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Pupil Reaching the Trampolining Heights

Friday, 11 November 2016

Congratulations to Will Fothergill, a Year 7 pupil at Bolton School Boys’ Division, who came 2nd in the U12 North West Trampolining Competition over the half-term holiday. 

Will took up trampolining two and a half years ago after the local boys’ gymnastics club closed, a sport he had undertaken since he was three years old. Will quickly adapted to the trampoline and in his first year made it to a national finals' competition, placing 4th. This year, he qualified again and in July went to the nationals and came third in the country at his level and age group. He also took part in a competition in Germany in May and came fifth in his first international event. 

Looking ahead, his next competition is the North West qualifier in January, where he hopes to win through to the NW team finals, which last year he came second in. Will hopes to go to Germany again in April and compete in both synchro and individual disciplines and he is also hopeful of qualifying for the nationals again. 

He currently trains for 12 hours a week over 5 days at his club Jump UK in Leyland.

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Will with his second place medal at the U12 North West Trampolining Competition

Will with his second place medal at the U12 North West Trampolining Competition

Will has built on his gymnastics background in his trampoline performances

Photos of Will at the nationals earlier in the year