HORSHAM Calisthenics College has celebrated unprecedented success at its 38th annual competition, with the club being crowned the overall winners, despite not entering teams in every age group.
The three-day event saw more than 350 competitors converge on the Horsham Town Hall.
Teams came from Mt Gambier, Warrnambool, Bendigo, Mildura, Naracoorte and Swan Hill to compete.
Principal coach Kylie Hermans said it was an extremely successful weekend for the club, with the sub-junior, junior and intermediate teams all winning their competitions.
The sub-juniors and juniors received first places for all six of their routines, while the intermediate team won five out of its six routines.
The club was not able to enter a team into the senior competition this year due to a drop in student numbers, but received enough points in the other age groups to still win the competition overall.
Mrs Hermans said it was the best result the club had ever received at its competition.
She said she was proud of how all the students performed.
“Everyone worked really hard and did the best they could – I couldn’t ask for anything more,” she said.
“Our students and our coaches are truly a blessing to the club.
“We’ve come such a long way in the past few years and all the students continue to improve with each competition.”
The win comes after the club’s intermediate team won the reserve aggregate at the Calisthenics Victoria state championships in Melbourne last month.
Mrs Hermans thanked all the volunteers who helped out at the weekend.
“We are so incredibly lucky to have such friendly, committed volunteers who works as a team to create not only a successful competition but a strong and united club,” she said.
“Thank you to everyone who gave up their time - we have some very dedicated parents.”
The club will now turn its attention to more competitions, with the sub-junior, and junior teams set to compete at the Calisthenics Victoria championships later this month.