The Omega Trampoline Sports Club is the home of trampoline sports in Melbourne's south eastern suburbs. The club was established in 1977 and is affiliated with Gymnastics Victoria. We are one of the oldest, best equipped and most successful clubs in Australia.
We are based at Carrington Park Leisure Centre in Knoxfield and hold classes 6 days a week. Training sessions are fully supervised by our coaches who are qualified in first aid and are accredited by Gymnastics Australia.
Omega and international trampoline sports
Our most successful athlete and one of the sport’s legends, Adrian Wareham, was world champion in the double mini trampoline discipline in 1988 and 1990, he also placed third in the individual trampoline in 1992, making him one of the only trampolinists in the word to achieve a medal in both disciplines.
At the first trampoline event in the Olympics, Omega’s Robyn Forbes was the Australian women's representative at the Sydney Games. Our head coach, David Wareham, was the Australian Judge for trampoline events at the Games.
Today, Omega regularly has athletes at the Australian and World Championships
About Trampoline Sports
Most People associate our sport with kids playing on a backyard trampoline - but it is much more fun than that!
At the lower or beginner levels the emphasis is on structured enjoyment and safety. At the higher or senior levels it provides a breathtaking combination of twisting and somersaulting which requires strength, stamina, skill and courage from participants.
Trampoline sports comprise of 4 disciplines - trampoline, synchronised trampoline, double mini trampoline and tumbling.
It is an international sport that grew particularly strong in Europe and North America. The sport is fast growing throughout Asia and, currently, China is at the top.
Competition trampolines are far bigger and more powerful than the backyard variety. As a result, senior trampolinists can jump over 8 meters into the air experiencing more than 15 G's of force.
With numbers like this, safety is taken very seriously.
Today, Trampolining falls under the banner of gymnastics, and is considered a gymsport. Trampoline sports is governed internationally by FIG (the international federation of gymnastics) and in Australia by Gymnastics Australia
Trampolining is a relatively new sport, it is only as old as the invention of the trampoline. George Nissen invented the trampoline and developed the sport towards what it is today.
The first world championships were held in 1964 and were won by Dan Millman, author of Way of the Peaceful Warrior.
It took until the year 2000 for trampolining to make its Olympic debut and since then, the sport has gained popularity in Asia and now days, China wins medals at every world championship.
In more recent years, trampolining has become a tool for fitness and fun, popularised by trampoline parks such as BOUNCEinc.