PERFORMERS Gymnastics Academy took part in their first General Essex County Championships.

The top three gymnasts on each piece qualified for the regional finals.

Weeley-based Performers came away with 15 Essex county champions and ten regional champions in two tough competitions.

In the age eight and nine level one event, Beatrice Catchpole was second overall, second on vault and joint-second on floor, along with Isla Dearsley, who was also third overall and Essex champion on bars, second on floor and third on beam.

Lola Dearlsey was second on bars and joint-third on floor, with Gabby Cantrell.

Brooke Perkins, Roxi Brett and Lucy Danvers also had a great competition.

In the age ten to 12 level one, Amelia Hawkins was overall Essex county champion - also taking the titles on bars, beam and floor.

Yasmin Allwright was second overall, second on bars and floor and joint-third on beam, alongside Sophia Mastroberardino, who was also third overall, third on vault and joint-third on floor with Olivia Allwright, who was also Essex county vault champion.

Jemima Holdaway was second on vault and Frances Fernee was third on vault.

In the level two age eight to nine competition, Ellis Hough was the overall Essex county champion and she also won the titles on bars, beam and floor and third place on vault.

Phoebe Rose, in the age 13 to 16 level two, was Essex county champion all around and on all individual pieces.

Meanwhile, eight Performers gymnasts travelled to Pipers Vale Gymnasts Centre to compete in the Regional finals.

Beatrice Catchpole was regional vault champion and second place on floor for the eight and nine level one age group.

In this same group, Isla Dearsely was regional beam champion with third on floor and bars.

Lola Dearsley was second on bars.

In the age eight and nine level two, Ellis Hough was floor and bars regional champion and second on vault and beam.

In the ten to 12 age group, Yasmin Allwright was regional beam and floor champion with a third place on bars.

Sophia Mastroberardino was regional vault champion and second on bars and beam and third on floor.

Olivia Allwright was second on floor and vault.

In the club's 13/16 level two competition, Phoebe Rose was regional champion on bars, beam and floor with a second place on vault.