Aero Kinetics pair in British booster
TRAMPOLINING: City club achieve fine results at regional and national level
MEMBERS of the city’s Aero Kinetics Trampolining Club have been in excellent form of late - especially British Championships-bound pair Ross Weatherburn and Matthew Gladders.
They have qualified for this year’s British Championships at the NIA in Birmingham on July 24 and 25 - Gladders in the Under 17 Boys National C and Weatherburn in the 19+ men National C class - and they both boosted morale at the Milton Keynes Invitation tournament.
Competing in the Elite section, the talented twosome battled it out in the National C group where Weatherburn performed a higher tariff voluntary but Gladders had the edge on his form marks to take first place.
In all the club took a team of 20 trampolinists to the competition, ranging from new starters and beginners up to Elite National level, and it was a very successful day for them with 14 members returning home with trophies.
One of the club’s newest members, Yasmin Hinton, made a superb start to her trampolining career to finish third in the Under 11 Girls beginners class.
Amelia Monaghan also shone on the day with two excellent routines to put her six points ahead of her fellow competitors in the Under 9 Club H group.
Aero Kinetics finished third overall in the club points shield.
AERO Kinetics also achieved some fine results at the Midlands Grading in Nottingham.
As always the standard was high as trampolinists sought to qualify for the next grade and the day was a mixture of celebration for those that achieved their aim and disappointment for those that narrowly missed out on the essential qualification scores.
In the Club I section newcomer Matthew Billington had an exceptional first competition to win his group and qualify for Club H.
In the Regional G section Bethany Eng- lish, Lauren Bell and Andrew Aistrup all achieved the qualification scores for Regional F and Andrew Aistrup also won his group.
At Regional F, Jamie Skinner just managed to qualify for regional E with a margin of 0.1. He finished third in his group. Lucy Barber had a superb competition at the top regional level D to finish second and to achieve a promotional offer for National level.
THE last National Gala of the season was held in Liverpool and Chloe Grieves was competing at National level for the first time. She achieved her aim of completing two solid routines to finish in 17th place.
Gladders competed in the Under 19 boys National C group and finished third and received an offer for the next level FIG B.