Team Nova continued their policy of developing youngsters by fielding a largely inexperienced group of trampoliners at the London Graded Championships last weekend.
Many of the gymnasts were taking part in their first London event.
In the Open Ladies Championships, slightly a weary Laura Cowling (pictured) finished ninth in a field she would have expected to dominate - an indication perhaps of a long, hard season.
The other elite events of the day saw Rebecca Robinson jump extremely well to finish 12th in a very strong field with Sophie Thomas, returning after a year's break, finishing 15th.
Following major changes to the national competition structures for next year, most of the team had to learn a completely new routines for a new Grade G category and performances suffered to some extent.
In the U15 Girls' event, Emily Wilson could only manage 18th, while Elena Leonard was 21st, Anusha Leonard 23rd and Clara Pase 27th.
All would have been expected to finish much higher although they finished in a strong sixth place as a team. The U15 regional E event also featured new routines for competitors and Saffi Martineau had to settle for a disappointing ninth place.
In the Junior Novices group, 10-year-old Lucy Morris finished in an excellent third place in her first competitive outing - despite a nervous start.
The very experienced Maria McGuinness finished a well deserved sixth in the over-15 event, with newcomer Rebecca Hylton a creditable 10th. Joseph Pegram, on his return from a broken ankle, jumped tentatively but finished an excellent fifth in the men's event.