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In a glittering ceremony on Friday 16th June at Taunton Rugby Club, ITV’s Somerset correspondent, Ben McGrail, presented awards to the county’s inspirational sporting volunteers and coaches, outstanding athletes and quality clubs at the SASP 2017 Somerset Sports Awards.
The TS5C Young Sportsperson of the Year Award, sponsored by sport’s charity TS5C, was presented to 16 year old sailor, Jamie Harris from Axbridge.
The SW Triathlon Series 2nd race took place in Gloucester. The 300m swim, 6k bike and 2.4k run was held in waves and saw the race favourites in different heats. The race leaders were evenly matched on both swim and transition with Cook producing the fastest bike section though was unlucky to be caught on the run time taking 2nd place just 5 seconds behind the winner.
In April, ten regions around England held championships to select their top players to compete at the National Inter-Regional Table Tennis Championships to be held at Arena Sports in Kettering. TS5C athlete Bertie Kelly comfortably secured the number on slot for the SW Boys U13 team, not dropping a single set throughout the entire event.
21 year old Ed from Hemington, has just finishing at Loughborough University, and has been accepted onto the Great Britain men’s hockey centralised program based at Bisham Abbey national Centre. He is joining the 27 man playing squad preparing for a busy international season.
16 year old Taunton resident Tom, currently plays hockey for Taunton Vale Mens 1st XI and U18s, and England U16 XI.
Although the international season is just getting going, he has already attended a number of England U16 Hockey camps and played in a series of matches against Holland and Ulster.
TS5C has a new trampolinist in the team.
So far this year 14 year old Ella from Taunton has qualified for both the English & British Championships and has recently been selected for the Great Britain Junior Squad.
TS5C is pleased to welcome swimmer Rachel Andersen to our fold. The 15 year old from Street has represented England twice at International meets winning an individual Gold in the 400m freestyle in 2016.
Bertie Kelly recently came third in the English Schools National Finals in Wolverhampton even though he was competing in a higher age group.
Two weeks before the National Championships, he is also going to be competing in the National Inter-Regional Finals where, as champion of the South West, he will compete against the nine other English regions and hopefully secure the title for the South West of top region in the country.
TS5C - SPONSOR OF THE 2017 SOMERSET SPORTS AWARDS
As part of its 10th year anniversary, Somerset sports charity, is delighted to once again be a principal supporter of the Somerset Sports Awards, and sponsor of the TS5C Young Sportsperson of the Year.
Jacob has just competeed in the British Swimming Championships in Sheffield. He swam personal bests in both the 100 breastroke and backstroke on the first two days, making the junior final in the backstroke. He also made the junior final in the 200 backstroke and individual medley, finishing fourth in both.
Zak recently competed in the British Swimming Championships held in Sheffield. He competed in the 50 and 100 metre breast stroke events and performed extremely well.
In the 50 metre Breast Stroke, he was delighted to win his first ever British National Title in a lifetime best time of 28:63.