Trampolinists and best friends from Birkenhead have been selected to compete for Great Britain in the sport of double mini trampoline.

Kendrick Moore and Jack Newman, both 17 years old, have been trampolining since they were 10 and 11 years old.

After what started as a fun sporting activity, the pair who train at Propulsion Trampoline Club in Birkenhead Youth Club, began competing in competitions which led them to being selected to represent GB at the World Age Group competition held in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Speaking of being selected, Kendrick told the Globe: “It’s a great opportunity to be chosen. I was really excited when I received a surprise message from one of the staff from British Gymnastics telling me I had made the team. I really wasn’t expecting it.”

With the covid-19 pandemic bringing sporting events across the world to a halt, Kendrick said he thought he wouldn’t get the opportunity to make the team.

“At the start of the year I was thinking about trials but then when lockdown came, I thought just forget about it I’m not going to make the team.

“Luckily I put a lot of effort in throughout lockdown with my strength and conditioning so when we were allowed to go back, I could put in as much hard work as I could and it paid off,” Kendrick said.

Kendrick and Jack met when they both began training together at the same club and quickly became “the best of friends”.

Jack said: “It’s been amazing to be selected especially as the people who we were competing against were incredible but me and Kendrick both worked so hard, so it felt really good to be selected.”

“It’s been great that we get to experience this together. We’ve been best friends for five years,” Kendrick added.

“We’ve been a part of each other’s journeys throughout training, even when times are tough, we have got each other through different situations and now we get to represent GP for the first time together at the world championships.”

To get to the competition held in November, both boys need to raise £1,500 each to cover the cost of travel, accommodation, and entry fee.

After setting up a GoFundMe page last week they have already managed to raise £868 out of their £3,000 goal.

Kendrick said: “It’s nerve wracking but will be an amazing experience. The support we’ve had so far has been absolutely phenomenal to be honest.

“The support from our family and friends has been amazing. I’m so thankful for all the sacrifices they have made for me to do the sport that I love. I don’t know how I could ever repay them.”

“It’s the best feeling ever to have the opportunity to represent GB. It’s indescribable,” Jack added.

“Everyone has been so supportive. Our coaches and family have been helped us a lot and they’re really proud which is an amazing feeling.”

To donate to Kendrick and Jack’s GoFundMe page click here.