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Jacob Barrett – Canoe slalom

Jacob is a member of British Canoeing’s English National Talent Squad for canoe slalom working towards representing GB at U18, U21 and full international status. In July he represented England in the European Junior Cup slalom in Slovakia and the Czech Republic as well as representing England in the Pan Celtic Cup in August.

Joel Leon Benitez – Pole vault

Joel is a national standard athlete competing in the pole vault. At just 17, he placed 6th in the British Senior Championships and represented England in the U20 Home Counties Tournament in February where he picked up a bronze medal.

Jack Crowston – Ice hockey

Jack represented England in Ice hockey at U14, U15 and U16 level this year and has been selected to trial for the U16 GB team. His aspirations are to continue playing at the highest standard possible and to continue his success in to adult ice hockey.

Ellie Downie – Gymnastics

Ellie is a member of Notts Gymnastics Academy and was selected for Team GB at the Rio Olympics where she placed 5th in the team event and qualified to the All Around Final finishing in a creditable 13th place. She won gold at the World Cup held in Croatia and medalled at the European Championships, the World Championships in Glasgow and the Senior British Championships.

Zach Pearson – Kayak and canoe

Zach is the British Champion in the J16 and J15 Kayak and the J16 and J15 Canadian disciplines for canoe slalom and is on the British Canoeing GB talent pathway programme. He aspires to take part in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.


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