With 22 medals and 40 trampolinists qualified for NDP Finals, the East Region’s Trampoline Team won the trophy as the best of the 13 UK regions at last weekend’s Regional Team Finals in Birmingham. This was a remarkable achievement and will hopefully be a springboard to still further successes.
Our DMT Team, who came 8th, won a further 4 medals and 4 more gymnasts qualified for the NDP Finals which will be held in Telford in early July.
On trampoline, golds were won by Connor Houston, Phoebe King, Hannah Hodgkinson, Gabriel Strydom-Green, Luke Dewe and Lucy Bevan. Special mention must go to Lucy for her double gold as she also won on DMT and also to Charlotte Webb who won silver in each discipline.
Trampoline silvers also went to Charlotte Webb, Dannie Lane, George Dobson, Stanley Deacon, Shannon Waterman, Adam Dobbins, Lilia Kearney, Sydney Kelly, Abhi Marlow and Olivia Collier. And there were bronze medals for Heidi Surman-Wells, Carter Fenn, Charlotte Warnes, William Smith, Katie Marson and Hannah Morris.
Jack Wilkinson and Imogen Mayhew won silvers on DMT and across the two disciplines a further 25 gymnasts achieved top 8 placings securing points for the trophy.
Altogether 44 of the Team’s trampoline & DMT competitors qualified for July’s NDP Finals where they will be joined by several of the East’s best trampoline and DMT gymnasts who qualified from the level 8 events held earlier this year. We wish them all every success.
Huge thanks are due to the East Team’s coaches, judges and supporters who worked and cheered so hard all weekend. Thanks too to all the coaches back at our gymnasts’ clubs and to the Regional Squad coaches, Jack Kelly and Paul Kitchen.