Andy and Kirsty Ringsell, founders and senior coaches at Abbey High Fliers Trampoline Club, Spalding, have a lot to be upwardly mobile about at the moment.
Club members did themselves proud at the recent Hans Christian Anderson International Games in Denmark, coming home with six medals, two golds and four bronzes.
But even more important is the wide area from which the group draws its members, including Donington, Holbeach, Bourne and Stamford. Andy said: “The club itself started in 2008 when we were based in Crowland where we stayed for four years before moving to Spalding.
“My wife Kirsty has been running trampoline clubs for almost 30 years and it has gone from being something recreational to a sport where we have competitors at both national and international levels.”
Currently, the club has about 45 members aged between four to 18 who train up to five days a week, except Tuesdays and Sundays.
For the past two years, the club’s home has been Castle Sports Complex, Spalding, allowing Andy and Kirsty to draw more members straight from schools in both South Holland and South Kesteven.
Andy said: “Trampolining is an individual sport and our job is to get the best out of each member by coaching them on a one-to-one basis.
“But we’re also a close-knit club where the family atmosphere is really good.”
For more details, call Andy or Kirsty on 01775 420180 or go to www.abbeyhighfliers.co.uk