Burcombe Haulage were delighted to support local diver Josh Freeman at a recent national diving competition in Scotland, as he pursues his dream to dive for Team GB one day.
The competition was for the top divers in the UK and Europe whereby you had to be at an elite level to be invited, despite the age group being 16-18 year olds, 14 year old Josh was invited to take part.
He was on schedule for a possible 2nd place in his platform event but unfortunately one dive did not go so well and he finished in a commendable 7th place among much older and experienced competitors.
He was also pleased with his performance in the springboard event, on the 3m springboard he landed a forward 3 ½ somersault dive for the first time in a competition.
Josh has another big weekend coming up, taking part in the British Diving Championships 2020 held in Plymouth where the top GB divers will all try to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.
Burcombe made a contribution towards his costs for the event in Scotland in support of his achievement in reaching this pinnacle point. Josh and his parents Rodney and Sue thanked the company for their support. We will be continuing to follow Josh’s journey in a sport he clearly has a talent in, as he aims for an Olympic place of his own in the not too distance future.