1st January 2017.
I am Felicity Rose Ayres and I’m 9 years old. I train 23 hours a week at Falcons Gymnastics Academy in Barnstaple with my coach Kelly Park and my talented gymnastics friends as part of Diamonds Elite Squad. When I was little Mum took me to gymnastics and I started getting very good at it. I then saw Simone Biles, USA Gymnast, on the TV and looking up at her said to myself, ‘I’m going to be just like her one day’.

I’ve achieved a very amazing thing – I have been selected to be in the GB Development Squad for 2017. I will be training at Lilleshall National Sports Centre several times during the year with other Great Britain squad gymnasts.

I love gymnastics and want to go as far as I can in the sport.

Watch my 3mins report that was on ITV Westcountry TV in December 2016!