WHILE the Swiss World Cup event was warming up nicely en route to double silver-medal prestige, 30 more King Edmund starlets were taking part in the annual National Development Plan (NDP) finals at Fenton Manor in Stoke – and to good effect too!

Grace Monchar and Paige Weeks claimed golds in the grade 5 women’s pairs, while there were silvers for Sian Williams and Isobelle Mullins (disability grade 1), Theo McGuigan and William Smith (men’s grade 1) and Laura Bateman, Hannah Bateman and Ellise King (out of age women’s group).

Third placings went to Lewis Hays and James Williams (men’s grade 2), Henry Skidmore and Fiona Cornick (mixed grade 2), Ryan Bennett and Chelsea Randino (mixed grade 6), Bex Adams, Bella Olivieri and Olivia Trott (grade 6 women) and Rachel Child, Emily Brown and Caelyn Walker (grade 5 women).

“Twenty-one of our 30 King Eddies’ gymnasts involved came back with medals, which was the most we have ever taken as a club at the NDP finals,” thrilled head coach Nikki Thorne enthused.