Date Posted
13th Oct 2019

Young Trampolinists Success

A small group of trampolinists from Wānaka had some great results recently in Christchurch. Jem Pendlebury, Paige Boomsma and Zoe Waddington competed in the recreation level badge grades and each of them did really well. 

In yellow grade: Zoe (third trampoline, third double mini tramp) Jem (fourth trampoline, second double mini tramp). In green grade: Paige (fourth trampoline, third double mini tramp).

In the 9-10 age group grade Olivia Noble-Kirkbride did well in both the trampoline (fifth) and double mini trampoline (sixth) —  in which she achieved a near perfect score of 9.9 out of 10 on her third pass. 

Elizabeth Pell stepped up to a new age group this year, but despite being a year younger than all the others in the large, highly contested 11-12 years age group she finished fourth in double mini and sixth in trampoline. This was all the more remarkable as she spends little time training on the trampoline and none on the double mini tramp. Pell heads for the National Gymsports Championships in two weeks where she is confident that her potential will be reflected with some strong results.

Sports Reporter, The Wanaka Sun, 13 October 2019