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Dragon Flyers soar into nationals

Bognor’s Dragon Flyers trampolinists just keep on soaring to more success – with four club members being selected to perform on the national stage.


Anya Johnston, Izzy Hauxwell and Libby Morton have all qualified at the elite end in the NDP 7 category while Rosie Budge will participate at NDP 5, which is the world age criteria for under-12s.


The quartet will bounce on to Birmingham’s Barclaycard arena in June to represent the South in the UK regional team finals.


It comes after another successful couple of weeks for the team that trains in the Regis School.


Johnston, Hauxwell and Budge all took gold at the regional team qualifiers in Alton in Hampshire.


They were joined by young Manon Bailey, who also came first in the NDP 2 novice  category.


In the same contest, Morton and Sofija Kalnicenko finished second and third in the NDP 7 category.


That means an incredible six trophies made their way back to Bognor after the competition – much to the delight of Dragon Flyers’ head coach Linda O’Leary.


Also competing among the nine Flyers at the event were Harvey Nighy and Amelia Glass (NDP 2) and Lucy Hijmans (NDP 5) who finished in fourth, 14th and fifth position.


O’Leary said: “With three of the region’s top ranked performers, some squad members   who have already qualified for Birmingham choosing to opt out of Alton and Johnston taking ninth in Britain at the elite schools finals, the club proves it has strength in depth.”


The Dragon Flyers Trampoline club has been running for more then ten years across the Portsmouth, Chichester and Bognor area.


With classes for people of all abilities running throughout the week, all are welcome to try out the sport. For more details visit

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