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Fantastic Commonwealth Games successes for Leeds!

Gold:-

Jack Laugher – 1m Springboard

Rebecca Gallantree & Alicia Blagg – 3m Synchro

Jack Laugher & Chris Mears – 3m Synchro

Silver:-

Jack Laugher – 3m Springboard

James Denny (with Tom Daley) – 10m Synchro

Bronze:-

Hannah Starling – 3m Springboard Diving

All our dives who attended CWG came back with a medal!

Unfortunately Matty Lee had to pull out of the CWG due to injury at the last minuite


FINA World Series, Leg 1 Beijing, Leg 2 Dubai

Six of our divers (Rebecca Gallantree, Hannah Starling, Alicia Blagg, Chris Mears, Jack Laugher and Matty Lee) went out, as part of the  ten strong GB Team on the first two legs of the FINA World Series.

The new 10m synchro partnership of Matty Lee and Daniel Goodfellow secured two Bronze medals (one in Beijing and one in Dubai) at their first ever World Series competitions!! The other medals from the GB Team were Tom Daley Bronze on Platform and Tonia Couch bronze on Platform.


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British  Gas National Cup


An eleven strong team –Rebecca Gallantree, Ben Sambrooke, James Denny,  Jack Laugher, Yona Knight-Wisdom, Sam Thornton, Alicia Blagg, Matty Lee, Katherine Torrance, Lydia Rosenthall and Lois Toulson, went down to the National Cup in Southend – it was our most successful National Cup ever, we dominated the competition, winning medals at every single event!


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Medals at Canadian CAMO International


A Team of our  younger (mainly) divers went out to the Canadian International  CAMO competition in December – Ben Sambrook, Sam Thornton, Matty Lee, Will Hallam, Ruby Bower (Bradford Esprit)Amy Read, Phoebe Banks  and  Emily Bearpark . The young girls put in very strong performances in their first ever international comp, but missing out on medals.  However the boys did manage podium positions: Sam- Bronze on platform, Matty(diving up an age group)- Silver on platform and Will Silver on 3m Springboard and Bronze on Platform!

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SPLAT Champion 2013!

Is……. Pat “The Terminator” Butler ! And a close second Darren Fletcher! But well done to all(25!) the brave contestants who took part for giving us such an entertaining day!! :-)

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2013 Bimbingamba Junior Competition, Italy

Young Anthony Harding went out to his first international competition, in Italy, and came back with a clutch of gold medals (1m,3m,platform)!!

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15th FINA World Championships, Barcelona

Five of our divers went out to the Words as part of Team GB (and of course Jamaica):Rebecca Gallantree , Hannah Starling Alicia Blagg  Jack Laugher and Yona Knight-Wisdom(JAM). Our divers put in some excellent performances in a tough comp –  our highest finishers where Rebecca and Alicia 6th in syncro finals and Hannah 7th in 3m final!

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2013 European Diving Championships, Rostock    

Another 5 of our divers went out to the  championships as part of Team GB  Rebecca Gallantree, Alicia Blagg, Hannah Starling, Josh Dowd  and  James Denny .With some very strong performances from all, we won  Bronze in the  3m syncro with Rebecca and Alicia!

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2013 Junior European  Diving Championships, Poznan, Poland

Five of our divers joined Team GB out in Poland: Alicia Blagg, Lydia Rosenthall,Lois Toulson, Josh Dowd and Matty Lee

Alicia becoming a double champion winning Gold’s on 1m and 3m!! Lydia winning Silver on 3m - her first JE medal!  Matty winning Bronze 1m, Silver platform and Gold on 3m – retaining/defending his 3m European Champion status and in doing so been the first ever GB diver to do this at the JE!!

Also Team GB came second in the new “Jump”  team event (Alicia and Matty taking part)!  Amusing fact: if Team Leeds had have gone out as a “country” they would have come second in the medal table!!

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International Youth Diving Meet Dresden 2013

Four of our diver joined the GB team in Dresden Lydia Rosenthall, Lois Toulson, Josh Dowd and Matty Lee.

Lois getting her first international medals Silver 3m and Bronze  platform, Josh winning up a Bronze on 1m and finally Matty getting Silver on both 1m and 3m!

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Medals at Australian Youth Olympic Festival!

