FOUR Wirral athletes and a coach are off to the World Trampoline Championships which begin this week in Birmingham.

The group, who are all members of Birkenhead Trampoline Club, will be competing in the championships after they all qualified for the Great Britain team following two qualification events earlier this year.

Who is competing in the World Championships?

Beth Williamson, 24, will be first to compete in the Senior Ladies DMT with her competition starting on Friday, November 10.

This is Beth’s fifth consecutive World Championships for Great Britain.

Declan Carter, 14, Megan Sprakes, 18, and Alfie Williams, 16, will compete the following week at the World Age and Junior World Championship in their respective age groups.

This will be Declan and Megan’s second World Age Championships for Great Britain after they both competed last year in Bulgaria.

Declan has represented GBR on many occasions now and this year placed fifth in the British Championships against athletes two years older than him.

Megan has now competed for both England and GBR multiple times. She has this year been crowned British and English Champion and now "sets her sights on the world stage".

For Alfie, this will be his first Great Britain representation after he only returned to the sport one year ago after taking a three-year break from the sport.

Sarah Madge, Birkenhead Trampoline Club coach, will also be joining the World Age team as the Lead DMT coach and will work alongside other coaches and officials from around the country to make the event run smoothly for the athletes.

She said: "The championships haven’t been held in the UK since 2011 and it is a very exciting time for the sport. 

"The event for our World Age Members (Declan, Megan and Alfie) is all self-funded and is costing parents around £1,500 to send the athletes.

"We are currently looking for some local businesses that would consider sponsoring some of these young athletes.

"We would like to wish all GBR athletes and the rest of the world good luck from BTC."

If you could offer any sponsorship or would like to join Birkenhead Trampoline Club in any way (athlete, coach, volunteer) please email