Gymnast Adele Bevan has been praised for being the first member of Pembrokeshire Special Needs Gymnastics Club to have been selected for the British development squad.
Thirteen-year-old Adele, from Clarbeston Road, will be training within the GB Gymnastic and Movement for People with Disabilities (GMPD) development squad structure.
She was selected after taking part in the GMPD Women's National trials for the British Squad.
Angela Miles, Disability/ Hockey Development Officer for Pembrokeshire County Council, congratulated her on her success.
"This selection is a huge achievement for Adele and her club," she said.
Last year, Adele won two gold and one silver medals in the Under 21 category in the GMPD Open competition in Poole - competing against gymnasts much older than herself. She went on to win four gold medals in the Welsh Nationals, and was crowned the overall Welsh Champion in the Level 2 Under-16 category.
"Adele is a pleasure to coach and is extremely committed to her gymnastics, training hard week in week out," said her coach Amy Yelland.
"She also enjoys helping out with the younger gymnasts in the club. They all look up to her as a role model. Well done Adele, we are all very proud of you! "
Pictured above is Adele Bevan with GMPD Personal Coach Amy Yelland, who is also Head Coach of Pembrokeshire Special Needs Gym Club
Designed and Developed by Pembrokeshire County Council
Copyright © 2013 Pembrokeshire Youth Zone