Two of our divers went out to the AYOF - Josh Dowd and Sam Thornton.  Josh unfortunately just missed out on an individual medal coming 4th on 3m Spring board!,But Sam achieved a Silver on 3m syncro and Bronze on Platform syncro, with partners Freddie Woodward(3m)  and Ross Haslam (Plat)!

 Well done to both our divers!

 (Note: the AYOF event is held in Australia every two years and not to be confused with the  Youth Olympic Games held every 4 years -next host - Nanjing, China 2014)

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Medal Success at the Junior Worlds!!

Six of our divers are out at the Junior Worlds in Adelaide Australia (Jack Laugher, Hannah Starling, Alicia Blagg, Yona Knight-Wisdom, Lydia Rothenthall and Matty Lee)five representing GB and one Jamaica!

Hannah Starling has achieved a Bronze on the 3m spring board first ever for GB in group A girls!

Jack Laugher as retained his Junior World title on 3m spring board by winning Gold again!

and also Jack gained another  Gold medal with Tom Daley in the 3m synchro event!

And see our press releases page for more..

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First ever COLDC GOLD at the Junior Europeans!!









Four City of Leeds divers; Grace Reid, Lydia Rosenthall, Josh Dowd and Matty Lee, joined Team GB going out to the Junior Europeans in Graz. Matty Lee put in a strong performance on the 3m springboard to bring back the first ever Gold medal for the club at the Junior European’s!!

Read more here

Josh Dowd put in a strong performances especially as he was recovering from an injury, Lydia Rosenthall just missed out (4th) on the medals on 3m springboard and Grace Reid getting gold on 3m syncro and silver on 3m springboard.

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We have five in the Olympics!










Fantastic achievement! - 5 of the 12 strong divers selected to represent GB at this year’s Olympics are from our very own club!!

Congratulations to Rebecca Gallantree, Sarah Barrow, Hannah Starling, Alicia Blagg and Jack Laugher!

 And of course let’s not forget their proud coaches Adrian Hinchliffe and Edwin Jongejans! GO LEEDS!

Their success were achieved at the British Gas Diving Championships 2012, where they all medalled.

Other Leeds successes at the Diving Championships were:

Oliver Dingly silver 3m, James Denny bronze platform, Josh Dowd  + Charles Calvert 3m synchro,

James Denny + Joe Meszaros  10m synchro Bronze.

Well done all!

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10m Synchro GOLD!!!!!

 








Our very own Sarah Barrow  and her synchro partner Tonia Couch(Plymouth) ended Great Britain's 74-year wait for a female European Diving Championships title in Eindhoven, with their historic 10m synchro success!

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DRESDEN Successes!





 


Five of our divers joined Team GB competing at the International Youth Diving Meet held in Dresden – Grace Reid, Lydia Rosenthall, Josh Dowd and Matty Lee (with our Yona Knight-Wisdom representing Jamaica!). Two of our divers managed medal successes Grace Reid with gold on 3m and Matty Lee with two bronzes on 3m and Platform!

All divers managed qualifying sores to go on to the Junior Europeans in Graz later this year!

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Carrying the Flag for Great Britain








Our very own Sarah Barrow carries the Flag at the 2011 World University Games Opening Ceremony in Shenzhen, China, to read more follow this link: Click here

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AT&T USA Diving Grand Prix: at Fort Lauderdale

Proud coach Edwin Jongejans with his:








Silver GB Synchronized Women's 3-meter Finalists.


G-STAR 2014

28th - 30th  March

Results

Thank you to our sponsors of the 2014 G-Star Championships..

White Rose 2014

18th / 19th  October

Info pack here:- Word  PDF

The City of Leeds Diving Club is one of the most successful diving clubs in the country. With over a hundred members, Leeds boasts the greatest number of talented divers in the UK. With divers ranging from beginners to Olympic athletes, Leeds Diving Club really does provide opportunities for all. The club has a range of different squads which ensures that every diver reaches their full potential. As more and more talented athletes begin to emerge, Leeds has high hopes. The Club itself is run by a committee of devoted parents. It hosts two major competitions; G-star Championships and The White Rose Diving Invitational. These two events are organised by the elected committee and  volunteers. The competitions give divers at all levels the opportunity to experience competitions against other divers from all over Great Britain. Numerous methods have been put into place to ensure that communication remains strong between the club and its members. Each month a newsletter is produced with an overview from the senior diving coach as well as reporting on any other significant news in relation to the club. The website also helps strengthen the communication as this is the place where we can get information about upcoming events, achievements and news to you.

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