Gymnasts shine in the Burdekin
GYMNASTICS: A number of Whitsunday girls took part in their first major gymnastics competition in Ayr in July, competing against gymnasts from Burdekin and Townsville.
The Burdekin Blast International provided a platform for the girls to overcome their nerves and showcase their skills.
Whitsunday gymnast Annie Loheman was among the stars of the competition, gaining excellence for her level one routines.
Kayla Milliken, Sharlee Morris and Tess Bates also successfully completed level two.
Lily Chapman, Lucy Sherrington and Chloe Morrison from the Whitsundays completed their pre-level 3 routines.
Whitsunday and Bowen PCYC Gymnastics Clubs coach Vicki Thompson said she was proud of all girls who took part.
"Getting up to perform by yourself in front of a panel of judges and large crowds on equipment such as a 10-centimetre-wide beam can be difficult.
"They did extremely well,” she said.
Thompson said everyone rose above the challenges posed by Cyclone Debbie.
Training has been conducted at the Kipara Hall while the PCYC building undergoes repair.