King’s high-flyers enjoy North West success


King’s trampoline high-flyers have yet again seen success in the North West school championships – with an incredible 12 teams and 14 individuals qualifying for the zonal heats.

Under the tutelage of trampoline coach Rachael Burrows, the pupils train for between two and seven hours each week.

Rachael was given a special recognition award at the most recent national championships, held earlier in the year, recognising her for her work with King’s over the last 12 years.

King’s had more pupils qualifying for the national finals than any other school nationwide.

Rachael said: “The key skills are mental as well as physical.

“You have to be dedicated, strive for perfection and practice over and over to build consistency and perfect execution.

“Then you need a positive attitude and not give up when the going gets tough.”


Congratulations go to the winning teams:

  • U11 intermediate girls
  • U14 intermediate girls
  • U14 intermediate boys
  • U11 novice girls ‘A’
  • U11 novice boys 
  • U11 intermediate boys


Individual podium places went to:

  • Vicky Theaker, 1st
  • Izzy Watkins, 3rd
  • Oliver Jones, 2nd
  • Emily Carter, 1st
  • Romily Hughes, 2nd
  • Francesca Moss Seymour, 3rd
  • Christian Smith, 1st
  • Charlie Burrows-Jarvis, 2nd
  • Alex Townsend, 3rd
  • Susie Moores, 2nd
  • Harry Pinches, 1st
  • Simon Shadwell, 2nd
  • Joseph Bailey-Heald, 3rd
  • Emily Burton, 3rd
  • Jamie Pierce, 2nd