A YOUNG trampolinist is hoping to inspire others to get bouncing with her success.

Madi Farley, 14, of Portslade, is juggling her GCSES with springing up the leader board of the country's best bouncers.

The Portslade Aldridge Community academy pupil is now set to represent the South East at the National Development Plan Trampoline competition in Birmingham in May.

Madi - who only took up the sport two years ago and trains with the Rise Trampoline Club - said: "It's quite exciting to have got this far.

"I'm really happy.

"I train two hours on Mondays and two hours on Thursdays and it can be a bit tricky fitting it all in around my mocks.

"I started off doing gymnastics and then went from there on to trampolining and I just love it. It's so much fun."

Madi hopes to win the Birmingham competition and reach the finals along with the eight best trampolinists in the country.

Madi reached the semi-finals in last year's competition too.

Her coach Val Storey, said: "We are extremely proud of Madi. To do it once is great but twice shows gritty determination and hard work. I am so pleased it has paid off for her."

Madi's father Neil added that they were "so pleased" with her success.

The club has recently been given a grant of almost £10,000 from Sports England which they will use to buy two trampolines and extra equipment as part of the initiative Get Brighton Bouncing.

The club hopes to introduce 150 more people to the sport.

To launch the project the club is holding a free taster session on Sunday April 3 at Brighton Aldridge Community Academy's Sports Centre between 2.30pm and 5.30pm.

Madi and the rest of the team will be giving demonstrations

The session is open to anyone aged six and above. More details can be found at risetrampolineclub.co.uk.