Baton twirlers set to compete at area championships in Lowestoft

A £1 million refurbishment was finished at Waterlane Leisure Centre in April 2021.

A £1 million refurbishment was finished at Waterlane Leisure Centre in April 2021. - Credit: Nick Butcher

About 200 young athletes from across the region will descend on Lowestoft tomorrow (Saturday) as the British Baton Twirling sports association area championships are held.

The event will be held at WaterLane sports centre in Lowestoft from 9am onwards.

The athletes will be competing with the aim of securing a place at the national championships, which take place over the Easter weekend at K2 in Crawley.

Athletes from the region will also be performing in preparation for potential England selection for either the World Championships in Sweden and the European Cup in France – with both events held later this year.

With an athlete from Gorleston having already been selected to be in the England team for the World Championships, about 10 athletes from Norwich are also hoping to be selected for the European Cup.

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