Talented Pre-Prep pupil competes at the Pipers Vale Gymnastics Challenge
On Sunday 24th April, talented Langley Pre-Prep pupil Franklin S (Year 1, Wrens) competed in his first gymnastics competition, the Pipers Vale Challenge.
Franklin competed in the U8 age category against gymnasts from all around the country, some over two years older. He came a very impressive 4th on the floor out of 27 gymnasts and 10th on Pommel, and 17th on Vault. Franklin was a true professional on the day and gave his absolute all to everything he did.
The Pipers Vale Challenge is designed to be an intermediate step between the NDP-style set routines and voluntary routines to aid the development of younger gymnasts and help their progression towards FIG level routines. The competition is structured with a ‘set routine’ base, with the opportunity for gymnasts to add involuntary skills to build difficulty.
Franklin has now been invited by his club to compete at the London Open on Friday 13th May.