Aeronauts bounce to glory

TALENTED youngsters bounced to success at a regional trampoline competition.

Eight members of the Aeronauts Trampoline Club, from Hartlepool, made the short trip to Sunderland for the competition and coaches were delighted to make the trip back down the A19 with four trophies.

The club, which is based at English Martyrs RC School and Sixth Form College, in Catcote Road, Hartlepool, celebrated three winners and a third place finish.

Young Benjy Wilson, who was taking part in his very first competition and at seven-year-old was the youngest in his Under 11 Grade H category was crowned champion.

He was joined on top of the podium by Liam Wilson, eight, who won the Grade G category in the same age group.

Elizabeth Cooper, 12, made it a hat-trick of first place finishes as she won the Under 15 Grade E category.

And to cap off a successful day, Lewis Rodgers, 10, finished in third place in the Under 13 Grade G category.

Linsey Ryder, 32, the head coach of the club, said she was extremely proud of all of the youngsters who competed.

Linsey, who lives in the Bishop Cuthbert area of Hartlepool with her partner, Richard Starrs, 37, a council worker and dad of Rachel Starrs, seven, said: “We were competing against some really big clubs so to come back with four trophies was excellent.

“We never put any pressure on any of our members to compete but everyone who took part did an excellent job.”

The Aeronauts Trampoline Club, which was previously Hartlepool Trampoline Club, holds sessions on a Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evening from 5pm-8pm.Adults sessions take place on a Tuesday from 6.30pm-8pm.

Members also meet on a Saturday from 9am-3pm.

A Come and Bounce session is also held on a Saturday between noon and 3pm, open to adults and children.

For more information call Linsey on 07825 411122.