Turnbull, Underwood and Morrison set to make international debuts in Portugal

SOUTH ESSEX teenagers Douglas Turnbull, Joshua Underwood and Luke Morrison will make their international debuts this weekend at an event in Portugal.

Turnbull, 14, and Underwood and Morrison, both 13, will compete against top gymnasts from across the world at the Gym Sport International in Anadia over the weekend of April 30 to May 1.

They will train on Friday, compete on Saturday and – hopefully progress to the finals on Sunday against rivals from countries including Canada, South Africa, Spain, Scotland, France and Wales.

South Essex’s Matt Jackson will also travel as their coach and the club’s experienced Jeff Davis will be in attendance as a judge.

SEGC’s established senior gymnast Reiss Beckford is also competing at the event.

And the Jamaican star is also keeping a video blog (or vlog!) of the trip which you can follow on his Twitter account @ReissBeckford