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Sportsister junior mini-site

September 20, 2010

Welcome to Sportsister’s girl’s sport section. Aimed at young women and girls with an interest in sport, this mini-site collects together all the content on Sportsister.com that relates to girl’s sport; making it easy for you to find the features that interest you the most.

Youth-girls-sport-anchorWe’ll be constantly updating this mini-site with news, interviews and features that will all be of interest to sporty girls, PE teachers and parents too. The most recent features are at the top, and you can scroll down to see more.

Let us know if there is anything particular you would like to see here, as we love to hear your thoughts and feedback. You can email us at editorial@sportsister.com.

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The-Vale-School-1-miniCricket: The best girl’s kwik cricket team in the country

The ASDA National Kwik Cricket Finals for girl’s took place on July 19 at Derby County Cricket Ground. Teams travelled from far and wide to compete with the other 15 best kwik cricket teams in the country in the hope of becoming national champions.

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Windsurfing: Golden treble for GBR Youth and Junior sailors at World Championships

RYA Volvo National Youth and Junior Squad sailors secured a treble of gold medals at the 2011 Techno 293 Windsurfing World Championships on Sunday (24 July), with Kieran Martin, Saskia Sills, and Emma Wilson all claiming world titles in San Francisco, USA.

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Travel: Easter action and adventure

ClimbIn a new venture for 2011, The Outward Bound Trust has launched three one week Serious Adventure residential breaks for the Easter school holidays. Specifically designed for teens aged 14-18, these seriously action packed breaks offer the perfect opportunity for young people to learn either to kayak and canoe, mountain bike or rock climb. Click here for more.

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Golf: English teens shine in Spain

Young English golfers led the way at the Hacienda del Alamo women’s and girls’ golf festival in Murcia Spain as they staged a series of winning performances led by Norfolk’s Amber Ratcliffe. Ratcliffe, who trains with EWGA’s Select Midlands squad, was a double winner, capturing the Murcia U16 title and the 54-hole Hacienda ladies’ championship. Click here for more.

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Weightlifting: Zoe Smith’s Olympic funding reinstated

Commonwealth bronze medallist Zoe Smith has had her funding reinstated by British Weight Lifting, after the body’s Performance Management Group noted “a number of positive changes” made by the young athlete in recent months. Click here for more.

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Taekwondo: Jade Jones and Sophie Dickson fly the flag for GB

Jade Jones and Sophie Dickson both produced outstanding displays to contribute to an outstanding weekend for the GB team at the WTF US Open in Texas, with 17-year-old Jones securing a golden finish in the lightweight (-62kg) division to add to her bronze in the -57kg division. Click here for more.

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Golf: Charley Hull takes England’s top spot in world rankings

Teenager Charley Hull is the highest-ranked English female amateur golfer in the world, according to a new ranking website just launched. The official website of the World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR) is executed jointly by the two golf organisations R&A and the USGA. The new website combines both the new women’s rankings and the men’s rankings which were first established five years ago. Click here for more.

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Tennis: Heather Watson reaches quarter-finals in Memphis

Heather Watson has progressed to her second WTA Tour quarter-final of the year with victory at the Cellular South Cup in Memphis. The 18-year-old came through a tight three-set affair to overcome French opponent Stephanie Foretz Gacon 6-2 5-7 6-4 to book her spot in the last eight. Click here for more.

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European Youth Olympic Festival: Liberec review

Figure skater Natasha McKay was back on the ice yesterday where she once again proved her pedigree by skating a new personal best for her free programme. She finished 22nd overall in the girls competition. Click here for more.

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WISPA helps school girls get back into sport

wispa copyThis years WISPA (Women In Sport and Physical Activity) event takes place on Thursday 10th March 2011. Last years event was a huge success with a range of girls in year 9, in and around Leicester getting involved in new sports giving them a huge experience and bringing them back into the world of sport.

More than 170 girls attended the event last year coming from 17 Leicester City Schools, including two specialist schools

WISPA is an organisation trying to get year 9 girls into sport, using sports that are not necessarily taught in schools, for example; BMX, Trampolining, Zumba Dance, Street Dance, Skipping, Free Running and many more. Click here for more.

