Top ‘Marqs’ as Downham Market baton twirlers scoop national title

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Five young women from West Norfolk represented the Downham Marquettes club and community at the British Baton Twirling Sports Association (BBTSA) national championship at Crawley.

The competition was fierce but the team gave it their all and came home with a fourth place Junior Dance Twirl Team trophy and a first place National Championship trophy (and title) for their Senior Twirl Challenge team.

The team also won medals in individual competitions.

They were: Junior 2 Beginner Duo Twirl – fifth place Freya Hewitt & Yazmyn Evans.

Junior 1 Beginner Duo Twirl – 11th Charlotte Davies & Skye Woodhouse.

Juvenile 2 Solo Twirl and Dance Twirl finalist – Skye Woodhouse. Senior 1 Two Baton finalist – Megan Davies.

Club spokesperson Keith Scott said: “We are so proud of these athletes as they have worked hard since last September, progressing through Regional and Area competitions to be selected to represent Norfolk and Suffolk at this national event.

“Twirling is an amazing fast paced sport combining dance and gymnastic skills with twirling skills. It takes hard work and dedication to become a competition athlete.”

The club also cheers for CWA Fury basketball team who reached their play-off finals on Saturday.

If anyone would like to become a member please contact Anita on 01366 377009 or email marquettestwirlers@yahoo.co.uk or find them on Facebook. The age range is from 5 to adult and they train every Tuesday at Downham Academy from 6pm.