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Gymnastics: Northwich pupil Caitlin Moss tipped for the top after training with former world champion Beth Tweddle and training with Team GB

NORTHWICH gymnast Caitlin Moss has bounded into contention to be selected for the British National Disabilities Squad after impressing selectors at Lilleshall.

NORTHWICH gymnast Caitlin Moss has bounded into contention to be selected for the British National Disabilities Squad after impressing selectors at Lilleshall.

The 10-year-old Charles Darwin Primary School pupil was invited to train with the very best of British at the national sports centre and was also recently given the opportunity to train with former world champion Beth Tweddle.

Caitlin has already wowed Team GB coaches with her performances and her parents Rachel Birtles and Keith Moss are hopeful she will be included in the British squad in 2010.

Proud mum Rachel said: “She has performed really well. She has been invited back for a full weekend’s training with the squad and the GB coach told me that she should get her tracksuit ready.

“She is growing fast and goes through a leotard a week but she is training five times a week now.”

Coach Charlie Oakes, who used to train Tweddle as a junior and runs Hartford School of Gymnastics, said that Caitlin’s performance at the forthcoming national event at Newcastle upon Tyne could be crucial to her progress.

He said: “We are hoping that by the new year she will become part of the national squad.

“I believe she has the potential to go far, she has got a national competition in Newcastle coming up so if she does well there and we keep her work schedule up then and I think she could do very well.”

Anyone interested in taking up gymnastics at Hartford can gain further details from 01606 782658.

 

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