SLIDESHOW: World champion Max Whitlock visits Ballymena gymnastics club

Members and coaches of the Ballymena-based Valdez Gymnastics Club welcomed a very special visitor to the club last week.

World champion and BBC Sports Personality of the Year nominee Max Whitlock visited the club as part of a tour designed to inspire more children to take up gymnastics.

Max Whitlock answers questions from Valdez Gymnastics Club members. INBT 51-833H

Max Whitlock answers questions from Valdez Gymnastics Club members. INBT 51-833H

The Englishman recently made history by becoming the first British man to win a World Gymnastics title

He became the second high-profile visitor to Valdez this year after Olympic bronze medallist Beth Tweddle officially opened the Woodside Road premises in June.