BTEC Sport student Georgia Stephan has been selected to represent Great Britain at the European Twirling Championships in Belgium next year.
Following on from this success, she recently won gold in the Super X Strut twirling category where she was crowned national champion.
Georgia from Basildon first started baton twirling since the age of three and has made her family very proud in winning three European championships and one World championship.
Her strict training regime on top of her college work has been challenging but she is determined to achieve her best in both. Georgia trains 15 hours a week with the weekend training sessions taking place in Basingstoke with the Oasis Baton Training Team.
Georgia from Basildon said: “Most of my friends think they could twirl but it’s much harder than they think. Twirling involves a mixture of simultaneous twirling, dance and gymnastics.
“I don’t have much of a social life these days but I don’t mind as the feeling you get when you win makes it all worth it. My ultimate goal is to be world champion and set up my own baton twirling team.
Mark Vinall, Principal of Palmer’s College said: “Georgia’s talent and commitment is incredibly impressive and we wish her well as she takes on the responsibility of representing her country”.
Georgia has full support from her family especially mum and Nan who were also competitive twirlers. Her best friend is also a member of the Oasis Baton Twirling Team and a student at Palmer’s.