Liam Kinsella has spoken of his immense pride after his sister Alice’s achievements at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Gymnast Alice, 17, won a gold, silver and bronze medal at the games, which was held on the Gold Coast in Australia from 4-15 April.
Liam is delighted for his sister and believes it is just reward for all her hard work and dedication.
“The family are well proud of her,” said the Walsall right-back.
“I couldn’t wait to see her to give her a big hug and say well done.
“She got the gold on beam - I had to get up at 6:45 to watch it but it was worth it.
“She got silver in the team event all-round and bronze in the individual all-round, so she’s doing very well.
“She’s been doing gymnastics since she was five or six years old and this is what she has been working towards.
“She practices five days a week and does so many hours – probably 36-40 hours a week – and the hard work has paid off.
“She has waited so long for this opportunity and to go to the Commonwealth Games and get those medals, I’m really proud of her.”
So what now for the Commonwealth Games gold medallist?
“Her target is mainly to try to perform well at the Olympics, but she’s got a lot of competitions coming up before then,” Liam added.
“She has to get straight back into it and practice for the European Championships in August in Glasgow.
“Hopefully she can do well in those competitions and that can put her in good stead for the Olympics.”