2019 Trampoline National Squads

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, International, Trampoline

We are pleased to announce that the following athletes have been selected to the 2019 National Trampoline Squads:

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National Squad  (iTRACSS Levels 5 & 6)

  • Alexa Kennedy (level 6) – Icon Trampoline Club
  • Madaline Davidson (level 6) – Olympia Gymnastics Club
  • Bronwyn Dibb (level 6) – Ice Trampoline Club
  • Kate Nicholson (level 5) – Icon Trampoline Club
  • Rachel Schmidt (level 5) – Icon Trampoline Club
  • Dylan Schmidt (level 5) – Icon Trampoline Club

 

Tier 2 (iTRACSS Level 4)

  • Sean Wilson (Snr) – Icon Trampoline Club
  • Blake Costley (Snr) – Icon Trampoline Club
  • Reegan Laidlaw (Snr) – Olympia Gymnastics Club
  • Ethan Bai (Snr) – Icon Trampoline Club
  • Lachlan Smith (Snr) – North Shore Trampoline

 

Tier 3  (iTRACSS Level 3)

  • Jackson Stone (11/12) – Hamilton City Gymnastics
  • Liam Costley (13/14) – Icon Trampoline Club
  • Jakarta Klebert (13/14) – Olympia Gymnastics Club
  • Kaiya Huta (15/16) – Gisborne Trampoline Club
  • Sienna French (13/14) – Icon Trampoline Club
  • Amelia Greet (15/16) – Olympia Gymnastics Club

 

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National Squad  (iTRACSS Levels 5 & 6)

  • Kieran Growcott (level 6) – Ice Trampoline Club
  • Campbell Robertson (level 5) – Ice Trampoline Club
  • Bronwyn Dibb (level 6) – Ice Trampoline Club
  • Alexa Kennedy (level 6) – Icon Trampoline Club
  • Brooke Teear (level 6) – Ice Trampoline Club

 

Tier 2 (iTRACSS Level 4)

  • Melissa Romeril (Snr) – Icon Trampoline Club
  • Brittany Wang (Jnr) – Ice Trampoline Club

 

Tier 3  (iTRACSS Level 3)

  • Jack Jones (13/14) – Icon Trampoline Club
  • Nathan Monkton (15/16) – North Shore Trampoline Club
  •  Zoe Davis (11/12) – North Shore Trampoline Club

 

We wish all athletes the very best with their 2019 trampoline goals and competitions.

 

The 2019 Squad structure has remained the same as previous years, being:

  • National (Senior) – iTRACSS levels 5 & 6
  • Tier 2 – iTRACSS level 4
  • Tier 3 – iTRACSS level 3

 

How is the squad put together?
The squads for 2019 are named using all of the New Zealand qualifying events from 2018, as well as international events attended by our New Zealand team members.

NZ Qualifying Events

  • MIGS Invitational – February 2018
  • Superbounce Competition – March 2018
  • North Island Championships – June 2018
  • South Island Championships – June 2018
  • NZ Gymnastics Championships – October 2018

 

International Events Considered

  • Italy World Cup – April 2018 (senior)
  • Italy Cup – April 2018 (junior)
  • Australian Championships – May/June 2018
  • Japan World Cup – August 2018
  • Loule World Cup – October 2018
  • World Championships – November 2018
  • World Age Group Championships – November 2018

 

Does this mean athletes automatically make the team?
No. Being part of the squad means you are a targeted athlete, but depending on the competition, there may be other criteria to be met before a team is announced.

So what does part of the Squad mean?
As part of the national squad, you will be invited to attend training sessions/camps with other squad athletes and coaches, as well as lectures and other learning opportunities for both athletes and their coaches.