King’s bounce to new heights

Macclesfield Express - - TRAVEL - TRAMPOLING SI­MON CARTER

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.

Mike Carter

King’s School Mac­cles­field tram­polin­ing squad

Mike Carter

So­phie Fletcher

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