Golds and Silvers at 2018 European Aquatics Championships
Six of our divers competed in the 2018 European Aquatics Championships Jack Laugher, Chris Mears, Dan Goodfellow, Matty Lee, Alicia Blagg,Kat Torrance and Lois Toulson
Huge congratulations to our following medal winners:-
Jack Laugher 1m Gold, 3m Silver
Jack Laugher and Chris Mears, 3m synchro Silver
Alicia Blagg 3m Silver
Lois Toulson with Eden Cheng 10m synchro Gold
Matty Lee and Lois Toulson 10m mix synchro Silver
Great job guys!
Medals at Junior World Championships
Congratulations to Phoebe Banks and Emily Martin (Southampton), clinching Silver on 10m Synchro
Then Anthony Harding helping to grab Gold in the Team Event
Fantastic congratulations all!
FINA Grand Prix (Calgary)medals
Well done to ..
Lois Toulson 10m Silver
Matty Lee 10m Bronze
FINA World Series 2018 Medals
We had two medal successes at the 2018 World serise held in Beijing, Fuji, Kazan and Montreal congratulations to :-
Matty Lee/ Lois Toulson Bronze 10m mixed synchro (Beijing)
Kat Torrance/Grace Reid bronze 3m synchro Bronze (Kazan)
Gold's at the Commonwealth Games!
Huge congratulations to our medal winners ..
1m Gold Jack Laugher
3m Gold Jack Laugher
3m synchro Gold Jack Laugher/Chris Mears
10m synchro Gold Dan Goodfellow/Tom Daley
3m synchro Silver Alicia Blagg/Katherine Torrance
10m Bronze Lois Toulson
Brilliat results well done!!
Medals at Junior Elites
Congratulations to our following medal winners...
Anthony Harding Gold on 1m and 3m! Group A Boys
Oliver Crompton Silver 1m and Bronze 3m! Group A Boys
Oliver Crompton and Anthony Harding Silver 3m synchro Grouop 14-
Cllie Eeaglestone Silver on 1m and 3m !Group B Girls
Emily Bearpark and Amy Read Bronze 3m synchro Group 14-
Well done great results at Junior Elites!!
Three of our divers selected for first two legs of FINA World Series
Lois Toulson, Dan Goodfellow and Matty Lee are joining Tom Daley and Grace Reed to complete in the first two legs of the FINA Diving World Series in Beijjing and Fuji (Japan)
Three of our dives heading out to 8 Nations
Anthony Harding, Oliver Crompton and Callie Eaglestone will join the eight strong team heading out to the Eight Nations Youth Diving Meet in Norway. Good luck!
2018 Commonwealth Games
Seven of our divers selected for Team England
Over half the England diving team heading out to the Gold Coast in April for the 2018 Commonwealth Games are from the City of Leeds Diving Club -
Alisa Blagg, Dan Goodfellow, Jack Laugher, Matty Lee, Chris Mears, Kat Torranc and Lois Toulson
And for Team Jamaica Yona knight-
Leeds Sports Awards 2018
Congratulations to our four Leeds divers announced as finalists at the Leeds Sports Awards 2018:-
Phoebe Banks and Ruby Bower for Young Sportswoman of the Year!
Lois Toulson and Matty Lee are both double nominees fighting it out to be Sportswoman of the Year and Sportsman of the Year!
Also Lois and Matty (as a synchro team) are finalist in the Performance Club/Team Award category. Good luck to all in March!
Diving Athlete of the Year Nominees
Both Lois Toulson and Matty Lee have been nominated for British Swimming's Diving Athlete of the Year 2017! Good luck to both of them.
World Championship Medal!
Six of our divers (Jack, Chris, Dan, Lois, Kat and Matty) joined the GB Team at the 2017 World Diving Championships held in Budapest Hungary. Lois Toulson and Matty Lee came away with an impressive Silver medal in the 10m mixed synchro event. Great performance congratulations guys!
Impressive medal haul at European championships
Louis Toulson 10m Gold and European Champion, Ruby Bower and Phoebe Banks 10m synchro Gold and European Champions, Matty Lee and Louis Toulson 10m mixed synchro Gold and European Champions and Matty Lee 10m Bronze. Fantastic results.
