TALENTED members of a West Fife gymnastics club have proven that they are amongst Britain's best after medalling at a prestigious national competition.

Five partnerships from Acrobay, which is based in Rosyth, travelled to compete at the Pat Wade Classic, held in Fenton Manor, Stoke-on-Trent, over the weekend of November 17-18 and brought home gold, silver and bronze medals.

Eve Gillies and Sophie Humphries (Age 11-16 Women's Pairs); Rebecca Stewart, Ellie Hortsmann and Scarlett Haldane (Age 12-18 Women's Groups); Mica Fraser and Melissa Dewar (Age 12-18 Women's Pairs); Rosie Jasper, Abby Martindale and Gracie Crawford (Age 13-19 Women's Groups; and Erin Henderson, Sacha Muir and Chloe Rowlands (Senior Women's Groups), from the club's elite international competition group, joined more than 200 of the UK's top acrobatic gymnasts to take part in one of the season's biggest competitions.

In the qualifying rounds, gymnasts completed two routines to showcase their skills in acrobatics moves, dance and tumbling – incorporating intricate balances, multiple somersaults and partners being dramatically pitched and caught – all set to music.

Acrobay's girls, in what proved to be a very tough competition, gave some of their best performances of the season so far and ensured that the club's name featured heavily on the leaderboard, as all five partnerships comfortably claimed their place in the finals.

The finals on day two of the event were equally as dramatic and saw stunning performances across the board in the face of some formidable opposition, which were rewarded with well deserved gold medals for Erin, Sacha and Chloe, and Rosie, Abby and Gracie, silver for Eve and Sophie, and bronze for Mica and Melissa.

Acrobay's latest success comes after they turned out in record numbers – and claimed a whopping 73 medals – at the East of Scotland Championships, and thrilled head coach Suzanne Fraser said: "These are fantastic results, both for the club and for Scottish gymnastics.

"It's been a rollercoaster of a weekend with new challenges for everyone. All our partnerships were either performing new skills or routines for the first time in competition, or competing within a new partnership or at a different grade, and often a combination of all of these.

"They all did brilliantly.

"The fact that all five partnerships made the finals is amazing in itself, as they were up against some phenomenal talent and world class gymnasts, but they pulled it out of the bag with some of the best routines they've ever done.

"They have all worked so hard to achieve this and I know they'll just continue to learn and develop. I'm very proud of them all."