HORSHAM Calisthenics College's principal coach, Kylie Hermans, hopes the club's success at the city's calisthenics competition has prepared its juniors for glory at the state championships in Melbourne.
Mrs Hermans said the college's juniors calisthenics performers between nine and 12 won their group's aggregate at the 33rd annual Horsham Calisthenics Competition.
Horsham College Hall was a hive of activity from Friday until the competition ended at 5.30 on Sunday, as girls from throughout the state and across the South Australian border descended on the town for the event.
"The seniors won theirs as well, and the intermediates came runners-up," Mrs Hermans said.
She said the sub-juniors also placed well.
Horsham Calisthenics College's tinies calisthenics students between four and seven also performed.
Mrs Hermans said the college also brought home six trophies from solo events.
"Emily Hutchinson won the 12-year-old calisthenics solo, Neve Lawson won the 12-year-old graceful girls section, Esther Craig took home the 14-year-old calisthenic and graceful solos and Alana Hermans won the 15-year-old calisthenic and graceful solos," she said.
"Horsham won the weekend overall." She said she was extremely impressed with how the club performed, including parents and friends who helped run the event.
"As a whole club, we just work so well and I'm so proud of everyone who put in the extra work at the weekend to make it run so successfully," she said.
Mrs Hermans said she hoped the juniors would blitz the state championships in Melbourne on Saturday.
"That competition is how we get graded," she said.
She said groups graded at or above a certain rank would then be eligible to enter the Royal South Street Society's calisthenics competition in Ballarat.
"We're hoping this year we'll do really well at the state championships and can go to Ballarat the following year," Mrs Hermans said.
Emma D' Agostino