A GROUP of young Herefordshire gymnasts have won a regional competition after they struggled through the covid pandemic.

Halo Sparks Gymnastics Club, which established in 2006, have more competitive gymnasts than before and are reaping the rewards at recent competitions with 42 of their gymnasts competing.

They entered the Gymnova Open Championships in the East Midlands towards the end of October and came away with many personal achievements such as new skills competition.

Ella Bradley was the first ever gymnast from Herefordshire to perform the advanced and complex move, the yurchenko vault.

Ruby Eversham, a promising young talent won the title of level seven champion for the East Midlands.

They also came away with a haul of medals.

More recently on Sunday November 7 the club hosted the first county invitational championships at Hereford Leisure Centre, and they managed to raise £1,500 for the club.

Halo Sparks Gymnastics Club won five out of the six county titles.

It was a joint effort between the Sparks committee, Hereford Leisure Centre staff and parents, friends, and family as volunteers for the day.

In December, the club will be holding a week of Christmas displays, bringing together the whole club to celebrate the talent of all of our gymnasts and the hard work they put in.

A spokesperson from the club said they are reaching new heights at Halo Sparks and the next few years ahead are very exciting.