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Winter sports: Best of British to battle it out at European Youth Olympics

Team-GB-miniThe British Olympic Association (BOA) has this week announced the athletes selected to represent Team GB at the 10th European Youth Olympic Winter Festival (EYOWF) in Liberec, Czech Republic between February 12-19. The 2011 EYOWF will see over 1500 athletes from 46 European countries assemble to compete in nine winter sport disciplines. Click here for more.

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Motor Racing: Alice Powell wins gold star

goldStars2011_largeLast Saturday, Alice Powell was named the British Woman Racing Drivers Club, Elite Gold Star Winner for her success and achievement in 2010. This is the second year in succession she has won the award. In front of TV crews, an army of photographers and a huge crowd surrounding the British Women’s Racing Drivers Club (BWRDC) stand, the Formula Renault BARC Champion was presented the award by the BBC1 Formula One TV presenter, Jake Humphrey. Click here for more

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Sportsister catches up with Zoe Smith

zoe-smith-miniAt just 16 years of age, Zoe Smith has already smashed more than 300 lifting records in her short career as a weightlifter, making it to the podium of her first senior international competition after just four years of the sport. In-between a hectic schedule crammed with college study, training and various other ‘strongest schoolgirl’ duties, we managed to catch up with the rising star to talk about her life as a record breaker. Click here for more.

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Golf: Victory for Hayley Davis in junior championship

Hayley-Davis-miniEnglish champion Hayley Davis secured a win at the Abu Dhabi Junior Golf Championship, with a three shot victory in the girls’ event. The 17-year-old from Ferndown, Dorset, led from start to finish and was four-under par for the 54-hole event. Click here for more.

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Windsurfing: Izzy Hamilton crowned double RS:X Youth Worlds Champion

Izzy-Hamilton-3Having been crowned Britain’s first ever windsurfing Youth World Champion at last year’s event in Bodrum, Turkey, Izzy Hamilton defended her title in style this weekend racking up an impressive 16 point lead to be crowned Double Youth World Champion at the 2010 edition of the event held in Limassol, Cyprus.  Click here for more

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Sportsister catches up with Alice Powell

Alice-Powell3Alice Powell is creating quite a buzz in the motor sport world.  In 2009, aged just 16, she became the youngest ever female driver in the Michelin Formula Renault UK Championships. This year she wrote herself into the history books once more when she became the first female ever to win a Formula Renault race and again when she became the first female to win a Formula Renault Championship.  Click here for more

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Hockey: Final day at Futures Cup

Sunday saw the culmination of the 2010 Futures Cup in a day of excellent hockey and heart-stopping excitement.  The competition offered youngsters the chance to showcase their talents and for spectators to see what’s in store for the future of England hockey.  Click here for more

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Hockey: Day three at Futures Cup

The high standard of hockey continued at Cannock on day three of the Futures Cup.  There was the culmination of the U18 boys and girls group stages ahead of Sunday’s final classification matches and in the U16 tournaments, which are run in round robin format, there is one round of matches remaining.  Click here for more

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Hockey: Day two at Futures Cup

Day two of the Futures Cup saw the boys and girls U16 tournaments get underway following on from Thursday’s opening games in the U18 competitions.  There were wins for the Wessex Leopards and the Saxon Tigers in the opening games of the U16 girls tournament with nine goals scored across the two matches.  Click here for more

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Squash: British Junior Championships to take place this weekend

This weekend sees the finest junior squash players in the country battle it out in Manchester at the Technifibre British Junior Championships.  The National Squash Centre and The Northern Squash Club will play host to some 320 players from 28-31 October for four days of fiercely competitive squash.  Click here for more

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Hockey: Day one at the Futures Cup

Thursday saw the start of the Futures Cup at Cannock Hockey Club.  Young hockey players from around the country are being given the chance to see what it is like to compete at a major competition as the Cup looks to replicate the professional environment of an international hockey tournament.  Click here for more

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Hockey: Futures Cup offers youngsters oppertunity to shine

More than 300 of the county’s most promising young hockey players and officials will get the opportunity to experience what it is like to take part in a top international hockey tournament when they participate in the 2010 Futures Cup this week.  Click here for more

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Rugby: Maggie Alphonsi pays South Sussex Barbarians a visit

