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Will Becomes National Trampolining Champion

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Will Fothergill, a Year 10 pupil at Bolton School Boys' Division, has become English trampolining champion (13-14 years category) after enjoying recent success at the English trampoline finals in Sheffield where he won gold.

The top 16 bouncers from the two qualifying rounds earlier in the year made it through to the finals and each performed a set routine and a voluntary routine on the day. The top 8 of those then went onto the final. Will's mum Anne takes up the story from here: "Will went into the final in third but smashed his third and final routine which gave him the top spot. He has worked hard to come back from a serious injury in July when he broke his sternum practising a new move, so to come back and win was amazing!"

You can watch the winning routine here:

Will quickly adapted to trampolining after transferring to the sport over five years ago when the local boys’ gymnastics club closed, a sport he had undertaken since he was three years old. 

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Will Fothergill is the national trampolining champion

Will Fothergill is the national trampolining champion