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Irish Open National Championships - 12th - 15th November - Dublin
24 Star divers travelled to Dublin to compete in the Irish Open National Championships. For all but 7 of the team it was their first international event and they perfomed fantastically bringing home a collection of 20 medals. The divers were lucky enough to meet and train alongside Tom Daley who was competing in the senior section of the event. Charlotte Lacourarie and Tilly Brown won a trio of medals getting a gold, silver and bronze in the girls 14-15 and 10-11 age group events. Patrick Hanlon won a gold and bronze in the boys 9-11 1m & ptf competitions and Ethan Clark got a silver on 1m & bronze on 3m in his first age group event in group A boys. Other age group medalists were Lizzie Hanlon silver in 14-15 3m, Georgia Adams bronze in 12-13 ptf and Felicity Cronin bronze in 9-11 3m. Alfie Brown picked up a bronze in the junior 1m. The Skills divers were just as successful with Lily Chandler smashing girls 8-9 to win Gold. It was a 1,2 for Star in the girls 10-11 with Isabel Bramsden taking gold and Scarlett Winter silver. Archie Johnson (8-9), Oliver Clucas (10-11) and Anna Merlini (14-16) all got silvers in their events. Well done to the team for such brilliant perormances internationally and thanks to the chaparones, Jackie, Clare, Rusty and Jon for looking after the team.
Talent Games - 31st October - 1st November - Leeds
Star took 3 divers to the Talent Games in Leeds over Haloween and returned with 3 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals. The Talent Games brings together the top divers in the country aged 11 and under and puts them through their paces with 3 events the dryland as well as 3 in the pool over the weekend. Over the past two years the club has excelled at this event despite having no dryboard or 3m platform which are two of the events in the competition. This year was no different, Freya Kelly dominated the girls 8-9 catagory winning all 3 events, Dryland, Pool and All Around, showing herslef to be the best 8-9 year old diver in the country. She picked up a silver in the 3m line ups final as well and finished with the 2nd highest total of every diver competing. Patrick Hanlon impressed in the boys 8-9 getting silvers in both Dryland and All Around and bronze in the Pool. Felicity Cronin improved from last year to take bronze in the Pool in girls 10-11 and 7th in both Dryland and All Around.
Alfie Brown wins the Guildford Young Sports Personality of the Year Award
Congratulations to Alfie Brown for winning Guildford Young Sports Personaility after a fantastic year which saw him ranked the top 12-13 year old boy in the counrtry, as well as being reselected on the England Talent National Squad and having been chosen to represent England internationally where he won 3 medals. Head Coach Stephen Hewat was the runner up in the Guildford Top coach Award.
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