A RUNCORN trampolinist is jumping for joy after becoming a British and world champion.

Elite gymnast Scarlett Fletcher is now aiming for Olympic glory in Paris in 2024.

The 11-year-old took the world by storm winning gold in her debut international competition as one of only four young trampolinists in the GB squad at the Scalabis Cup in Portugal.

The Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy student faced strong completion from 10 countries including China and Australia.

Yet, despite being the youngest competitor, she demonstrated her incredible agility with confidence and determination.

The former St Berteline’s Primary School pupil was chosen to represent Britain again in the Loule Cup in Portugal.

Proud dad Steven, 42, who works as an aircraft engineer on Manor Park, said: “These competitions feature a strong international field of competitors but she is unfazed.”

Versatile Scarlett competes at elite level in both trampolining and double mini trampoline.

She qualified for the British Championships and came away with another gold medal, plus a bronze in the synchronised trampolining and fifth in the individual trampoline.

Amazingly, she won yet another gold medal at the World Age Games in Sofia in Bulgaria last month.

Mum Zoe, 40, who works for Lloyds Banking Group, said: “She absolutely loves it.

“She is very strong minded, determined and competitive but she is also a really bubbly 11-year-old . She is very modest and loves spending time with her family.”

Scarlett joined the Focus Institute of Gymnastics in Widnes when she was only five and started entering regional competitions three years later.

When she was nine she moved to the City of Liverpool Trampoline Academy for more specialist coaching and trains for around 26 hours a week.

“They all share the same passion,” added Zoe. “They understand each other’s commitment and journey.

“Her coaches are now aiming for the Olympics.

“They are absolutely thrilled that she is already a world champion at 11.”

Businesses wishing to sponsor Scarlett can e-mail dylanfletcher4@hotmail.com.