Thursday, 19 June 2014

Victoria Vincent added to Team England Diving squad

Victoria Vincent has been included in the Team England Diving squad following confirmation from the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) that she is eligible to compete.

The 13-year old diver was not included in the original team announcement due to a lack of clarity in the  international rules on the age at which divers can compete at the Commonwealth Games.

Vincent, who won gold in the 10m Platform at the qualification event, has now been added to the 16-strong squad and will take part in her first senior international competition as the youngest member of Team England.

Victoria Vincent (Plymouth Diving) on her way to winning the Women's 10m National Final at Ponds Forge, Sheffield on 7th June 2014.  (See more at: www.peverilphoto.com)

The Plymouth-based diver will be competing alongside world class divers like England’s Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow and Canada’s Roseline Filion and Meaghan Benfeito.

Team England Chef de Mission Jan Paterson said: "I am delighted that Victoria has been included in our diving squad and I'd like to thank the CGF for their support in this matter. Victoria will be our youngest member of Team England and a welcome addition to our diving team."