Five of Hickton’s artistic girls get Great Britain call-ups

FIVE of South Essex’s artistic female gymnasts have been selected for Great Britain squads.

Ellie Petroiu, Paige Moroney, Sienna Goodwin and Ellie Gargett have won places in the Home Nations squad between Levels 4-2, and Violet Manser has earned a spot in the British National Talent Development squad.

It means they will all get the chance to train alongside the top talent in the county at the Lilleshall National Sports Centre.

Their proud coach Leah Hickton said: “Ellie Petroiu and Paige have been selected for the second year in a row and Sienna Goodwin is the youngest member to ever be called up for this squad.

“And Ellie Gargett, who has only been with us just over a year, has been selected in the oldest age group.

“So we have girls at Level 4, 3 and 2 and South Essex also have the most girls out of any club in the Home Nations squad.”