How high can you jump?
Jump Street Trampoline Park better known as Jump Street and the Malaysian Gymnastics Federation (MGF) recently sealed a first-of-its-kind, Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) agreement. The agreement is aimed at recognising athletic talent towards forming Malaysia’s first trampoline team and to help them qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Tn. Hj. Razak Mat Amin, President of the Malaysian Gymnastics Federation and Mr. Duncan McGilligan, CEO of Jump Street Malaysia Sdn Bhd, signed the agreement as YB En. Khairy Jamaluddin, Minister of Youth and Sports, Malaysia stood witness. Apart from playing witness to the signing, Jamaluddin also officially launched the opening of Jump Street Trampoline Park, Malaysia’s first and Asia’s largest trampoline park.
As part of Jump Street’s partnership with MGF, Jump Street will offer beginners’ trampolining course to members of the public. Priced at RM300.00, the six-week programme comes with a basic membership of MGF, which will cover wide variety of trampolining basics including trampolining safety, motor skills development and simple acrobatics. Participants who wants to further develop their skills upon completion of the beginners course, can do so by training further with experts from MGF.
Tn. Hj. Razak Mat Amin, said, “Jump Street provides us with an excellent platform to discover and develop talent in an area of gymnastics where Malaysia is currently not represented, namely trampolining.”
According to Tn. Hj. Razak, since trampolining became an Olympic sport in 2000, many nations have started to develop their own trampoline team. “Jump Street is able to provide the infrastructure, in the form of its Olympic-spec high performance trampolines, as well as an ever-growing pool of potential talent, for Malaysia to have our own team that can compete at the highest level,” he added.
“Moreover, trampolining in itself is also an activity that can help any athletes, regardless of the sports discipline. Many may not realise that jumping on the trampoline helps build balance, coordination, stamina and strength. All these elements are integral towards creating Malaysian athletes that will be world class,” he explained.
Together, Jump Street and MGF plan to have a gymnastics team ready to represent Malaysia at both the SEA Games in Malaysia in 2017 as well as the Commonwealth Games.
The Jump Street and MGF trampolining course is now open for registration. For more information, visit Jump Street’s webpage.