BOYS from Hartford School of Gymnastics were not daunted by taking part in a regional competition for the first time.

Five of the six members that represented the club at the North West Two Piece Championships in Wigan last weekend hadn’t entered previously.

Of those, the four youngest had to demonstrate a set routine on both floor exercise and vault and were awarded medals based on their aggregate score.

Oscar Ellison (level three) achieved a gold standard, while Daniel Cannon took silver in the same category.

Charlie Kennedy (level two) and George Avraam (level one), who missed out on gold by the narrowest of margins, also received a silver gong.

Thomas Cannon and Tyler Burroughs, competing at level six, were marked by judges on individual pieces as well as a combined total.

The former classified third overall, while his teammate ranked third highest on vault.

“As a team they worked so hard to be ready,” said coach Michelle Oakes.

“It’s wonderful to see home-grown gymnasts work their way through the levels and then be rewarded for their commitment and determination to improve.”

She thanked Andrew Cannon for his work as a judge and the coaching team that prepared the boys.