A crowdfunding campaign to send a Leeds-based gymnast to the World Age Group Championships has raised £630 of its £2000 target.
James Tatterton is hoping to compete at the international event, but is having to raise money himself because tumbling is a self-funded sport.
The championships take place in Denmark from 29 November to 7 December.
The £2000 target has been set because of a breakdown of costs from British Gymnastics. The trip itself would cost James around £1300, with a four day training camp and two training weekends adding £392 to the cost.
James would also have to buy his own Great Britain kit, which would cost around £300.
His mother, Helen, set up the campaign, and explained her desire to see James compete:
“Being selected to represent your country is the ultimate honour for a sportsperson and it would be very disappointing for James and for us if we could not send him due to financial constraints.”