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Success for Marquettes Baton Twirlers





Sixteen members of Marquettes Baton Twirlers competition squad attended the British Baton Twirling Sports Association Region 15 competition at the UEA Sportspark, Norwich.

The squad performed very well and came home with some amazing results against teams from all over the East Anglian region:

Juvenile Freestyle Baton Team – 1st place Regional Champions; Senior Freestyle Baton Team – 2nd place; Senior Pompom Team – 1st place Regional Champions; Juvenile Pompom Team – 3rd place; Senior Twirl Team – 2nd place (joint team with Thetford Twirling club Ambition Twirlers); Nancy Burton & Lillian Cornish-Scott – 2nd place Juvenile Freestyle Baton Pair; Layla-Anna Byford-Nichols & Poppy Curtis – 3rd place Juvenile Freestyle Baton Pair; Anzelina Lykova 7 Taya-Mai Elliott – 4th place Juvenile Freestyle Baton Pair; Mim Branston & Ruby Meadows-Flint – 4th place Youth Freestyle Baton Pair; Scarlette Burton & Grace Meadows-Flint – 3rd place Senior Freestyle Baton Pair; Violette Cornish Scott - 3rd place Tiny Tot Freestyle Baton Solo, 7th place Fancy Pom Strut; Nancy Burton – 1st place Juvenile Level C Freestyle Baton Solo Regional Champion, 1st place Fancy Pom Strut, 1st place Fancy Poise; Layla-Anne Byford-Nichols – 4th place Juvenile Level C Freestyle Baton Solo; Taya-Mai Elliot - 7th place Juvenile Level C Freestyle Baton Solo, 8th place Fancy Pom Strut; Lillian Cornish-Scott – 9th place Juvenile Level C Freestyle Baton Solo, 5th place Fancy Pom Strut, 9th Fancy Poise; Anzelina Lykova – 4th place Juvenile Fancy Pom Strut; Poppy Curtis – 7th place Juvenile Fancy Poise; Martha Landymore – 10th place Juvenile Fancy Poise; Mim Branston – 7th place Youth Level C Freestyle Baton Solo; Scarlette Burton – 2nd place Junior Level B Freestyle Baton Solo, 2nd place X-Strut; Anne-Marie O’Shea-Barnes – 6th place Junior Level B Freestyle Baton Solo; Charlotte Davies – 7th place Senior Level B Freestyle Baton Solo; Grace Meadows-Flint – 10th place Senior Level B Freestyle Baton Solo.

Marquettes Baton Twirlers after success in Norwich, from left (back) Scarlette Burton, Mim Branston, Ruby Meadows-Flint, Charlotte Davies, Anne-Marie O’Shea-Barnes, Grace Meadows-Flint, (middle) Layla-Anne Byford-Nichols, Anzelina Lykova, Nancy Burton, Sofia Clarke, Demi-Lea Williams, (front) Lillian Cornish-Scott, Taya-Mai Elliott, Violette Cornish-Scott, Poppy Curtis.
Marquettes Baton Twirlers after success in Norwich, from left (back) Scarlette Burton, Mim Branston, Ruby Meadows-Flint, Charlotte Davies, Anne-Marie O’Shea-Barnes, Grace Meadows-Flint, (middle) Layla-Anne Byford-Nichols, Anzelina Lykova, Nancy Burton, Sofia Clarke, Demi-Lea Williams, (front) Lillian Cornish-Scott, Taya-Mai Elliott, Violette Cornish-Scott, Poppy Curtis.

Eight competition squad athletes are now preparing to compete at the final competition of the 2023 season, the Foundation Cup in Crawley on November 11 and 12.

The team is currently taking on new members and can be contacted through its Facebook page @marquettesbaton or via email marquettes@outlook.com.

Training for new starters is Monday evenings 6-8pm at Downham Academy (boys gym) for ages five-plus (primary school starters). Fees are £5 per session, although first session is free. Under eights can train for an hour session, 6-7pm, at £3 per session.



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