South East Regional Skills diving competition – Illan Stead

On Saturday 11th June Illan Stead from Year 6 competed at the South East Regional Skills diving competition in Crawley.  He was competing against 18 divers from 9 clubs from around the country.  Illan was competing for the first time in Group C which is for children aged 12 and 13, even though he is still 11.

The competition is split into 2 results, the first being the ‘closed’ event which is for clubs within the South East Region and the second being the ‘open’ event which is for all clubs around the country.

Illan achieved a silver medal in both events and was just 3.15 points away from the top place.  This is an incredible achievement as he fractured his foot just 3 weeks ago!

Illan’s next competition is the National Finals which this year will take place at the London Aquatic Centre (where the Olympics was held) on Saturday 22nd July and we wish him the very best for this prestigious competition.