Ysgol Maesteg pupils Kayla Smith (Yr.13), Freya Davies (Yr.10) & Leah O’Connor (Yr.9) recently competed in the Dallas Trampoline & Tumbling 2018 Cup. The girls competed in The Level 10 15+ Female category against gymnasts from all over America. In the Prelims Kayla finished 1st, Freya finished 6th & Leah came 2nd place which meant they all qualified for the Finals.
The girls continued to impress in the Finals, where Kayla finished 1st, becoming The Level 10 15+ Female Champion, Leah finishing 2nd and Freya placed in 7th. The girls, who were also competing for Team Wales, dominated every category in Level 10, taking 1st place in the team competition!
“Visiting America was incredible!” exclaimed Freya. “We trained at Eagles Gymnastic Academy before the competition which created a good atmosphere amongst Team Wales.”
“We did not expect to win overall,” said Leah. “We beat everyone in Level 10, including the boys, so talk about girl power!”
“We had such a lush time. We are all so grateful for this amazing experience and it puts us all in a great frame of mind for the British qualifiers,” added Kayla. “We want to thank our coach Sue for everything she has done for us and for Mrs Jones for supporting us all. It was a trip of a lifetime!”
Congratulations girls, a wonderful achievement that did Maesteg School and Wales proud!