Bridgwater & Taunton College Trampolining Academy

Special Features

  • South West Schools and Colleges U19 Champions Novice and Elite, Male and Female for the past four years
  • Somerset Colleges U19 Male and Female Champions
  • Current AoC National Championship Bronze and Silver Medallists
  • Previous British Colleges Team and Individual Champions
  • Six National Schools and Colleges Champions

Coaching Staff

Trampolining Coach Helen Peregrine-Wheller

Helen Peregrine-Wheller


  • Trampolining Level 2 and 3 (ongoing)
  • Club Coach for 34 years


  • Former National gymnast
  • Former County trampolinist
  • Professional coach at own trampolining clubs for youngsters aged between 2 and 16 years for 34 years
  • Former Coach to six national champions
  • South West Colleges Tampolining Team Manager (2008 – present)
Trampolining Coach Tanzy Watkins

Tanzy Watkins


  • Level 1 Trampoline
  • Level 2 Trampoline (working towards)
  • Level 3 First aid
  • Higher Sports Leader award
  • Completed L3 extended diploma in sports and exercise science


  • Coached in South Africa to primary school children
  • Worked with SEN groups in the college
  • Coaching trampoline at a local club for 2 years
  • Played for Team BTC for 3 years as part of the trampoline squad

Student Profile

Team BC Trampolining member Paige Pople

Paige Pople

During my time in Team BTC I achieved 1st place in the U19 Girls Novice South West Regional Trampolining competition, 1st place in the U19 Girls Novice Southern Zonal Trampolining competition and 2nd place in the U19 Girls Novice National Trampolining final. Without Team BTC I would not have had such fantastic opportunities.”


Entry to Team BTC Performance programmes is subject to selection. You will get the chance to express your interest in the Academy at your course interview, and from here, apply.