Lydia earns GB call

AFTER dominating county and regional competitions, young Horsham gymnast Lydia Burgess has shone on the national stage.

Horsham Gymnastic Club member Lydia, nine, is the top gymnast in the South East for her age and was selected to compete in the National Age Group finals against the top 60 nine year olds in Great Britain, producing an excellent performance to finish third.

This performance will secure her a place in the National under-12 squad for next year.

Coach Maxine Pucknell commented: "This is an outstanding achievement, and the club is very proud of her.

"We are very proud of all our gymnasts who have made it into the national squad, and happy to continue our success as Lydia will now become the sixth."