SEGC Rhythmic quarterly round-up: National call-ups and winter results

THERE have been some eye-catching national call-ups for SEGC’s Rhythmic stars after a strong end to competitions in 2018.

Rachel Lattimer, who is coached by Verity Adams, became the club’s first gymnast in 15 years to be selected for the English squad.

Isobel Connah was called up to the British Espoir squad for the third year in a row, a fantastic achievement as only ten were picked.

SEGC’s Sparrow group – Romilly French, Lucie Miller, Rhiann Richardson, Lexie-Blu Robinson, Indiah Sandy and Holly Vickers – were selected as one of the first-ever groups to be part of the newly formed British Espoir Group Squad.

And Rachel Lattimer, Isobel Connah, Rhiann Richardson and Sophia Keeling all passed British Qualification Testing, which booked their spots at the English Championships in July.

It was Sophia’s her first go at BQT and notable she passed at her first attempt.

The call-ups come after a brilliant winter for the club’s girls.

More than 40 SEGC gymnasts took part in the London Cup in early December at the University of East London campus (the groups are pictured above and below).

All were in the top three on both days and the Miss London Cup prize went to Lily-Rose Doel on day one, and Rachel Lattimer on day two.

It was the final round of the Group League in Stoke-on-Trent in late November.

There were good results for many of the club’s girls, along with positive showings from groups.

The Eagles placed fifth to finish third in the overall league, the Starlings were second in the junior league to finish first overall, and the Falcons sixth to end up in sixth spot.

In the Elite Espoir League, the Robins were sixth on the weekend and finished sixth overall.

In early November, Katie O’Connor, Jade Woollard, Rachel Lattimer, Emily Hardy, Josslyn Miller, Isobel Connah, Rhiann Richardson and Ava Waller competed at the first International Atlantic Cup in Sangalhos, Portugal.

Their good results included a second for Isobel in clubs, first for Rhiann in clubs, and first for Ava in hoop.

And finally, in late October, Rachel Lattimer, Josslyn Miller, Isobel Connah, Rhiann Richardson and Milana Bernans, and four SEGC groups (Eagles, Starlings, Falcons and Robins) were at the English Championships in Bath.

Josslyn was third in ribbon and Isobel third in clubs, while Eagles were third in hoop, rope and ball.