Flipping over medals

By Grace Jones | posted on October 20, 2017

A GROUP of Albany gymnasts have brought home the spoils after a successful trip to the PCYC State Gymnastics Championships in Fremantle last month.

The Albany PCYC team’s achievements include four state champions, four runners-up and two competitors who placed third in their division.

PCYC Gymnastics Head Coach Michelle Headley was pleased with the group’s performance at the event and the way they represented the club.

“It was a great competition for everyone. They all get along really well,” she said.

“For the 35 that went to the championships, nearly everyone came home with a medal.”

Headley has been coaching gymnastics on and off for the past 10 years, and only started the position as head coach last year.

“I got up to level eight when I was training and competing. It was really good to get into coaching and teach kids what I learned,” she said.

“We didn’t have enough coaches when I started at PCYC, and to see where the kids are now shows how far we’ve come.”