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Young athletes from Banbury scooped the major honours in a regional twirling competition at Gateway College in Leicester on Sunday.
The youngsters, aged between four and 21, are members of the Banbury Cross Twirlers and were competing against teams from Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire.
Twirling is a growing international sport that combines gymnastics with dance and acrobatics. It requires agility and coordination.
The Banbury club is a member of the British Baton Twirling Sports Association and competes at the highest level – and the team’s showing on Sunday earned them a Special Award for the Outstanding Performance of the Day.
“Their hard work paid off and their performances were amazing. It was a fantastic day and everyone was thrilled by what they achieved.
“We always welcome new members and anyone interested should email for further details.
They can twirl for fun or enter the competitions.”
Juvenile section – 1st Kyra Cotter and Katy Rayner
Junior section – 1st Iris Duarte and Millie Trinder
Tiny Tots class – 1st Rita Duarte
Juvenile 2 class – 2nd Kyra Cotter
Junior Dance – 1st (Anya Buzzard, Kyra Cotter, Katy Rayner, Iris Duarte, Millie Trinder)
Senior Dance – 1st (Aisha Halford, Abbie Buzzard, Billi McFadden, Tammi McFadden)
Junior Team – 1st (Billi McFadden, Kyra Cotter, Katy Rayner, Iris Duarte, Millie Trinder)
Senior Team – 1st (Aisha Halford, Abbie Buzzard, Anya Buzzard, Tammi McFadden)
Fancy Pom Poms
Tiny Tots – 3rd Rita Duarte, 5th Alanis Small-Keen, 6th Georgia Sewell
Juvenile 2 – 1st Anya Buzzard, 3rd Kyra Cotter
Junior 1 – 2nd Billi McFadden, 3rd Iris Duarte, 4th Katy Rayner
Junior 2 – 1st Abbie Buzzard, 2nd Millie Trinder
Pom Pom Teams
Pre-Juvenile Team – 1st (Rita Duarte, Kyra Cotter, Georgia Sewell, Alanis Small-Keen)
Junior Team – 1st (Aisha Halford, Abbie Buzzard, Anya Buzzard, Iris Duarte, Katy Rayner, Millie Trinder)
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