Waltham Forest divers excel at Sheffield Nationals

(L-R Backrow) Claire Dooley, Millie Mason and Marianne Capes. (L-R Frontrow) Laura Bracegirdle, Zac Over, Lizzie Mason and Xavier Chocken.

(L-R Backrow) Claire Dooley, Millie Mason and Marianne Capes. (L-R Frontrow) Laura Bracegirdle, Zac Over, Lizzie Mason and Xavier Chocken.

First published in Sport

Waltham Forest Diving Club had three participants place during the Sheffield Nationals at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre.

Marianne Capes, Millie Mason and Claire Dooley finished second, third and fourth respectively in the 14-16 year-old National Girls competition on the weekend of May 3/4.

The girls completed six dives at the 1m and 3m levels seeing off huge competition from successful clubs all over the country, including Cambridge, Luton, Southend, Southampton and Crystal Palace.

The clubs' other divers, Laura Bracegirdle, Zac Oliver, Lizzie Mason and Xavier Chocken, have also won medals at prestigious competitions this year.

However in spite of their success, Waltham Forest council have decided not to properly replace the pool in which they train in.

Their Walthamstow facility is set to receive a £23m rebuild, but the GLL and local council look set the cut the diving pool out of their redevelopment plans.

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10:56pm Tue 13 May 14

James O'Rourke says...

It really is happening here no thanks to our visionless Labour led Council!
It really is happening here no thanks to our visionless Labour led Council! James O'Rourke
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