Trampoline champ ready for challenge

Tamara Nicolson says she feels honoured to be representing Australia next month. Picture: Jon Hewson d407595
Tamara Nicolson says she feels honoured to be representing Australia next month. Picture: Jon Hewson d407595

The Madora Bay resident (14) is in good form after winning bronze and finishing third overall at the National Club Championships in Brisbane.

She said it was an honour to represent her country in New Zealand.

‘It is exciting and a chance to do well for the country,’ she said.

Nicolson, who trains at the Southern Star Academy in Jandakot, started gymnastics at an early age, but soon gravitated towards the trampoline.

‘I really enjoy it and the training is hard work but very satisfying,’ she said.

‘I started gymnastics at about four years of age, but the trampoline became my favourite.’

The sport is part of the Olympics, but Tamara said her focus was to qualify for the Indo-Pacific Trampoline Championships next year in Canada.

‘It is pretty difficult to make the Olympics because only the top two in the country qualify,’ she said.

‘I will see what happens in the future and keep training hard.’