THE Coffs Harbour area has produced two State champions in physical culture with Rebecca Hyland and Kathryn Langhorn achieving the honour.
Kathryn Langhorn from the Woolgoolga club was awarded the title of State Grand Champion in the five years age group at the Edith Parsons School of Physical Culture.
To win the State title, Kathryn competed against more than 100 girls in zone, final and grand final levels.
Her instructress Gail Airlie said Kathryn has worked at a consistently high level throughout the year and has enjoyed participating in physi with her friends.
"She is an exceptional and gifted pupil," Gail said.
The Woolgoolga club enjoyed success with a number of girls reaching the final 12 in State competition held at the Sydney Town Hall.
"Although small in competitive numbers, Woolgoolga club has outstanding quality in their membership so congratulations go to all the other girls who performed so well to reach this elite level," Gail said.
Results were: Kathryn Langhorn (five years) 1st, Tylha Seewitx Cox (seven years) 2nd, Brittney Colbran (seven years) grand finalist, Kayla Ellery (seven years) grand finalist, Sophie Peake (nine years) sixth, Emily Portsmouth (10 years) grand finalist, Brittany Peake (10 years) grand champion dance award, Janice Peterson (11 years) sixth, Imogen Pemberton (13/14 years) fifth.
Bonville Physical Culture Club for the second year running produced a State champion when Rebecca Hyland achieved the honour for the six years age group.
Rebecca performed beautifully in the final group of 12 representing Sydney and North Coast zones.
Instructress Lynne Drummond said Rebecca's success was most deserved given the dedication she has to attending class and practicing.
Other club members to excel were seven-year-old Fiona Whalan (sixth), eight-year-olds Alana Olney (third) and Paige Gallagher (fifth) and Sophie Marshall (second).
These are remarkable results considering the club is still relatively young.