October 30 - Britain’s trampoline team, including Jamie Moore (pictured), have been finalising their preparations for the World Championships at the University of Bath this week. 

The 10-strong team of athletes plus coaches held a preparation camp at the Sports Training Village ahead of the World Championships, which take place in St Petersburg from November 11 to 14.


The Championships are the first in a new Olympic cycle that will culminate at the London 2012 Olympic Games. 
Georgina Sharples, British Gymnastics’ Programme Director of Trampoline Gymnastics, said: "It's gone incredibly well.


"It's been an ideal venue for us to prepare for the World Championships and everyone is in good spirits. 
"It's a multi-sport environment with everything under one roof, but where we can still do our own preparation.


"It's got a great feel to it.
"We've got a young team and we’re looking to work our way up the rankings towards London 2012.


"This is the first stepping stone."

Only three of members of the team – James Higgins, Kat Driscoll and Moore - have competed at a World Championships before. 
The team trained in the main sports hall and fitness suite, and also used the hydrotherapy pool and sauna.


The proximity of medical support through the English Institute of Sport also influenced their decision to train in Bath.


Team coach Tracy Whittaker-Smith said: "The facilities are awesome, there’s a really special feel to it.


"The staff have been really helpful and everything we have asked for has been catered for, which is really positive."
Trampolining has featured on the Olympic programme since the Sydney 2000 Games and makes its fourth appearance at 2012.