A 14-year-old boy from Markyate has made history by becoming the youngest ever Jet Ski national champion.

Jack Moule, a pupil at Roundwood Park school in Harpenden, clinched a double victory by winning the Jet Ski Freestyle National Champion in both amateur and professional classes.

The youngster, who only started competing in the extreme sport this year, spent his summer travelling around Britain scoring enough points in each stage of the competition to secure him first place.

Jack said: “I’m absolutely chuffed. I worked really hard for this and even had to train in the freezing cold so I’m so happy it’s all paid off.”

“None of this would have been possible without the support of my mum and dad for all the support they’ve given me.”

When asked if he ever gets scared when practicing his tricks Jack told the Review: “At the beginning it is a little scary but I soon overcome this fear, but I always practice with a helmet just in case.”

Jack will now go on to compete for the British Title next year and then hopes to represent his country and compete for the world title in Lake Havasu America, where jet skiing is a huge sport.

Mum Suzan Moule said: “The jet skis are extremely powerful, weighing over 22 stone and it amazes us how he is able to perform such complex tricks and make the ski look as light as a feather.”

“We are extremely proud of Jack, he trains in all weathers and thoroughly enjoys and deserves his success, he is a natural.”