A CHORLEY trampolining star is looking forward to a well-earned break this weekend after representing Team GB in the Australian Youth Olympic Games.
Harry Newbold-Cozens has high hopes of reaching the top levels of his sport and after his recent success he looks right on track.
The 14-year-old picked up a personal best in individual competition.
Proud mum Trisha said: “He told me that it went really well.
“He had a personal best score of 145.660 which put him in fourth spot overall.
“That was a really good result for him because he was the youngest in the age-group.
“The guys who were in the top three had more difficult routines so that meant he was chasing their high tariff.
“Unless one of them really messed up it meant that Harry was going to find it hard to get a top three spot.
“It is an amazing achievement for him to finish so highly at the age of 14.”
The Albany Academy pupil also took part in the synchronised event where he worked with a team.
Trisha added: “Along with Joshua Newman he managed to get a gold medal.
“Their success was even better because they had not really practiced their routines yet it still seemed to pay off on the day.”
Harry has a busy calendar ahead as he tries to pursue his goal of more international recognition.
Trisha added: “There is one competition this week but he will not be involved in that.
“He will be training hard for the World Games in November as well as the national finals.
“He would love to get a call-up for the junior squad then eventually the seniors.
“It is going to be a tough year for him as he is moving up an age group so the routines will be harder.”