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Head Over Heels at MIGS

Julie Adamson
Regional Secondary School Events
Director/BOPSS Coordinator
Sport Bay of Plenty

Last Friday Mid Island Gym Sports (MIGS) hosted the Bay of Plenty Secondary Schools Power Tumbling and Trampoline Competition for the first time the.

It was an exciting event with 64 participants from the Bay of Plenty region, having a go on the tumble track and the trampolines.

The students represented a wide range of abilities from beginners to National and International competitors participating. It was fantastic to see everyone watching and supporting each other, and seeing lots of happy faces and medals awarded.

The idea of the competition was to get year 7 – 13 students involved in an increasingly popular new gym sport that is included in the New Zealand Secondary Schools Nationals to be held in August at Counties Manukau, Auckland.

“At MIGS we are lucky enough to have one of the five power tumbling tracks in New Zealand, and to use is to host events like this is really exciting for the club, and seeing kids getting involved and having a go is so great”, said Lynette FarkashHead Coach of Trampoline and Power Tumbling, and also the Centre Manager at MIGS.

The day was very eventful with many of the young athletes helping each other out with some routines and also competitive at the same time. Power tumbling has set routines from cart wheels to power jumps - a sequence of five movements to the end of the track. There are harder jumps and flips that are realm of the elite grade while lower grades focus on cart wheels and staying in line.

Trampoline event has set routines with the degree of difficulty increasing depending on skill level.

MIGS also has classes for trampoline and tumbling for all ages and abilities; these run alongside the gymnastics classes, scallywags (preschool classes) and the new trapeze classes. They also have drop in sessions so that if you or your child want to go down and have ago, practice for another school’s event, or just to flip around on the floor and jump on the trampolines you are all more than welcome.

Phone the MIGS office (07 349 3108) for more information.

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