Over the weekend of 24th February, gymnastic clubs from across the UK attended the Aerobic Gymnastics World Trials in Weston Super Mare, an event which determines who will be competing in the World Championships this May.
The aim over the course of the two day competition is to average a criteria score, qualifying to compete in the World Championships in Portugal on the 25th May.
Welsh Gymnastics are very proud that of the six people selected from Weston AGC, four of the gymnasts - Seren Jones, Nancy Law, Molly Brown and Rhys Williams, are all from Wales, and all worked very hard to achieve their scores. They will be accompanied by Wales' Emily James, who trains at both Bulmershe Aerobic Gymnastics Club and Pheonix Dance and Gymnastics in Aberdare.
Rhys has been selected as Welsh Gymnastics' only Senior Male at the Championships. In doing so, he's broken two records - one for Weston AGC, where he is the first Senior Male to go to Worlds, and one for SJ Aerobics, where his coach Sheâ will be the first Welsh Coach to get a Senior Gymnast to the World Championships.
Molly Brown of Weston is the current Non-Olympic Gymnast of the Year, while Seren Jones is in her first year of this age group and has already represented Team GB at the World Cup and become a British Champion.
Nancy Law has qualified in the individual category as well as group; she has grown from strength to strength over the past year and has reached finals a number of times.
Along with their team mates, Rhys, Molly, Nancy and Seren train five days a week and travel between Weston Super Mare and Aberdare, where they are coached by SJ Aerobic Gymnastics Head Coach Sheâ Jones.
Sheâ is a recognised Aerobic Gymnastics Judge and uses her technical ability and judging knowledge to help her gymnasts progress within the sport and succeed.
Everyone at Welsh Gymnastics is incredibly proud of Sheâ and each of the gymnasts who qualified this year. Well done all!
If you're interested in getting involved with aerobic gymnastics, take a look at our introduction to aerobic gymnastics course [link opens in new window].