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City of Plymouth Trampoline & Gymnastics Club athletes ready for National Finals

CITY of Plymouth Trampoline and Gymnastics Club have six members competing at the National Finals in Telford this weekend.

The athletes heading to the Midlands are Adam Lee, Austin Evely, Stephanie Hancock, Jennifer Moore, Charlie Pearson and Rebecca Cresswell.

To have got to this point the competitors have gone through three qualifying stages.

Lee will take part in the 9-10 years’ boys’ NDP5 trampoline and NDP3 double mini trampoline.

Evely will battle it out on the 11-12 year-old boys’ NDP5 trampoline and NDP1 DMT.

Hancock will compete in the 11-12 years-old girls’ NDP5 DMT, while Jennifer Moore will be in action in the 13+ NDP1 DMT.

Pearson and Cresswell will take part in the 17+ NDP7 trampoline.

City of Plymouth also have another five athletes who have qualified for the British Championships in September, which will take place at the Liverpool Echo Arena.

This is the highest competitive in the country and will give them a final placing for the 2016/17 season.

The five are Nyla Evely (9-10 Elite DMT), Oscar Piper (11-12 elite trampoline and DMT), Ben Miller (13-14 elite trampoline and DMT), Emily Crighton (national 2 category 1 disability trampoline) and Anya Robinson (national 2 category 2 disability trampoline).

Piper and Miller are in contention for a place at the World Age Group Trampoline and DMT Championships in Sofia in November.

The Plymouth duo need to manage to hit qualifying scores and achieve minimum level of rank to be selected for Great Britain.

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