Bognor youngster Izzy Hauxwell showed she can compete with the country’s best after stealing a bronze medal in the English Championship trampolining qualifiers.
The Regis School pupil headed to Gillingham as part of the ever-improving cohort from the Dragonflyers Club.
Under the pressure of competing against some of the best young jumpers in the south east, Izzy produced two incredible ten bounce routines of immense power under extreme control to final in the 15/16 yrs event.
The display included a voluntary routine of 7.4 difficulty which contained 13 somersaults in a ten bounce routine which the judges deemed to be executed superbly.
This third place and fantastic score ranks Izzy fourth in England in her category.
With only one qualifier in Telford left, club coaches say that Hauxwell is well on her way to securing a place at the prestigious English championships later this year.
Coach Linda O’Leary said it would be “a sensational achievement”.
Following the event, team mates Sofija Kalnicenko are ranked ninth and Libby Morton 19th in their own respective divisions.
O’Leary said: “These performances are a tremendous achievement against England’s elite trampoline clubs with this, their first year at this relatively new event.
“Flyers have now proven themselves across all national competition against every elite trampoline club having reached finals for many years on the UK national scene at national development, league and schools.”
Dragonflyers hold sessions at The Regis School for varying abilities throughout the week.
The club, which is open to people of all ages, is now offering recreational sessions for those that want to give the sport a try.
Anyone interested in finding out more can visit: dragonflyers-club.co.uk