Castle Hill RSL trampoliners qualify Trampoline World Championships in Bulgaria

Big team: Castle Hill RSL has four gymnasts going to the Trampoline World Champs including Kira Ward, Dominic Clarke and Abbie Watts. Picture: Isabella Lettini
Big team: Castle Hill RSL has four gymnasts going to the Trampoline World Champs including Kira Ward, Dominic Clarke and Abbie Watts. Picture: Isabella Lettini

Castle Hill RSL has proven to be world class with four gymnasts selected for the Trampoline World Championships in Bulgaria.

Kira Ward, 18, Dominic Clarke, 20, Abbie Watts, 20, and Amy Lewis, 22, were all selected for the worlds starting November 9, a quarter of the Australian contingent.

Castle Hill RSL program co-ordinator Belinda Cox has also been picked as one of the Australian trampoline coaches for the first time, having previously gone as a coach of the age team. 

She said the success had been a number of years in the making.

“It’s really exciting and inspirational for the others sitting behind them and watching as well,” Cox said. “To have a quarter of the Australian team, and it’s only a small Australian team, is phenomenal and I’m really proud to be part of it.”

Watts, originally from Western Australia, joined the program after moving at the beginning of 2015. She previously trained with Cox in the lead-up to the Youth Olympics in 2014.

It will be her second open world championships.

“It’s a really lovely community at this club and I think it shows in how we come together and form such a big part of the team,” Watts said.

“I always love the opportunity to see all the athletes in the world, it’s definitely exciting and helps you build as an athlete.”

Alongside this talented quartet, three other Castle Hill RSL competitors will take to the international stage at the world age championships from November 16.​

This story World awaits for Castle Hill RSL trampolining gymnasts first appeared on Hills News.

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