Victoria Park trampolinist Larissa Hackney flying high.
Victoria Park trampolinist Larissa Hackney flying high. Allan Reinikka

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LOCAL coaches will be jumping for joy after the recent regional event, the seventh in a series, held at Victoria Park.

While there are always standout performances, it was the overall standard coaches will have found so pleasing.

The two-day event attracted trampolinists from Rockhampton and Emerald clubs competing in age group, elite and levels events for individual trampoline and double mini-trampoline.

Victoria Park head coach Kerry Smyth said the development of trampolining in this region was highlighted by the excellent performances from level one, through to elite.

She added that clubs were obviously offering excellent programs comprehensively covering all aspects of competitive trampolining, levels, age groups and elite.

The more experienced athletes always catch the eye with current Australian and Queensland representatives demonstrating routines of the highest difficulty and technique.

Victoria Park's Jarrod Spear, Riley Glazebrook and Patrick Cooper and Rockhampton PCYC's Blake Rutherford amassed a total of 13 medals and in the process unveiled their routines and passes in readiness for the forthcoming National Championships.

Excellent performances were recorded by multi-gold medal winning performers such as PCYC's Natalie Steen (Junior, 15/16 & Level 6), Maggie Norris (11/12 & Level 5), Alek McCarthy (9/10 & Level 4) with Vici Park's Eli Durkin (11/12 & Level 5) and Britney Glazebrook (9/10 & Level 4).

Dual gold medallists included Lachlan Greening Level 3 men, Lauren Hine Level 3 women, Isobel Thwaite Level 2 women, Titus Alley Level 1 men, Ashleigh Rowe 17+ women, Nikita Hackney 13/14 women, Jesse Searles 9/10 & Level 4 men, all from Victoria Park.



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