Plymouth set to host 2023 Elite Junior Diving Champs

16 Feb 2023

The British Elite Junior Diving Championships - Britain's premier junior domestic competition - returns for 2023, with the Plymouth Life Centre hosting the best of the country’s up and coming talent from 13th-16th April.

The four-day event is always a fan-favourite, and it promises to provide spectators with a whole host of top talent from across the 1m, 3m and Platform events.

The Elite Juniors programme will once again feature individual and synchronised events across the 3m Springboard and Platform categories, as well as individual competitions off the 1m Springboard. The three age-group categories are as follows: Group C - 13 years and under; Group B - 14-15 years old; Group A - 16-18 years old.

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Robbie Lee

The 2023 edition promises to deliver on the high standard of diving which transpired at the event last year, with World Junior medallist Robbie Lee headlining the final day - taking gold in the Men’s Platform A Final in Southend.

The first day of action takes place on the Thursday, following two training days, and will feature all three diving heights, including the finals of both the Boys A 1m and the Girls A Platform.

Each of the subsequent three days will also feature a minimum of four events, before the competition culminates on the last day with the final of the Boys A Platform.

Information on how to enter the competition, as well as the event conditions and spectator information, can be found on our event page.

British Elite Junior Diving Championships 2023 event page

Julian Bellan, Performance Pathway Lead for Olympic Diving, spoke of his excitement ahead of the event.

"It's great that our Elite Junior Diving Championships are returning to Plymouth in 2023. As we build into another important year for the sport, the competition will serve as a key selection meet for the European Junior Championships this summer, when we will be excited to see how our athletes follow on from brilliant performances in that competition and the World Junior Championships of 2022."

"In the meantime, this Elite Junior Diving Championships again promises to be a high-quality event with a fantastic standard of competition, which will provide our young divers with the opportunity to test all the hard work they have put in across months of training, as well as aiding them in their transition into the senior ranks."

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Plymouth last hosted the event in 2021

Councillor Pat Patel, Plymouth City Council’s Cabinet Member for Customer Services, Culture, Leisure and Sport, said: “We are delighted to be able to host the British Elite Junior Diving Championships 2023 in Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City. It is the premier event in the British diving calendar and showcases the fantastic talent we have here in the UK.

“We are very proud that Plymouth is home to some of these divers. As someone who has done a lot of work to raise the aspirations of young people in our community, I feel this is a wonderful opportunity to inspire young people from all backgrounds and communities and show that if they believe in themselves and get the right support they can all reach their full potential in whatever the do.

“We look forward to welcoming the teams to the Plymouth Life Centre in April and continuing our work with Plymouth Active, British Swimming and other partners to grow and promote the sport locally, regionally and nationally.”

Visit the British Elite Junior Diving Championships 2023 event page for further information, including event conditions and entry pack documentation.