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Lucy Hijmans and Rosie Budge of Dragonflyers

DRAGONFLYERS trampolinists are jumping to new heights this year after more than a dozen bounced themselves to regional success.


The Bognor club is making a name for itself as one of the best in the country for aerial gymnastics.


That reputation was strengthened when 14 members, six of them new performers, were among the 350 performers at the regional national development competition in Milton Keynes.


Everyone was hopeful of gaining a national qualification score and securing a place at the regional finals.


By the end of the day, 12 flyers gained those scores.


Speaking after the event, coach Linda O’Leary said: “With the Oxford qualifying event still to come and more new flyers participating in their first trampoline competition, the club is hoping to exceed last year’s figure for the number of performers making finals and earning the right to jump off for a place in the regional team.


“Dragonflyers are certainly gaining in strength as we increase the number of under-nine performers and male competitors.”


Among those to get gold at the event were Anya Johnston, Ellie Morton, William Forden, Manon Bailey and Rosie Budge.


Silver medals were awarded to Izzy Hauxwell and Sofija Kalnicenko


Libby Morton, Jenna Partridge and Budge, this time in the NDP 5 category, achieved Bronze.


A special mention also must be made for Lucy Hijmans, who finished fourth in NDP 5.


Dragonflyers hold sessions at The Regis School for varying abilities throughout the week. Anyone interested in finding out more can visit

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