Year 10 student Ambertessa Lincoln is due to take part in a national competition after achieving third place at a recent regional event. Her position in the Zonal competition against competitors from the East Midlands, West Midlands and Wales has meant that she has qualified for the nationals in March.
Ambertessa, who took up trampolining four years ago trains for six hours a week at Harborough Leisure Centre. She represented Brooke Weston in the BSGA Central Zonal Individual Trampoline Championships at Cambridge where she got third place, and won her previous competition, the East Midlands Schools 2014 Under 19s intermediate.
Ambertessa said: ‘I do pretty much every sport including county netball. For trampolining I train for six hours a week. I was the only one from my club that qualified for the nationals but one of my friends was in fourth place so she nearly got through. You have five judges but only three of the scores get counted as the highest and lowest get taken off. You have to do a set, which is something that everyone does, then you have your voluntary which is a routine you make up yourself.
‘A couple of years ago I went to see the world championships in Birmingham and my coach, Kieran Grundy, is always teaching us new things. I can learn a routine quite quickly now. Last year I got through to regional finals, which is another national competition, but I broke my arm trampolining five days before so I couldn’t go. I have done 22 competitions now and have won medals or trophies in almost every one. Trampolining is really fun and I am now preparing for the nationals on 14th March in Birmingham.'