NIKKI Thorne has spoken of her pride at gaining a prized position with British Gymnastics.

King Edmund Gym Club’s successful head coach has been appointed as a Performance Pathway coach by the sport’s national governing body.

She said: “It’s a real honour to be given this role and I’m absolutely delighted by it.

“Basically, my duties will involve meeting and working with acro-gymnastic coaches across the South West and Wales and helping them to broaden their knowledge and expertise when it comes to their own roles.

“It promises to be a challenging role that is not without its responsibilities, of course, but it’s one I am looking forward to immensely.”