Student Trampolining Club saved by generous donors
Trampolining is an increasingly popular sport and Team Surrey's Trampolining Club has been growing continuously over the past few years.
2012-13 was an extremely successful season for the club, with the team achieving record results and collecting over 25 medals, compared to eight the previous year.
However, the club was in urgent need of a new trampoline. Its existing four trampolines were outdated, with the oldest one bought over 15 years ago and even the youngest one already looking back on half a decade of jumping students.
Wear and tear was making the trampolines unsafe and with an average attendance of 24 students per session, members increasingly struggled to get their fair share of trampolining time during training.
The poor standard of the trampolines put Surrey’s high-level performers at a significant disadvantage during competitions, as they couldn’t practice their routines on trampolines of the level they compete on.
The Annual Fund grant
A generous Annual Fund grant of over £6,000 enabled the club to purchase two second-hand trampolines in good condition, one of them of competition standard.
This ensures that the club can continue to increase its membership and training capacity. The three elite trampolining athletes studying at Surrey can also now train with the club and pass on their experience.
This again raises Surrey's reputation as an excellent sport university and plays an important role in attracting more high-level performers.