Youth sport - trampolining: Parkstone star Izzy's top marks in Tyneside triumph (From Bournemouth Echo)
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Youth sport - trampolining: Parkstone star Izzy's top marks in Tyneside triumph
GOLDEN girl Izzy Warren is the toast of Dorset after winning an individual championship at the National Schools Trampoline finals in Newcastle.
The Parkstone Grammar School pupil won top prize in the elite under-13 category following two impressive routines.
Three schools from Dorset – Broadstone Middle, Corfe Hills and Parkstone Grammar – also qualified for the team events.
To reach the national finals on Tyneside, all three schools progressed through the South West regional round and a zonal round (South, South West, South East and London).
Warren and her Parkstone Grammar team-mates just missed out on the medals in fourth place, while Broadstone suffered a few incomplete routines to finish sixth in the under-13 category.
Broadstone’s under-11 team, however, won their age group title with all four girls performing to the best of their abilities.
Corfe Hills under-15 team also enjoyed a good competition, finishing a creditable second to a very strong team from Liverpool.
Meanwhile, Parkstone Gram-mar’s under-19 team, who had qualified by finishing first in the zonal round, faced tough opposition.
Despite some solid routines, the Parkstone girls were unable to match the very high standard of the top schools and had to settle for fifth place.
The Dorset teams were support-ed by parents and fellow club members who made the long trip to help out during the event.
Each school also had to provide a qualified judge, a role often filled by the band of volunteers (parents and local club members).
Corfe Hills under-15s: Abigail Wheeler, Tyler Graham, Alice Mellor-Smith, Izzy Songhurst.
Broadstone Middle under-11s: Erin King, Francesca Tilsed, Louise Booker, Keira Mitchell.
Broadstone Middle under-13s: Chloe Dunleavy, Amy Sturgess, Teagan Graham, Maddy Songhurst.
Parkstone Grammar under-13s: Izzy Warren, Holly Scott, Eve Hooper, Kerry Tooley.
Parkstone Grammar under-19s: Ellie Kaye, Grace Hooper, Beth Hoyland, Arhian Davies.