Aerobics champs rewarded

On Saturday, June 21 a group of athletes from one of our small local clubs – Champs Sports Aerobics – travelled to Brisbane to compete against athletes from other clubs in Queensland at the Federation of International Sports Aerobics and Fitness (FISAF), 2008 Queensland state championships.

Three local girls who have been training at least twice weekly with their coach and former state representative, Casey Bryant, at Noosa Leisure Centre, each received a medal.

Louise Pearson, 13, one of the younger club competitors and experienced national competitior, placed second in the state in cadet section A, was beaten narrowly by a competitor who will be travelling to the world championships in Russia later this year.

Mahaylia Raynor-Johnston, 15, competing in a very tough category, junior section A, beat 2007 national medallists to snatch third place. Genna Marshall, also 15, completed an excellent routine to gain herself a third place in junior section B against 11 other competitors.

The girls have an anxious wait to find out if they will qualify for the Australian championships in September at the Gold Coast.

Louise and Mahaylia will be training more intensely to try and place in the top three at this year’s nationals.

They will be eligible and qualify for a once in a lifetime chance to represent their country in the 2009 world sports aerobics championships to be held in Australia.

Champs is scheduling a new class for term three on Wednesdays at the Noosa Leisure Centre from 3.30pm, incorporating sport aerobics, cheerleading and aerodance.

Inquiries phone Casey on 0411200445. KARATE

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