Two Gold's one diver at FINA Grand Prix
Matty Lee was the only Leeds diver to join the GB team out for the Puerto Rico leg of the FINA Grand Prix. His first Gold came in the 10m mixed Synchro event (with Robyn Birch, London). His second Gold was in 10m platform where he held the two Chinese divers off though the semis and on in to the final. Nice job!
Leeds has three British Champions!
Six of our divers competed in the 2017 British championships bring back a whole handful of medals Lois Toulson 10m Gold, Kat Torrance 3m Gold, Matty Lee 10m Gold, Lois and Tonia 10m sync Gold, Matty and Lois 10m mixed Gold, all now British Champions and then Ruby Bower 10m Silver, Yona Knight-
Medals galore at the 2017 FINA World Series
A total of 5 Leeds divers joined the GB team -
Medals at Dresden International Youth Meet
Ruby Bower and Anthony Harding and William Hallam joined the rest of the British team out in Dresden All coming back with medals Ruby an impressive Gold on 10m platform . Anthony a 1m Bronze, and finally Will and Anthony a 3m syncro Bronze. Great work guys.
Haul of Medals from 7 Nations
Three of our Leeds divers joined the junior British team competing in the 7 Nations France – Callie Eaglestone William Hallam and Anthony Harding – each bring a medal home; Callie a 3m Bronze, Will a 1m and a 3m Bronze, Anthony a 1m and a 3m Silver, and finally a 3m synchro Bronze for Will and Anthony. Well done the three of you!
Leeds Sports Awards Winners!
Congratulations to our Leeds Sports Award 2017 winners:-
Young Sportsman: Matty Lee
Young Sportswoman: Lois Toulson
Performance Club/Team: City of Leeds Diving Club
Leeds Sports Awards
We have no less than 8 finalists in the Leeds Sports Awards categories this year:-
Sportsman: Jack Laugher MBE, Chris Mears MBE.
Young Sportswoman: Kat Torrance, Lois Toulson
Young Sportsman: Matty Lee.
Coach – Performance: Adrian Hinchliffe & Edwin Jongejans.
Club/Team – Performance: City of Leeds Diving Club
We wish them the best of luck on the night (Tuesday March 7th),
Leeds divers to receive MBE’s
Jack Laugher and Chris Mears to receive MBE’s! Hugh congratulations!!
World Junior Diving Championships
Great results for Leeds divers at Junior Worlds in Kazan Russia: Kat Torrence Gold 1m, Bronze 3m and Gold Team event! And Lois Toulson Silver 10m!
Six Leeds divers selected for Rio 2016 Olympics !!
Five Leeds divers have been selected for Rio 2016 Olympics :-
British Diving Championships 2016
Great results for Leeds divers; Jack Gold 3m, Yona Silver 3m, Matty Silver 10m, Matty and Anthony Bronze 3m Synchro, Becky Gold 3m, Kat Silver 3m, Ruby Bronze 10m, Alicia and Becky Gold 3m synchro,Lois /Tonia Gold 10m synchro
Leeds divers part of best European Championships in history for GB!!
A 7 strong team of Leeds divers joined the GB team for the European Championships 2016, in London:-
FINA Diving World Series 2016
Three of our divers joined the GB team for this year’s FINA Diving World Series 2016 Jack Laugher, Chris Mears and Lois Toulson, all coming back with a bunch of medals:-
Leeds Sports Awards 2016
At the Leeds Sports Awards 2016 we had several divers up for awards, with one winner-
GB National Cup
Our Divers performed well at the National Cup:Becky Gallantree 3m Gold, Alicia Blagg 3m Silver and Kat Torrance 3m Bronze In 10m Louis Toulson got Bronze. James Denney 1m Silver, Chris Mears 3m Silver. On 10m platform Matty Lee got Silver and on 10m synchro Lois and Tonia got Silver
BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year
Our very own Matty Lee is a contender for the BBC Young SPOTY 2015, he successfully made it in to the top 10 contenders for this prestigious award.
Medals at FINA Grand Prix
Both Lois Toulson and went out to FINA Grand Prix in Singapore and Malaysia and Lois came back with two medals Gold on 10m (Singapore) and Silver 10m (Malaysia). Kat just missing out on the finals coming 4th in the semis.
British Swimming Awards 2015
Well done to our winners at the British Swimming Awards 2015:-
World Championship Medal successes !!
