Trampolining given a lift

AN Ipswich sports club will be able to develop a new sport thanks to a lottery grant.

AN Ipswich sports club will be able to develop a new sport thanks to a lottery grant.

The Pegasus Trampolining Club has received a grant of �10,000 to allow them to introduce and develop the relatively new sport of Double Mini Tramp (DMT), from the Awards for All lottery grant scheme.

Prior to receiving the grant, the nearest DMT facilities were in Brentwood, too far for the club to travel.

Pegasus and fellow trampolining club Ipswich 4 raised �1,985 themselves in order for Awards for All to give them the grant for their mission, the Ipswich Trampolining Improvement Project - ITIP.

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The club, who train at Maidenhall Sports Centre twice a week, have also been able to buy two new trampolines using this funding. Amanda Robson, on behalf of the club, said: “We can use the new trampolines to develop trampolining, both recreationally and competitively.

“The two new national standard trampolines will put Ipswich on the trampolining map, as we can now host regional squads. We are also looking to get one of our coaches qualified to teach special needs.”

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Awards for All specifically funded local, community-based projects in the UK.

Pegasus are one of a number of trampolining clubs based in Ipswich, and were able to apply for their grant with the assistance of the Team Ipswich, Ipswich Borough Council's sports initiative.

Pegasus and Team Ipswich will be working together in the coming months to develop DMT in the Ipswich area.

Pupils at Stoke High School and other trampolining groups such as Ipswich 4 will also benefit from using the equipment.

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