A TEAM of amateur gymnasts from Monarch’s Gymnastics Club bought home a haul of medals after taking part in a regional competition.

The competition was fierce as the team battled it out against teams from across the South West in the annual South West Championships in Yate on Saturday (October 20).

Mandy Warburton from Monarch’s Gymnastics Club, said: “This was a tough competition for the club this year as the competition moved from July to October.

“We lost a number of our senior gymnasts who have gone on to university and this resulted in a huge change to partnerships.

“However, the gymnasts always amaze the coaches and put on quite a show this weekend, senior pair Joe and Kian wowed the audience and judges with their amazing balance routine and new trio Ornela, Jess and Evie brought the house down with a very fast routine choreographed to Tina Turner’s Proud Mary.

“We also had the largest number of very young gymnasts ready to compete, some of them only six years old who were sensational and walked away with many medals.

“We are about to expand the classes that we offer, including an adult gymnastics/fitness group as well as toddler and pre-school which is exciting so we hope to see more people at the club.”

Here are the results:

Senior results:

Joe Blake and Kian Hawkes in the 12-18 age group - silver

Ornela Velaj, Jess Reed and Evie Tissington - 11-16 age group - silver

Joe Reed, Toby Baker, Jack Warburton and Mason Wall - 11-16 age group - silver

Gina Cumberlidge, Evie Skinner and Erin Morgan Level 5 - bronze

Junior results:

Finley Keedwell and Holly Phillips - gold

Ernie Fields and Tay Meager - gold

Faith Hands, Connie Skinner and Hope Ephithite - silver

Louie Reed and Maggie Rice - silver

Jasmine Neilson and Doris Fields - silver

Sophie Bowden and Eve Dickinson - silver

Elijah Keedwell and Amelia Wainwright - bronze

Rosie Boxer and Marcie Smith - bronze

Lucie Davies and Molly Gough - bronze

Emily Taylor and Isabelle Boxer - bronze