Maggie-in-action-training1Maggie Alphonsi, aka ‘Maggie the Machine’, paid the South Sussex Barbarians a visit to get involved in training and share her pearls of wisdom.  The England flanker has great presence on and off the pitch, scoring 16 tries and winning 49 England caps.  When she’s not bringing down the opposition, Alphonsi works within the RFUW getting young girls and women into the sport.  Click here for more

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Netball: Wales select Young Internationals Squad

Wales-Young-International2Wales are on the lookout for their future netball stars and have been spoilt for choice with all the fresh talent emerging.  The Young Internationals squad is made up of U17 and U19 players and will ultimately make up the Wales U21 team.  Click here for more

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Delhi 2010: Smiles all round for England’s youngest ever weightlifter:

Zoe-Smith-Commonwealth-GameZoe Smith competed in her first senior international competition and made sure it was one to remember by taking bronze in the 58kg weightlifting event.  Not only is she the only English woman to have won a weightlifting medal at the Commonwealth Games, she is also England’s youngest weightlifter ever to have competed.  Click here for more

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Badminton: The launch of Badminton All Stars coaching programme

David Lloyd Leisure has partnered with BADMINTON England, to launch Badminton All Stars – the new and exclusive junior badminton coaching programme. Click here for more

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Golf: Day one at the Junor Ryder Cup:

The United States stamped their authority on the 2010 Junior Ryder Cup, finishing the first day leading nine points to three. The visitors enjoyed a fine start at The Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland, winning the morning foursomes 5-1, and extending their advantage in the afternoon mixed fourballs by winning four and losing two of the six matches.  Click here for more

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Sportsister meets Amy Williams:

amy-youth-sportOlympic gold medallist, Amy Williams, returns from the hugely successful UK School games to chat to Spotsister.  She talks about her role as an ambassador for the event, her sporting experience at school and how to inspire youngsters to get active.  Click here for more

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Motor Racing: Powell sets her sights on gold:

Alice-Powell-Youth-SportAlice Powell is Britain’s brightest star in the motoring world and has her sights set firmly on becoming the first successful British woman to compete for the F1 title.  Having graced many a podium in her career so far, she is certainly heading in the right direction and things are looking good for the young Brit.  Click here for more.

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Sue Campbell talks Junior Sport:

Sue-Campbell-Junior-SportSportsister catches up with Youth Sport Trust and UK Sport Chairwoman, Sue Campbell, at the recent Sainsbury’s UK School Games.  Surrounded by potential future Olympians, we get down to business discussing how to inspire the nation’s youth.  Click here for more.

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Youth Sport: UK School Games Begin:

UK-School-gamesThe Sainsbury’s UK School Games opened its doors in the north-east last night with a spectacular opening ceremony, with the best sporting youngsters set to take part in many different sports from today.  Click here for more.

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Singapore 2010: Team GB Youth Olymoic Games final day round-up:

Team-GB-Youth-OlympicsThe final day of the Youth Olympic Games saw Team GB finish on a high, adding a final bronze to their haul. Team GB’s 39 athletes have now won 13 medals across eight sports at the first ever Youth Games.  Click here for more.

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Gail Emms talks school sport:

Gail-Emms-Youth-SportAll England Champion, Commonwealth gold medallist and Olympic silver medallist, Gail Emms is passionate about school sport.  She talks to Sportsister about her role as a Youth Sport Trust Ambassador and their mission to build a brighter future for young people through sport.  Click here for more.

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Singapore 2010: Team GB Youth Olympics round-up (Day 10):

youth-olympicsIn the tropical heat of South-East Asia, Team GB are working hard to put themselves in prime position for medals on the tenth day of the Singapore Youth Olympic Games.  Windsurfer, Jade Rogers, is hoping to sail to victory alongside team mate, Kieran Martin, who is currently in third place overall.  Click here for more.

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Singapore 2010: Team GB Youth Olympic Games Round-Up (Day 8):

youth-olympicsFemale British athletes collected another Youth Olympic medal on day eight of the Youth Olympic Games.  Annie Tagoe claimed bronze in the women’s medley race, running the first 100m leg.  David Bolarinwa also triumphed by winning silver.  Click here for more.

