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It was a bit of a hectic day yesterday for Corey as the British Olympic Association officially announced the team selected to compete at the 2nd European Games in Minsk next month! There will be over 4,000 athletes from 50 countries who will compete across 10 days in 200 different medal events and Corey will be one of them!
I recently went to the British Swimming Championships in Glasgow. I swam well and got 2 bronzes one in the 200 Backstroke and one in the 400 Individual Medley.
Bettine Harris and her sailing partner Megan Ferguson have continued to work on their partnership in the 420 dinghy and have been training hard in the British Youth Squad and competing around the country through the Winter months.
Strode's Joe Nelson has been selected as part of the GB U18 handball team travelling to Gothenburg in Sweden to compete in the European Handball Open tournament this July.
Jess has had mixed fortunes so far this season as she badly damaged a finger in November leaving her unable to play for several months. However, she is now back playing again and has been fast making up for lost time!
Sorry I haven't been in touch for a while, but Luke has joined the Army and has been busy with his duties and where he's based they don't have any fencing training.
Luke Mason 17' Army, took part in the British Army Championships on 4th April, he won all his pool matches gaining 6th seed position.
Please find attached an article in last week's Gazette. Joe has travelled to Chester this weekend for a final GB u18 training camp with National coaches. The shortlisted final 20 players from clubs around the UK who are all hoping for selection to represent GB in Sweden in July.
The 2019 British Triathlon Super Series kicked off at Nottingham University on the 30th March. The Series brings the top triathletes from across the whole of GB to compete to attempt to gain access to racing in the National competitions.
I compete in the Youth A category and was pleased with a 400m pb swim which meant I was ranked 15th out of more than 100 competitors going in to day 2 at Prestwold Race Circuit.
The triathlon season is finally starting after the winter break with the British Triathlon Performance Assessment being held this last weekend. Training has not gone all to plan as I have been suffering a bit from injury and I have had to take time out to revise for my GCSE’s. This has meant trying to do quite a bit of juggling and as a result dropping the cross country and National Schools Biathlon Championships over the winter months so I could ensure I had properly recovered for the start of the Tri Season.
2019 is a very important year for all our young athletes as they seek those very important points which will help to propel them into their respective teams now being picked for the Tokyo Olympics.
Most notably is Corey Walkes, who returned to form after a period out for injury,represented Great Britain at the 26th World Age Group Trampoline, Tumbling and DMT Championships held in St Petersburg in Russia.
Tristan just got back from a 10 day camp which included the British Championships in Ruhpolding, Germany and the Austrian National Championships.
He won the 7.5k Youth (Under 18) Skate Race so is now British Champion and came 8th in the Austrian National Championships in his age group.
Corey Walkes has arrived back home after representing Great Britain at the 26th World Age Group Trampoline, Tumbling and DMT Championships held in St Petersburg in Russia. Corey was selected to compete for Great Britain as one of just 3 GBR individual trampoline gymnasts in his age group after winning the gold medal at the British Championships held in Birmingham earlier this year.