We are looking for the next generation of talented gymnasts to ‘Bounce4Gold’ and set their sights on Olympic qualification in 2028.
This exciting, new talent identification programme, supported by the English Institute for Sport, is an opportunity for young participants who are excelling in gymnastics to become part of the trampoline performance pathway.
Bounce4Gold is looking for driven and powerful participants who have desires of competing in gymnastics at the highest level. The initiative is open to both male and female gymnasts from the UK, aged 11-15, who have a background in any of the following gymnastic disciplines or activities: artistic gymnastics, acrobatic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, tumbling, parkour, cheerleading or diving. This opportunity is particularly suited for gymnasts who have not done trampoline or are new to the sport and have not participated in competitions as part of the National Development Pathway for trampoline.
British Gymnastics Performance Pathway Manager, Alex McGregor said: “We’re really excited to be launching Bounce4Gold. We recognise there are many hugely talented gymnasts across the country who may benefit from exploring a new challenge and excel in trampoline. We’re looking for young people with a competitive gymnastics background to apply for the programme and see it as a great opportunity for those that have the motivation and desire to go on to compete at an elite level for their country. Having seen similar talent transfer programme works across a number of sports we’re really excited to introduce this to gymnastics with the ultimate aim to find talent capable of progressing in trampoline as we look ahead to the LA 2028 Olympic Games.”
Emily Mumford, Performance Pathways Scientist at the English Institute for Sport added: “Since 2007, the UK Sport/English Institute of Sport Performance Pathway Team have supported 22 Olympic and Paralympic sports with talent transfer initiatives, resulting in over 100 athletes entering the World Class system and achieving international success in sports they had not previously considered. We are excited to be supporting British Gymnastics with the Bounce4Gold campaign, to help give young gymnasts an opportunity in a discipline they may not have previously considered. We hope that they may follow in the footsteps of previous talent transfer athletes and become a future Olympic medallist.”
Applications have now re-opened after being postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The final date for applications is Friday 31st July.
If you have already applied, then you do not need to apply again. British Gymnastics will be in touch with all applicants after the closing date.