AT the weekend, gymnasts from Monarch Gymnastics Club in Highbridge impressed at the South West Prelims competition.

Held in Yate, near Bristol, the competition highlights the quality of gymnastics in the region and on the day, Monarch snagged a big medal haul.

A spokesperson from the club said: "What an incredible day yesterday was for Monarchs Gymnastics club! Monarchs Gymnastics Club took a large team to take part in the annual South West Prelims in Yate at the weekend with huge success.

"So many incredible routines and so many medals to show for it! Congratulations to all our gymnasts and coaches everyone at Monarchs are so incredibly proud of all of you!"

On the day, Leo and Tay from Monarch won a gold medal, while Amara & Imogen, Edee, Aeesha & Maxine, Isabella, Ava & Aria, Mya, Georgia & Cheylea, Tay & Emily, and William & Esme all won silvers.

Bronze medals went to Juno, Ava & Phoenix, Juno & Ava, Katherine, Sanae & Margot, and Louie & Joshua.

The gymnasts gaining first places in each section have automatic entry to the national finals in Stoke on Trent this May and some other gymnasts receiving 2nd places to compete in Southampton this weekend.