On Saturday 12th March Springfit held the first of their triannual trampoline competitions of 2016 at Moor House School in Hurst Green.
Members from several local clubs joined together to show off their amazing talent on the trampolines and try to win medals in various ability categories. There were over sixty keen children taking part and it was great to see lots of people turning out to support all the competitors.
The younger competitors showed fantastic spirit in their determination to perform the best routine they could for the judging panel. In both entry-level grades and advanced levels, the spectacular moves were met with gasps of admiration from the spectators and feelings of pride by proud coaches. The medal ceremonies saw some delighted winners enjoying the surprise of winning a medal.
The judges were equally impressed with the quality of performances, which seems to get better and better with every event. Head Judge Adam Reynolds said of the event: “To have so many instructors and staff from all these clubs come along to show support for children who are clearly passionate about trampolining is great. It’s clear that the efforts are appreciated by performers and parents, and this makes it always worthwhile.”
As usual the synchronised section completed the event – two trampolinists perform the same routine in time with each other. This is always a great spectacle and a favourite with those who love the sport of trampolining.
Huge congratulations must go to each and every competitor who displayed determination on the apparatus, and enjoyed the event showing great sportsmanship which helped to create such a fun and friendly atmosphere.
Springfit Gold medals winners were: Scarlett Shepherd, adding to her collection this time in Level E, Charlie Claydon who performed an almost flawless routine in Level F and Maisie May Scrannage who was overwhelmingly delighted at achieving the top spot in her first ever competition at Level I. There were also Bronze Medals for Ella Tresham at Level H and Jazmine Hogan in Level F.
Along with medals for achievement, there is also a trophy awarded for “effort in competition”. This was presented in loving memory of Marie Manhire-Clark who was a judge at our competitions for many years and tragically passed away at the age of 29. This award is to honour her involvement and encouragement in helping so many people enjoy the sport and enabling them to be able to perform in competitions. Lily Murphy who trains at Oakwood with us on a Friday was the well deserving winner of this trophy at this competition, as she bravely took to the trampolines for her second routine after nerves interrupted her first performance. She celebrates her seventh birthday this month and was full of smiles along with so many others who enjoyed the day.
The full set of results can be found here: Results.