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Inline hockey player chosen to represent Team GB in Barcelona next year

An eight-year-old pupil from Scott Primary School has described his excitement at being chosen to represent Team GB at an inline skating tournament next year. Grayson Wood has been selected to represent Great Britain at the Sparta Cup inline hockey tournament taking place in Barcelona, Spain in 2023 and his sports teacher, Laurie Allen, has described him as a great ambassador for the school.
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Six New Members Elected To British Olympic Associations’ Athletes’ Commission

Six athletes have been elected as the newest members of the British Olympic Association’s (BOA) Athletes’ Commission. Non Stanford (Triathlon) Abigail Irozuru (Athletics), Alex Danson-Bennett (Hockey) and Lloyd Wallace (Freestyle Skiing) will all join the Commission for the first time in 2023, while Kristian Thomas (Artistic Gymnastics) and Georgie Twigg (Hockey) have both been re-elected for a second term.
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Dark Waters: new exhibition explores our emotional response to the deep

Lucy Ray’s new photography exhibition, Dark Waters, aims to capture the range of emotions we feel when contemplating unknown depths. Taking place at The Arthouse, Sheffield this November, Dark Waters invites viewers to immerse themselves in compelling and captivating underwater photography. Photographer Lucy Ray wanted to capture the range...

Jessica Gadirova named Young Sportswoman of the Year

2022 World floor exercise champion Jessica Gadriova continues to collect her hardware. The 18-year-old, who helped Team GB win team bronze at last summer’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, was named the Young Sportswoman of the Year by the Sunday Times. The award comes just weeks after a historic performance...

Dillian Whyte “doesn’t care” about Anthony Joshua rematch

Brixton heavyweight Dillian Whyte insists he is not thinking about a 2023 mega-fight with Anthony Joshua as he gears up for his ring return on Saturday. The 34-year-old, knocked out in six rounds by WBC champion Tyson Fury in April, headlines at Wembley’s OVO Arena against American Jermaine Franklin.

Freddie selected to RYA Welsh national ILCA squad

Rydal Penrhos pupil Freddie MacLaverty received another notable sailing honour with selection to the Welsh national ICLA squad. Freddie MacLaverty is emerging as one of the best young sailors in the country. The Rydal Penrhos pupil has built up a tremendous reputation on the sailing circuit, developing his skills significantly within the school’s provision and in his own time at events across the country.

Paisley Barbell founder Mark Fulton powers his way to stunning World Championships gold medal

Paisley Barbell club founder Mark Fulton made his “dream come true” by turning his world gold medal ambition into a reality.The powerlifter was picked to represent Team GB at the IPF World Masters Championships in Newfoundland in Canada.Fulton revealed he had watched the tournament on YouTube at the start of his lifting journey.And the determined competitor ensured he became the star of the show by powering his way to the top of the podium by dramatically earning gold with his final attempt.Delighted Fulton told Express Sport: “The goal since I started lifting has been to compete at this level.“I remember watching it on YouTube thinking I’d love to go one day.“To come here and to get the gold medal is a dream come true.“It will certainly be a moment I won’t ever forget.”Fulton earned the right to compete in the event after being selected for the British team following his second place finish in the British Masters.With the event taking place in Canada, this brought significant challenges in terms of travel, an obstacle not helped by an issue at Toronto Airport which meant he arrived in St John’s without his bag.Nominated in fourth place for the event based on previous totals, Fulton had high hopes of an individual medal as well as solidifying his place at an international level among lifters from around the globe.The event kicked off with squats and Fulton produced an assured display to finish with a 225kg lift.

Two Wiltshire women named in Cycling UK’s 100 Women in Cycling 2022

Two Wiltshire women have been featured in a prestigious list of influential cyclists in the UK. Cycling UK’s 100 Women in Cycling 2022 has named Becky Cox from Swindon and Amelie Eaton from Trowbridge as some of the most influential riders in the country. The sixth annual list celebrating...

European Space Agency’s new class of astronauts revealed

The European Space Agency has revealed its new class of astronauts. They are the first cohort in almost 15 years and include the first ‘parastronaut’. People with physical disabilities have previously been excluded from spaceflight. The astronauts chosen were whittled down from a whopping 22,523 applicants. Three Britons –...

Teenager selected to represent Team GB in diving creates fundraising page to compete RS News

A TEENAGE GIRL who has been selected to represent his country as it dashes for the World Championships has set up a fundraising page so he can afford to compete. Archie Biggin will become the first junior cliff jumper to represent Great Britain at the upcoming World Junior Jumping Championships which kicks off in Montreal, Canada on Sunday (November 27).

Cycling star to become the world’s first ‘parastronaut’

THREE Britons - including the world’s first disabled ‘parastronaut’ - have been chosen for the European Space Agency’s first new squad of astronauts in almost 15 years. John McFall, Rosemary Coogan and Meganne Christian are among 17 men and women selected from a massive entry of...

Opening date revealed for new Aldi supermarket in Highworth

A brand new Aldi supermarket is set to open in Highworth, Swindon next month. Team GB Gold and Silver medallist, Thomas McEwen is set to cut the red ribbon on Thursday December 8. Opening its doors at 8am, the new store on Lechlade Road, will be run by Store Manager...

Fan favourite Lewis Hook returns to the Belfast Giants

No stranger to the city of Belfast, Hook played for the Giants previously across three seasons between 2018 and 2022. He has made over 200 appearances in teal and has contributed an impressive 83 points to date as a key figure in the team’s British core. During his time...