Six of our divers (making over 2/3 of the GB Team) went out to the 2015 Diving World Championships in Kazan Russia – Becky Gallantree, Alicia Blagg, Jack Laugher, Chris , James Denny and Matty Lee. Becky partnered by Tom Daley came back with a Gold in the new Team event, Jack secured Bronze on 3m individual, Chris and Jack got Bronze on 3m Synchro. James and Matty on their first Worlds in the 10m synchro final came a respectable 9th, Becky and Alicia on 3m synchro final 10th , Matty on his Worlds debut on 10m individual came 14th(prelim) 18th(final). Becky 3m individual 13th(prelim) 8th (semis) 10th (final). Alicia 3m individual 26th(prelim). Chris 3m individual 18th(prelim) 15th(semis). Along with Tom’s gold this was one of the best World Champs GB as ever had.
Fantastic successes for Leeds divers at the first ever European Games in Baku !!
Four Leeds divers went out to the First ever European Games held in Baku, Azerbaijan as part of Team GB : – Lois Toulson , Kat Torrance, Lydia Rosenthall and Matty Lee, and three of them came back with Gold Medals!! All putting in exceptional performances; Lois winning Gold on 10m, Kat wining Gold on 3m and Matty winning Gold on 10m, Lydia was 2nd in the prelims but unfortunately just missed out on medalling in the 3m final. Those strong Leeds results helped GB lead the diving Medal table above the favourites Russia :-
Most successful FINA World Series leg ever for GB!!
Six of our divers Becky Gallantree, Alicia Blagg Jack Laugher Chris Mears , James Denny and Matty Lee competed in the London leg of the World Series. This was the most successful, to date, with GB wining a total of 6 medals! The Leeds contributors to this record were Jack and Chris getting Silver on 3m synchro and Matty Lee (with synchro partner Georgina Ward, London Aquatics) getting Silver on the “new” Mixed 10m synchro event!
FINA World Series Moscow
Four divers Becky Gallantree, Alicia Blagg Jack Laugher and Chris Mears. went out to the Moscow leg and Jack came back with another GOLD!!
Success at FINA Grand Prix Canada
Four Leeds divers went out to the FINA Grand Prix Canada Katherine Torrance, Lois Toulson, James Denny and Matty Lee as part of the GB Team. Matty Lee (with Synchro partner Georgina Ward, London Aquatics) came back with Silver on the “new” Mixed 10m synchro event the first GB divers to ever compete and subsequently win a medal at this new event!
British Elite Junior Diving Championships
Ten of our divers went down to Plymouth for the British Elite Junior Diving Championships and all 10 of the Leeds team came back with at least one medal each -
Emily Bearpark: GOLD B Platform, Phoebe Banks: BRONZE B 3m, Amy Read: BRONZE B 1m,
Katherine Torrance: GOLD A 1m, GOLD A 3m Lois Toulson: GOLD A Platform, Lydia Rosenthall: SILVER A 1m, Ruby Bower: BRONZE A Platform,
Anthony Harding: GOLD B 1m, SILVER B 3m, SILVER B Platform, BRONZE 3m synchro, Oliver Crompton: BRONZE B 1m, BRONZE B 3m, BRONZE 3m synchro,
Matty Lee: GOLD A Platform,
7 Nations Youth Diving Meet
Two of our divers Lydia Rosenthll and Anthony Harding went out to the 7 Nations Youth Diving Meet in Stockholm, and both came back with two SILVER medals each from the 1m and 3m events!
Medals for Leeds divers at FINA Diving World Series
Four Leeds divers went out with Team GB to the first two legs of the World Series in Beijing and Dubai: Becky Gallantree, Alicia Blagg Jack Laugher and Chris Mears. Alicia and Becky getting BRONZE on 3m synchro(Beijing) and Jack getting an amazing GOLD ahead of the Chinese on 3m (Dubai)! And with strong performances from our divers in the rest of the competitions!
