This squad is made up of our top level boys and girls working on tumbles at National Level 1 to 7. Training is at Booker Gym Club and other purpose built gymnastic facilities. Tumble runs comprise of up to 8 linked moves, fast down a carbon fibre track. Moves include skills such as Round off, Barani, Flics, Whips, Full Twisting Whips Front & Back Somersaults, Double Somersaults & Twisting Somersaults.
Gymnasts in this squad are given the opportunity to compete at County, Regional & National Competitions across the year.
Three gymnasts from Booker qualified for the National Finals in June 2013. Daniel Giles got Silver in MT National Level 2, Kate Lees got Bronze in WT National Level 3, & Sean Harrison came 5th in MT National Level 4.
Zachary Middleton qualified for the British Tumbling Championships in Birmingham in July 2013 and came 10th in FIG MT 15-16, an outstanding achievement on just one month’s intense training at Basingstoke. Please click on the links to see his runs. He went on to come 3rd at the World Tumbling Championships qualifiers and has been selected to represent GB at the World Tumbling Championships in November in Bulgaria
At Regionals in Southampton in November 2012, 11 gymnasts entered and romped home with 6 Golds & 7 Silver!
At National Preliminaries in Southampton in March 2013, 10 gymnasts entered and came home with 6 medals including 3 Golds earning them 3 places at the National Finals in Stoke on Trent in June 2013