Samuel and Ethan are lords of the rings

THERE was a rings gold medal for Samuel Doyle and rings silver for Ethan Wingrove at the Eastern Region Recreational competition in Ipswich on Sunday (June 14).

South Essex sent 11 boys to the annual event at Pipers Vale Gymnastics Club and Ethan competed in the Under-10s category, while Samuel was in the Under-16s section.

Both are long-standing members at South Essex and are coached by Andrew Tucker. They attend one of the club’s weekly recreational classes at the Basildon Sporting Village.

Coach Anthony Wise said: “These are all boys who train just two hours a week for the enjoyment of learning new skills and staying fit, but they still showed they are capable of competing too.”

South Essex’s Benjamin Gordon, Charlie Cunniffe, Joseph Oakwell and Joe Lavery were also in action in the Under-10s section.

Harrison Doyle, Charlie Bowen and Taylor Gray competed in the Under-12s, while Lucas Wingrove and Michael Thompson performed alongside Samuel in the Under-16s.