On Saturday 8th June, three students from Teign School travelled to Birmingham to complete in the National Tumbling Semi-Finals. The event was held in front of large crowds at Arena Birmingham.

Lacey North, aged 12, competed in the Level 1 11-12 years section and came away with 2nd (silver) in a group containing 26 children! To qualify for the Nationals in Coventry on July 12th the children had to come in the first 8.

“I was really pleased as I expected to come around 10th”, said Lacey “as this competition was for the whole country!”

Alex Cullen, aged 13, came 4th out of 20 in his group. He was particularly pleased with his third tumble which contained a dismount. His fantastic score also qualified him for the National Tumbling Men’s 13-14 Level 3 Final.

“It was a fantastic experience competing in a big arena. I was hoping to qualify and was delighted when I did”, Alex said.

“We are super proud of his hard work, dedication to the sport and resilience”, said his mother Haley Cullen.

Amelia Collier, who is in Year 11, came 7th out of 23 which also secured her a place in the finals at Coventry next month.

The three students represented the South West in the competition and train at ‘Newton Abbot Somersaults’. The Club did exceptionally well in Birmingham picking up a Gold, Silver and Bronze on the day with a total of 9 members qualifying for the Nationals.


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