An Amman Valley schoolgirl has been selected as the latest recruit for the Special Olympics.

Madison Davies is the newest member of Team Wales and trains monthly with the squad all across the country.

2018 has been a successful year for the 11-year-old who has gone strength to strength in both artistic gymnastics and trampolining.

The 11-year-old competed in her first Trampoline and Artistic Gymnastics season last year and has gone onto represent Wales as well as her school across the UK.

Recently Maddie landed a spot on the Special Olympics Welsh team.

Mum Hayley said: “We travelled to Milford Haven for the Special Olympics trials and she was picked for Welsh team and she will be training with the squad once a month at different locations across Wales.

“She trains five days a week and scouts will now be watching Maddie in competitions and then they pick who they want to be part of Team GB which is very exciting.

“Maddie still trains at Neath Avon and has a few more competitions lefts before Christmas. She has been selected to compete in the Trampoline League Finals in Sheffield this weekend.”

The Ysgol Y Bedol pupil competed in the Disability Artistic British Championships on October 7 at Lillishall Sports Centre, Telford where she was named Woman’s Floor Champion for the second year running.

She also came second on the beam, second on the vault, third on bars and first place over all in the same competition becoming the Disability Artistic British Champion.

Maddie competed in the first round of the NDP qualifiers on Sunday and placed first also gaining the qualifying score to move onto the next round.

As well as scooping sporting medals, Maddie has been shortlisted at the Neath Port Talbot Physical Activity and Sport Service (PASS) Awards and will find out if she’s won in January.

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