COFFS Harbour BjP Physie teachers Allison Cook and Sharen Hackfath are thrilled with the performances of all junior club members after the weekend’s Far North Coast Zone Championships.
A total of 29 Coffs Harbour girls took to the floor to perform the syllabus they have spent the past eight months trying to perfect.
Girls aged five-14 years took part in the competition. Coffs Harbour managed six out of the 10 available first places in the individual champion girl competition. Tahlea Moate (five years), Chelsea Pitt (eight years), Imogen Willis (nine years), Alexis Warncken (11 years), Jorgie Hackfath (12 years) and Karlie Hackfath (14 years) all took the top prize in their age groups.
In some age groups the competition was so close that the judges spent some time debating whose number would be called for a place.
All place-getters will head to the junior national finals, which will be held in November at the State Sports Centre in Homebush.
Other Coffs Harbour place-getters were Ashleigh Geddes third (7 years), Paris Warncken second (8 years), Mia Dowden fourth (9 years), Sharna McGuigan third (11 years), Samara Barnes fourth (11 years), Jesse Abbott fifth (11 years), Megan Arkoshy fourth (13 years) and Christie Hill fifth (14 years).
Making the finals in their age groups were Breanna Cleal, Remy Dowden, Erin Willis, Kirra McGuigan, Georgia Johnstone, Eliza James, Elise Cross and Kiara Edwards.
Semi-finalists were Tara Geddes, Jessica Cleal, Jessica Nicholls, Skhye Evans, Ayla McQuestion, Maddison Rick and Ebony Newbound.
The teams competition was stronger than it has been for a number of years because the Mid North Coast and Far North Coast Zones were combined.
There were nine teams that fought it out in the 9-10 years, while seven teams entered the 11-12 years. Impressively, Coffs Harbour took first place in both sections.
The judges commented that the standard was as high as it is in Sydney, a huge compliment for both teams.
This weekend the women and seniors take to the floor at John Paul College.
Both days begin at 10am and the public is welcome to attend.