GBR's Rhythmic Group Has Disbanded

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According to an article on BBC Sport, which you can read here, the Group from Great Britain, which consisted of Jade Faulkner, Francesca Fox, Rachel Smith, Georgina Cassar, Louisa Pouli and Lynne Hutchinson and competed at the 2012 London Olympics has disbanded. The Group, which started training together in 2009, entirely self-funded their entry to the Games after having to go through an appeals process to confirm their participation. 

According to the article:
Team-member Jade Faulkner told BBC Wiltshire: "We've had to split up.
"Unfortunately the funding isn't sufficient so the group can't carry on anymore, and we all had to take a year out of education.
"We will still be training as a group but not as intensely.
"I'll be concentrating on individuals for the Commonwealth Games in two years."
It is not yet known whether British Gymnastics intend to enter a rhythmic team comprising of new gymnasts for Rio 2016.
And that:
Fox confirmed on Friday that she was to retire from the sport to concentrate on coaching committments, while Hutchinson, speaking to BBC Somerset, was hopeful the remaining competitiors would be able to secure the funding they need to continue.
"It's not that we've pulled out, it's because there's no programme available," she explained. "The funding hasn't been decided for the next four years.
"One of us has retired but a few of us are training for the individuals at the Commonwealth Games - that's our best option at the moment.
"If there was a group plan, then we would obviously reconsider because everyone wants to compete."


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