City of Bath Rhythmic Gymnastics Club have officially joined the community sporting clubs competing under the Team Bath banner.
The thriving club, which has trained and hosted competitions at the University of Bath Sports Training Village for a number of years, will now be known as Team Bath Rhythmic Gymnastics Club.
They competed under their new name for the first time last weekend when they staged the 2018 Bath Open – one of the largest club-run rhythmic gymnastics competitions in the UK featuring more than 450 gymnasts representing 19 national clubs.
Greg Sharp, Deputy Director of Sport at the University of Bath, said: “We are delighted to welcome such a successful and dedicated club in to the Team Bath family.”
Sarah Moon, the club’s Chair and founding member, added: “As we enter our 22nd year as a community club, the opportunity to take the club to the next level by working in partnership with Team Bath is a very positive step in securing our future as a leading club in the world of Rhythmic Gymnastics.”
Team Bath Rhythmic Gymnastics Club proudly wore their new team colours at the National Finals and in the first round of the Group League competitions this weekend.
In the individual competition Rosie led with a silver medal for her ball routine, with Elena gaining a bronze in ribbon and Sophie a bronze in hoop as she placed fourth overall.
The rest of the team positioned well, with Kashvi obtaining sixth place for ribbon. Overall Elena placed fifth, Rosie seventh, Elisabeth eighth and Kashvi tenth, while Sarah Dennis gained her personal best on clubs.
All the groups performed well with the Senior and Junior White Group taking fifth place in the Elite league.
The Senior Group of Sarah, Tiola, Selina, Lottie, Evie and Grace gave a passionate performance, while the Junior White Group of Elena, Elle, Rosie, Elisabeth, Kashvi and Pelagia tackled two challenging routines with grace and determination.
The Junior Orange group of Rosa, Lola, Vlada, Frances and Vanessa performed a fantastic routine and took fifth in the league.
The Red Espoir team of Bea, Eva, Lily, Emily and Hannah achieved one of their highest scores ever and placed seventh nationally to cap a fantastic overall performance from Team Bath Rhythmic Gymnastics.