GYMNASTS from Monarchs Acrobatic Gymnastic Club in Highbridge have returned from successful competitions at the South West prelims held in Sherborne, Dorset and Wellspring Sports Centre in Taunton.

Seven partnerships competed in Sherborne and for many of the gymnasts it was their first competition representing the club.

Congratulations go to Kian Hawkes and Owen Merrett who gained a bronze medal in the men's pair grade one - and to Toby Baker and Sam Cemm who were awarded a silver medal in the grade three men's pair.

All gymnasts performed clean routines and were a credit to the club.

At Wellsprings, the Monarchs team competed all weekend, they were very well represented with fifteen partnerships competing with clubs from all over the South West region, from Cornwall up to Gloucester.

Congratulations go to Billy Marshall and Jack Warburton who gained a gold medal in the men’s pair grade three out of age, closely followed in the scoring with Lennon Slater and Luca Hopkinson who gained the silver medal.

Charlie Dymond and Thomas Hicks were awarded the silver medal in the men’s pair grade five. Shannon House, Eloise Baker and Shauna Cross were awarded the bronze medal in the women’s trio grade six.

Sean McKenna and Joseph Blake were very successful in winning the gold medal - they go onto represent the South West at the NDP finals competing in the men’s pair grade 6 later in the year.

The club welcomes new gymnasts to its recreational group and should contact Mandy Warburton on 07738909318 or visit our website: for more information - all ages are catered for.