29 Mar 2018

DHS Competes on the National Stage

Flying high and somersaulting successfully are some of the many attributes that the Derby High U19 Trampolining team possess.  Competing in the British Schools Trampoline finals event in Belfast last weekend the four strong team had excelled in the qualifying rounds and were proud to be representing DHS on the biggest stage. 

Fittingly as this will be her last competition before she heads off to University in September, Ellie Holden was first to perform for the judges. Both her routines demonstrated brilliant technique and difficulty and she gained fantastic scores from the judges.

Tilly Garside was next to compete. Her immaculate straight back somersault gave her a good tariff and the judges scores reflected her poise.

Strong lines and neatness are the mainstay of Alicia Brockwell’s performance and her routines this weekend were no exception. The judges enjoyed both her performances and scored her well.

The final performer and youngest member of the team, Sofia Richardson, pulled out all the stops and gave two fabulous routines that the judges scored highly.

All the team could now do was wait for everyone else to complete their sequences. For at least an hour the Derby High girls were in bronze medal positions. However in the last ten minutes they were overtaken by two other teams and ended in 5th position - still a superb result!

Mrs Hancock, the coach of the team, said that “the team have been an absolute joy to coach and their success is a testament to their incredible hard work, skill level and persistence”. 

29th March 2018