Taxis Cup 2017 Preview: Trampoline Club

Emma McKenzie

Glasgow University Trampoline club have had a highly successful year in the Scottish Student Sports league and so are heading into the Taxis Cup full of confidence that they can defend their title. They are currently in joint third position, ahead of local rivals Strathclyde University and Glasgow Caledonian University, in the SSS rankings and hope to continue with their success in the Taxi Cup.

Despite numerous impressive performances this year, bagging both bronze and silver medals at a variety of events, the club have so far narrowly missed out on gold. As a club, they have been training hard to attain the elusive gold at the Taxis Cup. Achieving a silver medal in their respective categories, Gabrielle Holness, Sarah Watson, Tim Philips, Joshua Watters and Emily Duff are all hopefuls to medal.  Having done so well at the recent Scottish Student Trampoline Open in Edinburgh, the club will be hoping to keep their good form going.

Holness and Watson will both be competing at intermediate ladies. Philips and Watters will both be competing at elite men. Duff has an unbroken medalling streak in this year’s SSS league, having won silver in Edinburgh, and will be aiming to complete her collection with a gold medal. Mhairi Kristoffersen has twice medalled at pro-elite ladies and will be looking to medal again in the cup. Both Courtney Flanders, who competes at Advanced men, and Austen Waite, who competes at intermediate men, will be hoping to attain another medal too.

Having won last year with an impressive 251 points and with numerous talented members, the club has high hopes for medals from the 24 trampolinists, across a range of skill levels, who will be competing to defend the title.



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