GYMNASTICS: STAR gymnasts from Halton are to play a big part in the largest sporting event to be held in Britain next year.
The North Cheshire Brookfields club will have 18 members representing the region at the Special Olympics National Games in Glasgow.
This follows their success at the Special Olympics North West Regional Games in Alsager.
Club members took part in rhythmic or artistic disciplines and all performed extremely well.
In the rhythmic section, there were five golds each for Philippa Sloane in the Over-21s event at Level Four plus Level-One competitor Gemma Price (Under-16s) and Jessica Collins in the Level-A (wheelchair users) event at Under 12s.
In the Senior Ladies' section at Level One, there were four golds and a silver for Tracey Bate while Karen Jennion picked up three golds and two silvers, Melissa Hughes two golds and two silvers and Stella Holleran two silvers and two bronze.
Also at Level One, Under-12s gymnast Laura Appleton claimed two silvers and two bronze.
The Level-A competition for wheelchair users also saw Carol Hughes collect four silvers in the Under-19s age group.
Philippa Sloane, Tracey Bate and Gemma Price were declared overall champions with Karen Jennion claiming an overall bronze.
In artistic competition, there were overall titles for Casey-Leigh Shard (Under-12 girls at Level One) and Lisa Littlemore in the Over-21 competition at Level Two.
Winners of overall silver medals were Marie Wilson (Over-21s Level Two), Kemlyn Shard (Under-16 boys at Level One) and Mike Johnson (senior men at Level One).
The club amassed no fewer than 41 gold medals, 35 silvers and 15 bronze with four fourth places and one fifth.
The full results for the club's artistic section are:
MALE (all level one): UNDER-16s: Kemlyn Shard - 2nd floor, 1st vault, 2nd horizontal bar, 2nd parallel bars, 1st pommel, 2nd rings, 2nd overall. Michael Hughes - 3rd floor, 4th vault, 3rd parallel bars and 3rd pommel). Adam Roby - 5th floor, 4th vault. Christopher Boardman - 4th floor, 3rd vault.
UNDER-19s: Chris Hughes - 1st floor, 1st vault. Simon Molyneux - 2nd floor, 2nd vault. SENIORS: Mike Johnson - 4th floor, 4th vault, 2nd horizontal bar, 2nd parallel bar, 2nd pommel, 2nd rings, 2nd overall. Phil Morris - 3rd floor, 2nd vault, 3rd horizontal bar, 3rd parallel bar, 3rd pommel.
FEMALE UNDER-12s: Level One: Ca-sey-Leigh Shard - 1st floor, 1st vault, 1st beam, 1st asymmetric bars, 1st overall. Kelsey Muldoon - 2nd floor, 2nd vault, 2nd beam.
UNDER 18s: Level One: Rachel Fairhurst - 1st floor, 1st vault, 1st beam.
OVER-21s: Level One: Rachel Roche - 4th floor, 2nd vault; 3rd beam.
Level Two: Lisa Littlemore - 2nd floor, 1st vault, 2nd beam, 1st asymmetric bars, 1st overall. Marie Wilson - 1st floor, 2nd vault, 1st beam, 2nd asym-metric bars and 2nd overall.