Members of our competitive squads travelled to Liverpool to compete at the British Championships 2023, a National competition that sees the best of Great Britain compete. 

Dexter Pedder competed in the Under 16 category and finished in 25th place. Having recovered from a recent injury Dexter competed some new skills successfully and showed great determination.  

Ethan Murphy and Eliyah McGuiness both competed at their first ever British Championships in the Under 14 category. Ethan competed confidently and demonstrated much improved routines to finish in 29th place and team mate Eliyah in 45th. Eliyah demonstrated some new skills within his routines and great lines within his bar routine in particular.

Oakley Banks competed in the Under 18 category. Oakley demonstrated some great confident skills during the competition and finished in 12th position along with qualifying for the Rings Apparatus Final. Sam Ghinn competed in the Seniors category demonstrating some classy routines and great spirit to finish in 11th place. Having never qualified for apparatus finals at the British Championships, this time around, Sam qualified for 2 finals, High Bar and Pommel.  

Finals day arrived and Sam competed on Pommel first. An unfortunate fall at the start but Sam regained composure and finished off with a truly classy routine with great lines and elegance to finish in 8th place. Oakley’s turn on rings and he performed a great routine, strong and precise, and oozed confidence. Oakley finished in 7th place also. Last final of the day for our boys and Sam competed in the High Bar final. Some huge release and catch skills along with swinging turns executed cleanly Sam finished in 7th place. 

Sienna Swinden qualified to compete in the Floor and Beam finals in Liverpool from her British Championships at the end of 2022. Sienna competed fantastically. Starting on floor with a clean routine, elegant dance and leaps and jumps that hung in the air, Sienna took a Silver medal! Sienna then proceeded to achieve a Bronze medal on Beam with a great routine demonstrating confidence and poise. 

Congratulations to all our competing gymnasts and their coaches on a successful weekend. 

Ionut Trandaburu also received an award during the weekend for being such a large part of the success that Team GB had at the end of 2022 including the Commonwealth Games, European Championships and World Championships.