On Saturday 24th March, 23 Wilmslow High School students took part in the National Trampolining Finals at Ards Leisure Centre in Belfast. Following some outstanding performances in the North West and Northern rounds of the competition, five teams and 3 individuals qualified for the national championships.
In the team event, the U19 Intermediate girls' team of Molly Andrew, Gracie Davies, Shauna Greaves and Georgia Long finished in 1st place and were crowned national champions for the 3rd year running - an incredible achievement.
The U19 Intermediate boys' team (Ben Dickinson, Finlay Greenwood, Dominic Rowe, Oliver Weir) and the U15 Novice boys'(Harvey Spendlow, Jack Mitchell, Ethan Hughes) both finished in second place.
The U13 Novice girls' team (Abby Regan, Lara Plant, Mia Greenwood, Katie Odgen) and the U19 Elite boys' team (Conor Smith, Matthew Graham, Jack Colledge, Ethan Ford) both finished in 3rd position. The U15 Novice boys' B team (Jack Loynton, Finley Michaelis, Sam Poole) were unlucky to miss out on a medal, finishing in 4th position.
Three Wilmslow students qualified for the individual competition, with Abby Regan finishing in 7th position, Ben Dickinson in 5th and Katie Phythian winning the national title in the U19 novice category.
It was yet another fantastic set of results at the highest level. Our congratulations go not just to the students, but to Hilary Pemberton and her team of coaches who continue to produce top class bouncers year in year out. She was immensely proud of the way in which the students represented the school, the composure shown and the quality of performances that they were able to deliver in the cauldron like atmosphere of the national finals.
Photos: The U19 Intermediate Girls' Team who were National Champions, Katie Phythian who was national champion in the U19 Novice category, the U19 Intermediate Boy's Team who finished in second place and the U13 Novice Girls team who came third place.
Guest post by Huw Williams.