First up was a trip to Newcastle for the chance to work towards their qualification for the British Championships.

The Trampoline for Persons with Disability saw Pinewood compete fantastically and Russell Cooper and Matthew Parnell held their nerve against some stiff competition.

In the Category One mens, Cooper came fifth whilst Parnell secured a medal placing of third.

In the Category One females, Ciara Mungin excelled to take second spot in the first year of her competing.

Pinewood also took ten competitors aged 11 and upwards to the Frivolten Cup International Trampolining Competition in Sweden recently.

The group competed against fifteen other countries including Sweden, Russia, USA, Canada, Latvia, Portugal and Spain in various age groups.

It was a tough ask as many countries brought their national teams whilst Pinewood had only ever competed regionally.

However, they dug in and did themselves proud with superb performances that ensured they didn’t look out of place against their more experienced opponents.

In the under U12 category, Matthew Parnell came 21st out of 47 whilst Mari Kydd and Caitlin Witheridge did equally well in the girls competition, finishing 34th and 37th out of 55 respectively.

Miranda Hanham and Rachael Gooding secured 42nd and 37th place out of 63 competitors in the girls’ 13-14 year category, The girls 15-16 category was the toughest of all, but the Pinewood team did themselves proud and acheived fantastic results once again.

Bethan Gill finished in 22nd place, with club mate Charlotte Goswell just behind in 23rd spot. Emily Sherratt secured 25th spot whilst Chloe Hatto finished 36th. Callum Gooding was the only male competing for Pinewood in the 15-16 boys group and he did well , securing a respectable finish of 21s