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Amazing Amery and Qualification for Scott at Southern Schools Comp

Pupils from Amery Hill School came away with a trophy following the Southern Regional round of the 2016-17 Schools Trampoline Championships!

Ten Alton members took part in the competition representing their Secondary Schools, with Amery Hill seeing a contingent of eight taking part. It was the Under 14s Girls Novice team who saw success in the largest group, beating 10 other schools to win 3rd place and a trophy for their school!

With only two teams qualifying through to the Zonal round, it was incredibly close, with Amery Hill beaten by only the narrowest of margins with King Alfreds just 0.3 ahead, and Queen Annes School less than a single mark higher still.

There were some great performances, with Izzy coming 8th out of over 70 gymnasts in her first regional competition! The same group also saw Rosina score highly to come in at a successful 15th, with Jess close behind in 24th. While Lilia touched the mat in her voluntary routine, she contributed to the team score following her strong set routine which saw her score highly, including an 8.1 from one of the judges. Freya and Lewis were both competing in a regional competition for the first time, and while they each had their first routines marked out of less than 10, they recovered brilliantly to produce solid somersaults in their voluntary routines and can take much away from the experience.

In the Intermediate groups, Scott qualified for the Zonal round for the second year running as he came 2nd in the Under 19s Boys! Scarlett and Ezri, representing Perins and Bohunt Schools, each produced two good routines to come 11th and 15th in a high-quality group, which saw the top three qualifiers all scoring between 8.8 and 9.8!

Katherine was the only Alton Elite competitor and she did well for Amery Hill, scoring 8s in her set, and came 8th in another close group.

Well done to all of the gymnasts who took part, and good luck to everyone who qualified for the Zonal round. The full results can be downloaded below:

by Mike Wakely