Putting the bounce back into the East Region


Ipswich Grading 21st April 2013

All files for this grading event are now available for download on our competitions page.  Please note in particular that the venue has changed from that originally advertised and that it is now taking place at:

  • Northgate Sports Centre, Sidegate Lane West, Ipswich, IP4 3DJ

We have also had confirmation that the trampolines to be used will be configured as follows:

  • Panel 1 (All F and some E) – 6×6 and 6×4
  • Panel 2 (All D and most E) – 6×6 and 4×4

The officials meeting is at 9:45 with warm-ups to commence at 10:00.  You are advised to bring food and drinks with you since there is no cafeteria service available.

Trampoline East Team for English Championships

I would love to have a picture of the squad as they were announced at the Brentwood Open  to accompany this article but, sadly, nobody seems to have taken one (?) – if you did please send to webmaster – dave@kingserv.org.

We are pleased to announce our team for the English Championships taking place in South Shields on 27th October and wish them all the very best of luck.  The team is as follows:

Junior Trampoline Senior Trampoline
Josh Newman Philip Dodson
Matthew Burson Mark Pennell
Thomas Verdiccio Callum Murfet
Austin Pannell Nick Ledwold
Victoria Bramble Kayleigh McCarthy
Susanna Badley Georgina Hardiment
Naomi Waldock Sarah Jones
Emily PLunkett Chrissie Law


 Junior Synchro Senior Synchro
Susanna Badley & Victoria Bramble Kirsty Peacock & Kirsty Smith
Emily Plunkett & Naomi Waldock Yumi Giles & sarah Jones
Matthew Burson & Thomas Verdiccio Luis Pires & Nat Whittlingham
Philip Dodoson & Nick Ledwold


 Junior DMT  Senior DMT
Matthew Burson Luis Pires
Thomas Verdiccio Edward Woods
Trinity Kelly Jake Parsons
Shelby Skeggs Rebecca harvey
Lucy Bevan Donna Clarke
Sarah Jones
Yumi Giles

Veterans Trampoline Competition, Synchro and AGM 2012

The Region is planning to hold an Open Veterans Competition followed by the Trampoline-east AGM on the 16th September 2012 at Harlow Leisurezone, it is also considering holding a synchro competition if there is sufficient interest.

Veterans competition details

All competitors must be a member of British Gymnastics, the competition will be divided into two Levels:

  • Recreational: – This level is open to those who have never competed or have retired at least two years from recreational competitions. (i.e. Grade F or below)
  • Elite: – Competitors must have retired at least two years from Grade E and above competitions.

Age Groups: 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+, men and women, date of birth must be declared on the entry form

All competitors will compete the set routine for their group and a voluntary routine to which an age bonus and tariff will be added.. There will be no finals.  Set Routines are




  1. Full twist
  2. Straddle jump
  3. Seat drop
  4. 1/2 twist to seat drop
  5. ½ twist to feet
  6. Pike jump
  7. Back drop
  8. ½ twist to feet
  9. Tuck jump
  10. ½ twist jump
  1. Tuck back s/s
  2. Straddle jump
  3. Tuck back s/s to seat
  4. ½ twist to feet
  5. ½ twist jump
  6. Pike jump
  7. Back drop
  8. ½ twist to feet
  9. Tuck jump
  10. Tuck front s/s
Tariff limit for voluntary – 2.0 Tariff limit for voluntary – 6.0

An age bonus will be added to the voluntary routine only. For each age group, 0.1 added for each year over the start age of the group. (i.e. a 55 year will get a 0.5 bonus). If two age groups are merged the higher age range will get 0.3 plus the age bonus.

A team can consist of 3 or 4 performers. Teams can be men’s, women or mixed with performers from any age group or Club. Teams must be declared on an entry form before the closing date.

All competitors must have an appropriately qualified coach present.  Competition Rules: as British Gymnastics Code of Points.

Entry fee: £7-50 per individual. No fee for teams.


The Committee would also like to run a Synchro Competition on the same day to make it an all-day event for the region. The synchro competition will be based on the same format as the Dragons TC use for their competitions;

All groups, dependant on numbers,  competitors can be mixed age, sex and ability, set routine twice.  Grades: no tariff given in any grade. Grades may be placed together depending on numbers.

Both The Veterans and Synchro Competitions can only run if there is enough demand from the clubs in the region. So please could you e-mail your provisional numbers for each competition to  suej@trampoline-east.org by the 28th June 2012 so that the venue can be booked accordingly.


On the AGM front, nomination forms for the new committee will be e-mailed out to all Clubs in the region no later than 10th August 2012.


Chair Trampoline-east

Eastern Regional Development Squad Selection Criteria



The 2012/2013 Eastern Regional Development Squad (ERDS) will be selected according to the criteria listed below.  Trampoline gymnasts selected will be given the opportunity to attend squad sessions and events, undertaking a programme of activity deemed suitable to prepare gymnasts for possible entry to the National Excel Squad and beyond.

The criteria have been set to identify trampolinists at National level plus Regional D.  The squad coaches reserve the right to include up to 3 wildcard entrants from any level whom they deem would benefit from being on the performance pathway, these wildcards may vary from squad session to session with the view that over time they might deliver performances that merit a squad place.

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Help wanted for Hatfield Gala

The gala season is upon us and the Hatfield Gala is in the Hertfordshire Sports Village on 28th & 29th January 2012.   Any help with the below would be most welcome :-

  • Setting up – mostly mats and a bit of dressing from 18.00 on Friday 27th Jan
  • Manning the registration/check/programme sales desk (Sat and Sun)
  • Some shifts on the copier – results available from end of first comp till end of day

All volunteers welcome, let’s make it another great opening to the season!

Yours in sport



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