QUAYSIDE Trampoline & Gymnastics Club took a squad of 22 gymnasts to Bath University last weekend, for the region's end-of-year event which saw the best of the best compete to become 2018 South West champions.

The Bridgwater-based club, which attracts trampolinists from across Somerset, came away celebrating four championship titles and seven medals in total:

U9 South West champion (female) - Aneya Bamsey; Under-15 South West champion (male) - Luke Jowett; U13 South West team champions (female) - Talia Macrides, Morgan Boddington, Alannah Taylor; U15 South West team champions (male) - Luke Jowett, William Munro March, Connor Harding; U13 silver medallist (female) - Talia Macrides; U15 silver medallist (male) - Theo Gundry White; U9 bronze medallist (male) - Thomas Marshall

All the other gymnasts gave great performances, with several narrowly missing out on a top three finish.

Pictured in the group photo at the top of the page (from left): Back - Martha Ledger (Winscombe), Emily Perry (Bridgwater), Lillie Hannett (Burnham-on-Sea), Morgan Boddington (Bridgwater), Joel Arlotte (Bridgwater); middle - D J McArthur (Minehead), Caitlin Alexander (Woolavington), Talia Macrides (Weston-s-Mare), Alannah Taylor (Weston-s-Mare), Theo Gundry White (Weston s Mare); front; Luke Jowett (Burnham-on-Sea), Thomas Marshall (Puriton), Lucy Keith (Taunton), Aneya Bamsey (Bridgwater), Harry Marshall (Puriton)

Team manager Carl Hall said: “I was really pleased with all the performances of all of the gymnasts today.

"Congratulations to all our medal winners and a big thank you to the coaches, judges, officials and parents for their support.”

Meanwhile, Quayside’s international performance coach and director Sue Bramble was awarded 'South West Coach of the Year 2018' in recognition of the achievements of her gymnasts in the past year.

Under her watchful eye, Laura Gallagher was a bronze medallist in the recent World Cup and is now in a great position to challenge for a 2020 Olympic place; and Corey Walkes was 2018 British champion (17-21 age group), 2018 silver junior European medallist and came fourth in the 2018 World Age Group Championships (17-21).

Quayside are currently expanding their trampoline squad programme, and would like to hear from anyone who would like to join the successful team; contact Helen on 01278 458060 for more details.

If you would like to jump with Gallagher, she will be hosting a 'Christmas Fun Day' session on Sunday, December 23 (9am-1pm), for children five years and upwards.

Call 01278 458060 to book.