Springfit Gymnastics and Trampoline Club sweeps medals in Guildford competition

Katie Pidgeon being presented her Gold medal by Craig Heap
Katie Pidgeon being presented her Gold medal by Craig Heap

Members of Springfit Gymnastics and Trampoline Club took part in a competition in Guildford recently where several local clubs from all over the country came together to celebrate the fantastic sports of gymnastics and trampolining.

Seven trampolinists from Springfit’s Monday evening squad class competed against some very talented youngsters from dedicated competitive trampoline clubs, and did the East Surrey Club proud by each taking home a medal.

Ellie Porter from Redhill started the day off with a silver medal to add to her collection of ever-increasing achievements throughout the year. 13 year old Lauren Monk outperformed her personal best to score 16.1 and take home Gold competing against several members of the host club; Flair. This performance was followed by a second Gold medal routine from 10 year old Scarlett Shepherd and a third place finish for 9 year old Jazmine Hogan.

In the boys category, Horley-based Jonathan Brown took home silver from a highly competitive round of talented jumpers and the afternoon was topped off by a stunning performance dubbed “lovely” by the judging panel by 17 year old Katie Pidgeon, also from Horley. This was also deemed worthy of a Gold medal.

Everyone had a lovely time at the event, and parents commented on how much they enjoyed the supportive atmosphere.

There was also a surprise visit from celebrity Craig Heap who has represented England over 100 times in various international gymnastic competitions, including the 2000 Summer Olympics. Most recently he appeared on the BBC show Tumble. He presented the medals to the proud gymnasts who all said what an honour it was to be in his presence. A truly inspiring day for all involved.

Pictured is Katie Pidgeon being presented her Gold medal by Craig Heap