Seventeen-strong diving team named for European Junior Championships

5 May 2022

Seventeen athletes from the next generation of British Diving talent have been selected to compete at the European Junior Championships in Bucharest, Romania in July. 

A quintet of medallists from last year's event are included, with Leon Baker (Southampton Diving Academy), Maisie Bond (City of Sheffield Diving Club), Tilly Brown (Southampton Diving Academy), Euan McCabe (Plymouth Diving Club) and Amy Rollinson (Luton Diving Club) all aiming to gain more valuable international experience against counterparts from across Europe, from 18th-24th July.

There are also several divers named who reached the podium at last month's British Elite Junior Diving Championships, a high-quality contest that played a key role in these selections for the major junior meet of the summer.

As ever, the European Junior Championships - which this year see both swimming and diving events take place at the Otopeni Olympic Swimming Complex within a three-week period in July - will provide every athlete involved with the chance to compete for medals and test their lists and training work in a competition environment, as their progress on the pathway to senior competition continues.

Speaking about the team selection, Julian Bellan, Team Manager and British Diving Performance Pathway Lead, said: "We are really excited by the team we have been able to pick for the European Juniors, on the back of another impressive showing from our young divers in Southend, at the Elite Junior Diving Championships. 
Girls A 3m synchro medals Elite Junior Diving Champs 2022
The Girls 14-18 3m Synchro medallists from last month's Elite Junior Diving Championships

"European Juniors always provide priceless experience for the next generation against international divers. The 2021 team produced some memorable medal moments, and with this team blending previous European experience with those new to this competition, we are hopeful of more success and plenty of learnings in Bucharest.

"Many of the team are also competing at the upcoming Futures Cup, as well as the British Championships in Sheffield, and it is fantastic that so many chances to compete and refine their dives are now available for our young athletes."

British Diving team for the 2022 European Junior Championships in Bucharest, Romania (18th-24th July):

Leon Baker, Southampton Diving Academy

Desharne Bent-Ashmeil, Dive London

Maisie Bond, City of Sheffield Diving Club

Tilly Brown, Southampton Diving Academy

Jordan Fisher-Eames, Luton Diving Club

Todd Geggus, Southend Diving

Chloe Johnson, City of Leeds Diving Club

Oscar Kane, Luton Diving Club

Connor Lano, Southend Diving

Robbie Lee, Southampton Diving Academy

Danny Mabbott, Edinburgh Diving Club

Euan McCabe, Plymouth Diving Club

Hannah Newbrook, Dive London

Amy Rollinson, Luton Diving Club

Evie Smith, Crystal Palace Diving Club

Hugo Thomas, Dive London

Oscar Willcox, City of Sheffield Diving Club

Yesterday, the 42-strong swimming team for the European Junior Championships was announced. Read about that here