Physical Culture girls take on the country’s best

There’s no break in practice for the talented Junior members of Tenterfield Physical Culture Club who will represent Tenterfield and the Far North Coast on Sunday, November 25. 

Junior girls (aged 6-14) from Physie Clubs around Australia will compete at  the National Junior Championships at Sydney Olympic Park, Homebush, Sydney.

Seven-year-old Adelaide Gutmanis, eight-year-old Addison Gibbins, nine-year-old Audrey Kelly, 10-year-olds Jayda Hill and Lara Condrick each earned their place at Nationals after finishing in the top five at the Far North Coast Zone Championships in their respective age groups held recently at Grafton. 

The 9/10 year old team which consisted of nine of the girls performed amazingly and also placed third.

In the 6 years section, Angela Tomkins and Charlotte Dennison both made it through to the Finals. Adelaide was first in the 7 years section while teammates Sienna Tatton made the semifinals and Felicity Piccini and Bailee Stuart made it through to the finals. 

Addison placed second in the 8 years section with teammate Claire Vasta making the semis. Jasmine Stuart, Luella Tomkins all made the semis in the 9 years section with teammate Taneeka Kelly made the finals with Audrey placing third. 

The 10 years section saw Jayda  and Lara  place third and fourth respectively in a very strong performance, with Lucy Everett, Eva Frith and Amelia Robertson making the semis. Maddie Purcell made the finals.  

Alyssa Dorward, Bella Stuart and Ellie Campbell both made the semifinals in the 13 years section with Sophie Halliday and Hana Robertson making the finals. 

The day was topped off by watching Brooke Everett perform in the 12 years with Indi Brown who also made the finals.

Tenterfield Physie Club would like to wish all five of its juniors the best of luck at the upcoming Nationals competition and with around 80girls in each group, it is a huge achievement just to compete at this event. 

Teachers Jude Hayne and Erin Crotty said qualifying for this event is an incredible achievement and for some of the girls it would be the first time they attended Nationals. They will be watching from the stands in Sydney as the girls compete for the ultimate prize of National Champion for each respective age group.

Coffs Harbour hosted the Seniors and Ladies Zone weekend in September. Tenterfield put in a huge performance and came away with some awesome results. 

Day one of this huge competition saw the Tenterfield ladies compete in the Intermediate Section. Although not placing, teachers Jude Hayne and Erin Crotty were thrilled with their performance considering this was majority of the ladies first-ever team performance. 

Individual performances followed with the Beginner Ladies Section,.Tracey Collins made the finals with Kerryn Gutmanis placing fifth. 

Codi Dorward and Leonie Dennison made the semis in the Novice Section. Jodie Condrick made the semis in the Intermediate Section alongside teammate Jess Gibbins who made the finals. 

Jess Cowin gave it her all and made the semis in the Open Under 33s Section.

Day two of the event saw Erin Crotty place second in the 1st year Seniors Section, Liana Meneguzzi made the semis in the 2nd Years Section alongside Kate Lee who made the finals. 

Our 15 years Chloe Hickey and Jemma Sutcliffe both made the finals with Jessica Gutmanis placing fourth.

Jude and Erin could not be any prouder of each member of the club and the families who watched in support of each competitor’s performance.