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HTAS August Update

Athletics

Isobel Pooley achieved 4th place at the U23 European Championships in Finland. This is a huge achievement for Isobel in light of the major injury she suffered earlier this year, which meant that she missed several months of training and was even on crutches in late January.

Diving

William Osborne won a Bronze medal at the Boys National Age Group C Platform.

Thomas Graham won a Gold in 3m synchro and two Bronze medals in platform and 1m springboard at the National Age Groups Diving Championships in Sheffield.

Fencing

Edgar Hornby has been invited to a two-day world class programme assessment event for those identified by British Fencing as talented athletes, for evaluation and eventual inclusion on the Olympic pathway, Edgar is one of the youngest invited.

Hockey

Ollie Nail has been selected to play in the U18 European Cup in Vienna.

Ice Skating

Danielle Harrison is now ranked No.1 in the National Ice Skating Association British Advanced Novice rankings. Danielle has had an excellent season winning the Advanced Novice Ladies Class at the Ice Challenge in Austria and finished 2nd at the British Figure Skating Championships in the same class.

Judo

Shelly Ludford has progressed into cadets and at the British Championships at Sheffield in January took 5th place. In March at the Hampshire closed event Shelly won gold, then in May Shelly was part of the bronze winning Hampshire squad at the Inter Counties event not losing any of her fights. More recently Shelly won gold at the London Open and a Bronze medal at the West of England event only losing to GB players.

Modern Pentathlon

Bradley Sutton finished 6th in the National Biathle Championships at Salford Quays, this means Bradley has qualified for the Biathle World Championships in Limassol Cyprus in October. This will be Bradley's 4th year in a row that he has qualified for the World Championships. Bradley has also been selected by Pentathlon GB to advance from the Regional English Talent Pool to the higher National English Talent Programme (top 12 athletes) and will be attending training camps with the older World Class Talent Programme athletes which is a major stepping stone for his objective to be part of the World Class Programme in 2014.

Jessica Sutton finished 19th out of 25 at the Biathle World Tour in Portugal but this was enough to confirm her as Youth C Female World Tour Champion for 2013.

Rowing

Xanthe Weatherhead attended the British Rowing Championships at Holme Pierrepoint, she came 6th in the Women's Junior single scull and 7th in the Women's Junior Double Sculls.

Sailing

Jake Farren-Price attended the World and European Laser 4.7 championships in Lake Balaton, Hungary, posting the best performance of the 20-strong GBR team by earning 19th place in the World Championship U16 category and 15th place in the U16 European Championship.

Shooting

Oliver Vass entered the Centenary 50m prone rifle, 3P and pistol meeting held at Bisley and won the gold medal in the Junior Men's 3P Championship. As a result of this Oliver has been asked to join the Surrey Shooting League and has been invited to the European Championships in the Isle of Man.

Squash

Kyle Finch is ranked No1 player for England after winning the European Championships. In June Kyle won the Boys U15 Dutch Junior Open beating the No 1 and 2 Indian players, No 1 Canadian player, No 1 ranked French player, and No 1 European player.

Tae Kwon Do

Brendon Tasker competed in the World Championships in Coventry on Saturday 13 July. He finished just outside the medal positions in 4th place out of 71 other juniors in his division.

Triathlon

Ali Rogers has had a very successful season to date. His big win was the European Age-Group Championships for the 16-19 year age group in Alanya, Turkey in June. He has also won the Swanage Tri in June together with the Bournemouth International Triathlon (sprint distance). Ali qualified for the World Age Group Triathlon Championships due to take place in London in September 2013.

Waterpolo

Kathy Rogers has been selected for GB U17's squad heading to the European Championships in Turkey in September. She is attending training camps in Manchester and Cardiff. In early July she gained her second GB cap, competing in Hungary with GB U17's and she is next due to compete in the pre-Europeans ISOPOLO event in Turkey in early August.

Windsurfing

Sebastian Round recently attended the RSX Youth European Championships in Brest, France. He was the youngest male GBR competitor in this U19 competition, there were a total of eight British boys and Sebastian came in 5th GBR achieving a 12th in the Silver Fleet of the U19 division and 12th U17 overall. Sebastian also secured qualification for the Techno 293 Europeans to be held in Israel in October, finishing second in the GBR selection process after an UKWA event in June.

Marina Round is the first U15 girl at National Cup Events even though she has just turned 13. She has placed first in every event in her U15 Girls' division as well as winning the North Sea Cup 2 event at Herne Bay as the first U15 girl. In addition she was first girl in the overall Techno 293 North Sea Cup, an international event composed of British, Dutch, French and Belgian sailors.


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