Trampolining club make the regional grade

Richard s Trampoline Club hosted the Eastern regional grading competition in Hitchin on Sunday. With around 250 competitors it was a busy day for the club but everything ran smoothly with help and support received from members, parents, friends and sports

Richard's Trampoline Club hosted the Eastern regional grading competition in Hitchin on Sunday.

With around 250 competitors it was a busy day for the club but everything ran smoothly with help and support received from members, parents, friends and sports centre staff.

At grade three, Lee Meakin did not perform his best routines but did enough to finish in first place.

Meakin suffered a broken ankle a few months ago that has hindered his training.


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Lauren Doherty performed a sound set routine and she used this event to to try out a new, more difficult routine for her voluntary. She performed it excellently in the finals and finished in second place.

Natasha Rastogi, Charlotte Pocock and Lorna Kyan did extremely well to gain team second.

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Also in the medals was Kasey Kilday in third place. He produced some superb routines, showing good lineouts and all well centred on the trampoline, and gained enough marks to qualify up to grade two.

Lizzie Mercer narrowly missed out on a medal in fifth place as a slight change to her set routine cost her some marks.

At grade four, Katherine Crone, Jo Collins and Lisa Golding finished in team first.

Rebecca Hales narrowly missed out on a medal in fourth place.

Sophie Perks also finished outside of the medals but she still did some good routines.

Richard's Trampoline Club holds classes in Stevenage, Letchworth and Sandy. For more information about the club visit www.richardstrampolineclub.com

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