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World Championships

After last year rciving the award allowed me to travel to Germany and return with 2 bronzes for GB and this year I am glad to recive the award as it is allowing me to travel to Thailand to compete in the World Dragonboat Championships for the GB18 squad. Thank you JHMT for this opportunity.

4 days ago

Improved ranking

After competing in Tipton at half term the LTA rankings have updated. I've moved up to 26 in National rankings so on right pathway to get entry into summer nationals. Hopefully hold onto the spot.

4th Mar, 2019


British Cycling National Youth Forum

Today, I attended a British Cycling National Youth Forum meeting in London. This is the second year I had been on the forum, which aims to discuss and develop cycling and volunteering for young people. There were six young people, like me, and two members of the British Cycling Go-Ride team. It was a very productive day, discussing matters such as funding and how British Cycling can continue supporting young people. We also did some work on the project I had been working on, which was related to case studies and will hopefully be published shortly.

2nd Mar, 2019


Thank you!

Thank you to the JHMT for supporting me once again with another grant! This is the 3rd year I've received support from the team and it means a lot! The grant will help massively with my progress this year as a senior athlete, it'll enable me to buy essential training and competition equipment as well as getting massage treatment to hopefully ensure I remain injury free as the outdoor season approaches!

1st Mar, 2019


Melton Mowbray Junior Sportsman of the Year

I recently attended the Melton Mowbray Sports Awards as I had been nominated for Junior Sportsman of the year for 2018. I had made it through the shortlist to be able to attend the night in the top 3 and came out as the winner of the award. The night was very enjoyable and great to see so many high achieving athletes on the night. Thank you Inspire, the ongoing support over the past year has greatly facilitated my season in swimming and hopefully the next year will be the same.

1st Mar, 2019


Melton home show 23rd Feb 2019

An update on my fight from the 23rd of February,

I had an amazing bout with a tough component from London and fought on my home show in Melton. This fight was amazing and very beneficial where I learnt a lot of new skills. I came out with a win starting the year out on a great note I can't wait for my next fight.

28th Feb, 2019


Bucs Long course Championships February 15th 2019

On Friday February 15th I travelled up to Sheffield to compete in the Bucs Long Course Championships. I was only swimming the one event 200m Breaststroke which was on Saturday February 16th.

I qualified for the final finishing with a Silver Medal and was 2 seconds off my PB which I was quite pleased with as we are in hard training.

Overall Loughborough University had a Great weekend having a clean sweep of the Men's, Women's and Overall Championships.

Next race will be the Edinburgh International Swim Meet on March 15th - 17th.

27th Feb, 2019

Half Term Competition

I decided to challenge myself and compete in an older age group over half term Regional competitions. I competed in the 18 singles and doubles at Tipton Tennis Centre.

I had a successful first round match and won in straight sets. Then I played the number 2 seed. Even though I lost I'm happy with the level I played at. My work on fitness I think paid off because I pushed and tested my opponent. He was physically bigger and stronger but I didn't give up and made it to balls I wouldn't have before so pleased with my progress.

For doubles my partner & I made it to the final which was tough against the number 1 & 3 seed but good learning experience and actually not a bad result in an older age group.

Back to the club to give feedback to my coach and back to training for summer season.

25th Feb, 2019

Candice Hall

Candice Hall


BUCS Long Course Swimming Championships 15 to 17 February 2019

The weekend of 15 to 17 February 2019 was the BUCS Long Course swimming championships at Ponds Forge, Sheffield.

I was entered for 3 events - 200 freestyle, 200IM and 400IM. I came second in the 400IM and third in the 200IM. In the 200 freestyle I came fourth. Loughborough University won the women's, men's and overall trophy. It was an exciting finish as the men only won their trophy by 1 point.

My next competition is Edinburgh International Open Meet from 15 to 17 March 2019.

25th Feb, 2019

Harry Elliott

Harry Elliott



Harry Elliott

Thank you to the Joe Humphries Memorial Trust. I'm half way through my first year at Brooksby College as part of the Mansfield Town FC Performance Group and this will help with my travel expenses and also go towards the new boots I need. I've played football as part of a team now since I was six. As well as training with Mansfield they also encourage us to play outside of college, so I also play for Aylestone Park Youth U18 in the midweek floodlit league. We are currently top of the league! All I've ever wanted to do is play football and really appreciate the opportunity I now have at Brooksby College. Alongside the football I'm also studying a BTEC in Sport and learning all aspects of football including coaching and nutrition, so even if I do not become the next Vardy I could still follow a career in football off the pitch. Again thank you to the Joe Humphries Memorial Trust, I will keep you updated on our league position!

23rd Feb, 2019