Berwick gymnasts qualify for Birmingham

DC Gymnastics – which is based in Berwick but attracts gymnasts from both sides of the border – entered eight tumblers into the Tumbling NDP Qualifiers on Sunday in Durham.

Wednesday, 13th March 2019, 9:38 am
Updated Wednesday, 13th March 2019, 9:42 am

David Routledge, Georgia Finne, Ebony De Oliveira, Imogen Meakin, Maddie Rosher, Macey Tait, Layla Tait and Lizzie Foxton made the 85-mile journey south and represented the club in great style.

They competed against others in British Gymnastics (BG) North Region, across multiple levels of difficulty in BG’s National Development Programme.

Detailed scores are yet to be published, however, DC Gymnastics had several superb results that are known at this time.

Maddie Rosher (Duns) finished first in her section and qualifies for the team final and individual semi-finals in Birmingham in June.

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Lizzie Foxton (Berwick) also claimed a place in the team final and individual semi-finals at the Birmingham Arena.

And David Routledge (Berwick) and Lizzie Foxton also claimed places via their finishing positions in the English Silver Championships, at Telford in May.

Head coach Debbie Couch said: “I’m immensely proud of each competitor from DC Gymnastics, their achievements are striking, and I cannot wait to take the next steps of 2019 at both English and National levels.”

DC Gymnastics is seeking sponsorship from local businesses to help with the travelling costs of English, Scottish, National and possibly European competition. Any business interested in supporting DC Gymnastics’ considerable success can find out more about the centre and perhaps arrange a visit by emailing