Gymnasts put in top performance
BALLINA gymnasts Sarah Alcorn, Caitlin Ellis, Laindi Erasmus and Claudia Weston were standouts at the FNC Regional Gymnastics Championships at the weekend.
They will now represent FNC at the state championships in November.
Alcorn,14, has impressed Ballina RSL Youth Club coach Kim Herwig with her ability to overcome an injury.
She finished first overall in level four and achieved a personal best.
"Sarah has a bit of injury but she is very mature with how she goes about it," Herwig said.
"She did it at training last year and it was general wear and tear in her knee.
"We have her do vault last because after that it's not good.
"She knows her limitations but works really hard."
About 100 competitors turned out the FNC Championships. The four girls going to state all represent the Ballina RSL Youth Club.
"It was the first competition for a lot of the girls and we're proud of how they went," Herwig said.
"The older ones came in early and were a big help.
"The kids were confident and it really helps with team morale.
"Now they just have to polish and improve what they've done at the next level."