Tuesday, 12 August 2014 | MYT 9:36 PM
MGF and Jump Street set up trampoline programme
Youth and Sports minister Khairy Jamaluddin launching the Jump Street Trampoline Park - P. Nathan / The Star
PETALING JAYA: Malaysian Gymnastics Federation (MGF) and Jump Street Trampoline Park have joined forces to kick-start Malaysia’s dream in assembling a trampoline team for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
MGF and Jump Street - Malaysia’s first and Asia’s largest indoor trampoline park - have signed a partnership that will see the latter offer a beginners’ trampolining course at the park in Section 13 here.
The six-week course which is priced at RM300 comes with a basic MGF membership and will cover fundamentals in trampolining basics including safety, motor skills development and acrobatics conducted at Jump Street’s high performance area which is equipped with six Olympic-spec trampolines, three vertical running walls and a giant airbag.
Upon completion of the course, participants who are keen to develop themselves further will be given the opportunity to train with MGF.
“Jump Street provides an excellent platform to discover new talents in trampolining and hopefully this venture will supplement our goal of qualifying for the 2020 Olympics.
“It will be a first for Malaysia although the event has already been an Olympic sport since the 2000 Sydney Games,” said MGF president A. Razak Mat Amin when met after the signing ceremony at Jump Street on Tuesday.
The signing of the agreement was witnessed by Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin who was also there to officially open the park.
Khairy applauded the collaboration between MGF and Jump Street, hailing it as another unique two-way partnership that will help develop the discpline in Malaysia.
“It’s a great partnership that will enable Jump to work together in providing access to the facilities at the park and coordinate efforts with MGF in identifying and training future trampolinist,
“And I think it’s a great idea in combining the recreational aspect in trampolining which is a good way to get fit and also working toegetehr with MGF in building a solid foundation in the sport of trampolining,” said Khairy.