The members of Northern Tablelands Physical Culture Inc have had a tremendous first year under their new club name and the leadership of their five amazing teachers.
Now coming to the final few competitions of the year, the club is proud to announce that nine members will be competing at National Championships in Sydney, November 2017.
Beth Phelps, Taneeka Kennedy, Jayda Hill, Shayli James, Indi Brown, Eliza O’Brien, Jessica Smith-O’Rourke, Jemma Sutcliffe and Fiona Kelly will now compete against the best 62 performers in each age section, that Australia has to offer in the hopes of being named National Champion.
“It's a wonderful achievement to make it to nationals,” teacher Fiona Kelly said.
Recently Northern Tablelands Physie has had twenty four girls and women compete in their Junior and Senior Zone Championships in Tamworth and Coffs Harbour over two weekends.
The juniors came up against Gunnedah, Upper Hunter, Muswellbrook, Tamworth, Armidale, Moree and Coonabarabran.
“Every competition our club attends, I’m so proud of the way all the girls, women and families come together to help one another prepare for competition and are there for one another afterwards with support, congratulations and hugs,” Jessica Kennedy said.
The seniors and ladies compete with zones from Far North Coast, Mid North Coast and New England.
“With over 20 clubs it was tough competition,” competitor Amy Hill said.
Results from Zone: 5ys – Ivy Hill 1st place; 8yrs – Beth Phelps 1st place, Taneeka Kennedy 3rd place; 9yrs – Jayda Hill 1st place, Indy Murphy Finalist; 10yrs – Shayli James 5th place, Abby Phelps Finalist; 11yrs – Indi Brown 5th place; 12yrs – Eliza O’Brien 2nd place, Jessica Smith-O’Rourke 3rd place, Emma Brannigan Finalist, Ellie Campbell Finalist, Sophie Rose Halliday Finalist, Jade Sargeant Finalist; 13yrs – Arliah Montague Semi Finalist; 14yrs – Jemma Sutcliffe 3rd place; 15yrs – Jessica Brierley 2nd place; 1st Year Senior – Samantha Cox Semi Finalist, 2nd Year Senior – Tayla Armstrong Semi Finalist; Open Senior – Annaliese O’Brien Semi Finalist; Novice Ladies – Amy Hill Finalist; Open Under 33 Ladies – Jessica Cowin Competitor; Open Over 33 Ladies – Fiona Kelly 2nd place, Trudy Campbell Competitor; Open Over 40 Ladies – Bronwyn Brierley Competitor.
“Everyone has trained every hard throughout the year and the teachers are very proud of each and everyone's personal achievements,” Kelly said.
“Be it even just getting out there and having a go, they are all winners in our eyes.”
Upcoming competition days include Junior Repechage Finals where Northern Tablelands Physie have six girls eligible to attend and Senior Trials Day where the club have seven seniors competing.
We wish them all the best of luck.
One of the reasons that physie has become such a popular sport once again is that whole families can do it together. Northern Tablelands has ten families that have mothers, daughters and/or sisters learning and competing together. Physie is a dance sport for women aged 3 to 83, with Northern Tablelands having classes from Preschool/Tiny Tots right through to Ladies Over 40. You are never too young or too old to begin learning physie. Northern Tablelands encourages everyone to give it a go whether it be for fitness and fun or competition, everyone is welcome.
If you or your daughter are interested in joining a friendly, inclusive physie club in 2018, please contact Fiona Kelly for more information on 0488 006 233.