The talented trampolining squad from Haygrove School took part in the 2018 South West Regional Schools Trampolining Championships held in Taunton and came away with lots of trophies to add to the school cabinet!
In the team events the Year 7/8 Girls Team took 1st place in the Intermediate category and 2nd place in the Novice event. In the next age group up (Year 9/10), the girls again took the 2nd place spot and in the older Year 11 – 14 bracket the Haygrove ladies performed at such a high standard that they took home the 1st place trophy in both the Novice and the Intermediate Category.
As individuals, two of the girls’ squad excelled with Year 11 student, Hope Jones winning first place overall in the Year 11 -14 Girls Intermediate event and Year 8 student, Tegan Smith coming 3rd in her age group’s Novice event. Hope was performing alongside stiff competition from students at South West school including Richard Huish College, Millfield School, Bridgwater and Taunton College, Gillingham School and Bodmin College. The school’s only male competitor, Leighton Goodison-Smith secured his place in the next competition by taking home the 1st place trophy. Hope was also on the judging panel for the Novice and Inter events, which was her first introduction to taking on this responsibility. Also listed on the judging panel was ex-Haygrove student and trampolining veteran, Beth Gyatt.
Haygrove School squad members:
Year 7-8 Girls Novice: Ellie C, Aisha P, Ella B and Tegan S
Year 7-8 Girls Intermediate: Amelia W, Emily M, Louisa B, Lottie B
Year 7-9 Girls Elite: Lily T
Year 9-10 Girls Novice: Ellie H, Iris H, I R, M Fursland
Year 9-10 Boys Novice: Leighton G-C
Year 11-14 Girls Novice: Ella S, Ashley M, Holly M, Molly T
Year 10 – 14 Girls Intermediate: Jazz A, Siana L, Hope J
Organised by the British Schools Gymnastics Association, the event was held at the Wellsprings Leisure Centre in Taunton on the last Sunday in November. The qualifying teams from this competition will now travel to Eastleigh, Hampshire for the next round in the competition.