Finesse Gymnastic Club, Letterkenny, have now been in training since January for their new routine titled “Alice in Wonderland”.
They have been going through the basic drills and perfecting the routine, but the time is now here to put all the training into the performance
Finesse’s head coach Meganne Herron and dance choreographer Linda Bennett have now put the finishing touches to this year’s routine. The excitement is starting to grow for the Donegal team as the weeks draw closer.
This year’s Northern Ireland gym fusion, which the team will be attending, is being held in The Millennium Forum, Derry, next weekend (October 5) which will be a first for the team as they are used to preforming in gymnasiums or stadiums.
The experience of preforming in a theatre environment to a full house is very exciting for the gymnasts, and this will hopefully go some way to make up for the disappointment of not being able to attend this year’s world championships that took place in South Africa.
The team were due to represent Ireland in the above but unfortunately due to the economic climate Ireland was not represented this year.
The disappointment was shortlived once the team found out that they had qualified for London. The London festival of Gymnastics is the UK’s premier Gymnastics for all events which is attended by over 1400 gymnasts from the country’s top display teams. It takes place over the weekend of 18-20 October.
Along with Finesse this year there will also be one other Irish team flying the flag, Mid-Sutton from Dublin. The event takes place over the course of a weekend it kicks off with the opening gala Friday night followed by Gymnastics all day on Saturday and the closing ceremony on Sunday.
The team have trained extremely hard this past year and would like to thank their parents for running them everywhere and both Meganne and Linda for all of their hard work and effort in putting the routine together. Also a thank you to the Ballyare Festival Committee, C&M embroidery, Leanne at T-shirt express and Wyndsor Ltd.
Finesse Gymnastics Display Team: Amber Beecroft, Ciara Beecroft, Rachael Canning, Aildhe Gallagher, Molly Gallagher, Adele King, Ellie King, Fiona Lafferty, Orla Lonergan, Aoife McCarron, Orla McCarron, Aisling Nulty Cara Nulty, Molly Nulty, Abi O’ Connor Aoife O’ Connor, Tori O’ Connor.
Head Coach: Meganne Herron.
Choreographer: Linda Bennett.