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return of the veterans

The Veterans are making a return, this time for the Adults British Championships at Lilleshall National Sports Centre on the 3rd and 4th of August.

We caught up with our Team Jumpers gymnasts in exclusive interviews as they add their finishing touches to their routines.

Team Jumpers has an entry of 5 gymnasts, some of the names may sound familiar to old JRC members…

  • Jake Whiteman
  • Aimy Southern*
  • Nicola Kingston
  • Vickie Lurcock
  • Julie Baker
* sadly Aimy has had to withdraw due to injury.

 


 

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Jake Whiteman

The Adult British Championships is such a unique and amazing event. How does it feel to know you are part of this?

  • “I’m excited, the adult championships is a unique atmosphere where fun and competition collide so I am excited to compete but also watch some of the competitors who are there to have a good time.”

 

The championships is an event where either previous gymnasts or Adults interested in gymnasts can compete. Have you ever competed in Trampoline before? And if so, when was the last time?

  • “Yes I used to compete all the time, but that was long before my competitive personality developed fully. The last competition I was in was back in October 2012, I still have all of the trophies that I won in my room!”

 

How has your training been running up to this event?

  • “Training has, for the most part, been very positive. I’ve learnt new skills that I was never able to do before and my attention to detail has drastically improved compared to 2012. There was an incident about 3 weeks now where I landed funny between the trampoline and the matting and sprained my ankle, its predominantly better but won’t stop me from competing.”

 


 

Exclusive interview

Aimy Southern

The Adult British Championships is such a unique and amazing event. How does it feel to know you are part of this?

  • “Being able to be a part of the preparation of this competition was amazing. Having been a gymnast in my childhood, going back into it as an adult was daunting, but having this competition as a goal kept me motivated, and gave me so much to look forward to. “

 

The championships is an event where either previous gymnasts or Adults interested in gymnasts can compete. Have you ever competed in Trampoline before? And if so, when was the last time?

  • “I never competed in trampolining. I was an artistic gymnast and competed 4 piece and floor and vault before I stopped at 14. Jake, one of my best friends who is also competing, wanted to compete in trampolining and encouraged me to come along and I love it. The team at Jumpers have made me feel so welcome and the coaches have been amazing.”

 

How has your training been running up to this event?

  • “My training has been so much fun. I’ve learnt so many new skills and really enjoyed getting back into a competitive sport. I am so devastated to have picked up an injury in the run up to this competition, but having such a great team and coaches has made me feel so determined to get back into training as soon as I’m able to, and I can’t wait to compete next year!”

 


 

Exclusive interview

Nicola Kingston

The Adult British Championships is such a unique and amazing event. How does it feel to know you are part of this?

  • “I’m actually really looking forward to it. Nerves will undoubtedly kick in beforehand but that’s all part of the fun! I know it’s meant to be a fun competition but it’s still a competition.”

 

The championships is an event where either previous gymnasts or Adults interested in gymnasts can compete. Have you ever competed in Trampoline before? And if so, when was the last time?

  • “I started trampolining when I was 9 and competed at C Grade level back in the day. I cant remember exactly when I stopped competing but would guess at 15 to 20 years.”

 

How has your training been running up to this event?

  • “Very hit and miss, fitting it in around children and life has been tricky. I’m entered as a Novice so if I can get a front somersault in a routine, I’ll be over the moon!”

 


 

Exclusive interview

VICKIE LURCOCK

The Adult British Championships is such a unique and amazing event. How does it feel to know you are part of this?

  • “I am really excited to be competing in my first Adults National finals! It feels good to know that’s British Gymnastics continue support gymnastics at all ages!”

 

The championships is an event where either previous gymnasts or Adults interested in gymnasts can compete. Have you ever competed in Trampoline before? And if so, when was the last time?

  • “It’s my first Adults National competition, but I’m no stranger to competition having competed in my last competition 11 years ago!”

 

How has your training been running up to this event?

  • “Training has been interesting! I changed my routine this week and will probably change it again before next weekend! Nothing like trying to challenge the old memory!”

 

Good luck Jumpers gymnasts, go out there and enjoy yourselves!

 


 

The Adults British Championships takes place next Saturday and Sunday at Lilleshall National Sports Centre. Adult Gymnastics British Championships is open to anyone aged 18 and over, regardless of experience or ability, with the opportunity to socialise and compete. Competitors can enter as an individual and as part of a team in Acrobatic, Men’s Artistic, Trampoline, Tumbling and Women’s Artistic competitions. The event creates a fun and relaxed atmosphere where competitors can meet like-minded people whilst showcasing their gymnastics skills to one another! It’s time for the Return of the Veterans…

 

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