Two Wirral sixth form students selected for Team GB gymnastics squad

Two Wirral sixth form students have been selected to represent Team GB at a world gymnastics competition held in Azerbaijan.

Trampolinists Kendrick Moore and Jack Newman will be heading to Azerbaijan’s capital Baku later in November to take part in the Aerobic Gymnastics World Age Group Competition, competing alongside more than 200 athletes from nearly 20 countries.

Kendrick takes Biology, Chemistry and Maths A Levels at Birkenhead Sixth Form College, and Jack is currently in his second year at Hilbre Sixth Form, studying sport, psychology and health and social care. The boys are part of Propulsion Trampoline Club based at Birkenhead Youth Club and will make their first appearance for the country in the double mini trampoline (DMT) event.

The boys are in need of support to travel and take part in the event, and you can help them represent Great Britain by donating to their GoFundMe page here – https://gofund.me/9f28998d

Kendrick and Jack have only been trampolining for five years, which makes their selection for international level all the more remarkable, but when asked if the sport came naturally to him, Kendrick said: “Not really! I’ve had to work pretty hard to get where I am. It’s taken a lot of dedication and a determination to not give up.

“I was really happy when I got the call to be in Team GB a few weeks ago. My family are so happy and supportive too. I’m looking forward to the challenge and can’t wait to go to Baku.”

Jack said, “I got into the sport through a dance instructor who wanted me to learn some flips, so I went along to a recreational class and loved it!

“When I first started, there were a lot of elite athletes in the club, a couple of which were on Team GB and they always inspired me to learn more advanced skills but never did I expect to get to their level.”

Kendrick, who joined Birkenhead Sixth College from Woodchurch High School in 2020 and has never missed a single lesson since arriving, said: “I enjoy the sport and academic work in equal measure really. Working hard in one knocks onto the other and helps give me the work ethic and drive to do well. I’ve loved coming to the College and have had an amazing time so far.”

Jack went on to say, “Just the thought of travelling away with Team GB is extremely exciting, I am really looking forward to representing my country at the world championships.”  

Help Kendrick and Jack represent the country by visiting https://gofund.me/9f28998d

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