King’s bounce to new heights
KING’S School trampolinists have been hitting new heights both in team and individual competitions with a magnificent seven teams qualifying for the national championships with two high flyers in the individual categories.
Sophie Fletcher, 11, who is in Year 6 in the King’s Infant and Junior Division, was crowned North of Britain Champion with an outstanding performance in both routines.
Sophie said: “I train every Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday with Rachel Burrows-Jarvis. She is really kind, encouraging and motivating. She believes in you if you are the best or if you have only just started. I compete individually and as part of a team. My team is really supportive. If you want to achieve a place in a competition, you have to keep working hard and always get on the trampoline when no one’s on it.
“When I’m older I want to become really good at trampolining. I look up to lots of champions and want to be like them. If I want to do that I’m going to have to keep training the way I am but even better.”
King’s coach Rachael Burrows Jarvis said: “Sophie is a determined, courageous, hard-working young athlete. She is exceptionally talented and has a strong work ethic to match. Sophie like the rest of the squad is an absolute joy to work with. All the trampolinists aspire to be the best they can and I am very proud of them all.”
Rachael carries hopes for King’s in the individual competition alongside Oliver Jones who was third in the intermediate boys event Northern championships.
The full results were : Under 11 intermediate boys 1st, with Oliver Jones 3rd with Ben Willock, Simon Shadwell and Will Gem. Under 11 intermediate girls 1st; Sophie Fletcher 1st with Leah Shadwell, Iona Whaley and Lydia Hine.
Under 19 intermediate girls 4th with Eleanor Collett, Zoë Thomas, Holly Jones and Yasmin Crawford.
Under 11 novice girls A 1st with Georgie Sanders, Emily Burton, Jenny Wallace and Poppy Fletcher. Under 11 novice girls B 5th with Emily Carter, Lauren Whaley, Emilia Pearce and Tash Clarke. Under 14 intermediate girls 2nd with Jess Burton, Lottie Clark, Izzy Moores, Vicky Theaker.
Under 19 Elite boys 2nd with Alex Fray, Harry Pinches, Harry Wallace and Harry Collett. Under 14 elite girls 2nd with Susie Moores, May Broadley, Florence Thompson and Mimi RobinsonStanier.
Under 11 novice boys 1st with Otis Hughes, Joseph Bailey-Heald, Oliver Carter and Oliver Pinches and Under 14 novice girls 4th with Beth Henshaw, Emily Friston , Izzy Watkins and Millie Crummack. The National Championships are to be held in late March.
King’s School Macclesfield trampolining squad