About the club
Cambridge Cangaroos Trampoline Club was started in June 2004 by parents of children who took part in recreational trampolining sessions run by Sawston Village College Sports Centre. Many of those original parents still form part of the club committee - all committee members are un-paid volunteers as the club is run as a community non-profit club for the benefit of the members. The club was started to allow members to improve in the sport through better coaching and by representing the club at British Gymnastics gradings and open competitions.
Club and Member Information
The majority of members are school age, but the club does not set an upper age limit and two sessions have a significant number of adult members. Separate sessions for the "Roos", members aged 8 and under, are run at Sawston and CRC on Saturday mornings. Otherwise members of all ages train together - we have members ranging from 4 to 50+.
We coach recreational members through the BG awards scheme and for those that want to compete we go to all the regional competitions and now many of the national ones. The club has 7 members competing on the national circuit in 2012.
Trampolining is recognized as a sport that is suitable and useful for children (and adults) with behavioural or learning disabilities. The club is fully inclusive having a number of members with special needs who attend club sessions with everyone else.
The club uses a mixture of club owned trampolines and ones provided by the relevant sports centre or school. Typically the sports centre trampolines are only of a good enough quality for recreational bouncing and not for members who want to progress to higher levels and train for competitions and gradings. The club owned ones are all of regional competition standard with 6 X 4 webbing and high performance springs. Our newest purchase (the 4x4) is a national standard trampoline and is used at Sawston.