SPORT IN BRIEF: Crystal Palace divers collect huge medals haul

A trio of the Crystal Palace medal winners

Sasha Hill with the Kent team

Reece Chuter (left), Adam Bettell and Tina Harvey

Charlotte Wistow (l), Ellie Trew and Libby Hudson

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DIVING: Crystal Palace Diving Club bagged 26 medals, including a dozen golds, over consecutive weekends at the south-east region group (level three) diving competition in Southampton.

Gold medal winners were: Pele Julien (3 – boys’ C 1m, 3m and platform), Ciara McGing (2 – girls’ C 3m and platform), Tyler Humphreys (2 – boys’ D 1m and 3m), Lexie Howard (2 – girls’ B 1m and 3m), Florence Smith (girls’ C 1m), Tia Monk (girls’ B platform) and Callie Eaglestone (girls’ D 3m).

Silver: Olivia Jones (girls’ A 3m), Humphreys (boys’ D platform), Lucy Sefton (girls’ C 1m), Francesca Doran (2 - girls’ B 1m and platform), Louise Bradley (2 - girls’ C 3m and platform) and Monk (girls’ B 3m).

Bronze: Smith (2 - girls’ C 3m and platform), Monk (girls’ B 1m), Annabel Triggs (girls’ C 1m), Jones (girls’ A 1m) and Maris Conner (girls’ B 3m).

For more information on the club, visit crystalpalacediving.co.uk or follow @CPDiving on Twitter.

RUGBY LEAGUE: A community rugby league club in London will benefit from a summer spruce-up of its facilities.

Selco Builders Warehouse will donate £1,500 worth of materials to assist a club in their quest to improve its facilities.

London Broncos players and staff will be on hand to offer their support for the project and join in with the successful club’s makeover day on August 9.

The prize also includes 100 tickets to a Broncos match while a fun day, including coaching clinics for junior teams, will coincide with the makeover day.

The closing date to enter your rugby league club is June 15 and you can do so by visiting selcobw.com/broncosmakeover

CRICKET: The Bexley girls’ U13 squad are under new management and began the north Kent junior league campaign hosting a very strong Leeds & Broomfield side at Manor Way.

Batting first the visitors reached 103-2.

Bexley replied with 44-6 and although this was a defeat, there were lots of positives from the outing with some pleasing individual performances.

Meanwhile, Sidcup (66-0) recorded a 19-run win over Bexley (47-5) in the annual mini Ashes series between the two sides.

FOOTBALL: Hurstmere U16s football team (below) completed the perfect season with a 4-0 victory over Gravesend Grammar to lift the Kent Invicta Trophy.

News Shopper: Hurstmere's U16 football squad

This was the Sidcup school’s final game in a season which saw them win all 17 of the games played.

Along the way they also won the French Cup with a 6-0 victory over Harvey Grammar School and the North Kent District Cup with a 5-1 triumph against Erith, the first time in the school’s history this treble has been won in Year 11.

TENNIS: Bromley High School pupil Sasha Hill was part of the Kent U14 team which battled through to the finals of the Aegon county cup.

News Shopper: Sasha Hill with the Kent team

Kent became national U14 champions with Hill winning 12 of her 14 matches to achieve the highest joint match player statistic.

She is now currently ranked 24th of out 1,716 girls nationally.

KICKBOXING: Reece ‘Super Sharp’ Chuter, a member of Star Kickboxing Club in Gravesend, used a quick combination in the fourth round to knock his opponent out and defend his southern area title.

Club-mate Tina ‘The Machine’ Harvey became the undisputed IKF five nations champion after defeating a Welsh fighter on the same evening at Rochester, her fifth title belt.

News Shopper: Reece Chuter (left), Adam Bettell and Tina Harvey

A successful night for Star KBC was completed by Adam Bettel in his first K1 fight, who caught his opponent with a powerful shot in the second round to knock him out.

For more information on Star Kickboxing Club, call Leigh on 07970 688007.

SKIING: Bromely High School were third in the senior girls’ team category at the recent Kent schools’ ski race.

News Shopper: Charlotte Wistow (l), Ellie Trew and Libby Hudson

The competition took place on May 11 at Orpington dry ski slope and attracted a field of 210 competitors aged from five to 18, including Bromley High School trio Libby Hudson, (Year 7), Charlotte Wistow (Year 8) and Ellie Trew (Year 10).

As well as collecting bronze in the team contest, Trew emerged victorious in the individual event as she achieved first place in the senior girls’ category.

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