British Gymnastics has recently seen a surge in winning medals at Olympics and World Championships for both men and women. Very quickly we have witnessed Team GB attain a few individual medals to being a real force as Team and Individual Competitors, with our first Trampoline Medal at Rio Olympics 2016.

It’s tough to reach elite level but they all started out at their local clubs.

We aim to have a dedicated Gymnastics Hall and club to alleviate the 2-year waiting list (in some clubs) across Moray. This will be a much-needed facility to increase access for all in Moray.

Can this success introduce more kids to Trampolining?  Read on…

In this photo Mckenzie Hulse, Donside Trampoline Club

Our MSC Champion Carolyn McKenzie

 “It’s my dream to be able to coach in Moray. I do a 120-mile round trip three times a week to coach Donside Trampoline Club.  I want to use my skills locally to develop the sport I love. MSC will let me extend our club to Moray and develop a competition structure here. We can give all the kids in this area the opportunity to get new skills. We’ll be offering guided programmes for recreation and competition in an Olympic sport which is currently not accessible in Moray. Already I am mentoring trampoline coaches in Moray through Active Schools.”

Local gymnasts perform brilliantly

A physiotherapist and high-performance trampoline coach. In 2016 and 2017, Carolyn coached the Scottish Regional Double Mini Trampoline team to win the British Regional Finals.

Cup success for Scotland at Regional team final

Scottish DMT Team Coaches Lauren Jeffrey, Kirsty Beaton, Melanie Stewart-Wills and Carolyn

Carolyn wants to see her sport go as far as it can locally, nationally and internationally. She is currently trailblazing the way. She is one of 7 people, who are the first to study for a postgraduate diploma in Performance Enhancement (Gymnastics Coaching).

To find out how you can become involved in this sport in your area, please follow this link.

Regional and National links can be found here: Scottish Gymnastics, British Gymnastics