ABOUT THE CLUB
Bradford Olympian T.C. was established in 1985 when it was then formerly known as Wallabies T.C. The club started life under the British Trampoline Federation with just one coach and two borrowed trampolines, in a Sports Centre in Leeds, offering one session a week.
Head Coach Mike Abbott developed a competition group which enjoyed moderate regional success. Following a move to Bradford in 1992, the club dropped out of competition for a while, until another coach became attached to the club in 2005. In 2007, the club started competing again.
The club moved the training base and set up a tiered system of recreation sessions at Upper Schools around Bradford, feeding into a competition squad based at Bradford Girls Grammar School. Trampoline Gymnasts now compete at Regional Grading and other competitions throughout the year.
In 2010, the club began a coach development programme with a view to increasing participation in the sport and to open it up to a wider audience.
Through links with various School Sports Partnerships the club was able to link with many Bradford schools (Primary and Upper) as well as schools in Leeds. The club also developed links with groups who work with people with visual or hearing impairments.
The club caters for children from school entry age through to adults, with a range of abilities from no experience to trampolinists aiming to compete at the highest levels. Our coaches all have British Gymnastics Trampoline Coach qualifications. We have coaches at Level 3, 2 and 1 plus other members who are awaiting suitable coaching courses.
We have developed strong links with both the Bradford Metropolitan District Council, the Local Education Authority, and West Yorkshire Sport and provide coaches for various Summer programmes.
More recently the club has had success at National level with squad members in the past 4 years qualifying through to the National Development Pathway Regional Team Semi-Finals where they represented Yorkshire. Indeed in 2017 we went one better with one of our 13 year-olds gaining 2nd place in the Level 4 National Finals. This feat was repeated in 2019 where one of our 11 year-olds achieved a 2nd place finish in her category.
2 Continental Trampolines
1 Ceetex Trampoline
2 Eurotramp Ultimate Trampolines
Overhead Spotting Rig (full twisting rig)
Tuck Shop run on Saturday session
All family and friend spectators welcome
We are based at Bradford Girls Grammar School in Bradford, which gives us access to a self contained sports hall with our own equipment kept on site. We have 4 trampolines in use and a number of qualified adult and youth coaches which allow us to provide dedicated recreational and competition squad training sessions. We have a number of parents who are fully DBS police checked which enables us to maintain appropriate adult to child ratios at all times.