Sunday 15 May 2011 saw Richardís Trampoline Club attending the Eastern regional Grading competition in Brentwood, Essex.  The club was well represented with 10 performers, and yet again with many new performers to competition.

At Regional D Jo Collins was our only performer.  Jo had suffered some disruption to her training prior to the competition, so was not able to use the new routine she was hoping for.  However Jo was determined and she completed 3 lovely routines, showing good improvement since her last competition.  Jo easily secured herself a medal, and finished in 3rd place overall.

At Regional F Tate Henocq and Mick Manning were competing.  Tate hadnít competed in a trampolining competition for nearly a year, due to being an accomplished swimmer.  This was apparent in her performance, as there were a couple of uncharacteristic, minor errors.  Despite this though Tate was still in a different league to the others in her group, and she easily secured 1st place whilst also having the highest difficulty level.  Mick was trying some new routines out, which was good experience for him.  He had a very tough group, and despite some good routines, he finished just outside the medals in 4th place.

At Regional G we again had lots of new performers, which is really encouraging to see.  Austin Shaw was competing for the first time, having only recently joined the club.  Despite plenty of nerves before the competition, Austin showed lots of confidence in his routines and finished in a very well deserved first place.  Tom Holford was another new performer who worked hard in preparation for the competition.  There was a small bit of travel at the end of his routine, but he did enough to secure 3rd place.  Matthew Wilton accidentally touched the framepad during his compulsory routine, so suffered large deductions from the judges.  He then went on to perform a stunning voluntary routine and received the second highest marks from the judges within his group, which put him in 7th place overall.  Faye Harper, Seun Fagbohun and Helen Holford finished in team 5th and Ella Hemmings finished 13th in a group of nearly 30 performers.

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