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3rd-15th March 2020

Ex-Leeds coach Jenny Leeming brought down her high performance divers including old Leeds diver Yona Knight-Wisdom to Leeds for two weeks of training whilst their pool was shut for reburishment. 

The Scots joined in with our High Performance Centre and it was great to have some familiar faces back around the pool. They fit right in with our team, and as well as them being able to learn from us, it was also good for our divers to be pushed and challenged in a different way to usual. Of course we added a few friendly competitions in along the way aswell as some games to mix things up!

As always, we look forward to their next visit :) 

   

      


 

4th March 2020

Leeds Head Coach, Joe Meszaros headed down to London for the day to attend the UK Coaching Performance Foundation National event. The day began with a talk from keynote speaker Danny Kerry MBE, which was followed by two workshops. These workshops covered different topics such as 'developing resilience in elite athletes', looking into the fact, 'every conversation matters' which explores improving skills

Here's what he has to say about the conference-

"The UK coaching conference was a fantastic opportunity for me to further my knowledge and network with other coaches invovled within the performance foundation programme. The day was very engaging and insightful with some inspiring guest speakers. We came away from the day with lots of knowledge shared between everybody to help push not only the performance of all the coaches, but also all the programmes involved up and down the country within the sport."


 

27th-30th February 2020

4 of our high performance divers headed out to Montreal, Canada, for their first international competition of the season.

As a club, we came away with 2 medals, SILVER from Jack Laugher in the Mens 3m Individual event, and a second SILVER in the Mens 3m Synchro event with Jack and Daniel Goodfellow. Alongside this, Lois Toulson placed 5th in Womens 10m Synchro with Eden Cheng (from Crystal Palace Diving Club) and 4th in the Womens 10m Individual with a very strong list. Our final diver from Leeds, Katherine Torrance, came 4th in the Womens 3m Synchro event with Grace Reid (from Dive London).

Overall, a very successful trip for Team Leeds on the world circuit.

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27th February 2020

Leeds diving attended the annual Leeds Sports Awards event at the Leeds Arena to celebrate and acknowledge some of our most talented divers in our club.

We had nominations in 5 categories-

  • Callie Eaglestone: Young Sportswomen of the Year
  • Oliver Crompton: Young Sportsmen of the Year
  • Lois Toulson: Sportswomen of the Year 
  • Jack Laugher: Sportsmen of the Year
  • Leeds Diving Club: Club/Team performance.

After a successful evening, we achieved the Highly Commended award in all 5 categories.


 

20th-23rd February 2020

Anthony Harding and Phoebe Banks travelled to Germany for their first international competiton of the year. Phoebe Banks competed alonside synchro partner Emily Martin (from Plymouth Diving Club) in the Womens 10 synchro event to come 4th overall. Anthony Harding competed in his individual 3m event, where after winning his prelim event, placed 5th in the final, showcasing his 207c for the first time internationally. In his synchro event with partner Jordan Houlden (Sheffield Diving Club), they placed 4th, with a lot more to give in the future!

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17th-23rd February 2020

Leeds divers, Chloe Johnson and Callie Eaglestone travelled down to Luton for a 5 day specialised training camp, focussing on twisting techniques and synchronised pairings. During the 5 days, they improved their competition preparation, coach/diver relationship during a competition ans then applied this in a trial competition run out.