RHYTHMIC Gymnastics Club Worcester are celebrating British success for the second consecutive year.

They were again crowned overall champions in the Rhythmic Championships Series.

The club were represented by two espoirs under 12s groups at the M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool, competing for the prestigious title.

Showing diversity and skill in front of a crowded arena, the gymnasts displayed routines in free and ball against top clubs in the country.

Bluestars’ Mia Harding, Lucy Jackman, Elodie McNelis and Eva Yordanov achieved their highest scores of the year with stand-out routines in the all-around to remain espoirs overall British champions.

They went on to take gold in free and silver in ball in the apparatus finals.

Roses’ Scarlett Bunn, Isabel Hirons, Jessica Holmes and Amber Whitaker finished a creditable 10th overall.

Next up for the groups are the remaining rounds of the Elite League in Stoke this month.

Head coach Petra Milecova said: “It is a great achievement to have two groups competing at such major championships.

“We had participated in several competitions prior to the championships and could see what we needed to work on and how to improve on scores.

“In the run-up to the event we worked long training hours to make sure the girls were prepared physically and mentally to perform their routines to the level I knew they could.

“Bluestars performed two clean routines which secured the beautiful first place in the all-around and they repeated it again on in the apparatus finals.

“Roses did the best they could and ranked 10th overall. Congratulations to both Roses and Bluestars, I am very proud of the achievements.”