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The International Surfing Association (ISA) have announced an agreement with the World Surf League (WSL) on the qualification principles for surfing in the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020, ensuring the participation of the world’s best surfers from the WSL Championship Tour (CT) as well as promoting universal opportunities for surfers around the world. In principle, …

31st December 2017 in: Surfing
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More than 30 of Cornwall’s top young badminton players took part in this year’s under-21 championships at Penryn College. With young people from Penzance to Launceston and an age range of 12 to 20, there was some exciting badminton and several sets of siblings from the Sillifant, Semonin, Dyer, Bailey, Bicks and Beaumont families giving …

24th December 2017 in: Badminton
jake_tucker

A Weston teenager is dreaming of being Britain’s table tennis champion after huge success in the sport – despite only playing for 18 months. Jake Tucker, 13, of Priory Community School Academy (PCSA), represented the Somerset County under-15s team recently, winning three out of his four games. He narrowly lost to the Bedfordshire No.1, five …

24th December 2017 in: Table Tennis
Golf

England Golf have included South West duo Jake Burnage and Tom Sloman in their new-look men’s squads for their 2017/18 training programme. The entire England squad is new after almost all the previous members departed for the professional ranks. The eight players are: Jake Burnage of Devon, Todd Clements of Essex, Jack Gaunt of Staffordshire, …

18th December 2017 in: Golf
vogue_twirlers

Vogue Twirlers had plenty to celebrate at their end-of-year awards evening. The baton-twirling troupe from Weston-super-Mare had a strong 2017 season on the competition front. Highlight of the season came at the National Baton Twirling Association National Championships in Torquay during November. Vogue Twirlers returned with 70 top-six awards including 21 first places, ten second …

17th December 2017 in: Other Sports
adam_hall_ben_fletcher

Team Bath judoka won three gold, two silver and five bronze medals during a successful weekend on both the national and international stage. Rio 2016 Olympian Ben Fletcher marked his first appearance since switching nationality to Ireland in style as he took the men’s under-100-kg title at the Hong Kong Asian Open. The MJ Church …

17th December 2017 in: Martial Arts
save_the_waves

From permanently protecting Chile’s Punta de Lobos, to removing thousands of pounds of marine debris at Isla Todos Santos in Baja, to defeating Donald Trump’s seawall for a second time in Ireland – Save The Waves is listing a few of their biggest accomplishments of the year as they reach out to hit a fundraising …

17th December 2017 in: Surfing
amie_mcmurray

Judokas from Kingsley School Judo Club enjoyed a weekend of success at the 2017 British National Championships held at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield. Amie McMurray, current British Schools National champion, made her debut at the Pre-Cadet under-14 National Championships. She started the event well, beating her Scottish opponent Kirsty Lawson with a …

17th December 2017 in: Martial Arts
Lando Norris

Bristol’s Lando Norris has been recognised by readers of one of the world’s leading motorsport magazine, as well as arguably the most exclusive club in motor racing, for what has been a phenomenally successful year. Having collected Autosport’s ‘National Driver of the Year’ award last week, the 18-year-old British teenager was given two accolades by the …

12th December 2017 in: Formular One
Charlotte Banfield

Cornish teenager Charlotte Banfield secured a memorable silver medal on her international debut as Team England made a successful first foray into the World Adaptive Surfing Championships. This has been an historic year for English Surfing, following Sport England’s decision to finally recognise Surfing England as the sports National Governing Body, the catalyst for the …

11th December 2017 in: Surfing