Taster sessions could unearth talented athletes

Youngsters will be given the chance to try out gymnastics and trampolining for free this Sunday with a trio of taster sessions being held at Graves Tennis and Leisure Centre.

The sessions, which are open to anyone aged 5-18, will take place at 12pm, 1pm and 2pm and feature displays from Senior British Champion Bryony Page, as well as trampoline stars from the gymnastics club.

Paul Greaves, head coach for trampolining at Sheffield International Venues (SIV), said: “I’m passionate about expanding the sport across Sheffield and I hope that the free taster sessions get many youngsters hooked.

“Anyone that is identified as talented will be given the chance to continue their development, placed into our elite squads, and become closely monitored by me and our other trampolining coaches.

“This creates an avenue to the elite tier of the sport for all, even if they have never tried the sport before. I would encourage all youngsters to just give it a go, you never know where it may lead you.

“Sheffield could even produce another Olympic gold medallist.”

Paul has recently been appointed as head coach for trampolining at SIV, and he has aided in the development of some of the country’s finest competitors including Bryony Page, who was crowned Senior British Champion last month at the Birmingham National Indoor Arena.

  • To book a place, or for more information on the free taster sessions, call Graves Tennis and Leisure Centre on 01142839900.
  • For more information about trampolining at SIV visit www.sivltd.com/trampolining.