Fun and fame ? with half twist
By MARY MANN
OLIVIA CREGAN'S dream is to compete in the Gymnastics World Championships ? and to have her photo in a newspaper.
The Marom Creek girl has been training in the sport for the past 12 months with the North Coast Academy of Gymnastics, and says a big smile and pointed toes will help her reach her dream.
Olivia, 7, and her gymnastics competition partner, Bonnie Gooley, 11, are two of 21 young North Coast gymnastics enthusiasts competing for a place at the State Championships, to be held in Sydney in August.
It was Olivia's first competition, and she gave herself a pat on the back for it.
"I think I did well, it was fun," she said.
"Because it was my first competition I was pretty nervous ? it feels good now that it's over."
Both girls dream of one day competing in the World Championships ? Olivia going one step further with a wish to become a 'famous gymnast'.
"If we work really hard, smile, remember our routines, point our toes and be tight, I think we can get there," she said.
Teams from the Ballina RSL Youth Club and North Coast Academy of Gymnastics competed at the event.