Christmas extravaganza at the Quayside

Weston coach Siana Moore, Corey Walkes, Jasmine Nutting and Chelsea Bailey.

Weston coach Siana Moore, Corey Walkes, Jasmine Nutting and Chelsea Bailey. - Credit: Archant

Quayside Trampoline and Gymnastics Club held a Christmas extravaganza at the purpose-built centre.

WHERE else would you find Father Christmas bouncing on a trampoline and some festive elves balancing on a beam?

Quayside Trampoline and Gymnastics Club had them all taking part in their first Christmas club competition at their purpose-built trampoline and artistic gymnastics centre based in the centre of Bridgwater.

A record 121 competitors entered from Quayside T&GC, Weston Trampoline Club in Weston and High Flyers in Cheddar, with the youngest being just three-years-old.

The gymnasts performed their best vault, beam, rings, floor and trampoline routines to the rapturous applause from a packed audience of supportive family and friends.

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Local photographer, Paul Gibbard, of PG Photography, donated his skills to raise funds for the not for profit club, taking some stunning images of the children.

Five of Quayside’s top elite artistic gymnasts, seven-year-old Isla Barnett and Evie Keatley, her nine-year-old sister, Rebecca Keatley and 10-year-old Amelie Moore and Felicia Wheaton, are all trained by Quaysides artistic head coach, Julie Kew and assistant coach, Russian ex-men’s artistic gymnast, Sergey Haxall.

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They have just returned from Plymouth after taking part in the South West regional club grades 14, where all five were awarded distinctions in their first national competition.

Quayside is also home to both senior and junior Great Britain trampoline squad members, seasoned senior world and European gold medallist, 25-year-old Laura Gallagher and 13-year-old junior world silver medallist, Corey Walkes.

The Weston girls are all coached by Diane Allen, Aurora Necco and Siana Moore.

For more information about trampolining, gymnastics and parkour for all, including adult, disability and preschool classes, please contact Quayside on 01278 423778 for more information.

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