Lacey’s twirling at the world championships

Lacey Brownsword, 16, from Middleton is set to compete with the United Twirl England team at the World Championships in Liverpool in August this year.

Lacey started training with the Winthorpe Whirlers Majorettes when she was just two years old, quickly moving on to performances and street parades aged three. When Winthorpe closed their doors, she moved to Leeds Baton Rouge Majorettes taking part in competitions.

She quickly became one of the group leaders and solo performers where she flourished. She has independently trained some of her younger majorettes team members in solos who have also won awards with Lacey’s coaching.

At the age of 10 she was spotted by a judge and British Baton Twirling coaches and went on to train and compete with them alongside her majorettes team. She hung up her majorettes shoes in 2022 to concentrate on her twirling.

She is the winner of 7 National titles with the British Majorettes Sports Association and she holds two Audrey O’Neal Foundation Cup sashes and Spring Cup Champion Sash with British Baton Twirling Sports Association.

As well as training and competing with Insync Baton Twirlers, Lacey is now fundraising to be able to take her place in the England team at the World Championships.

She has secured some sponsorship from Twisted Kitchen in Morley, but is seeking donations of raffle prizes. If you can help please email Lacey’s mum Claire at or donate at:


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