Duncraig’s West Coast Calisthenics features strongly in national team


West Coast Calisthenics members Genevieve Crockett, Kayla Ngarimu George, Emily Abraham, Mia Rooney, Casey Munro-Smith and Lily Smith. Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au   d468425
West Coast Calisthenics members Genevieve Crockett, Kayla Ngarimu George, Emily Abraham, Mia Rooney, Casey Munro-Smith and Lily Smith. Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au d468425

WEST Coast Calisthenics is celebrating its talented youth with almost a third of the state junior team coming from the Duncraig-based club.

Last year, juniors aged seven to 10 from various calisthenics clubs around Perth attended workshops to learn the routines to prepare for a state trial, which took place in front of a panel of selectors.

Six of the 20 chosen were from West Coast Calisthenics Club, including eight-year-olds Casey Munro-Smith (Kingsley), Genevieve Crockett (Mullaloo), Kayla Ngarimu-George (Craigie) and Emily Abraham (Ballajura) and nine-year-olds Lily Smith (Kingsley) and Mia Rooney (Clarkson).

The girls will head to Sydney in July to represent WA at the Australian Calisthenic Federation National Championships. To prepare, they have been training every Sunday for five to six hours on top of their usual club training for two hours every Monday.

“The girls are working really hard and with wonderful positive attitudes, they have shown great determination to this point and are making great progress,” coach Sacha Lee said.

“I have no doubt that with their dedication and commitment that they will make West Coast Calisthenics Club and WA proud when they grace the stage at nationals in July.”