Trampolining team from Uckfield Community Technology College reach for the stars at National Finals

Charlotte Palmer (16), Louise Brownsey (14), Libby Ralph (14) with Principal of UCTC Hugh Hennebry. Photo: Ron Hill
Charlotte Palmer (16), Louise Brownsey (14), Libby Ralph (14) with Principal of UCTC Hugh Hennebry. Photo: Ron Hill

The Uckfield Community Technology College team upheld the town’s honour by bringing home medals from the National Finals of the British Schools Trampoline Competition held in Birmingham.

Charlotte Palmer, Libby Ralph and Louise Brownsey put UCTC on the map by taking Team Gold in the U19 Girls Elite group. The trophy is now on display at the school.

More than 450 competitors from across the UK took part.

The event brought further success for the College as Lauren Longhurst, Tabitha Coddington, Sian Emsley and Tayah Wastie put in a spirited performance to take fourth place in the U14 girls novice category.

In the individual U19 Girls Elite category, Louise Brownsey came fourth overall.

All the girls train at the Fun Abounds trampoline centre in Uckfield.

Sky High head coach Stella Jackson said: “I am proud of all our competitors for reaching the National Schools Finals. They all performed to the best of their abilities and the proof can be seen from the results. It is the icing on the cake that George and the UCTC Girls took home the coveted title of British Schools Champions, along with a very large trophy.”

She said the results were amazing: George Adams (St Mary’s School, Bexhill) became British Schools Champion in the Under 19 Elite Disability Category; Milo Rayner-Parkin (Annan Farm School) came third in the Under 11 Novice; Rosie Sullivan, Felicity Wheatley and Sasky Partridge (Blackboys Primary) took Team third in the Under 11 Novice; Daniel Bradford (St Marks Primary, Hadlow Down) came second in the Under 11 Intermediate; Benjamin Bradford (St Marks) was fourth in the Under 11 Intermediate; Luca Major-Owens (High Hurstwood Primary) was fifth in the Under 11 Intermediate; Felicity Spackman (Forest Row Primary) was third in the Under 11 Elite; Jasmine Etherington (Bonners Primary) came seventh in the Under 11 Elite and Sophie Tidd (Rocks Park) came fourth in the Under 11 Elite.