One of the great things about gymnastics is when athletes from a region head off on international tours representing New Zealand and then return to where their careers began bringing all the experience and skills they have gained with them.
In August Hannah Wilton and Jaimie Le Bas (both former Midlands athletes) represented New Zealand at the Association of National Aerobics Championships (ANAC) in Phoenix, USA. Both girls had a tremendous experience overseas with lots learned.
Clearly, international competition has not gone to their heads and it is fantastic to see them back supporting their home gym clubs. Jaimie in the gym coaching sessions and Hannah supporting the Piako festival.
It is so inspiring for the younger gymnasts and XTND coaches to hear first-hand about these great experiences.