Edinburgh College student Scott Ellis Paddon is hoping to impress judges with his acrobatics at this weekend’s Scottish Student Trampolining League One Championship.
Eighteen year-old Scott, from Fife, is the first representative from the college to participate in the competition which sees students from across Scotland’s colleges and universities competing at different skill levels.
Access to Sports Coaching and Development student Scott, who has been trampolining recreationally since the age of five, decided to take his hobby further ten months ago and has since represented Scottish Gymnastics in the sport.
Scott, who finished fifth in the Trampoline and Tumbling NDP Finals in Telford, England in July this year, will be competing in the pro-elite category – the highest in student sport trampolining – at Saturday’s competition.
Scott said: “I’m looking forward to competing against fellow students at the competition. I’ve been training hard and have been working on perfecting my two routines for the competition – a set routine and a voluntary one. My aim is to do as well as I can and finish as high as possible in the standings.”
The Scottish Student Sport League One Championship is the first of four competitions in the Scottish Student Sport Trampolining calendar with the League Two, Scottish Student Trampoline Open and League Four competitions scheduled later in the academic year.
Good luck Scott!