Freya practises her gymnastic moves

PUBLISHED: 12:47 28 November 2018 | UPDATED: 12:48 28 November 2018

Freya Cooper.

Freya Cooper.


Gymnast Freya Cooper has been enjoying success in her number one hobby gymnastics, with a gold and silver medal.

Year 9 student Freya Cooper at The Kings of Wessex Academy is as hard working in school as she is out of school as she pursues her number one hobby, gymnastics and has recently enjoyed some notable success.

Freya has been learning gymnastics since she was eight-years-old after her mum declared that she had so much energy.

So, every day after school Freya travels to her club King Edmonds in Gloucestershire, South Bristol to train and she also keeps extra fit by working out in the gym, ballet and running.

Freya works in partnerships with friends at the club and other gymnasts, depending on how well they get on, height and is currently working with Hettie (10).

Latterly this year, the dynamic duo can boast to winning a gold medal as a Grade 5 women’s pair in the South West Acrobatic Championships in October when they competed against gymnasts from as far as Cornwall, South Wales and across to Swindon.

At the South Tyneside International Cup also in October they won a silver medal, which was particularly impressive, as it was the first competition for Freya’s partner away from their home gym and was represented by a huge number of clubs when they came second in the national competition.

The next big competition is in February when Freya and her club will be competing against other South West gymnasts and if Freya wins she would be through to the national finals to be held in Stoke in May and she has high hopes of making it to the British Championships in Liverpool later in the summer in July.

But before then, there is a display scheduled in December when the GB selectors will be coming in to keep an eye on talented future gymnasts for the British team. So, Freya and Hettie will be busy preparing their new routine guided by their choreographer and coaches.

Executive headteacher Gavin Ball said: “Well done to Freya for her achievements as a gymnast. I am very impressed by her true dedication and commitment and it is clear that she is very determined and talented, and I wish her every continued success, not least in her forthcoming competitions.”

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