National Squad selection for supported gymnasts Luke and Clayton

British Gymnastics have recently selected their National Squad for a small number of gymnasts who have been identified as having future international potential.

Clayton Bell and Luke Marsh of Rugby Gymnastics Club are both supported by the GLL Sport Foundation and have been included in this National Squad for 2017. Men’s Artistic Squad boys Luke, 11, and 13-year-old Clayton, competed in the Men’s Artistic National Elite Grade Finals held at the GMAC in Birmingham in November 2016. In the individual all-round competition both boys finished in fourth place. Following on from this competition Rugby Gymnastics Club have now received confirmation that the two talented gymnasts have yet again been selected as members of the British Men’s Artistic Performance squad 2017.

Being a member of the national squad requires a high level of commitment and attendance at national squad training sessions. The boys train between 26 and 30 hours per work with their coach Sergey Kotlyarov at the Lower Hillmorton Road Club.

The GLL Sport Foundation are very proud to be supporting these young athletes and look forward to supporting them throughout their gymnastic journey..they’re only at the beginning!