At a recent meeting of The Benevolent Masonic Lodge, which meets in Wells, members were delighted to present a cheque for £600 to the charity, TS5C.
TS5C supports young athletes in Somerset to reach a standard of excellence which will help them secure inclusion in a national squad or ultimately Team GB.
Talented young gymnast Corey Walkes from Quayside Trampoline & Gymnastics Club in Bridgwater, made headlines this weekend, winning gold at a major sporting event held at the Arena in Birmingham.
Corey, from Radstock near Bath, claimed top spot in the hotly-contested men’s age 17-21 trampoline final on Sunday.
After his incredible last season which saw Bertie win over 20 Gold’s at top events all over the country plus a whole raft of other achievements, the new season sees Bertie move up from being an U13 to the Cadet (U15) category. Although only just 13 he entered the England U15 rankings at number 8. A great starting position he can build on over the next two years.
Last weekend saw the start of the new handball season and not only a step up to under 19s and men's handball, but a new team to get used to as I am now playing for Stroud.
I was looking forward to the increased phyisical and stamina demands as the games are 60 minutes as opposed to 40 minutes at under 16 level.
As part of Team GB, Cameron attended the European Championships held in Glasgow in August.
A really well supported event, on home soil, Cameron returned from Glasgow a Gold Medallist and European Champion, after he played his part in the Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay
It’s been a busy summer of rugby for Jessica. At the beginning of July she was selected for England U18 women’s 7s team to play in the inaugural Home Nations 7s tournament in Edinburgh.
My first year in the youth category has come to an end, it has had some highs and lows and I have learnt a lot and mind a whole bunch of new friends in the process.
The last event of the year was the U20 British Triathlon Festival at Mallory Park.
TS5C’s Charlie Cook completed his triathlon season by competing at the Under 20’s Festival at Mallory Park race circuit, in Leicestershire. This was the last race in the British Elite Series and included athletes from England, Scotland, Wales, Jersey and France.
I have just come back from my best race experience this year after competing in the National School Games Finals at Loughborough University. The organisers had done loads to make it feel like an Olympic style event.
Siblings Jamie (17) and Bettine Harris (15) from Kings of Wessex Academy and Bristol Corinthian Yacht Club have just returned from over 5 weeks of international sailing competition.
My European Championships campaign started on day three of the swimming meet. It was the 100 backstoke and I was sceeded outside the top 30 swimmers, with the other 3 brits ahead of me, so I only really had my eyes on a PB.