Bay cheerleader to USA Tauranga cheerleader is the first from the Bay of Plenty to be selected to compete at the World Championships in Florida in April.

A member of the Bay Twisters, Anna Grigson, 13, will compete in the Perth-based Toxic Cheer Weapons Team.

Anna will be one of the youngest competitors.

She is travelling to Perth next Monday for training before she goes to the US.