Isle of Man Sport Aid recipient Tony Duchars got his gymnastics season off to an impressive start on Sunday at the East of England Championships.
The east region is well known for its very high standard of gymnastics; making up the majority of England’s Commonwealth Games team competing in Delhi this week.
The young stars of the future put on a magnificent competition to open their season trying out the new high-value moves which had been learnt over the summer.
Twelve-year-old Tony was very excited to take his new double back dismounts to competition, a new vault and his very impressive pommel routine helped him to finish second overall.
With such a good finish Tony was back in the gym polishing up his moves and is already working on improving his routines for the British Championships which take place in Leicester in November.