Leeds Sports Awards
Great success as City of Leeds Leeds Diving club pretty much sweeps the board at this years sports awards:-
Young Sportswoman of the Year: Alicia Blagg,
highly commended Lois Toulson
Young Sportsman of the Year: Matty Lee
Sportswoman of the Year: Becky Gallantree
Sportsman: highly commended: Jack Laugher
Team of the Year (non-
Coach of the Year: Adrian Hinchcliffe
Full details here http://www.leedssportsawards.co.uk/
Medals at GB National Cup
1m: Silver Sam Thornton, Bronze James Denny (Bronze)Yona Knight-
3m : Gold Jack Laugher, Silver Chris Mears, (Bronze)Yona Knight-
3m Synchro Gold Jack Laugher/ Chris Mears, Bronze Sam Thornton/Jack Haslam
10m Platform: senior Bronze, junior Silver Matty Lee
10m Platform Syncro: Gold James Denny / Matty Lee
1m: senior Bronze, junior Gold Katherine Torrance, junior Silver Lydia Rorsenthall
3m: Gold Rebecca Gallantree, senior Silver junior Gold Katherine Torrance, junior Bronze Lydia Rorsenthall
10m Platform: senior/junior Gold Lois Toulson
10m Platform: junior Silver Ruby Bower
Leeds Sports Awards
City of Leeds Diving club has no less than nine finalists in the up and coming Leeds Sports Awards in March :-
Individual categories :
Alicia Blagg, Lois Toulson, Matty Lee, Rebecca Gallantree, Jack Laugher
City of Leeds Diving – England Commonwealth Divers (Alicia Blagg, Rebecca Gallantree, Jack Laugher, Hannah Starling, James Denny, Chris Mears)
Coach category: Adrian Hinchliffe
Fantastic Commonwealth Games successes for Leeds!
Jack Laugher – 1m Springboard
Rebecca Gallantree & Alicia Blagg – 3m Synchro
Jack Laugher & Chris Mears – 3m Synchro
Jack Laugher – 3m Springboard
James Denny (with Tom Daley) – 10m Synchro
Hannah Starling – 3m Springboard Diving
All our dives who attended CWG came back with a medal!
Unfortunately Matty Lee had to pull out of the CWG due to injury at the last minuite
FINA World Series, Leg 1 Beijing, Leg 2 Dubai
Six of our divers (Rebecca Gallantree, Hannah Starling, Alicia Blagg, Chris Mears, Jack Laugher and Matty Lee) went out, as part of the ten strong GB Team on the first two legs of the FINA World Series.
The new 10m synchro partnership of Matty Lee and Daniel Goodfellow secured two Bronze medals (one in Beijing and one in Dubai) at their first ever World Series competitions!! The other medals from the GB Team were Tom Daley Bronze on Platform and Tonia Couch bronze on Platform.
British Gas National Cup
An eleven strong team –Rebecca Gallantree, Ben Sambrooke, James Denny, Jack Laugher, Yona Knight-
Medals at Canadian CAMO International
A Team of our younger (mainly) divers went out to the Canadian International CAMO competition in December – Ben Sambrook, Sam Thornton, Matty Lee, Will Hallam, Ruby Bower (Bradford Esprit)Amy Read, Phoebe Banks and Emily Bearpark . The young girls put in very strong performances in their first ever international comp, but missing out on medals. However the boys did manage podium positions: Sam-
SPLAT Champion 2013!
Is……. Pat “The Terminator” Butler ! And a close second Darren Fletcher! But well done to all(25!) the brave contestants who took part for giving us such an entertaining day!! :-
2013 Bimbingamba Junior Competition, Italy
Young Anthony Harding went out to his first international competition, in Italy, and came back with a clutch of gold medals (1m,3m,platform)!!
15th FINA World Championships, Barcelona
Five of our divers went out to the Words as part of Team GB (and of course Jamaica):Rebecca Gallantree , Hannah Starling Alicia Blagg Jack Laugher and Yona Knight-
2013 European Diving Championships, Rostock
Another 5 of our divers went out to the championships as part of Team GB Rebecca Gallantree, Alicia Blagg, Hannah Starling, Josh Dowd and James Denny .With some very strong performances from all, we won Bronze in the 3m syncro with Rebecca and Alicia!
2013 Junior European Diving Championships, Poznan, Poland
Five of our divers joined Team GB out in Poland: Alicia Blagg, Lydia Rosenthall,Lois Toulson, Josh Dowd and Matty Lee
Alicia becoming a double champion winning Gold’s on 1m and 3m!! Lydia winning Silver on 3m -
Also Team GB came second in the new “Jump” team event (Alicia and Matty taking part)! Amusing fact: if Team Leeds had have gone out as a “country” they would have come second in the medal table!!
