Battle of the Border is back on

This weekend saw the official opening of the Victorian Calisthenics Competition Season with our two local clubs travelling down to Shepparton to battle it out against each other and teams from across the state including Echuca, Shepparton and Epping.

Twin City Calisthenics from Albury-Wodonga and Murray River Calisthenics from Rutherglen were both born from the Wodonga Calisthenics Academy in 2016, and have gone from strength to strength in the short time since their creation.

The team of 15 excited students from Twin City, more than half of who have never competed before, received highly commended in both their clubsand aesthetics routines.

The team from Murray River proved that big isn’t always better, and took home a first in Rrods, second in freearm, third in march, clubs and revue, and a highly commended in aesthetics despite only having the minimum eight students needed to compete.

The two coaches, Jessica Sirl from Twin City and Kelli O’Meara from Murray River, couldn’t be prouder of how their students performed.

The two women – who used to compete together with the Wodonga club – were all smiles backstage as they encouraged both their own students and those from the opposition to ensure that all 23 Border kids had fun and performed their best.

Despite being opponents, these two clubs continue work together to grow calisthenics in the North East; the assistant coach for Murray River is actually a student at Twin City!

Calisthenics is a gymnastics and ballet-based dance sport, with components of figure marching, apparatus manipulation and musical theatre, with classes suited to children as young as three.

For further information both clubs can be contacted via their Facebook pages.