Verity praises trio for national call-ups and Group League success

RHYTHMIC head coach Verity Adams has praised a trio of the club’s stars for earning national call ups.

SEGC gymnasts Josslyn Miller and Rachel Lattimer have secured a place on the English squad while Isobel Connah has reclaimed her spot on the prestigious Espoir national squad.

Verity, who has just been appointed assistant director of coaching at the club, said: “We are extremely proud of all three girls for these amazing achievements and now we wish them all the best of luck with their camps.”

The club’s rhythmic girls have also just has amazing results in Round 2 of the National Group League, which took place on the weekend of October 14 October at Fenton Manor in Stoke-on-Trent.

The Senior group were set to miss out as one of the members was injured just weeks before the competition – but they were saved when a member of SEGC’s Level 3 Junior Group, Olivia Beech, stepped in to join them.

Verity explained: “The main aim for the senior group was to improve their score on Rope and Ball, and they definitely did this.

“That was all thanks to their hard work and commitment and, of course, Olivia.

“Olivia worked tirelessly for ten days along with team members to learn two new routines. The commitment she showed was absolutely amazing and I am really proud.”

South Essex’s standout group for was the National Espoir Blue Group, who completed two fantastic routines and managed to secure seventh place.

That was a massive improvement on the last round in which they were 15th.

Verity said: “All of the team-mates really pulled together here and we are thrilled at their results.”

The Elite Espoir Purple Group placed third overall and that means they have a great chance in the next league competition in November.

And the Elite Espoir Rainbow Group also improved on scores from the first league competition.

The Elite Juniors Group also fought hard to better their scores from the last competition, with a strong focus on improvement ahead of the final competition in the league.

The club’s rhythmic girls are next in action at the Canterbury Cup the weekend of November 4-5.

* Verity was a guest on the first episode of the club’s new podcast week and spoke about some of the club’s promising you rhythmic gymnasts. You can listen to the show by clicking here.