Jumping for joy at MK Gymnastics

(Top Row) Amelia Hemming, Callum Hiett and Natalie Cooper, (bottom row) Grace Watson, Ellie Chapman and Emma Cooper.
(Top Row) Amelia Hemming, Callum Hiett and Natalie Cooper, (bottom row) Grace Watson, Ellie Chapman and Emma Cooper.

The trampolining team from MK Gymnastics put on a good show at the second Southern Region qualifier of 2016 held in Bletchley.

At Level 1, 9-10, Emma Cooper continued her good form from the first qualifying round and was placed second at Level 1, 9-10 against 25 other competitors.

In her first ever competition, new recruit Grace Watson missed out on a medal position by just 0.1 coming in a very respectable fourth overall.

Amelia Hemming, the team’s newest member of the squad, who has only been with us for two weeks was up for the challenge of competition. After falling in her first routine at Level 1, 11-12, she held her nerve during her second routine and was placed 22nd out of 26.

At Level 2, 9-10 two good routines by Ellie Chapman saw her placed a comfortable second. Callum Hiett’s two high scoring routines assured him of the top spot at Level 5, 11-12. Natalie Cooper executed her two difficult routines to a good standard and was placed first at Level 6, 11-12.

Emma, Grace, Ellie, Callum and Natalie qualified to go forward and compete in the Southern region team qualifier for a chance to represent the Southern region in the regional team finals.