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07 December 2013

RISING STAR DECEMBER UPDATE

Rising Star News

The Academy Rising Stars have enjoyed continued success throughout the year and there has been no let up in the run up to Christmas. Here are some recent highlight moments.

ATHLETICS

Scott Jones

- Alongside being one of the Academy’s Special Recognition Award winners, Scott has also been voted Gloucetershire Sport Personality of the Year and voted Cheltenham and County Harrier of the year.

SWIMMING

Ffion Butler

- Represented Wales in the UK School Games winning a silver medal in the 100m backstroke. 

- Won five golds at the East Midland DSE swimming championships.

CYCLING

Joe Holt

- Winner of the U16 points race and Individual Pursuit at the British Track Junior Nationals.

NETBALL

Alice Travis

 - Has been selected by England Netball to be part of the new High Performance Programme.

GYMNASTICS

Hamish Carter

 - Won team gold, individual Pommel gold and individual all around bronze at the Sainsbury’s School Games in U18’s.

SAILING

Alice Masterman & Ruth Allan

 - Crowned as 29er Ladies National Champions for the second year. They have also won the top ladies prize at the 29er Eurocup in Garda.

Stephanie Orton

 - Graduate Stephanie Orton has recently been selected on to the British Sailing Team Podium Potential Squad.

SPEED SKATING

Jessica Urquhart

 - Broke her personal best times in the 1,000m and 500m and she closes in on qualification for the Europa Finals.

BADMINTON

Rhys Walker

 - Graduate Rhys has been named in Badminton Europe’s new Future Stars development initiative.

FENCING

William Deary

 - William has had a great start to the season winning the first European Circuit competition in Meylan, France.

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