TS5C relies completely on the generosity of local businesses and individuals to operate. For our 10th Anniversary, we have a packed year of fundraising activities planned, and details will appear here as and when they are announced.
As I am now living at university in Bath, I do not have much news, although recently I competed at BUCS, which is the inter university competition for swimming. Here I swam in the 200 butterfly, backstroke and individual medley. I made finals in all of these events, winning gold in the 400 individual medley, and finishing 4th in the 200 backstroke.
Street athlete Charlie Cook produced his best performance of the season when competing at the National Modern Biathlon at Tudor Grange, Solihull.
Following the regional qualifiers, Cook was ranked 7th in the country going into the event and he knew he would need to be at his best to improve on this position.
Having become the only team from Somerset ever to win the National Schools title (2017), the 10-person team have been invited to attend the prestigious Caban Cup in Poland in January 2018 – the only English team ever to be invited.
TS5C is very pleased to be one of the sponsors supporting the tour and wishes the team the very best of luck.
Corey competed as an individual on Saturday18th November at 25th World Age Group Championships held in Sofia, Bulgaria in the largest age group of eighty four 15/16 year old boys and then again on Sunday in the same age group in synchronised trampolining.
There were 938 athletes competing from all over the world.
After teaming up with Helm Tom Collyer just before the Squad Selector in Weymouth, Jamie and Tom performed well especially for a new pairing (who’s first event was the Selector). The invitation for Youth Squad followed, with the first camp being back in Weymouth over the half-term, in which Jamie learnt huge amounts after recently transitioning from helming to crewing.
October 31st saw the announcement of the brand new England Table Tennis 913 Squad.
We’re delighted to announce that TS5C’s Bertie Kelly (12) was named as one of the inaugural members. The aims of the squad, which will be based at Nottingham University, are to take the brightest Table Tennis talent the country has to offer and provide them with top level coaching and prepare them for international competition.
At the last bank holiday I represented the South West for the 3rd year in succession at the National Triathlon Championships in my last year of TRISTAR3. The race was going really well upto the last leg with me being in the top 20 with opportunities to move up the field as I started the run. However disaster struck as I came into transition as I had a massive cramp spell and had to withdraw and be taken to the medical centre for treatment.
Having completed a successful season with Winscombe U18 Girls, culminating in winning the National Championship, Jess has started the new year with some great news from the RFU. She has been selected as one of the 35 girls in the U18 Talent Development Group.
Sixteen year old trampoline gymnast Corey Walkes has had little time to relax after his successful weekend competing at the 2017 British Trampoline & Tumbling Championships which were held at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.
His ‘comeback’ performance after over a year out through injury showed just why he is in his fifth year of selection for the Great Britain High Performance Junior Programme and a place on the Trampoline Olympic Potential Squad.
My 2016/17 season ended with an incredible experience - competing for Team GB at the European Youth Olympic Festival. The whole GB team met up on Friday 21st July at Bisham Abbey for kitting out, team building and educational sessions. After a training session at Hillingdon the following day, the swimmers met up with the rest of the team at Heathrow to fly out to Budapest.
After a successful summer, I have now been selected for the England U18 squad for the coming year despite being a year young!
I have also started playing for the Exeter university national league team. Therefore I have a lot of travelling ahead for training and matches, locally and internationally I have really appreciated the funding from T5Sc and have benefitted greatly from it.
Ella successfully competed at the Trampolining, Tumbling and DMT British Championships in late September at Liverpool's Echo Arena and she is now age 13-14 Female Double Mini Trampoline British Champion 2017.
As a result she has been selected to represent Great Britain on Double mini trampoline at the world age competition In Bulgaria this November.