🤸♀️🤸♂️ Strap yourselves in for gymnastics but not as you’ve know it as the Freestyle Trampoline World Championships returns to east London after a memorable debut in 2022. See below for the latest ticket news.
In August last year the first ever Freestyle Trampoline World Championships had lift-off in style at the historic Round Chapel in Hackney. Boasting an amazing theatrical structure and perfect acoustics the event was perfect for this new extreme action sports event.
The crowd were treated to a battle royal with Sweden’s Sebastian Wennmalm (Sebbe) representing BERG Toys and Rebel Park emerging victorious with a score of 44.7 out of 50.0 on the 5² EUROTRAMP custom freestyle trampoline stage. Ending his combo by performing the world’s first double flip with a double twist in two opposite directions, Sebbe just held off top contender Aleksi Sainio from Finland who came second with a score of 44.0. Switzerland’s Robin Steiner made up the podium places.
The 2023 event promises to be better than ever. With Round Chapel’s high ceiling and tiered balcony seating for 300 guests, the audience can take in all the action from a close-up vantage point. The big tricks & skills will literally be at the audience eye level, making this a perfect stage for world-class trampoline action.
TICKETS, TIMINGS & TRAVEL
🎟️ TICKETS are available via the ‘Get Tickets’ link. Tickets include seats for both the Wednesday and Thursday events from 6pm to 8pm. VIP Pro Fan tickets also include a ticket to the After Party with the athletes, a Meet and Greet while attending the Wednesday rehearsal and a World Champs T-Shirt.
🕒 PROVISIONAL SCHEDULE
Wednesday 2 August
2pm-3pm: Meet & Greet with Athletes @ Round Chapel
3pm-5pm: Brewery Social Event
6pm-8pm: Round 1 Qualifiers. New this year a women’s category
Thursday 3 August
4pm-6pm: BERG Outdoor Activity Zone @ Round Chapel
5pm-6pm: Doors Open & Pre-Show on the Jumbo Screen
6pm-8pm: Semi-Finals & Finals
8pm- 1pm: After Party at the Moth Club
🚊 🚗 Travel tips: The closest railway stations are Hackney Central and Hackney Downs on the London Overground. The closest tube station is Bethnal Green on the London Underground. See the Round Chapel ‘Visit Us’ guide for more information including travelling by bus and car.
ABOUT THE FTA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
The FTA World Championships is a Trampoline Battle, where the best athletes in the world face-off to see who has the most Creative, Difficult and best Executed Freestyle Combos on A 5 x 5 EUROTRAMP Freestyle Super Trampoline.
The World Champs was born from a sport that originated in the backyards and gardens of hundreds of kids around the world who took to their garden trampolines and proudly showed off their skills and ‘new learns’ on Instagram.
In 2016 the sport was officially coined “The Sport Born On Instagram”. With it the world’s first garden trampoline competition was held. Called the ‘GTGames’ the event was held in Escondido, California. The top 50 athletes from around the world invited to attend, base on their Instagram submissions. This was the birth of this new sport and the impetus for creating the Freestyle Trampoline Association.
Co-creators, Greg Roe & Trish McGeer, quickly saw the sport as a community looking for a way to showcase their skills. Hence more events were added to the calendar in the years to follow. These included a GTGames in both Europe and New Zealand. Fast forward 3 years and the first Supertramp competition was held in Europe, called ‘Freestyle Frenzy.’ This event captured the live audiences with high flying skills never before seen in competition.
The best in the world were then invited to compete at the Freestyle Frenzy Championships in 2019 in The Netherlands. Then as the world transitioned out of the global pandemic the FTA took the freestyle community to a whole new level by hosting the inaugural First Freestyle Trampoline Championships in London in 2022! And they couldn’t be prouder.
(History courtesy of the FTA World Championships website).