Ipswich trampoline coach says there’s a need for more facilities in the town

Lee Stannard, coach at Ipswich Four, is welcoming the news that a trampoline park is coming to Ipswi

Lee Stannard, coach at Ipswich Four, is welcoming the news that a trampoline park is coming to Ipswich. - Credit: Su Anderson

Thrill seekers across Ipswich are today gearing up for some gravity-defying fun after it was announced a new trampoline park is coming to the town.

Lee Stannard, coach at Ipswich Four, is welcoming the news that a trampoline park is coming to Ipswi

Lee Stannard, coach at Ipswich Four, is welcoming the news that a trampoline park is coming to Ipswich. - Credit: Su Anderson

One trampoline coach in the town said there is a need for the centre, which will be based at the former Gym and Trim at Cardinal Park – although he admitted he was disappointed that he was unable to open up his own park after a year of trying.

Lee Stannard has coached at Ipswich Four Trampoline Club for seven years and he said the club currently had a waiting list of more than 100 people.

For the past year the 43-year-old has been drawing up plans and approaching organisations to get funding to develop his own trampoline park in the town and with the profits create a trampoline centre for coaching and competitions.

“We are struggling for facilities,” Mr Stannard said. “We are having to turn kids away left, right and centre and we just can’t get the time at the sports centres.

Lee Stannard, coach at Ipswich Four, is welcoming the news that a trampoline park is coming to Ipswi

Lee Stannard, coach at Ipswich Four, is welcoming the news that a trampoline park is coming to Ipswich. - Credit: Su Anderson

“We hold classes pretty much all over the town but it’s just lack of coaches and lack of time available, that was the main reason behind trying to get my own centre.”


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Mr Stannard approached Flux Freestyle to ask if they would be willing to work with him when the facility opens.

A spokesman for the start-up company said it was open to sponsorship of the club and in lending the facilities when not in use, but a partnership would not be an option.

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