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Singapore 2010: Team GB Youth Olympic Games Round-up (Day 8):

youth-olympicsDespite the GB girls recording some great achievements, there was disappointment at coming away with no medals.  PB’s and new UK records were thrown in the javelin by Sophie McKinna and Alice Loveridge was on impressive form in the table tennis and is looking to continue in style as she looks forward to the Commonwealth Games in October.  Click here for more.

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Singapore 2010: Team GB Youth Olympic Games Round-up (Day 7):

youth-olympicsThere was further success for Team GB on day 7 of Singapore’s Youth Olympic Games.  Katie Byers pole vaulted to victory, winning the B final whilst Victoria Ohuruogu finished third in the women’s 400m B final.  Annie Tagoe finished just outside the medals in the women’s 100m, securing fourth place.  Click here for more.

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Singapore 2010: Team GB Youth Olympic Games Round-up (Day 6):

Ellie-Faulkner-Youth-GamesEllie Faulkner and Rachel Kelly brought the Team GB medal tally to four on Day 6 with a pair of bronze medals in the swimming pool.  There was further success as Carian Scudamore, competing as part of Team Europe who won gold in the equestrian team competition.  Click here for more.

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Singapore 2010: Team GB Youth Olympic Games Round-up (Day 4):

Rachael-Kelly-Youth-GamesTeam GB swimmer, Rachael Kelly (pictured), has reached the final of the women’s 100m butterfly along with gymnast, Jessica Hogg, who will compete in the floor final on Sunday.  The Bishan Stadium also saw GB victory as three of our athletes go on to compete in the A and B finals in the 1,000m and 400m hurdles.  Click here for more.

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Singapore 2010: Second golden day for Team GB at Youth Olympic Games:

Fiona-Gammond-and-Georgia-HRowing pair, Fiona Gammond and Georgia Howard-Merrill, ensured it was a second consecutive golden day for Team GB with victory on the Marina Reservoir.  The Oxford pair got off to a flying start and battled in wet and windy conditions to cross the line in first place, ahead of their Australian rivals.  Click here for more.

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Singapore 2010: Taekwondo Jones gives GB first Youth Olympic Gold:

Jade-Jones-Youth-GamesIt was smiles all around as a sudden death victory by Jade Jones at the Youth Olympic Games earned Britain its first ever gold medal at the event.  In a high pressure match which was forced into extra time, Jones defeated Vietnam’s Than Thao Nguyen 9-6 in the 55kg weight category.  Click here for more.

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Singapore 2010: Team GB Olympic Games Round-up (Day 2):

youth-olympicsSarah Milne, Team GB’s lone badminton player continued her one hundred percent record by overpowering Austria’s Alexandra Mathis 21-11, 21-20. Her victory means she progresses on to face a Dutch opponent in the quarter finals on Tuesday.  Click here for more.

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Singapore 2010: First Youth Olympic Games officially underway in Singapore:

Team-GB-Youth-OlympicsThe inaugural Youth Olympic Games opened in Singapore on Sunday with an Opening Ceremony at the Marina Bay Floating Stadium. Against the city’s impressive skyline, 3,600 athletes aged 14 to 18 took part in the Parade of Nations in downtown Singapore.  Click here for more.

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Rowing: GB Women’s team win first ever gold medal at the World Junior Championships:

Women's-eight-rowingThe GB Rowing team rounded off a great World Junior Championships campaign in Racice, Czech Republic on Sunday with a fourth and fifth place to add to the two medals won on Saturday.  The women’s eight took hom gold on the Saturday in one of Team GB’s best ever days at a Junior Championships.  Click here for more.

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Athletics: Williams to attend Team GB meeting for aspiring youngsters:

Amy-Williams-Youth-SportAhead of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) which are set to take place in Singapore at the end of this month, Olympic gold medallist, Amy Williams, and pentathlon bronze medallist, Georgina Harland, are to pass on a few words of wisdom to the party at a welcome meeting on Monday (August 9).  Click here for more.

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Athletics: Hitchon wins gold in day six of the IAAF World Juniors

IAAFSophie Hitchon exceeded her own UK junior record with 66.01m to take an outstanding hammer gold for the Aviva Great Britain and Northern team on the penultimate day of competition at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Moncton, Canada. Meanwhile, Holly Bleasdale delivered against her world ranking with a brilliant pole vault bronze.  Click here for more.

