NTGA would like to congratulate Amanda Harris, one of our longest serving members, on her retirement from competitive trampolining.
Amanda joined NTGA at our Kettering satellite site fifteen years ago and after transferring from Artistic Gymnastics she began training competitively in Northampton where she would later go on to represent Great Britain at Junior & Senior level.
An ever-present at elite level throughout her career Amanda was selected for the World Age Group Competition in Quebec, Canada in 2009 before earning her international senior debut in 2012 at the Loule World Cup in Portugal where she won a synchronised bronze medal and finished 9th individually. Amanda also competed for Great Britain at the Kawaski Cup, Japan and represented England at the Frivolten Cup, Sweden.
Amanda, a Rothwell resident, was named Kettering Sports Personality of the Year 2012 & Kettering Local Sportsperson 2012 after a very successful year.
Amanda was one of the original members of Air Gravity, our display team who starred in ITV’s prime-time show Let’s Get Gold and more recently she was an integral part of the display team performing for HRH The Princess Royal.
In her final competitive outing, at the 2017 British Championships Amanda secured a 3rd place finish in the senior ladies event.
NTGA Head Coach and Amanda’s coach Harvey Smith said:
“It has been a pleasure to work with Amanda over the years and witness her development as a gymnast and person. She has always had a fantastic work-rate and attitude, with a relentless dedication to all aspects of trampolining. I can remember a particular time when we had heavy snow and Amanda drove in from Rothwell, had to abandon her car and walk the rest of the way to training, and was still on time!
In the last five years since becoming our most senior member Amanda has been a great role model for other gymnasts to aspire to. Her commitment and perseverance has never wavered despite setbacks and also competing at a time when we have had an unbelievably strong British women’s team. I’m proud of everything that Amanda has achieved, including representing her country and travelling the World and I look forward in her continued involvement at NTGA in a coaching role, passing on her knowledge and experience to the next generation.”
Congratulations Amanda from everyone at NTGA and best wishes for everything you do in the future.