WARRINGTON Gymnastics Club have a new regional champion.

This follows a strong set of results being recorded by a number of their gymnasts in the North West Floor and Vault Championships in Manchester.

In the pre-novice age eight section Iris Croft performed a gold winning vault and went on to be crowned regional champion, with teammates Chloe James placing fifth and Kaitlyn Davidson ninth.

Isabelle Acklam-Davies won the floor gold to secure third spot overall in the pre-novice aged nine group. Khloe Platt and Isabella Wilkinson were placed 19th and 15th respectively.

Tilly Wilkinson took gold on floor in the county competition at age 11 and this earned a bronze on floor at regional level.

In the aged 11 novice competition, Heidi Schwarze was county champion next to teammate Amaya Downes who took second place. They finished fifth and seventh in the regional competition.

The aged 12 section saw Grace Davie take gold on floor and fifth place overall with Zoe Neal and Leila Ward placing seventh and eighth.

In the largest group of the day Isabelle Cahill was placed 27th in the novice aged 13+ section.

Three Warrington gymnasts competed in the highest level competition of the day. Grace Dickinson and Bethany Morris were placed 14th and 15th respectively in the age 13+ section.

Phoebe Gannon sealed sixth in the age 12 section.

Elsewhere, Kian Neary is a rising talent on the kickboxing scene.

The eight-year-old from Chapelford won double gold in the recent WKU British Championships.


Kian Neary

Kian Neary


"After 6 fights Kian won them all. Me and his dad are just so proud," said his mum Lucy.

Kian trains under his coaches Richie Lunt at Streetwise Kickboxing Gym in Liverpool and Jamie Peo at Hamma Martial Arts Gym in St Helens.

Earlier this year Kian and his friend Aedh Oliver, also from Chapelford, competed in the English Kickboxing Championships and both came third, which confirmed selection to represent England in the World Championships in Ireland.

"I believe this is such a huge achievement," added Lucy.

Meanwhile, one of Burtonwood Community Centre’s short mat bowling teams went head-to-head with some of the best club sides in the country at The Torquay Leisure Hotel Resort in the English Short Mat Bowling Association Top Team Event and came out as overall winners.


The winning Burtonwood Community Centre short mat bowling team

The winning Burtonwood Community Centre short mat bowling team


They played teams from Norfolk, West Midlands, Herefordshire and Cheshire before beating Southampton in the final.