mickleover Gymnastics Club on 1st March 1st, with Ruby coming third in the 14+ overall category and Sophia placed second in the 8/9 years overall.

The girls will now join gymnasts from Mickleover, Sharley Park, Erewash and Amber Valley, to form a team to compete for Derbyshire on 26th April.

Fellow Ilkeston gymnasts Kathleen Caines and Ana Peria-Meier have been placed in reserves

Ilkeston’s head coach Kerry Bishton, said: “I am so proud of the girls and all their hard work over the past few months. This is an amazing opportunity for them to represent the county and their club.”