Grass Roots Video: Kids jump for joy at South Yorkshire School Games trampolining finals

Schoolchildren from across South Yorkshire were jumping for joy at the 2015 South Yorkshire Sainsbury’s School Games trampolining finals.

More than 100 pupils took part in the competition at Hillsborough Leisure Centre - the first of five sporting finals which make up the 2015 Games programme.

Sainsbury School Games Trampoline competition at Hillsborough Leisure centre

Sainsbury School Games Trampoline competition at Hillsborough Leisure centre

Youngsters from Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield who qualified for the finals took to the mats to perform tucks, pikes and somersaults.

At the event, there was also a trampolining display by 13-year-old British silver medallist Lucy Horan who is a member of the Sheffield Trampoline Academy.

Simon Pugh, development manager at South Yorkshire Sport, which organises the Games, said: “This was the first of our South Yorkshire School Games sporting finals and it was great way to kick off the action. There were some spectacular aerial displays on the mats demonstrating the talent we have here in South Yorkshire.

“It’s a hugely popular event with the young people and it was great for them to have the chance to meet Lucy who was a real inspiration.”

Sainsbury School Games Trampoline competition at Hillsborough Leisure centre

Sainsbury School Games Trampoline competition at Hillsborough Leisure centre

The trampolining event is one of three standalone sports finals which feature in this year’s games alongside a badminton competition which is being held at EIS Sheffield on March 3 and cross country at Cannon Hall, Barnsley on March 3.

The multi-sport Winter Finals - at EIS Sheffield on March 18 - and summer finals in Rotherham on July 1 make up the programme with more than 1,000 young people expected to take part.

For more information visit www.sysport.co.uk, follow the Games on Twitter @SYSchoolGames or go to www.facebook.com/southyorksschoolgames.

Sainsbury School Games Trampoline competition at Hillsborough Leisure centre

Sainsbury School Games Trampoline competition at Hillsborough Leisure centre