Chorley trampolinist named in British team

Harry Newbold-Cozens

Harry Newbold-Cozens

First published in Grass Roots news

CHORLEY pupil Harry Newbold-Cozens insists he is looking to prove Britain’s men have talent when it comes to trampolining.

The 14-year-old, who attends Albany Academy, is proving that the future is bright and last year was crowned British National U15s champion.

This led to Newbold-Cozens being named as part of a 120-strong British team for the Australian Youth Olympic Festival that will see 1700 athletes from 30 countries compete across 17 different sports.

“The Australian Youth Olympic Festival will be my biggest competition and I can’t wait,” said Newbold-Cozens, who finished in seventh place in the World Age Group Championships in 2010.

“It is going to be a big learning experience and I am quite young in the group so I don’t really know what to expect.

“But getting to a competition like this is all about experience because even though we didn’t have a male gymnast at London 2012 my aim in the future is to be the one to fill this gap. My sport is not well recognised compared to artistic gymnastics so the more it is televised the more people will see how fun it is and join in and hopefully I can help it out by doing well at competitions like these.”

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