Cangaroos Club Competition

Cangaroos Club Competition 2009

Date: Saturday 12th December 2009 at Sawston

Entries close: TBC

Entry ages: 4 years +

We ended the year with our club competition and annual awards at Sawston Sports Centre on Saturday 12th December. This was a closed competition, and we still managed 71 members competing in the individual competition and 12 pairs in the synchronised competition. Highlights of the day were many, a fantastic competition all-round, with a huge turn out from our Roos, a keenly fought contest in the Grade D event and the Club Champion staying in the family, but changing sisters.

We started at 9.00am with a general warm-up. The hall was packed with members and families and everyone was enjoying the atmosphere. A number of our senior performers took judging duties during the competition, along with parents new to the sport. First to compete were the Roos, these are our specific under 8 group, who train at Sawston. 19 of our Roos members competed in the biggest single grade of the day and after a great competition, the eventual winner was Sydney Kelly.

This was followed by our K competitors, these are our entry level bouncers from all the sessions.

Next up were our J competitors, we had a larger entry before the day, but due to drop outs, we were left with a competition between two sisters, with Justine coming out on top.

Then our I group, which was the 2nd biggest of the day and was split into under and over 13’s. Again a very good competition resulted in Lois coming away champion.

In the Over 13 grade I, Nicky Farrer just held off a strong challenge from Bradley to take gold.

The Grade H was also split into two groups, the over and under 13’s. In the under 13’s Alice Tebbit romped home a clear winner.

Michelle Bones, one of our assistant coaches at Coleridge and Cottenham took 1st place in the Grade H over 13’s.

Our G group followed, also split into under and over 13. Trinity maintained her winning run in the Under 13 group, however it was great to see the improvements by Matthew and Grace being reflected in their scores and their medal positions.

In the over 13 group Becky showed her considerable improvement to win comfortably from Imogen. I was delighted for Beth in taking 3rd after the disappointment at her first competition, so well done to all three.

In the F group we have a very close competition, but Sophie Housden, who competed for the 1st time since her serious injury last February, came 1st. If Sophie had been able to bounce at her actual grade, Frances would have picked up a 1st trophy, as it was she had to settle for a good 2nd place. In 3rd place it was good to see one of our satellite performers, Harry, take a medal.

In E, we also had a very high standard, with Naomi just piping Jo after two extremely close rounds and Imogen not very far behind.

Finally in D, our top performers put on a show for the audience and if Joe Chandler hadn’t touched the mat on his out-bounce, he would have won it. In the end Luis Pires took it by just 0.1

After the individual events we held our annual fancy dress synchro. Pairs were judged not only on their form and ability to bounce in synchronisation on two trampolines, performing mirror routines, but they were also judged on their costumes.

We had 14 pairs taking part, all in some form of fancy dress, we had our returning teen boys, last year, dressed in hoodies, this year in caps and low slung trousers, we had a pair of cyclists, a pair of scary santas, some witches and some Christmas elves, who proceeded to bribe the judges and audience with chocolate coins thrown from their purses. The synchronisation of the teams was fantastic and in the end we had a tie for first place, with Molly and Sydney just beating Imogen and Trinity on form scores and so taking 1st place.

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