Brilliant Brodie Double British Champion
NTGA’s top trampoline gymnasts descended on the Echo Arena Liverpool from 23-24 September 2017 to compete in the British Championships.
With ten NTGA members gaining qualification at Spring Event Series earlier this year the team secured a total medal haul of three golds, three silvers and two bronzes at the pinnacle of the domestic calendar against the backdrop of what was a truly world-class event provided by British Gymnastics.
Brodie Hove-Coleman, who joined NTGA as a three-year-old pre-school member before progressing along the NTGA performance pathway, stole the show with a thrilling double win. Teaming up with Evie Joseph in the 13-17 Girls synchronised event the pair secured British Champion status with a score of 121.775 before Brodie went on to clinch the individual title in the 13-14 Girls with a convincing score of 143.115. After recording the highest first round execution score across all categories an error for Evie Joseph in her second round left her in 11th place in the individual event.
Tyler Cole-Dyer retained his title of synchronised British Champion in the 9-12 Boys, this year teaming up with Ryan Brown from Up’n’Downs Trampoline Club to win with a score of 124.450, over six marks ahead of their nearest competitors. The pair then competed against each other in the individual 11-12 Boys event, with Tyler scoring a total of 145.630 to win a silver medal, just behind Ryan in 1st place. Debuting at the British Championships, Reece Coleman performed consistently over two rounds to finish in 12th place with 86.380, just two marks away from the top eight and a final spot.
In a tightly contested 11-12 Girls event a solid first two rounds from Lois Moseley put her in a great position heading in to the final and with just 2.7 marks separating the top eight in the final round Lois held her nerve to secure a silver medal in what was her first British Championships, scoring a total of 139.040.
The 17+ Mens synchronised event pitted Josh Jones & Ross Tait up against European medallist Luke Strong & Olympian Nathan Bailey and the NTGA pair acquitted themselves well to come away with a silver medal after totalling 124.650. In the individual 17-19 Mens event Ross Tait held his qualification position of 3rd place to win a bronze medal after scoring 53.930 in the final round, taking his total score to 151.090. An error for Josh Jones in the second round left him out of medal contention in 4th place.
Consistent qualification rounds for Amanda Harris saw her score 97.530 to take an overnight 2nd place into the Senior Womens event final. Scoring 52.380 in the final to come away with a bronze medal and a total score of 149.910, Amanda’s scores were only bettered by eventual winner Laura Gallagher and double-Olympian Kat Driscoll.
After scoring well to head in to the final in 2nd place an unfortunate error for Abigail Brown in the 15-16 girls event saw her finish in 5th place. An impressive final round for Andrew Stamp, with the highest execution score of finalists across all categories, wasn’t enough to make up for an uncharacteristic error in his first round which saw him out of medal contention in 4th place.
Congratulations to all NTGA members and their coaches Harvey Smith, Jack Blencowe & Dani Martin. Thank you to the parents and families for your support and thank you to Clive Morgan for judging across the whole weekend.