Sport

Moving on up

By Riverine Herald

THE season for calisthenics is still fresh.

And yet, the Rich River Calisthenics Club is already off to a flyer.

Beginning with recent competitions in Shepparton in the past six weeks, every category of the club from tinies up to the club’s new masters category returned to Rich River with a first or second aggregate trophy for the competition.

Two weeks ago, it was a competition in Horsham, where the junior section claimed a runner up trophy, and this past weekend saw the masters section take a state championship in Melbourne.

Lauren Campbell of the club said it was a wonderful start to the year for the club.

‘‘We are really excited,’’ she said.

‘‘To have this kind of success from all our competitors at this stage of the season is wonderful.’’

Speaking before the masters voyage to Melbourne, Campbell said the group was a welcome addition to the club.

‘‘We’ve added masters for the first time this season,’’ she said.

‘‘It’s great for our club to be able to expand and allow even more people who want to be involved in the sport to be a part of it.’’

And with a state championship success so quickly, the move is looking further justified.

With the club dominating at every event in the state, now the local club gets to show everyone in the sport what their home town can do.

The Paramount will this weekend be overtaken, with teams from Mildura, Swan Hill, Melbourne and Bendigo heading to town to compete in the Rich River Calisthenics Competition.

‘‘We will be taking over the Paramount for the weekend,’’ Campbell said.

‘‘It gives an opportunity for competitors from other clubs to come and see what we do, and to see our region which is always wonderful.’’

The event runs from Friday to Sunday, with more information available from the Rich River Calisthenics facebook page.