Dragonflyers bouncing along to success at national level
The new year has started well for Bognor’s Dragonflyers Trampoline Club.
Thirteen trampolinists, the majority of them inexperienced performers, jumped in the national development regional qualifiers hoping to gain 46 points and earn a place at regional finals.
An incredible 11 performers achieved qualification. Ellie Morton took gold with her awesome routines at NDP4 level with a fantastic score of 50.55 after only returning to the club and the sport in December.
Daniel Boon moved up to NDP4 for the first time having made national finals last year at NDP 3. His score of. 49.40 gained him a silver medal.
At NDP3 Paige Arnold finished 11th with 47.65, at NDP2 Jasmine Sore was ninth with 46.85. In NDP1 for 13 to 17year-olds Freya Rossa was a phenomenal fifth with 49.45. Beth Taylor scored 46.95 for tenth.
In the 11-12 years category Kiera Mariner’s awe-inspiring ten-horizontal displacement gained her 49.60 and sixth place. Florance King scored 47.65 for 15th, Kiera Weed scored 46.8 for 20th. Mariner, Rossa, Boon and Morton all smashed national final qualification scores.
Zoe Maskell and Izzy Hauxwell participated in double mini trampoline NDPs after less than an handful of lessons.
The girls were phenomenal with Maskell taking bronze at NDP3 and Hauxwell blasting the qualification marks not only for regional finals but national level too at NDP4, with a score of 116.60.
Izzy Osborne completed two beautiful routines at regional A level, taking an awesome fourth place wuth 48.55. Hauxwell took bronze at regional B despite stepping in at the last minute to cover for Morton and competing her set twice. Hauxwell, Boon and Maskell gained team silver.
Libby Morton (out through illness) and Lucy Hijmans joined Jacqui Denton as they stepped into the role of judge. Alison Boon, Caz Maskell and Melissa Gould were among the regional recorders.
Dragonflyers excelled at range and conditioning with a 100 per cent pass rate..
If you’re interested in trampoline lessons, recreational and competitive, contact Dragonflyers via their website or pop into The Regis School Monday to Thursday evenings for information.