• Northamptonshire Sport


Posted: Tue, 01 Oct 2019 14:15


Members of Northamptonshire Trampoline Gymnastics Academy are celebrating after a thrilling weekend at the 2019 British Trampoline Championships.

The event, which is the pinnacle domestic competition for trampoline gymnastics, took place at The Arena, Birmingham from 28-29th September with the country's very best competing for the coveted crowns.

NTGA, whoare based on Moulton Park at a purpose built trampoline centre, wowed a crowd of thousands across the weekend as they soared to victory in five categories, with a total haul of nine medals.

Leading by example as the most experienced member, nineteen-year-old Ross Tait produced a career best performance to become British Champion in the 17-21 Male category. Having joined NTGA at six years old Ross registered an impressive qualification round placing him 2nd and he managed to improve on his performance in the final to win the gold medal with a total of 156.275. After finishing 4th in the last two years Josh Jones (18) scored a total of 152.680 for a welcome return to the podium as he claimed the bronze medal.

The Academy's youngest member at the highest level, Savanna Wootton (10), set the tone for the weekend as she produced a superb qualification round which saw her achieve the highest second round execution score across the whole competition on her way to becoming 9-10 Female British Champion with a total score of 120.610. She was joined on the podium by teammate Evie Chapman (10) who won a bronze medal in her first Championships, scoring 116.675.

Tyler Cole-Dyer had a weekend to remember with a breathtaking display on his way to winning three awards. The fourteen-year-old was in a league of his own in the 13-14 Male category as he became an individual British Champion for the third time, scoring 156.255, a whole ten marks ahead of his nearest rival. Tyler also claimed the prestigious Paul Luxon Award for the highest two round execution score across all the under 15 age groups, however his score of 36.30 was the best of the entire competition. To cap an already outstanding weekend Tyler teamed up with Ryan Brown (from Up & Downs TC) to win a silver medal in the Male 13-16 Synchronised event.

After missing last year's event with injury and finishing 2nd in 2017 Lois Moseley (14) was determined to put on a show and she did just that with a convincing victory in the 13-14 Female category. Lois scored 142.380 to continue her good run of form which has already seen her pick up an international gold this year whilst representing Great Britain at the Scalabis Cup in Portugal. Lois then teamed up with Ellie Vassel (13) in the Female 13-16 Synchronised event and their superior first round score of 35.590 was enough to see them crowned British Champions. Ellie was in a good position after individual qualifications however an unfortunate error saw her slip out of contention, finishing in 7th place. Freya Newcombe (13) bettered her 8th place finish last year by scoring 133.120 to finish in 6th place 3.4 marks from the podium places.

Three-time British Champion Brodie Hove-Coleman (15) had to settle for silver this year as she scored 140.900 to finish 2nd in the 15-16 Female category, despite an uncharacteristic error at the end of her first routine.

Reflecting on the event Northamptonshire Trampoline Gymnastics Academy Performance Director Harvey Smith said:

"What a fantastic weekend, the performances from all the gymnasts is a testament to the hard work they put in everyday in training and I'm delighted to see it pay off on this stage. As always there are things to work on and improve but I'm very proud to work with this group and they represented NTGA impeccably."

To join NTGA visit www.ntga.co.uk, or contact the academy on info@ntga.co.uk or 01604 645120.


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