Niamh Andrews

Niamh Andrews
  • Sport:
    Age:
    18
    Town:
    Forest Row
    Region:
    South East
  • Supporter:

Key Achievements

  • 2015World Age Groups Competition, Odense, Denmark, 10th

  • 2015World Cup, Loulé, Portugal, 4th

  • 2015World Age Groups Competition Trial, Lilleshall, 2nd

  • 2015British Championships, Liverpool, 4th

  • 2015Sprint Event Series, Sheffield, 1st

  • 2014NDP 8 Finals, Telford, 2nd

  • 2013National Finals - National C Grade, Birmingham, 1st

Interview

How did you first get involved in your sport?

I started in recreational trampolining when I was 2, I carried on doing it intermittently alongside Artistic Gymnastics just for fun because I was training between 16 and 20 hours a week in Gymnastics. However, my mum set up a trampoline centre when I was 11, as this had always been her dream, and this is when I made the decision to leave gymnastics behind and focus on trampolining. I found after a while that I was much better at trampolining so I have never looked back since.

What does a typical week look like for you?

I am a full time sixth form student alongside being an athlete so I go to school 5 days a week. After school I help to at the trampoline centre by coaching recreational classes which I do 5 times a week. After that I train for 3 hours 5/6 times a week.

What motivates you to continue in your sport?

I am motivated by my desire to always be a better person and athlete because I believe that there is always something to improve. I also continue in my sport to inspire the up and coming athletes who look up to me.

What do you enjoy the most about being a sportsperson?

I enjoy the process of becoming a better athlete and then seeing the result of this in competition. I also love passing on my knowledge of the sport to the younger athletes to help them out.

Who is your biggest influence in your life and why?

My mum because she has been supportive of me the whole time and has learnt alongside me on my journey so far. I have been her guinea pig as far as her coaching career is concerned and now that both her and her performers are being recognised makes me so proud. She manages to balance running a trampoline centre and coaching really well and always puts her performers before anything else. I know this can make her stressed because she doesn't have much time to herself but she continues nonetheless.

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