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Moore’s focus and hard-work rewarded with national squad selection

TRAMPOLINING is helping to open new doors for Plymouth youngster Jenny Moore.

The talented City of Plymouth Gymnastics Club athlete has autism, ADHD, sensory processing difficulties and specific learning difficulties, but she has found a love and passion for trampolining that has led to her earning a place in the Great Britain disability squad.

She attended her first squad training session this weekend at Lilleshall National Sports Centre in Shropshire after winning medals at last year’s England and British qualifiers and the British Championships.

Her mother Amanda said: “We are all so proud of Jenny. She has overcome crippling anxiety that goes along with her disability to compete at national competitions.

“Getting into the British squad has been an incredible achievement for her as she struggles with so many areas in day-to-day life, but having trampolining to focus on has really helped.

“The support from City of Plymouth Trampolining and Dawn from British Gymnastics has also been fantastic; she couldn’t have achieved what she has without them.”

Jenny, who will be competing in the English and British qualifiers this month, said: “I’m really happy to have been selected for the GB squad because I worked really hard and it’s paid off.”

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