A TALENTED schoolboy is making a splash in the sport of competitive diving.

Daniel Millard, 11, recently won the Novice Trophy at the annual Harley Winster Trophy Gala, which saw young divers from across Cambridgeshire competing at Parkside Pools in Cambridge. The competition is held each year in memory of young Cambridge club diver, Harley Winster.

Daniel, who is a pupil at King’s Ely Junior, performed dives from the 1m and 3m spring boards, as well as the 5m platform board, gaining sufficient points to be presented with the Novice Trophy and Gold Medal by Harley’s mother, Jenny Winster.

Daniel, who lives in Stuntney, near Ely, only started Learn to Dive classes at Parkside Pools in January 2015. Since then he has moved to the Dive Team’s Novice Squad and is currently training two evenings each week after school.

Head of King’s Ely Junior, Richard Whymark, commented: “Daniel has worked very hard since taking up the sport. He has shown great commitment in order to make such excellent progress. Daniel’s achievements demonstrate that determination and excellent coaching can take you far. We are very pleased to see him pursuing his diving ambitions so successfully.”

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