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Athletics: Jodie Williams goes for gold

Jodie-Williams-Youth-sportJodie Williams secured the first gold medal of the IAAF World Junior Championships for the Aviva Great Britain and Northern Ireland team yesterday after an impressive 11.40 seconds in the 100m final.  Click here for more.

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Sailing: Mixed feelings as Team GB take 2nd at the Youth World Championships:

Izzy-Hamilton-Youth-SportDespite plenty of medal prospects among the 12-strong RYA Volvo Team GBR, Izzy Hamilton landed the team’s only medal at the 2010 ISAF Youth World Championships, picking up a second consecutive silver in the RS:X girls class on the final day of the competition (Friday).  Click here for more.

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Athletics: IAAF World Juniors Day One:

IAAFWorld School Games Champion, Emelia Gorecka, finished 11th in the 3000m at the opening event of the 13th IAAF World Junior Championships in Moncton, Canada.  Despite leading the pack after 2km, in the end it was Kenya’s Mercy Cherono, the 2010 World Junior Cross Country Champion, who took gold.  Click here for more.

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Athletics: Team GB Youth Olympic Games squad selected:

youth-olympicsA group of 40 young athletes from 16 Olympic sports have been selected by the British Olympic Association to compete for Team GB at the first Youth Olympic Games, which take place in Singapore in August.  The huge amount of talent in the team comes at a very exciting time as some of young athletes will be going on to compete at London 2012.  Click here for more.

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Weightlifting: Zoe Smith is youngest ever to qualify for Commonwealth Games:

commonwealth-anchorZoe Smith, 16, is the youngest English weightlifter ever to qualify for a Commonwealth Games after a great performance at the 2010 British Senior Championships.  The event  saw Smith achieve a combined lift of 188kg, which was enough to secure her place on the plane for Delhi in October.  Click here for more.

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Athletics: Boris Johnson and Christine Ohuruogu turn up the heat at Youth Games opener:

Youth-Games-OpenerMayor of London, Boris Johnson, and Olympic champion Christine Ohuruogu, lit the flame at the Balfour Beatty London Youth Games earlier today to mark the official opening at the National Sports Centre, Crystal Palace.  Click here for more.

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Athletics: UKA announce the team for European Youth Olympic Trials:

youth-olympicsUKA have announced the full team for the forthcoming European Youth Olympic Trials taking place in Moscow on 21-23 May.  The team will travel to the Russian capital to compete in the trials which will act as qualification for the IOC Youth Olympic Games (YOG), in Singapore 14-26 August.  Click here for more.

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Swimming: British Juniors selected to take on Europe’s elite:

lenBritain has selected a squad of 39 top junior swimmers to represent the country as they take on Europe’s elite at the LEN European Junior Championships.  The British Junior Swimming team will travel to Helsinki, Finland from 14th – 18th July to compete with the best swimmers in Europe.  Click here for more.

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Sailing: GBR Team announced for ISAF Youth World Championships:

RYA-Volvo-team-GBR-Youth-SpThe 2010 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF Youth World Championships in Istanbul, Turkey gets underway in the summer (8th-17th July) and Skandia Team GBR’s Sarah Webb OBE along with other selectors have announced the names of the 12 sailors who will make up the prestigious RYA Volvo Team GBR.  Click here for more.

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Sailing: Hamilton cleans up at RYA Volvo Youth Nationals:

Izzy-Hamilton-on-the-podiumAs the final day of the RYA Volvo Youth Nationals came to an end, Izzy Hamilton picked up a well deserved hat-trick.  All the British competitors competed well but it was RS:X Youth World Champion, Hamilton, who stole the lime light as she collected her third girls RYA Volvo Youth National Title.  Click here for more.

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Sailing: Girls on top on day two of the RYA Volvo Youth National Championships:

Izzy-Hamilton-3Girls ruled the waves on day two of the RYA Volvo Youth National Championships as they picked up no less than five of the six race wins in the 420 and RS:X classes.  Izzy Hamilton also managed to keep her place as the top girl for the second day running.  Click here for more.

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Sailing: Young sailors gear up for National Championships glory:

RYAWeymouth and Portland welcomes the cream of Britain’s up-and-coming sailing talent this weekend as the 2010 RYA Volvo Youth National Championships kick off at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy.  Click here for more.

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