Leven Baton Twirlers selected to represent Scotland

Archived news: published on Saturday 17 May 2008 by Fife Council

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Kimberly Robertson

Kimberly Robertson

Kimberly Robertson of Leven Baton Twirlers has been selected to represent Scotland in the Junior Woman Freestyle Category at European Grand Prix to be held in Russelsheim, Germany from 5-7 July 2008.  Following four exciting Scottish Trials the Methil youngster emerged victorious in her first try out at Selections.


Kimberly, 12 and in 1st year at Buckhaven High is the first selected Junior woman to hail from the Kirkland High School Community Use based club and coached by Kelly Adair. Kimberly has been twirling from aged 5 but has been with the club for two years.  Within those two years she has become British Champion, UK Champion and Scottish Champion, this latest success is testament to her and Kelly's hard work and determination.   


Kelly comments - "I speak for myself and the rest of the girls in the club when I say we are absolutely ecstatic with Kimberly's success and so proud, but the hard work will not be over until July, when the competition will be held. She is a fabulous role model for all of our athletes in the club".


The freestyle event is a very unique event as it is within the athlete's own style, performed to music of their choice and is physically and mentally demanding as you need to give a performance from beginning to end whilst ensuring that you implement all of the criteria the judges are looking for. The routine is around two minutes in duration and compared to other twirling events which are about a minute, it is extremely gruelling.


To cap a great weekend off four members of the club - Kimberly Robertson, Shauni O'Sullivan, Harly Jane McLennan and Deni Smith have qualified to take part in the team event of the European Cup of Clubs, Russelsheim Germany on 5-7 July 2008, teaming up with five other athletes from Fife to represent Scotland in the Junior Freestyle Team Event.


For further information on the club or twirling please contact Kelly Adair on 01334 659353

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