DRAGONFLYERS Trampoline Club have returned triumphant from their first international competition in Cardiff, the Cwmpan Cymru.
Around 420 competitors of exceptional standard from the UK and Europe participated in the event with a large amount of competitors in all age groups.
Flyers entered five children in the world-class development category. The trampolinists overcame excitement and nerves to exceed all expectations with each performer carrying out two routines with power, height and accuracy.
Florance Dempster, 18, finished an amazing sixth after both routines in the over-18 ladies’ WCD class with a score of 74.47 and gained a place in a final jump-off competition over one voluntary routine. This time her routine included double, full twisting and one and a half twisting somersaults and gained her eighth position.
Fifteen-year-old James Smith came 14th in the over-15 men’s WCD scoring 72.66 - and he was by far the youngest in the category.
Karis Pullen finished 20th with 73.26 in the under-15 girls’ WCD. Anya Johnston and Ellie Morton shone in the under-13 girls WCD with 13th and 19th positions and scores of 71.88 and 67.25.
Dragonflyers’ under-15 girls’ team came a fantastic ninth in the WCD class - a wonderful achievement.
Dragonflyers coaches are extremely proud of all performers’ team spirit, work ethic and ability to cope with the international arena - even more incredible when you think they train for only three to five hours maximum per week as opposed to many opponents, who average 20-plus hours.
Flyers hope to travel to Europe in the near future to broaden their international experience.