Springfit gymnastics and trampoline club hosted a Novice trampoline competition for children with additional needs at Moor House School in Oxted on Sunday. The Special Needs school was an ideal venue for people to come together to experience a fun and friendly competition environment. For many it was their first time at an event like this, and everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves.
The balcony was filled with proud parents and representatives from specially run rebound groups from as far away as Wales, who showed their support for the very focused and determined athletes.
Competitors as young as five years old put together a routine on the trampoline and were awarded medals for first, second and third places. The routines ranged in difficulty from the Winstrada Grade 5 level to the more complex Grade 7 moves, involving front landing and full twist jumps.
Everyone came to enjoy the experience and do their best, but some outstanding performances from well-rehearsed jumpers earned impressive scores and huge smiles to boot. Judges from ‘Rebound Therapy dot org’ and Springfit were impressed with the behaviour and effort of everyone involved, and delighted at the smiles in front of them.
Pictured here are the happy medal winners with proud representatives from their group celebrating after the event. From top left to bottom right:
Nathalie Earl (13, YouCanDoIt), Jack Cresswell (8, YouCanDoIt), Ben Bird (5, YouCanDoIt), Henry Johnston (8, YouCanDoIt), Oliver Riley (Moor House), Matthew Sullivan (12, Moor House), Sadie Graham-Mulvaney (Rebounders), Katie Williams (Rebounders), Jak Carey (Rebounders).