Dragonflyers bounce to national success

Four members of the Dragonflyers trampolining club in Bognor finished in the top 24 of their categories at the biggest National League qualifier in Newcastle.

Tuesday, 11th October 2016, 3:00 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 1:34 am
Two of Dragonflyers' national-league high flyers

The success ranks them in the top 17 in the league table – an astounding success.

The four were Anya Johnson, (international finalist 2015-16, national development finalist 14-15-16 and national league finalist 14-15); Izzy Hauxwell, (national league finalist 2015, national development finalist 15-16); Libby Morton, (national league finalist 14-15, international finalist 2015, national development finalist 14-15) and Sofija Kalnicenko (national development finalist 15-16, national league finalist 15-16, international finalist 2016.

Kalnicenko’s height and accuracy secured maximum points for the second time, putting her top of the rankings, while Hauxwell’s powerful routine placed her fifth for points on the day ranking her ninth.

Also ranked ninth is Morton, whose graceful performance gave her seventh position on the day.

Johnston got off to a shaky start but her execution of a high-difficulty voluntary routine placed her 11th on the day and 17th in the rankings.

Also giving sound performances were Taylor Cleall 17th, ranked 25th, and Ellie Morton, 25th.

Morton and Johnston participated at a world-age event in Austria while Rosie Budge, Lucy Hijmans’ new routines allow them to join Morton, Johnston, Kalnicenko, Hauxwell and Cleall for an international competition in November.

If you’re interested in trampolining, look up www.dragonflyers-club.co.uk

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