An Amman Valley schoolgirl who is going from strength to strength in trampolining has been presented with another sporting achievement.

Ysgol y Bedol pupil Madison Davies has been crowned Under 11s Girls Disability Elite British Schools Champion in Trampolining at the British Schools Gymnastics Association national final which was held in Northern Ireland last month.

The British Schools Gymnastics Association is a registered charity formed to promote participation in, and the development of gymnastics in UK schools.

Madison, who has recently turned 11 years old, beat off competition from other gymnasts to win first place in her category.

As well as representing her school, Madison will be representing Wales at Birmingham’s Echo Arena this June in the National Development Plan (NDP) finals.

A week before she set off to Ireland, Madison came second place in the NDP competition in Penarth which helped her qualify for her next stage of the competition.

Madison’s mum Hayley told The Guardian: “We are all very proud of Madison and what she has accomplished.

“She absolutely loves trampolining and gymnastics and it has improved her confidence.

“We would like to thank the local area for their sponsorship including Ysgol Y Bedol, Eligant Occasions, Tasha’s Ironing Service, Designs in GCG, Brian “Jockey” and all her coaches at Neath Afan Gymnastics Club.

“In Ireland, Madison was in second place until her second bounce when she beat her Irish competitor by 1.1 points.

“It was very close, but we are looking forward to watching Madison represent our country in Birmingham.”

Over the last five years Madison has been winning competitions and scooping awards in competitions across the country.

She was recently awarded Most Promising Disability Gymnast by Neath Afan Gymnastics Club.

“Madison is now training hard for the NDP and she is working alongside head coach Rachel who is

A spokesperson for Ysgol y Bedol said: “We are very proud of Madison’s achievements and it is a privilege to have her as a pupil at our school.

“We wish her all the success for the future and wish her the best of luck when she proudly represents Wales in Birmingham this June.”