A college student from St Austell has got a spring in his step after getting a medal in a national trampoline competition.
Owain Brociner-Allen, 16, who is currently studying A-levels at Cornwall College St Austell, has returned from representing the College at the Schools National Trampoline Finals in the West Midlands.
The competition, which is run by the British Schools Gymnastics Association (BSGA), saw a record number of students competing with 517 finalists from across the UK taking part. Owain placed third in the Year 10-14 Boys Intermediate category. Owain was invited to compete in the national competition after winning the zonal heat earlier this year.
For Owain, his passion for trampolining comes from that “free feeling of just being in the air”.
sHis success in the BSGA competition is the culmination of years of hard work since taking up the sport at age eleven.
Owain said: “The competition was unlike anything I had ever been to before. And when my name was called for the presentation I was honestly shocked. I knew I had a chance, but the other competitors were honestly all able to do the same and now the feeling of being third in the country is indescribable something you will only ever experience once in a person’s life. This has been a real achievement for myself and I thank Cornwall College for giving me the chance to compete.”
Owain, who is a former Penrice Academy student, has to balance his trampolining with a busy schedule of academic studies. He is currently in his first year of A-levels at Cornwall College, studying Biology, Geology, Psychology and Chemistry and has future plans to go to university to study Genetic Biology.
Head of Sixth Form at Cornwall College Roisin Higgins said: “Owain certainly is an impressive young man and we are very proud to have him represent Cornwall College at such a highly competitive level. Equally as impressive is that he sustains high grades across his A-level subjects. I look forward to seeing him flourish competitively and academically over the coming years.”
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