MEMBERS of Acrobay Gymnastics Club are on a high after they claimed a number of medals at the country's biggest domestic competition recently.

Talented gymnasts with the Rosyth-based club were at the 2019 Scottish Acrobatic Invitational, hosted by Scottish Gymnastics at the Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility, and claimed a glut of podium places.

More than 500 acrobatic gymnasts in 200 partnerships from across the UK – including 21 from Acrobay – took to the floor at the event, which saw Scottish clubs compete at the highest levels from NDP Grade Three to Senior Men's and Women's partnerships, facing strong opposition from England and Northern Ireland in the process.

During what the club described as a "rollercoaster" two days of highs and lows, the West Fifers led the way for Scottish medal success.

No less than six Acrobay partnerships reached the gold standard, with Erin Banks and Elise Joyce (Grade Three Women's Pairs); Sean Habrovitsky and Kamila Denicka (Grade Four Mixed Pairs); Lewis Cullen-Young and Katie Hendry (Grade Five Mixed Pairs); Amy Middleton, Eve Ormiston and Hannah Johnston (Grade Five Women's Groups); Orla O'Neill, Amy Byrne and Eilidh Park (IDP Women's Groups); and Eve Gillies and Sophie Humphries (Age 11-16 Women's Pairs) all claiming first place.

There were silver medals for Mia Logan, Jasmine Parris and Isla Rourke in the Youth Women's Groups, while Eilish McNicoll, Isla Gould and Isla McIntosh (Grade Three Women's Groups); Clara Davidson, Charlotte Hodge and Poppy Green (Grade Four Women's Groups); and Nephele Idehen and Daisy Campbell (Youth Women's Pairs) all won bronze.

Acrobay's head coach, Suzanne Fraser, commented: "This weekend has been a great experience for our gymnasts and showed the progress that all the partnerships have made over the past year, with many of them achieving personal bests in a very high standard of competition.

"The sheer number of entries this year is a testament to the development of the sport in Scotland and showed our gymnasts that, not only could they compete at British level, they could do it well.

"The coaches are all very proud of every one of them."

In addition to impressing the judges and spectators, Acrobay and their fellow Scottish partnerships were also looking to impress selectors from Scottish Gymnastics.

Performances at this event formed part of the selection process for gymnasts hoping to be invited onto the governing body's elite 'National Performance Programme' and 'Performance Pathway Programme', and to represent Scotland at the inaugural Home Nations Tournament in April.