Life is a twirl for these winners

THEY strutted their stuff and came home with some great results. That’s the all conquering Hartlepool-based Teesside Twirlers.

The eight-strong team did themselves proud at the British Baton Twirling Sports Association (BBTSA) championships area 5 competition in Leicestershire.

The results meant every one of the Hartlepool girls won a place on the regional team at the BBTSA national championships. The prestigious national event will be held at the K2 Arena in Crawley from Friday, April 18, to Monday, April 21.

Teesside Twirlers coach Lori Sowerby said: “The girls have all been training long hours each week and I am extremely proud of all my twirlers.”

Keith Lambert, the chairman of the Northern region of the BBTSA, said: “For each athlete to qualify for the national championships in their very first year is exceptional.”

The talented youngsters are:

Ellie-Mae Rennie, who qualified in the fancy strut juvenile, solo dance twirl juvenile and poise and personality sections, and also competed in the solo twirl.

Charlie Angus and Charlie Mitchell, who both qualified in the fancy strut juvenile, solo twirl juvenile, solo dance twirl, and poise and personality sections.

Leah Coulson, who qualified in the solo dance twirl, was a finalist in poise and personality, and competed in the fancy strut juvenile and solo twirl juvenile sections.

Leah McVie and Chloe Fisher, who both qualified in the junior fancy strut, junior solo twirl, junior solo dance twirl, and junior poise and personality sections.

Sophia Simpson, who qualified in the junior fancy strut, junior solo twirl, junior solo dance twirl, and poise and personality categories.

Kaci Mincher, who qualified in the solo twirl, and solo dance twirl sections, and was also a competitor in the poise and personality category.