Trampolinists are flipping fantastic

By Ian Beeck | posted on September 10, 2020

FLIPZONE Albany returned victorious from a competition in Perth with eight of its participants claiming 11 medals.

Despite the event being the first since lockdown, the group were far from rusty and many were awarded for new moves they had been working on.

Flipzone Owner and Coach Kay Panton said it was fantastic to see the happiness and energy of the children competing after waiting so long.

“All the children were very excited to be able to compete and finally show their routines,” she said.

“They had been training for a competition prior to COVID-19 which had to be cancelled, and all of them exceeded my expectations at this com- petition. I’ m very proud of them all.

“Only two participants had competed before, but for all the others it was their first competition and handled the pressure brilliantly.

“I think we have some up and coming little stars.”

Flipzone is based in the Master Builders Complex on Graham Street and has been running for seven years.

In that time its participants have achieved many state and national titles.

Ruby Beckett will be competing in November in the first national qualifier for next years nationals.

She had secured her place on the state team to go earlier this year before the cancellation.