More people than ever have been involved in the tri-annual trampoline competitions held by local gym club; Springfit. This month saw over 60 competitors from clubs in London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex travel to take part in the fun and friendly event.
Those participating in the novice section during the first half of the competition were thrilled at the inclusion of a display team performing high level moves to finish off the round. There were gasps from many of the children who were competing for the first time as they witnessed multiple twisting somersaults and other advanced skills on the apparatus.
It wasn’t only the novice grade athletes that were inspired by the afternoon’s performances, as the inclusion of new clubs and organisations proved a challenge for the stalwarts of Springfit competitions. Acorns club from Sevenoaks entered a talented collection of youngsters into various ability based categories and took away a few medals to show off to their school teachers and peer groups.
The hordes of spectators, made up of friends and family of the competitors, enjoyed the afternoon in Oxted, with hearty support for the brave trampolinists creating quite an atmosphere in the sports hall. The judging panel also commented afterwards on how impressed they were at the ever increasing ability levels of those taking part, and were responsible for some very tight results in many of the categories. Everyone enjoyed the “synchro” section at the end, where two gymnasts performed exactly the same routines alongside each other on different trampolines. It is quite a spectacle to see!
Competition organiser and Springfit club manager Adam Reynolds said “We are thrilled to see so many people enjoying the benefits of locally organised recreational competitions like ours. It is testament to the fully inclusive nature of the sport that we can host such a successful event and provide further smiles and reward for those children who enjoy trampolining.”
Pictured below are medal winners from the beginners and advanced sections of the competition, from many different clubs including Twizzlers in Thornton Heath, Acorns in Sevenoaks, Anti-Gravity and Pointers in Caterham as well as Springfit in Horley, Redhill, Crawley and East Grinstead.