Corey Walkes aims for GB trampoline call-up after winning gold
Writhlington School pupil Corey Walkes is hoping to be selected for the GB junior squad after winning gold at the Southern Zonal round of the British Schools Trampolining Championships.
Having won the U13 boys elite category by 5.2 points at the South West Regional competition in December, 11-year-old Walkes repeated his success in the next round, beating off opposition from as far afield as Kent.
He will go on to compete at the national finals in Cannock, Staffordshire, on March 9, having won the title at U11 level last year for his then primary school, The Academy of Trinity.
Before the national finals, Year 7 pupil Walkes will travel to the Lilleshall National Sports Centre on February 3 to take part in trials for the TRA High Performance National Junior Squad for 11 and 12 year-olds.
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Walkes trains 12 hours per week at High Flyers Trampoline Club in Cheddar and is coached by Sue Bramble.