National finals await as Orbit are in the medals

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Orbit’s trampolinists bounced into their first competition of 2015 in the same way they ended last year - with a flourish.

The team travelled down to Farnborough to compete in the first Southern Region Grading Competition of the year, and came away with some excellent results.

In the girls 11–12 yrs, Level 5 Millie Heathcote took silver and scored well enough to get a place in the National Development Plan finals.

Also at Level 5, but in the over 15 girls group, Molly Jefferson came 8th, Libby Daniells was 9th, while Helena Bloomfield took the gold medal.

In level 6, Ciara O’Brien took the gold and Martha McKinnell 14th in the girls over 15s, with Ritchie Clarke claiming 6th in the boys group.

In the level 3 over 13s boys, Ben Gilroy took an excellent gold medal.

Competing at Level 4 in the over 13 girls Rebecca Dormer, Lucy Pangbourne and Milly Cole performed very well too, with Rebecca taking a bronze medal, with Lucy in silver medal position, and Milly winning the gold, and all through to the NDP finals.

Ella Jefferson made her first appearance at Level 2 over 13s and came 13th.

In the 11–12 year girls, Rachel Marsh made both her routines ending in 5th, with Amy Smith 14th.

Recovering from injury, Emily Muttitt came 5th in the over 15 girls F grade.

Moving up to E grade both boys and girls of all ages, Charlie Roberts took a deserved gold, and Libby Daniells took silver.

Moving to the top afternoon grade, D, in the Ladies, Martha McKinnell and Helena Bloomfield both competed again.

After a conservative performance in the compulsary, Helena pulled out a tremendous performance to secure a bronze medal.

For Martha, it was a question of which color medal if she completed her difficult routine. She also rose to the occasion, drawing an eight from the judges and securing the gold medal.

Rachel Marsh jumped in the under 13 girls G grade for the first time, and completed two very competent rounds and surprised us all, herself included, with a silver medal.