International Youth Diving Meet Dresden 2013
Four of our diver joined the GB team in Dresden Lydia Rosenthall, Lois Toulson, Josh Dowd and Matty Lee.
Lois getting her first international medals Silver 3m and Bronze platform, Josh winning up a Bronze on 1m and finally Matty getting Silver on both 1m and 3m!
Medals at Australian Youth Olympic Festival!
Two of our divers went out to the AYOF -
Well done to both our divers!
(Note: the AYOF event is held in Australia every two years and not to be confused with the Youth Olympic Games held every 4 years -
Medal Success at the Junior Worlds!!
Six of our divers are out at the Junior Worlds in Adelaide Australia (Jack Laugher, Hannah Starling, Alicia Blagg, Yona Knight-
Hannah Starling has achieved a Bronze on the 3m spring board first ever for GB in group A girls!
Jack Laugher as retained his Junior World title on 3m spring board by winning Gold again!
and also Jack gained another Gold medal with Tom Daley in the 3m synchro event!
And see our press releases page for more..
First ever COLDC GOLD at the Junior Europeans!!
Four City of Leeds divers; Grace Reid, Lydia Rosenthall, Josh Dowd and Matty Lee, joined Team GB going out to the Junior Europeans in Graz. Matty Lee put in a strong performance on the 3m springboard to bring back the first ever Gold medal for the club at the Junior European’s!!
Read more here
Josh Dowd put in a strong performances especially as he was recovering from an injury, Lydia Rosenthall just missed out (4th) on the medals on 3m springboard and Grace Reid getting gold on 3m syncro and silver on 3m springboard.
We have five in the Olympics!
Fantastic achievement! -
Congratulations to Rebecca Gallantree, Sarah Barrow, Hannah Starling, Alicia Blagg and Jack Laugher!
And of course let’s not forget their proud coaches Adrian Hinchliffe and Edwin Jongejans! GO LEEDS!
Their success were achieved at the British Gas Diving Championships 2012, where they all medalled.
Other Leeds successes at the Diving Championships were:
Oliver Dingly silver 3m, James Denny bronze platform, Josh Dowd + Charles Calvert 3m synchro,
James Denny + Joe Meszaros 10m synchro Bronze.
Well done all!
10m Synchro GOLD!!!!!
Our very own Sarah Barrow and her synchro partner Tonia Couch(Plymouth) ended Great Britain's 74-
Five of our divers joined Team GB competing at the International Youth Diving Meet held in Dresden – Grace Reid, Lydia Rosenthall, Josh Dowd and Matty Lee (with our Yona Knight-
All divers managed qualifying sores to go on to the Junior Europeans in Graz later this year!
Carrying the Flag for Great Britain
Our very own Sarah Barrow carries the Flag at the 2011 World University Games Opening Ceremony in Shenzhen, China, to read more follow this link: Click here
AT&T USA Diving Grand Prix: at Fort Lauderdale
Proud coach Edwin Jongejans with his:
Silver GB Synchronized Women's 3-
Gold's galore at Thistle Trophy
Some great diving at the Thistly Trophy with no less than four gold's and two silvers brought home to Leeds by..
Felix Gold Group F Boys
Jack Gold Group D Boys
Hanna Gold Group C Girls
Albany and Archie Gold 1m synchro
Hanna and Olivia Silver 1m synchro
Amelia Silver Group C
Congratulations to all!
Medal successes at Shipley Novices
Amelia Gold Group C girls
Livia Bronze Group E Girls
Felix Silver Group F Boys
Archie Bronze Group B Boys
Well done :) !
Gold's at White Rose 2017
Four Gold's, one Silver and one Bronze won at our White Rose competition. Well done to all that competed but particular congratulations to our medal winners:-
C1 Girls -
B Girls -
C1 Boys – Gold; Joseph
C2 Boys – Gold; Archie
E Girls – Silver; Willow
B Girls – Bronze; Albany
Well done all!
Medals galore at Hydro Novices
Our team did us proud at the Hydro novices bring loads of medal s back….
Girls E: Willow Gold!
Boys E: Curtis Silver and George Bronze!
Girls D: Amelia Silver!
Girls C: Ellen Silver and Olivia Bronze!
Boys C: Joey Silver!
Girls B: Leah Silver and Albs Bronze!
Boys B: Tom Bronze!
Leeds also won the Team Trophy by 20 points! Well done Team Leeds, super start to the novice season!