Ellie Petroiu called up for Great Britain at Euro training camp

Ellie Petroiu has been called up to represent Great Britain
Ellie Petroiu has been called up for Great Britain

ELLIE PETROIU has been called up to represent Great Britain at a prestigious training camp for young European gymnasts.

Ellie, 10, will travel with coach Leah Hickton to the Union of European Gymnastics event in Tirrenia, Pisa, Italy, from July 7-17.

It is a meeting for coaches to share ideas and for young gymnasts to sample the atmosphere of performing in an international arena.

South Essex’s Head of Women’s Artistic Gymnastics, Leah Hickton, said: “I’ve coached Ellie since she was three and this is a great achievement for her so I am very proud.

“It is a training camp where many top gymnasts started off their careers so she is understandably delighted to have this chance.”

South Essex’s Director of Coaching, Scott Hann, added: “I was very pleased to see this, and it something you qualify for by coming first at a national event.

“It is a training camp I attended as a coach with Reiss Beckford about a decade ago and he has progressed into an international gymnast.

“So I hope Ellie and her coach Leah both enjoy the trip and gain some valuable experience from it.”