English junior diving athletes in RijekaJune 28, 2016
The England Programmes junior diving athletes in Rijeka will make up part of an 18-strong squad of junior divers competing in Croatia at the European Junior Diving Championships 2016.
For many of these young athletes it will be their first time on the international stage, competing side by side with some of GB’s top junior divers.
ASA England Programmes Diving Lead, Connie Montgomery, said, “Events like the European Junior Diving Championships provide a fantastic opportunity for these young divers to experience competing at an international level.
“The team includes a mix of relatively experienced international athletes and also some who are competing for Great Britain for the very first time.” – Connie Montgomery
“They will have the chance to feel what it is like to perform dives under pressure in front of an international crowd, but also a chance to draw inspiration and confidence from the camaraderie and team ethos which athletes experience when representing their country together.”
England Programmes junior diving athletes in Rijeka
- Alfie Brown
- Maria Papworth
- Emily Bearpark
- Millie Haffety
- Ruby Bower
- Anthony Harding
- Noah Williams
- Millie Fowler
Also representing Team GB is ASA Awards: Diving Athlete of the Year 2015, Jordan Houlden, who made his senior international debut earlier this year, and European Champion, Matty Lee.
Lee claimed a silver and a bronze medal with synchro partner, Georgia Ward at the London 2016 LEN European Aquatics Championships 2016.
British Diving Talent and Development Manager, Julian Bellan, commented, “This is the largest team to date that we have ever taken to a European Junior Champs.”
“Our ambition remains as it has for the last few years to be within the top two ranked teams in Europe.
“The British Juniors have had a great start to the season winning the 7 Nations in March and coming third as a team in Dresden in April out of 26 countries from across the world.”
Keep up to date with the results over on the Rijeka 2016 website.