About

About the Club

What We Do

The Cangaroos is both a recreational and competitive trampoline gymnastics club. We coach members through the BG recognised awards schemes and competitions grades ensuring a safe but fun progression.

Our members are given the option to compete at regional, national and international competitions around the country and continent. We also perform demos at public events during the summer including The Big Weekend and The Shelford Feast. The club is fully inclusive having a number of members with special needs who attend club sessions with everyone else. There are also seperate sessions for children with special needs if they prefer.

So what is trampolining?

Trampolining is a competitive Olympic sport in which gymnasts perform acrobatics while bouncing on a trampoline.

These can include simple jumps in the pike, tuck or straddle position to more complex combinations of forward or backward somersaults and twists. It is suitable for adults and children of all abilities and is know to be anecdotally one of the best workouts you can have..

History

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.

Where are we now?

The Cangaroo's main site is at Sawston which forms part of Sawston Village College. It also has satellite sites at CRC and Saffron Walden. The club now has over 200 members, 13 coaches, 13 assistant coaches and session assistants, 13 judges, 6 welfare officers plus a growing committee of 13 people.

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+.

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