WAGGA’S budding divers have been hitting new targets, with the talented youngsters bringing home a swag of medals from recent events.
Punching well above their weight, Wagga’s divers scooped the pool at the national age championships last week.
Madeleine and Samson Lucas, Grace Barrett and Angus and Edouard Grigg represented NSW in Brisbane last week in 13 events.
All performed well against quality divers from across the country, with Angus Grigg finishing with bronze medal in 12-13 years one metre springboard, and Madeleine Lucas and her partner Charlotte Moore also received the bronze in the 19-29yrs three metre synchronised springboard.
Wagga’s younger divers also enjoyed success in the NSW PSSA Diving Championships at Homebush.
Philomena Grigg won silver in the eight years girls springboard, while brother Edouard Grigg won gold in the 12 years boys springboard which qualifies him for the Pacific School Games in Adelaide in November.
Wagga Diving Club president Alison Grigg has been impressed with what the club’s athletes have been able to achieve no only with the results, but with how many are taking on the nation’s best.
“It was pretty good for us,” she said.
“Usually we have one or two go so it have five is a big achievement for our divers.”
Currently the club has around 25 divers in training, but as winter approaches they’ll have to travel to Sydney to access diving facilites.
To help with the load, the club will offer land training for the first time in a number of years.
SWEET SUCCESS (from left): Angus Grigg, Grace Barrett, Samson Lucas, Edouard Grigg and Philomena Grigg show off their medals as Madeleine Lucas gets in some more practice on the diving board.
Picture: Laura Hardwick
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