Blake Bowman believes being dropped from the Great Britain set-up was a ‘blessing in disguise’ and laid the foundations for his thrilling MVP season. Derby’s burgeoning basketball star was recently crowned MVP in the Elite Academy Basketball League after a stunning campaign for Derby Trailblazers, where he shot the second highest number of points in the league’s history. That success came under a year after being omitted from the GB youth set-up.
Skewen javelin star Bethany Moule was blown away by a massive personal best at the British Championships and hopes she can complete the set of Welsh records next year. The 18-year-old threw the pole 51.27 metres in the third round in Manchester to break the Welsh Under-20s record and win bronze, her maiden national medal. Bethany holds Under-15s, Under-17s and Under-20s records, and now has her sights set on the senior mark.