ALPHA FINISH THE YEAR IN STYLE
It was a fantastic end to the year for 2017 with Alpha’s Club Championships and Awards Ceremony taking place within a few weeks of each other. Club Champs 2017 was incredibly well-attended, with nearly 100 club members in action throughout the day. With all the routines on show, it was clear to see that the club has some real talent, right from the novice youngsters, all the way up to our national competitors. It was also wonderful to welcome Alex Sprowell from Plymouth Phoenix, and Sam Sibbick from Wight Flyers, who were our guest competitors of the day. They made the top group really work for their performances while giving the crowd a super spectacle of what can be achieved in the sport. There was also a very exciting superhero DMT display of ‘Marvel v. DC’ which kept everybody entertained while the certificates and scores were being finalised. After weeks of hard work, the DMT members (and coaches!) produced a very enthralling performance with tricks and skills a-plenty! Alongside the action on the trampolines, there was also our charity raffle which had some brilliant prizes donated and was, as always, well supported. Almost £250 was raised with half going back to the club and £125 donated to the Anthony Nolan Trust. Medallists were as follows:
Novice 5 bounce: 1st - Zharia Naude; 2nd - Maya Horn; 3rd - Ralph Le Besque
Novice 10 bounce: 1st - Ava Ponsonby; 2nd - Tamara Sharratt; 3rd - Noah Hobday
Novice front landing: 1st - Paloma van Ingen; 2nd - Isobel Jewsbury; 3rd - Daisy Gaudern
CDP 1 & 2: 1st - Tegan Hart; 2nd - Abi Warnes; 3rd - Jacob Bavin
CDP 3 10 & Under: 1st - Chloe Trillaud; 2nd - Maddie Johnson; 3rd - Bea Curtis
CDP 3 11+: 1st - Alice Hurst; 2nd - Kate Greenwood; 3rd - Lila Ward
NDP 1 & 2 11 & Under: 1st - Ellie Voice; 2nd - Jess Trillaud; 3rd - Sophie Richards
NDP 1 & 2 12+: 1st - Molly Johnson; 2nd - Ellie Roberts; 3rd - Mary Hirst
NDP 3: 1st - Amelie Bhattacharya; 2nd - Amelie Bochereau; 3rd - Hannah Cooke
NDP 4: 1st - Katie Stokes; 2nd - Susanna Hinde; 3rd - Beth Brooks
NDP 5 & 6: 1st - April Stoker; 2nd - Tegan Perkins; 3rd - Gemma Stokes
Performance: 1st - Robert Hamilton; 2nd - Francesca Hamilton
A huge well done to everybody who took part and a massive thank you to all of our officials, helpers and volunteers throughout the event!
ALPHA FINISH COMPETITION SEASON ON A HIGH
Alpha members finished the competitive season for 2017 at some of the highest levels within the country to great success. Alpha members were in action at English Championships and English Regional Cup in Sheffield, as well as the final National Trampoline League events in Birmingham and Gillingham ahead of the League Finals event at the Lee Valley Velodrome in the Olympic Park.
Alpha had 3 members who had qualified for English
Championships at test events in the year. Robert
Hamilton qualified in both trampoline and DMT. He
took the bronze medal in the Silver 17-18 Male
trampoline event, and finished a respectable 5th
place in DMT which was his first time competing in
the Men’s Senior event. Tivon Dillner and Molly
Loveridge were also in action on DMT in the
Silver 13-16 Male and Female events respectively.
Both had excellent competitions making the finals and both finishing in 6th place.
Tivon was also selected to compete for the Southern Region on DMT in the English Regional Cup event which included individual trampoline, synchronized trampoline and DMT as a regional team. Tivon competed his first double somersault at the event, helping the Southern Region finish 1st overall and become the English Regional Cup champions.
Elsewhere, Alpha members had good results at the League competitions in Birmingham and Gillingham which meant that 6 of them qualified through to compete 7 groups at League Finals in the Olympic Park. Katie Stokes was unfortunately out of action due to injury, but all other qualified members gave an excellent account of themselves in the preliminary rounds, all making the final except for Tegan Perkins who finished 15th place in the League 3 DMT 13-14 Female event - 10 places higher than her ranking position prior to the event.
On finals day, all members stepped up brilliantly, putting forward some excellent work and all coming away with a medal. Robert Hamilton took the gold in the League 1 15-18 Male DMT as well as a bronze in the Synchro Trampoline 19+ Male event with partner Alex Sprowell from Plymouth Phoenix. Silver medals were achieved by Faith Hoban in DT Cat 2 9+ Female Trampoline, and Francesca Hamilton in the League 2 19+ Female DMT event. Tivon Dillner finished the day adding to the medal tally with a bronze in his DMT League 3 13-14 Male group. A super end to the competition season from everybody involved!
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At the awards ceremony a few weeks later at the Alton Maltings, the club were out in style with the majority of members attending, all in their smart suits and dresses. It was a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the successes of the club and its members over the year, as well as to thank the many people who help to keep the club running as brilliantly as it is. There was also the opportunity to watch a presentation of ‘A Year in Review 2017’ with all the great moments of the club from the past year.
Club colours were handed out to all members who had represented the club in 2017 - from competition certificates, to club, regional and national colours. Certificates were also handed out to commend members’ hard work in conditioning, mid-session, effort levels, personal achievement, competitive achievement, and the top 5 form score winners from Club Champs. Award winners were as follows:
Conditioning Cup 11 & Under: Jess Trillaud
Conditioning Cup 12+: Amelie Bochereau
Mid-Session Cup: Amelie Rossiter
Effort Awards: Ethan Spiers, Molly Johnson, Orla Morrison, Tedi Dillner
Personal Achievement Awards: Amelie Bhattacharya, Gemma Stokes, Marcus Goulden, Paloma van Ingen
Competitive Achievement Awards: Sam Kerr, Tivon Dillner
Highest Form Score Club Champs 2017 - Club Level: Chloe Trillaud
Highest Form Score Club Champs 2017: Francesca Hamilton
Coaches Special Award: Tivon Dillner
Our Junior Ambassadors for 2018 were also named as Faith Hoban and Callum Spiers who have both been fantastic at club this year, helping out with mid-session, warm up and Alpha Tots.
The Alpha Award was presented to coach Zoe Perkins for her outstanding commitment to the club as both a coach and official during a particularly difficult year.
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