Several of the recreational athletes of the Wanganui Boys & Girls Gym Club got their first taste of competition in Hawera on Sunday.

Entering the Taranaki Gymsports Tri-Series 1 event, the Whanganui children faced other recreational club kids from Gymnastica Gym Club in New Plymouth and St Johns Gymsport of Hawera.

"Our gymnasts did a fantastic job representing the club," said head coach Kelly Taylor-Ward.

"We would like to thank Gymnastica gym club and St Johns Gymsport for organising the event and for inviting our athletes to compete."

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Those coming 1st overall for all the disciplines in their grade were Verti Lebo, 6 (Grade 1 Girls), Iona Newton, 8 (Grade 2), Katy Harvey, 14 (Grade 5) and Ellie Calcott, 16 (Grade 6).

For the boys, the best performers were Toby Hamling, 8 (Grade 2) and Kentaro Yamada, 15 (Tumbling Level 4).

Other Results:
Grade 1 Girls: Felicity Evett-Doyle, 6: =3 on floor and vault, fourth overall; Grade 2 Girls: Brylee Nicholson fourth overall; Grade 2 Boys: Max Rennie, 7: second overall; Grade 3 Girls: Eden Winton fourth overall; Grade 6 Boys: Kenatro Yamada 2nd overall; Tumbling Level 4: Ellie Calcott 2nd overall and Katy Harvey fourth overall.