Trampolining: Treeby teen bouncing to NZ Championships and Trans-Tasman Challenge

Mackenzie Jones competing at the Australian Gymnastics Championships.
Mackenzie Jones competing at the Australian Gymnastics Championships.

TREEBY resident Mackenzie Jones has achieved her goal to represent Australia in the sport of trampolining.

The 13-year old will travel to New Zealand this week to compete in the 2017 New Zealand Championships and Trans-Tasman Challenge.

Gymnastics Australia selected Jones for the team after she scored 84.6 in her qualifying competition.

“My aim is to place at this competition, then hopefully qualify for the 2018 Indo Pacific Championships and then maybe make it to the Olympics in 2024,” she said.

Jones became involved in trampolining about six years ago after trying it as part of a school excursion.

Since then she has competed in several competitions.

In March, Jones was named under-15 state champion for the double mini apparatus.

She also won bronze on the trampoline and silver in the double mini at the national Australian Gymnastics Championships in June.

Jones’ mother Jo said she is very excited and extremely proud Mackenzie has been able to push herself to get to this point being so young.

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