March 2017: Trampolinists clinch second spot in national comp

A TRAMPOLINING team from Haslingden High School repeated last year’s performance and bounced to second place in the National Schools’ Trampoline Finals.

The team of Max Constant, Ben Wilson, Jack Waters and James Peacock completed individual routines and until the last minute were in first place in the U14s competition.

Max, 12, who has been trampolining since he was four, said: “We were separated into two groups to compete and I was on my own in one group while Ben, James and Jack went together.”

Jack, 12, said: “Max is always so confident and bouncy but I could see that he was feeling nervous.”

The individual results put Max 7th, Jack 8th, James 9th and Ben 10th which landed the team second place.

Max said: “The team that beat us were all from Year 9 and they had one really good person on their team, but they will have to move up a group next year so hopefully we will be able to win.”

Jack said: “I felt the atmosphere was very relaxed and the venue was familiar to us because we had been there last year so we felt quite at home.”

The team practise for two hours on a Wednesday and around 90 minutes on a Friday. Jack also practises weekly at Bury and Max will be joining him.

They both also visit Liverpool Trampoline Centre a couple of times a month for 5 hour intensive training sessions.

At the inter-school Rossendale Trampoline Competition held at Fearns Community Sports College, Stacksteads, Haslingden High School’s girls and boys team both won with individual successes for Jack and Milly Bolton.