SPORT IN BRIEF: Thamesmead Town boys celebrate double triumph

It has been a successful year on the pitch for the Mead youngsters

Sophie Durman (second from the right)

Haberdashers in action at the event. SA IMAGES.

Alexandra Fisker-van Veen

Jimmy Roe

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FOOTBALL: Thamesmead Town’s U13s completed the double by winning the Kent North league title after winning the Kent Cup.

A 5-2 win over Lewisham on May 4 clinched the championship with a game to spare as Thamesmead finishied ahead of runners-up Welling United.

The boys were presented with their trophy on Thamesmead Town’s first team pitch after playing their final home game of the season.

News Shopper: Sophie Durman (second from the right)

ROWING: Bromley High School Year 12 student Sophie Durman returned home from a training camp for London’s top rowers held in Ghent, Belgium, with a silver medal.

Durman only took up the sport six months ago and said: “It had been an exhausting week but a thrilling experience at the same time.

“It has really prepared me for the summer season.”

News Shopper: Haberdashers in action at the event. SA IMAGES.

BASKETBALL: Haberdashers' Aske's Knights Academy Lewisham who took silver at the national finals of the 2014 British wheelchair inclusive zone basketball (IZB) schools competition.

Held at the University of Worcester Arena, IZB combines both wheelchair and running basketball by splitting the court into three zones, enabling young people with a physical disability to compete alongside their non-disabled classmates.

Schools from across the country battled it out with Haberdashers' Aske's Knights Academy taking the runners-up spot behind champions NEW College from Yorkshire.

DIVING: A Year 6 pupil from St Dunstan’s College just missed out on a top three finish at the national diving festivals in Sheffield.

Alexandra Fisker-van Veen placed fourth at the event in a field of 42 girls and later this year is hoping to compete for a chance to join the GB training squad.

News Shopper: Alexandra Fisker-van Veen

Despite not belonging to a swimming club, the youngster also qualified for the IAP swimming finals in Crawley last weekend where she competed in the 25m butterfly along with the top 16 independent schools’ swimmers in the country.

BOXING: Kemnal Technology pupil Jimmy Roe was crowned the London junior ABA class A champion for the third consecutive year.

News Shopper: Jimmy Roe

The 14-year-old now takes on eastern counties champion Reagan Lazenby in Sunday’s national quarter-finals as he takes a step closer to retaining the belt he won 12 months ago.

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