Riada win Derek Clark Memorial Cup

RIADA Gymnastics and Trampoline Club performed superbly at the annual Derek Clark Memorial.

The venue was Kilkeel Leisure Centre on Saturday and eight gymnastics clubs from all over Northern Ireland were represented. The event commenced at 10am and saw a packed programme of gymnastics executed, entertaining the audience and supporters to 5pm.

RIADA TEAM Chloe McAuley Grace Bradley Niamh McIntosh Rebecca Patrick Lauren Henry Moyra Mae Madden Oisin Mullan Luke Bell Molly Proctor Kristen mcAuley Zara Mc Lester Kathryn Reid Becky Ford Sara Carr Charlotte Clarke The Riada gymnastics team were competing in all disciplines: floor and vault, tumbling. A bars and beam.

And not only did the team all pick up individual placings and titles but won the overall team memorial annual cup, a fabulous achievement by Riada gymnasts. Coaches Karen Graham and Cathy Bell Allen are extremely proud of the results and gave credit to their young members who have trained hard over the past months to achieve this amazing result. Individual results on individual apparatus:

Rebecca Patrick : Gold on A Bars, Tumbling, Floor & Vault full twist handspring

Chloe McAuley: 1st Beam, 1st Tumbling

Lauren Henry: 1st Beam, 2nd Tumbling, 3rd floor & Vault

Molly Proctor: 1st Vault with her full twisting handspring, 1st Tumbling with her barani, 2nd Beam

Triple takings on floor with

Sara Carr 1st, Niamh McIntosh 2nd and 2nd vault, Kristen McAuley 3rd

Kathryn Reid 2nd Tumbling

Charlotte Clark 1st Tumbling

Luke Bell 2nd tumbling

Oisin Mullan 2nd floor, 3rd tumbling

Moyra Mae 1st floor, 2nd vault

Becky Ford 3rd tumbling

Zara McLester 2nd vault

Grace Bradley 1st tumbling

Riada club has opened its membership for 2011/2012 applications in the following disciplines:

Pre-School Gymnastics, Kindergym Gymnastics, gymnastics, trampolining, cheerleading.

Riada has been well established in the north coast area and has earned a successful reputation in all three areas with the ongoing success of the trampoline teams, its minor cheerleading team selected for Team UK, and now the icing on the cake with a triple result with the gymnasts achieving the NI Derek Clark Memorial. Email: karen@cheerleading ni.com for a membership pack or send a stamped for September enrolment , self addressed envelope to the Joey Dunlop Leisure Centre for receipt of an application and information pack.

New members are always welcome.