A YOUNG gymnast could be tumbling to victory after being chosen to represent Great Britain in a worldwide competition.
Shanice Davidson, 11, is set to go to Birmingham later this month to battle it out in the 21st World Age Group Tumbling Competition.
The Biddick Sports College pupil was chosen along with five other tumblers from her squad to represent Great Britain in the week-long competition, which starts on November 20.
Shanice, of Albany, Washington, has been doing gymnastics for five years.
Grandma Sheila, 64, said: “I’m so proud of her. She’s done so well and she’s really dedicated to it and she works extremely hard.
“I’m thrilled that she’s going to be representing Great Britain. We had to go to the British Gymnastics Association’s National Sports Centre in Lilleshall two Saturdays and all the hopefuls performed.”
Sheila, chief executive at the Bridge Project, a centre for women, added: “I was really excited when Shanice was chosen and she was as well. She’s going to be representing Great Britain in her age group of 11 to 12 and I’m sure she’ll do brilliantly.
“It’s brilliant that five others from her group have got through as well.
“It’s a brilliant squad.”
Shanice, who lives with her grandma and grandad Bill, 65, trains with Deerness High Performance Academy in Durham.
Sheila said: “I’m not sure if she’ll end up going into it professionally – it’s too early to say – but she enjoys it and she’s brilliant and that’s all that matters.”