Weston trampolinists bounce to success

Quayside gymnasts.

Quayside gymnasts. - Credit: Archant

Several Weston-based trampolinists have qualified for the southern zonal schools finals to be held early next year.

QUAYSIDE Trampoline and Gymnastics Club, based in Bridgwater, had some amazing results from some of their younger members as a group of gymnasts travelled to Wells Spring Leisure Centre in Taunton to represent their individual local Weston schools at the South West Regional Schools trampoline competition.

This was one of several regional competitions taking place across the country, with the top three in each section going on to the southern zonal event in January and culminating in the national schools finals which will take place early next year.

The team travelled to Taunton, supported by their Quayside T&GC team coach, ex-Great Britain senior women’s trampolinist Aurora Necco.

Ten-year-old Lauren Vaz, who attends St Marks Primary School, was first up to compete in the Under-11 girls’ novice age group, performing some lovely routines in a huge age group with 48 competitors.

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The next Under-11 girls intermediate group saw two of the three podium places taken by Quayside gymnasts.

Lauren’s younger sister, nine-year-old Lucy Vaz, who also attends St Marks Primary School, competed in this next group with Lucy awarded the gold medal and first place.

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Team coach, Aurora Necco’s eight-year-old daughter, Talia Macredes, from St Annes Primary School, is hoping to follow in her mother’s footsteps, also completed some beautiful routines, which won her third place and the bronze medal.

Team-mate, nine-year-old Tilly Hall, who attends Worle Village Primary, gave a stunning voluntary routine, earning her the second highest score in her age group. However, a one-foot landing in her compulsory routine put her out of the medal contention.

Both Lucy and Talia have now been invited to go through to the second round and compete at the southern zonal schools competition to be held at the White Horse Leisure Centre in Abingdon on January 18, 2015.

For more information about trampolining and gymnastics at Quayside, please ring 01278 458060.

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