Rocky trampolinists ready to fly high at nationals
TRAMPOLINING: Karlin McKee, Isabella Grieves and Brydie McKee will be out to impress when they make their Queensland debuts at this week's 2017 Australian Gymnastics Championships.
The trampolining trio is among a 13-strong contingent from Rockhampton's Victoria Park in the 63-member Queensland team which will compete at Melbourne's Hisense Arena.
Stepping up from age group to the international stream for the first time, 11-year-old Samuel Durkin is well-equipped for the challenge.
He has won six national championships at the past three nationals but this year will be his greatest challenge, competing against boys as old as 14 in the youth international events.
Durkin and Hannah Spidy-Brown will look to follow in the footsteps of Australian representatives Britney Glazebrook and Jarrod Spear by earning selection in the 2017 Trans-Tasman Challenge team.
Glazebrook and Spear will both be using the nationals for more than just podium positions.
Spear is hoping to qualify for the world championships team while Glazebrook is seeking qualifying scores for the World Age Group Games in Bulgaria in November.
The Victoria Park members representing Queensland - under-11 Scarlett Price, Karlin McKee, Isabella Grieves; under-13 Cooper Lill, Reannan Campbell; under-15 Elloise Wogand, Matthaeus Grieves, Brydie McKee; 17+ years Heidi Leigh; youth international Hannah Spidy-Brown, Samuel Durkin; junior international Britney Glazebrook; senior international Jarrod Spear