Trampoline trophies keep on coming for Dragonflyers

Dragonflyers took 14 trampolinists to the second regional National Development competition of the season and returned with nine trophies.

Dragonflyers in Oxford
Dragonflyers in Oxford

Making the journey to Oxford was a mix of both newer performers - many of who were competing for the first time - along with the more experienced club members.

With the newer performers up first they showed real promise for the future by performing some sound routines.

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Achieving top five finishes were Jacob Carr (4th 9-10 NDP1), William Foden (1st 13+ NDP1) and Manon Bailey (1st 7-8 NDP2).

Not to be outdone, the more experienced competitors achieved impressive results in the higher level NDPs.

Rosie Budge took gold in the NDP 5 11-12 age group. Anya Johnston matched her position from the previous qualifying event and maintained Gold in the NDP 7 15-16 group.

In the NDP 7 lower age group (11-14) Dragonflyers took all three podium places with Sofija Kalnicenko taking gold, Libby Morton silver and Izzy Hauxwell bronze.

To make it even more impressive, Kalnicenko qualified with ease to the next round and Morton moved up a placing from the previous qualifying event, beating her previous score in the process.

Not stopping there Kalnicenko and Hauxwell then took first and second respectively in the Grade D trampoline event.

Combining these results with the previous from the first qualifying event it means that from the first two regional competitions of the year Dragonflyers have returned with a total of 12 gold, five silver and four bronze medals.

In addition to this 12 members have qualified to the next round providing them with the opportunity to compete later this month for a chance to earn a place to represent the southern region.

After this impressive beginning to the season and with much more still to look forward to.

This includes the National School Finals and the start of National League competition later in the year and the club have high hopes they will be able to better the huge success of last year as it is proving to be an exciting and successful year already.

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