HERE’S a young lady who has more than a spring in her step - and there’s little wonder.
Bouncy Lucy Horan is being tipped for the top in the demanding sport of trampolining.
The 11-year-old from Norton Lees took up the sport just three years ago, and she’s already proving a winner.
Lucy is currently undefeated Sheffield Schools champion.
She is also Yorkshire champion, and last year she was ranked sixth nationally.
This year she’s doing even better.
She is currently raned third nationally and is already being tipped as a future British champion.
On top of that Lucy, a Year 7 pupil at Newfield School, has been invited to join the National Trampoline squad.
And it all comes as a result of hard work and determination.
A member of Abbey Flyers Trampoline Club, she trains at Goals in Norfolk Park three days a week and is a pupil at All Saints School.
Lucy is busy most weekends competing in both singles and tandem competitions all around the country.
It’s just as well that hard work is something Lucy enjoys.
She said: “I enjoy the feeling that I get after pulling off a breathtaking move and finding out that the months of dedication and determination I put into the sport have paid off!
“I have heard that many people don’t really know what trampolining is.
“My definition would be that it’s gymnastics in the air. Most of the moves you learn on the ground you get to produce on a larger scale in the air and with a different name.
“It is such an easy sport to get into and many well known gymnasts who have injuries use trampolining as a way to get back into sports.
“And there’s one last thing that’s great about it - you get the chance to wear nice-looking leotards!”