BRINN Bevan has spoken of his joy after being named in Great Britain’s squad for next month’s Gymnastics World Cup.

Some of the world’s best gymnasts will be heading to Birmingham’s Genting Arena for what has been described as the strongest ever line up in the competition.

And Bevan, a former Deanes School pupil, cannot wait to take part.

“I am super excited to be getting back out there again with that GB flag on and repping the lion on my heart and on my chest especially in front of a British home crowd,” said Bevan.

“It was an unreal experience to witness it in London 2012 and I got to experience it first-hand again in 2017 for the World Cup of Gymnastics.

“Being in Birmingham this time I hope it brings even more interest and love for the sport of gymnastics.”

Nile Wilson has also been named in the Great Britain squad along with Bevan and the duo will be joined by some of the biggest names in gymnastics.

Russian powerhouse Nikita Nagornyy is the current all-around world bronze medallist and he will be aiming for more glory in Birmingham.

China’s Wei Sun has also been named in the men’s competition and returns to the World Cup for a second year on the run after enjoying a stellar 2018.

He just missed out on a medal at the 2018 World Championships, finishing fourth all-around, proving he is one of the world’s best all-around gymnasts.

The men’s competition will also see Kazuma Kaya (Japan), Bart Deurloo (Netherlands), Christian Baumann (Switzerland), Petro Pakhniuk (Ukraine) and Alec Yoder (USA) competing.

However, Bevan’s club-mate Max Whitlock will not take part.