KIRKLEES Rebound are looking forward to a fruitful year after a string of successes in 2010.
The trampoline club based at Huddersfield Sports Centre picked up a haul of medals at the Yorkshire Championships and had two members selected to represent the county at the English Championships in Gloucester.
They were Rhiana-Deen Hine and Morgan Brook, picked in the Youth (Under 17) category even though they were from the 11/12 years bracket.
They came 15th in the synchro and Morgan managed 21st in double mini trampoline, even though it was her first competition for that event.
In the Yorkshires at Hull, Nicola Eder was second among the ladies, leading a team including Chloe Foster, Katherine Stone and Gemma Greensmith.
In the Over 17s, Eder won gold, Stone silver and the team, with Greensmith and Danielle Furini, were first. Kirklees’ other team in the group – Kate Causer, Esther Gallick and Danni Cathcart – took bronze.
Eder also won the Rachel Crowther award for form, which was a real achievement for her as the trophy is in memory of a friend of hers who passed away after suffering meningitis.
The Under 13 girls were also in no mood to miss out, Chloe Foster coming second and Rhiana-Deen Hine taking bronze, helping the team take third with Sophy Dunhill and Rubi-Mae Joyce.
Rebound gained second team place in the Over 17 men thanks to Will Fellows, Adam Horsfall and Tim Bray.
The club stormed the double mini trampoline event with their first ever entries, gaining firsts through Hine in Under 13s and Jess Dunhill in 15s. Katherine Stone was second in the Over 15s with Danielle Furini third.
The Under 13 team had a fantastic gold, with Rubi-Mae Joyce stepping in at the last minute to make up the numbers due to sickness, even though she’d never trained in this event. Sophie Dunhill and Hine were the other members.
Jacob Wignall was second in the Under 9 boys, while the Under 9 girls team of Demi Vollans, Katie Wignall, Izzy Crowe-Stead and Isabella Bulless finished third.
In the regional grades, Chloe Foster qualified first at Under 15 D, making her eligible for national level. Others doing well were Danielle Furini, Tim Bray, Sarah Middleton, Kate Causer, Danni Cathcart, Sophy Dunhill, Jess Bates and Laura Hayward, Rhiana-Deen Hine, Morgan Brook and Adam Horsfall.
Gemma Greensmith returned to competition in October after several years out and immediately took first in the Over 17 D section, qualifying to compete at national level.
Danielle Furini finally qualified to compete at D, having narrowly missed out several times before, and Will Fellows achieved first in the Over 15 G category, superbly smashing the qualifying score to go up to Grade F.
Gina Charles and Jodie Ramsden were first for the club in their debut competitions at the Abbey Flyers H&I in Sheffield, while Tara Broughton, Jade Broughton and Emily Powell all took bronze.
In the Abbey Flyers Invitational, Jacob Wignall was second in the Under 11 boys, the Under 13 girls team of Chloe Foster, Rhiana-Deen Hine, Rubi-Mae Joyce and Millie Crowe-Stead were third and Chloe Foster and Katherine Stone took bronze in the Over 17 synchro.
Nikki Lodge, who was congratulated by the club on her engagement to Ed Frear, will be back to coach at Kirklees Rebound this year.
Anyone interested in trampolining can contact the club on 07787 157853.