UK School Games 2011

6 09 2011

Regini-Moran in action for England Alan Edwards

Joe Fraser Boys Winner Alan Edwards

 

Angel Romaeo Girls Winner Alan Edwards

Covered the UK School Games at Ice Sheffield for British Gymnastics last weekend. Lighting here was a challenge. Had to shoot at 2500 iso to 3200 iso with a shutter speed of 1/400s. Colour balance was also difficult to get right. The challenges of indoor sports photography! Looks like they might have two sets of lighting at the arena as I have had reports that the lighting is very good here.

Competition report below courtesy of British Gymnastics

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Day one – team and all-around

The Welsh girls matched the English boys by sweeping up all the medals in the all-around and team events. Angel Romaeo was the individual winner scoring 52.200, with Raer Theaker in Silver with 51.700, and Keira Brennan in Bronze with 50.150.
As a team Wales were neck and neck with England after two rotations but then took control to end up with a comfortable winning margin and a final total of 204.350, ahead of England (196.700) and Scotland (192.200).

The English boys dominated the team and all-around event. Joe Fraser led the way scoring 78.800 to take the individual honours with teammates Giarnni Regini-Moran in Silver (76.150) and Hamish Carter, Bronze (74.400).

In the team event England comfortably took the Gold with 307.450, ahead of Wales (286.500) and Scotland (285.250).

Day Two – Apparatus finals

Girls Vault
1. Charlie Fellows (ENG) 13.225
2. Raer Theaker (WAL) 13.125
3. Ellis O’Reilly (ENG) 13.125

Boys floor
1. Giarnni Regini-Moran (ENG) 13.650
2. Tom Nicolaou (ENG) 13.200
3. Kelvin Cham (SCO) 12.950

Pommel
1. Rob Keys (SCO) 11.550
2. Charlie Howard (ENG) 11.100
3. Joe Fraser (ENG) 10.950

Uneven bars
1. Raer Theaker  (WAL) 13.050
2. Angel Romaeo (WAL) 12.900
3. Charlie Fellows (ENG) 12.650

Rings
1. Joe Fraser (ENG) 13.250
2. Tom Nicolaou (ENG) 13.100
3. Saull Thomas (WAL) 12.000
3. Iwan Mepham (WAL) 12.000

Beam
1. Angel Romaeo (WAL) 13.750
2. Raer Theaker (WAL) 13.500
3. Charlie Fellows (ENG) 12.800

Boys vault
1. Giarnni Regini-Moran (ENG) 14.225
2. Tom Nicolaou (ENG) 14.200
3. Iwan Mepham (WAL) 14.125

Parallel bars
1. Joe Fraser (ENG) 13.450
2. Giarnni Regini-Moran (ENG) 13.000
3. James Elliott (WAL) 12.800

Girls floor
1. Angel Romaeo (WAL) 13.300
2. Keira Brennan (WAL) 12.950
3.Amy Tinkler (ENG) 12.900

High bar
1. Jamie Carpenter ( SCO) 12.400
2. Hamish Carter (ENG) 12.350
3. Tom Nicolaou (ENG) 12.15

Photos from the event can be viewed and ordered online at http://www.f2images.co.uk





Penalty Shootout

31 08 2011

Covering a Junior Football Tournament recently and was fortunate to catch this group of young players during a penalty shoot out.I had to run the length of two pitches to get the shot,not easy as I was carrying a 400 2.8 and an 70-200 2.8.I think it was worth it though. The enthusiasm of these young players deserved to be captured.

Penalty Shoot Out by Alan Edwards

The rest of the images from the shoot can be found at ww.f2images-photolibrary.co.uk





UK School Games 2011

28 08 2011

Covering the UK School Games next week in Sheffield for British Gymnastics. Looking forward to shooting at Ice Sheffield Arena. Squads have been announced and can be found on the official website http://www.ukschoolgames.com. Photos from last years competition can be viewed at http://bit.ly/r3cRMz

Pictured below are two members of the Welsh team Angel Romaeo and Raer Theaker who will represent Wales again this year

Angel Romaeo of Wales. Alan Edwards

Raer Theaker Wale.s Alan Edwards





New Sports Images added to the library at www.f2images.co.uk

12 08 2011

Just uploaded some stock athletic images into the Sport Feature section of the library. Photos can be viewed at http://t.co/RL82bdy

A young athlete pictured during a throwing event

 





Trampoline Nationals 24.7.11 Birmingham

25 07 2011

Covered this event for British Gymnastics. Photos available to view and buy at http://www.f2images-gymnastics.co.uk

Luke Strong from Liverpool winning the Senior Mens Title





Liverpool Hope University Graduation Photos 2011

22 07 2011

Liverpool Hope  Graduation Photos now online to view and buy at

http://u0000ryvdjuorka.photoshelter.com/gallery-collection/Liverpool-Hope-University-2011-Public-Galleries/P0000rgUqztJbC_o

Liverpool Hope University Graduation photos 2011





Womens British Gymnastics Championships Liverpool

9 07 2011

Covering the Women’s British Gymnastics Championships in Liverpool this weekend 9th and 10th July. Some photos now online at http://www.f2images-gymnastics.co.uk

More photos will be added during the weekend.

Hannah Whelan pictured outside the Echo Arena in Liverpool

Laura Edwards pictured during the training day.





2011 British Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships

27 06 2011

Covered the Rhythmic Gymnastics Nationals for BG recently. Report from the BG website below.

Frankie Jones seals 5th British Rhythmic Gymnastics title

Francesca Jones (City of Birmingham) has sealed her 5th British title at the 2011 Rhythmic Gymnastics British Championships from Fenton Manor.

Frankie scored 93.425 to take the senior all-around in a close battle with Kezi Gore (City of Canterbury) who scored 91.100, with Mimi Cesar (City of Birmingham – 80.850) back in 3rd. In the apparatus finals on Sunday, two of the titles went to Francesca (hoop and ball) and two to Kezi (clubs and ribbon).

Laura Halford (Esprit) was crowned junior champion with 80.00, from teammate Stephani Sherlock – 78.400, with Helena Bailey (Stockport) in third place – 74.125. Laura added to this three gold medals in the apparatus finals (ball, clubs and ribbon), with Stephani winning the gold for ribbon.

HSG Swallows gymnasts Leah Munday and Megan Balabay took the under-11 and under-12 titles respectively. The Swallows also swept all available gold medals in the apparatus finals: Leah Munday with rope, hoop and ball and Jade Wright – for the free exercise, while Megan remained unbeaten on all the four pieces of apparatus in the under-12 section. (From British Gymnastics)

Split Leap Photo by Alan Edwards

More photos from the Championships at http://www.f2images-gymnastics.co.uk





Most viewed photo this week

13 05 2011

Shawn Johnson in action for the USA

This photograph of American Gymnast Shawn Johnson at the World Campionships 2007 has had the most  views this week  in my stock library.

For more images of Shawn who hopes to make a comeback in London 2012 please use the search facility at     www.f2images-gymnastics.co.uk





Team Gym Championships Gloucester 7.5.11

10 05 2011

Gymnast with Mascot

Competitions for 9 British titles (across men’s, women’s and mixed sections within the age bands of primary, junior and senior) were contested over the three pieces of floor, tumble and trampet at the GL1 leisure centre Gloucester, May 7th.Covered this competition for British Gymnastics on Saturday.

Photos now online to view and order at www.f2images-gymnastics.co.uk