Gold for Trampolining Sasha
Junior Girls Sport

Sasha Roberts, a Year 6 pupil from Bolton School Junior Girls’ School, beat off 60 other competitors to win gold in a trampolining event at an English Gymnastics competition held at Telford. Sasha was taking part in the Trampolining Silver Level for females aged 11-12 years. The win sees her qualify for the English Championships in mid-July. Earlier in the year, Sasha came fourth at another English Gymnastics qualifying event in Kent.

Sasha also competes in the National League and has won two golds this year – in Cardiff in April and in Brighton in May. The third qualifying event will be in Durham in July with the finals later in the year at Sheffield. This year, she has also taken part in several north west regional competitions and won three golds which will see her represent the area in the inter-regional finals in September.

Sasha belongs to the Jump UK Trampolining Club along with her brother Harry who is in Year 8 and also at Bolton School. The club in Leyland has a long history with British Gymnastics and several members are also part of the British squad.

Sasha started trampolining recreationally just before her third birthday. She attended just once or twice a week but, after Covid, with the reopening and reorganisation of the club, she started training 4-5 times a week and she is now in her second year of competitions.

Sasha’s mum, Omi, said: ‘I think Sasha’s success has been down to a mixture of genuinely enjoying trampolining, a good set of friends at the club and an encouraging coach. As she herself can see the progress that she has made it has motivated her to continue.

‘As she is 11 and competing in the 11-12 age category she has another year to improve her skills in that year group before moves up to the next age category. Hopefully with increasing confidence and practice she can progress to the British and FIG level.’

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