Plymouth’s Dixon confirmed in Great Britain squad for European Diving Championships in Kiev

PLYMOUTH Diving’s Matthew Dixon has officially been confirmed in Great Britain’s team for this month’s European Championships in the Ukraine.

The event will take place in Kiev between June 12 and June 18 and GB will be sending a 12-strong team to the championship.

However, the squad does not include Olympic medallists Tom Daley, Dan Goodfellow, Jack Laugher and Chris Mears or last year’s European silver medallist Tonia Couch, who will be focusing on the World Championships.

But it does include Olympians Grace Reid, Lois Toulson and Freddie Woodward.

Also named in the squad is former Plymouth Diving member Robyn Birch.

Team leader and British Diving performance manage, Kim White said: “The European Championships gives our divers a great opportunity to gain valuable high-level competition experience and exposure.

“The team has a mix of both more seasoned divers as well as some debutants to international competition. Phoebe Banks and Ruby Bower get a first call-up to an international team whilst taking GCSE exams in Kiev.”

The full team is:

Grace Reid – Edinburgh Diving

Katherine Torrance – City of Leeds

Lois Toulson – City of Leeds

Phoebe Banks – City of Leeds

Robyn Birch – Dive London

Ruby Bower – City of Leeds

Freddie Woodward – City of Sheffield

James Heatly – Edinburgh Diving

Matthew Dixon – Plymouth Diving

Matty Lee – City of Leeds

Noah Williams – Dive London

Ross Haslam – City of Sheffield


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