LAUNCESTON PCYC gymnasts Makonnen Brown and Josh Hedley Williams are about to head off to Bulgaria for the world age group trampoline championships.
Under-17 nationals double-mini trampoline medallist Brown and under-15 finalist Hedley Williams will attend their debut world championship in Sofia to compete in double-mini trampoline events.
Both have been training well under coach Zac Partridge.
``The boys are doing an excellent job,'' he said. ``They are showing commitment and determination as they work on their two preliminary passes and two finals passes for the competition.
``Their execution is improving and they are well on track to performing personal best at the worlds.''
Hobart's Hugh McConnell will also compete in the under-17 men's individual trampoline, synchronised and double-mini, and state coach Ben Kelly is expecting a good result.
Former Launceston athlete and TIS scholarship holder Jack Penny will also travel to Bulgaria after a five-day training camp in England.
Although this will be Penny's first time competing in the individual and synchronised events at an open world championships, he is no stranger to the international trampoline arena, having represented Australia in the double-mini category in 2009 and in 2010, where he finished fifth.
After a debilitating accident at the 2011 world cup event in China, Penny decided to focus solely on individual trampoline, bouncing back in 2012 to win the gold medal at the Indo-Pacific Championships.
``Jack is feeling confident ahead of the world championships and has been showing improvements in technique and an increase in height in his training,'' Kelly said.
Three Tasmanian officials will travel with the Australian team: Ben Kelly is coach for both the world open and age championships, Jo Penny will manage both teams and Leigh Oswin has been selected as judge for the world age team.