March 2020: Trampoline team third best in country

A TEAM of trampolinists from Haslingden High School bounced their way to the bronze medal podium in a national competition.

For two members Harry Sneddon and Josh Lowthion, it was the third time they had competed in the national schools’ final; this time at Southampton.

The team of four, including Max Harwood Lomax and Will Harding, won the novice class last year and so this time faced stiffer competition in the  intermediate Years 7-9 category.

Harry, 14, performed best out of the team in his set routine, but duplicated one of his moves in the voluntary which cost points.

He said: “It helps that I have been doing the same set routine for three years, my toes were pointed and I was straight.”

In each round the top three scores of the four team members are combined to give the team’s overall total.

Max, 13, said: “On my set routine they said I landed on just one foot instead of two and I got disqualified, but my other foot was touching the trampoline. That meant I was only marked out of eight. I did better in my voluntary.”

The older students will now be competing in a much larger year group including sixth formers and Max said he hoped to continue as an individual if a team could not be found.

Well done also to Lucie Waters who was fifth in the country in the novice Years 7-9 girls competition.