2016 is going so quick and it was hard to believe that it was already time for our second of our tri-annual trampoline competitions of 2016 on the 2nd July! As usual it was hosted at Moor House School in Hurst Green.
Members from several local clubs joined together including new comers Kim and her team from Surbiton High to show off their amazing talent on the trampolines and try to win medals in various ability categories. The friendly and caring atmosphere that Springfit aim to create at all their competitions made sure that EVERYONE felt comfortable and welcome and definitely will have calmed any pre-competition nerves. There were nearly 70 keen and enthusiastic trampolinists taking part and it was great to see lots of people turning out to support all the competitors.
The first half of the competition was given over to competitors in Grade Levels I and G. Everyone showed fantastic spirit in their determination to perform the best routines they could for the judging panel.Springfit Trampolinists were on the podium with Emily Lyons (Oakwood, Sunday) taking a Silver medal in Grade I for the 13/14 year olds and Nina Cronin (Oakwood, Saturday) taking Bronze in the same grade for 11/12 year olds. Another noticeable Springfit performance in this half was by 6 year old Emily Hamilton (Oakwood, Thursday) who won the 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.
Well Done to all of the other Springfit Trampolinists who put in great routines in these grades but sadly were just outside of the medals – there is always chance to get one in November!
Head Judge Adam Reynolds said of the event: “It is such a pleasure to host these competitions. Seeing the trampolinists improve with each competition they enter is a privilege to see. We also enjoy seeing children who are taking part in their first competition overcome any nerves and put in good solid routines, the months of practice really do show!”
The second half of the competition saw even more medals for Springfit including GOLD for Jazmine Hogan, who trains in our Elite Trampoline Squad at St Bedes on Mondays as well as her regular class at Oakwood on Fridays, in Grade F and Scarlett Shepherd, another one of our Elite Trampolinists who also trains at Oriel, in Grade E. Fellow Elite Squad member Charlie Claydon took Silver behind Scarlett. Another one of our Elite class boys was 13 year old trampolinist Kieran Hart who trains at Oakwood too, who took home Silver in the Grade G. Sisters Lily and Eloise Murphy were together on the podium after taking Silver and Bronze respectively in Grade H for those 10 years and under.The sisters train on a Friday together at our Oakwood Centre.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. Springfit Oakwood duo Lily Woolsey & Sophie – Louise Naylor took a well deserved silver which added to Sophie’s Bronze from the Grade H category. 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.
The full set of results can be found here: Results.