TS5C Sponsored Athlete
The flagship fund has already benefited over 130 young athletes from Somerset in a variety of sports. TS5C sponsored athletes have already achieved significant results at both County and National level, and have competed for Team GB in international competitions.

"I am 15 years old and a Trampoline Gymnast. I am the youngest of 5 children and started trampolining lessons when I was 7 just to learn how to use the family garden trampoline safely.

I live in Radstock but travel a 70 mile round trip 4-5 times a week to train with International Performance Coach, Sue Bramble at Quayside Trampoline & Gymnastics Club in Bridgwater and also monthly Great Britain team training at Lilleshall National Sports Centre in Telford as a member of the British Gymnastics Junior Elite High Performance Trampoline Squad. 

I have competed internationally for Great Britain at three World Age Group Championships to date;

2013 in Bulgaria- individual 7th 11-12 years. 

2014 in Florida- individual and synchro silver medalist 13-14 years.

2015 in Denmark 4th individually 13-14 years, 

Came 4th as part of the Under 18 Men's European Team in Portugal in 2014 and won the individual gold medal at the Loule Cup for Great Britain in the same year.

I am the current 2015 British Men's Elite Under 15 Champion and also won the title in 2014, where so far in my age group I have competed the highest degree of difficulty in a competition with 2 triple somersaults and a tariff of 14.2.

Unfortunately I suffered what I thought was a mild injury just before flying to Denmark for the 2015 World Age Group Championships. I was still able to compete and placed 4th out of 79 13-14 year old boys but later it was diagnosed that I had an actual stress fracture in the navicular bone of my right foot. It has been a challenging time for me as I have spent 10 weeks in total on crutches and with my foot in a 'Airboot', travelling to Bath University for intensive physiotherapy and hydrotherapy sessions. I am still undergoing further treatment to enable me to be back to full strength to enable me to compete for GBR at the end of this year but for now I am concentrating on my rehab and my end of year 10 exams. 

We have the 2016 British Championships at the beginning of July (normally its held in September but it is being used as a trial for the places at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games), but it is unlikely I will be back to full fitness to compete in time.

British Gymnastics has secured 2 women's and 1 man's trampoline gymnastics place for Rio and I hope to be able to get back to training over the next 4 year Olympic cycle in preparation for Tokyo 2020."

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TS5C's aim is to make a difference to people's lives in Somerset - be it in providing funding for trim trails, disability swimming events, up and coming athletes or community projects like wheelchair basketball.

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