Adelaide Parker

Baton Twirling


Key Achievements

IBTA International Finals :2019

Champion – Basic Strut

Champion – 2 Baton

Champion – T Strut

Champion – Parade Strut

2nd – Dance solo

BBTF National Finals -2018

2nd – Military strut

2nd – Solo Twirl

3rd – 2 Baton

4th – X Strut

6th – Dance Solo

 

Future Goals

Adelaide has started working towards the 2020 season which will mainly consist of national level events and another trip to Twirl Mania in Florida in Feb 2020 where she will be accompanied for the first time by a few of her Angels Allstars that she has been coaching.

Sadly the combination of work and university will limit opportunities for both competition and coaching going forward and neither winter guard or twirling is offered by the BUCS system here in the UK. There is however a very strong chance of Adelaide being the first person from the UK to participate in the prestigious show piece Collegiate events in Florida in February against the professionally trained competitors considered to be among the best in the world.

 

Profile

Age: 18

Adelaide is baton twirler and winter guard athlete and coach with the Folkestone based Angels Allstars. Having started with the Club at the age of 3 Adelaide returned to it after a 6 year period of representing other clubs in Kent when the Angels reformed in 2016. Having started at a very young age Adelaide was just 9 years old when she first pulled on the national tracksuit in 2010 to represent the country as its youngest member at the NBTA European Championships in a pom team performing on the floor with and against much older athletes. In 2015 she wore the national tracksuit for the second time as she once again joined the NBTA England team competing this time at the NBTA World Championships.

Adelaide Was invited to Join a team in Maidstone to represent them at the Twirl Mania International Open in Florida in Feb 2012, it was at this time she fell in love with the Winter Guard events. Trying them for the first time she not only took the floor alongside some of the best in the world but won her age division in Rifle Solo. Adelaide returned to the competition as an independent athlete in 2013/14/15/17&18 picking up 4 more titles and 28 top 10 finishes across multiple disciples.

Adelaide started practicing karate in 2014 and is now working on achieving her black belt, since starting she has picked up 1st  places in NAS and IKK regional competitions in 2014 and 2015 and a 1st and 2nd place at the NAS national finals in 2014.

Adelaide is currently working as an entertainer and kids club leader for Parkdean Resorts before moving down to Chichester University in Sept 2019 to study a degree in Music and Musical Theatre.