The pilot was carrying out a period of solo circuit training, after having completed three check circuits with an instructor. On the second landing, the aircraft bounced, then touched down again heavily on the nosewheel. The nosegear leg failed due to overload and the aircraft ran off the runway. The pilot was attempting to carry out a short field landing and misjudged the flare. He stated that following the bounce, the nose of the aircraft dropped and he was unable to regain the landing attitude before the nosewheel struck the runway. This accident was not the subject of an on-site investigation.