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





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





Glasgow World Cup Gymnastics 16.4.11

17 04 2011

Covered this competition for British Gymnastics in Glasgow.

Racea is the womens Champion.

16/04 – The women’s event took place today in front of a sell out crowd in the Kelvin Hall arena. There were some strong contenders in the group but with a lot of falls counted, the medal places were fought right to the finish. Racea (ROU) took the top spot after a clean all-around performance showing composure throughout. Lopez (VEN) took the Silver medal position with consistent scores on all pieces. The young Romanian Haidu grabbed the Bronze despite two falls, performing an energetic floor routine to secure her place in the top 3. Britain’s Hannah Whelan finished in 5th, with some good work but unfortunate falls that left her outside the medals. Jennifer Pinches also from Great Britain finished in 8th, she ended with a solid performance on floor but earlier mistakes proved to be costly.

Britain’s Daniel Purvis takes the men’s title!

16/04 – The Men’s competition at the Glasgow World Cup all-around contained a lot of experienced gymnasts that all had the potential to take home a medal. Dan Purvis (GBR) gave a superb performance throughout to claim the Gold medal in front of a supportive home crowd. Purvis was closely followed by the recently crowned European Champion, Phillip Boy (GER), whose fall on Vault cost him the title. The bronze went to Rafael Martinez from Spain who performed some exciting routines to please the crowd. Britain’s Sam Hunter finished down in 8th position whilst wildcard Daniel Keating’s (GBR) used the competition to enter back onto the World stage following a serious knee injury, although he could not be counted in the overall rankings, Keatings put in a very promising performance- 87.366. (From BG Website copyright BG)

Hannah Whelan of GB at the Glasgow World cup

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European Gymnastics Championships Berlin 5.4.11 – 10.4.11

15 04 2011

Travelled to Berlin to cover these Championships for British Gymnastics. Enjoyed my week in Berlin and success again for Britain with Beth Tweddle capturing the Gold Medal on bars. Daniel Purvis took Bronze in the Mens All Around finals.

Beth Tweddle on Winners Podium

Daniel Purvis in action for GB

Hannah Whelan in action for GB

Marcel Nguyen in action for Germany

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